I'm 25 years old (f) I've just recently been diagnosed with ADHD. I started Elvanse (30mg) on Monday. First of all I can't sleep at all, I was having two hours sleep and doing all dayers from Monday to Wednesday.
My heart is beating fast and I feel SO anxious about my heart I've experienced quite a few panic attacks this week because of this. When my brain is about to sleep my heart wakes me up with palpations.
I ended up burning myself out on Thursday night I had really high BP and a racing heart I ended up falling asleep at 7am this morning and sleeping all day until 6pm which means I missed today's dose and even still my chest is hurting now! And now I have to do yet another another all nighter to take the medication at 6.30am to stay awake all day to do an a all dayer
I have spoke to my phsyciatrist company and they just say I need to stick to the titration period. So have to take 30mg everyday this week and then go up to 40mg a day next week!! I said to them I think 40mg is going to make me a lot worse but they said to just keep pushing through it!
I'm scared constantly. My questions are:
- does the heart palpitations stop at any time at all?
- does the anxiety get better?
- has anyone else been through this and continued taking this drug?
- does the feelings of stress and irritation go away?
I'm in a really bad place at the moment any help or assistance would be really appreciated.