I have been getting this issue for a while now. I just woke up because I felt like my chest was being crushed. I was having trouble breathing. Now that I am fully awake I am breathing fine again but my chest still hurts. Many times when I measure my heart rate when this happens I am tachycardic. The shortness of breath when it happens has only just started. I am terrified that this medication is damaging my heart. I have been too scared to tell my doctor because I feel they will take me off of it and I NEED this medication, it has saved me and allows me to function. I dont know what to do
Tell your doctor
Like as a matter of urgency…
Please tell your doctor immediately.
Don’t mess with your heart!
Definitely tell your doc. You are taking a stimulant and it can have those kind of side effects.
Actually, from what I just read you should go to the er.
Not trying to scare you, but don’t mess around with your heart.
If this med causes your heart to stop, you will not be alive. I understand how wonderful it feels to have one problem taken care of. You’re in the medical field. What would any doc do? Ekg, cardiac enzymes, echo.
I once worked, clinically, for a cardiology group.
You’re valuable. Please take care of all of you.
I hope she went to the hospital.
@Anna did you tell your dr? Are you ok?
Hi I’m ok. I will tell my doctor at my next appointment and have decided to go to the ER if I have the chest pain again. In the meantime I am going to cut back on my stimulant use to see if that helps. (Ie not drinking so much caffeine with my narcolepsy med, not taking excedrin with it, etc)
That’s a good idea. I hope it doesn’t come back.