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beta blockers and stimulants?

Hey,

I am a 34 year old female recently diagnosed with ADD and I have anxiety, and mild mitral valve prolapse as well.  I'm going to see my dr tuesday to discuss meds.  I want to try stimulants because I understand they usually make the biggest help for people with ADD (and Strattera might interfere with the 20 mg daily of Prozac I already take), BUT I am concerned that Stimulants may exacerbate my mvp symptoms which flare from time to time (rapid/fluttery heartbeat with accompanying anxiety/panic attack type symptoms).  I was given Xanax to help with the panic attacks &rapid heartbeat a long time ago before I was actually diagnsoed with MVP by echocardiogram.  I use it only if I can't calm down and sleep because of the racing heart.

I was wondering if that (a sedative) or something else like a beta blocker was ever recommended along with stimulants for those with ADD and mitral valve prolapse? (oh, and another complication--I take Yaz bcp continuosly to keep my terrible endometriosis under control--it's possible that the Yaz is already excaberating my mvp symptoms)  Ideas anyone?  I really must have some medical help for my debilitating ADD symptoms, but I don't want to worsen my heart/anxiety symtpoms.

Thank you SO much for any help!

Martha
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