Don't really have chest pain, but i didnt know what else to pick. I took a 70 mg slow release vyvanse in order to stay up all night and study for a test later today at about 4 in the afternoon. At about four in the morning I took a 15-30 mg slow release focalin because I thought the effects of the vyvanse were gone. I don't have ADD so that may be part of the problem. My heart rate was very high, i was lightheaded at times, and my temp climaxed at 99.5, checked every twenty minutes or so. I was wondering if there was a good chance I had a mild heart attack or if those were common symptoms for, I assume I did, overdosing on those type of drugs.
There are a couple of things to deal with here. First, stimulants, such as Vyvanse and Focalin, have side effects of increasing heart rate and blood pressure. I am not aware of increased risk of heart attack, per se, although if you have risk factors, such as hypertension, cigarette use, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc., stimulant medications may cause an extra stressor on the heart that could lead to a heart attack. Without evaluating you specifically, I cannot say for sure exactly what happened with you. However, if you are experiencing concerning symptoms, it is much smarter to consult with the staff of the Student Health Center or of a local emergency department than with a website.
The second thing that is probably more important here is that the use of stimulant medications, especially if you are mixing and matching, don’t have attention deficit disorder, and have likely been given or purchased these medications yourself without a physician’s prescription or physician’s supervision is illegal. These are considered controlled substances for a reason. Furthermore, the taking of these medications to stay up all night is a nonphysiological state that can end up causing other stress on both the heart and the brain. Repeated stress, such as this, can actually cause long lasting damage to the heart and brain.
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