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Heart beating irregularly after taking aderall? - July 4th 2009, 04:26 AM

First time I ever took aderall was a little over two or three months ago. I took 50 miligrams that time. The next day, I took another 50. I experienced my heart beating kinda fast, but that was to be expected, and I didn't really get too freaked. Then, the third time, I'm not sure if it was 60 or 70. But a few days ago, I took a 70 and initially, I got scared because I had been very wired the time I took a fifty, and it freaked me out thinking that I had 20 more miligrams than that in me. towards the end of it, where I was really tired but too wired up to sleep, my heart started beating in a way that scared me, like it was going too hard and something bad was going to happen. And ever since, I feel like it might be beating harder. I had planned on taking another 70 tomorrow, but I'm afraid to do it now, because my brain keeps going, "No, Shannon, what if it's doing something to your heart and this last time kills it."

I'm thinking that I'm probably just freaking myself out here and being stupid, and the chest pains are probably just a result of stress because it's on the right side, too, and that it would be safe to take the other 70 tomorrow since I safely did it once (possibly twice) before, but I couldn't find anything that told me definately one way or the other, so I'm not gonna take it until I know for sure what might happen, and I was wondering if any of you know if aderall could have some such effect on my heart?

(I weigh about XXX and have a relatively low mass, if that makes any difference)

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Re: Heart beating irregularly after taking aderall? - July 4th 2009, 04:57 AM


Any stimulant like that can really mess with your heart. I was actually supposed to get my heart checked before I started on my prescription.

I really suggest you speak to your doctor about this. It's probably the medication and it's really not safe. It's a common side effect though.

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Re: Heart beating irregularly after taking aderall? - July 7th 2009, 01:03 AM

You're not stupid for worrying about the irregular heartbeat, but you definitely should not be taking such high dosages of Adderall. 50 mgs your first time? Jesus. I would downgrade the dosage to 20 mg or don't do it at all. Such high dosages of uppers are terrible for your body.

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Re: Heart beating irregularly after taking aderall? - July 13th 2009, 07:24 PM

An irregular heartbeat is a side effect of adderall.
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