I took Ritalin 2 times a day 10 mg, 5 days a week for 5 weeks.
The last time i took the Ritalin was end of June.
When i got off i felt very spacy after a few days.
I had headaches, racing mind, depressed and developped a social anxiety
. I also lost my sense of balance.
The loss of balance lasted for 2 months.
After about 1-2 weeks of the ritalin i developped weird spasms, my right arm always pulled up in a cramp to my chest and had facial tics.
later on i started to often shake my hand, sometimes left, sometimes right, and sometimes my head.
i also had a feeling of internal tremor.
all of this became worse when stressed. I also started to experience twitches all over my body and tingeling nerves all over. even my nose etc..
sometmes i lost complete controll and started spasming all over as if i had an epilepsy attack but i never lost consiousness
i got all sorts of brain scans and a ton of EEGs done.
nothing ot be seen. there was a small amount of epileptic acitivity in my right temporal lobe but 1 neuro said it was nothing, the other put me on rivotril.
the rivotril did
not help and i started to have more of those attacks.
received Sipralex for anxiety but after 1 pill i got severe spasms and started kicking my leg etc.
was admitted in the hospital and put on lyrica. this did not stop the attacks and even increased them. more spasms ( looked like distonias) and severe tics.
i showed a video of my attacks to the neuro and he said that is not epilepsy since it was all over my body, did not loose conciousness and the meds did not help, even increased the tics.
after 1 week i got out of the hospital and was told my issues are stressrelated, triggered by the ritalin use and perpituated by stress
today i am 1 day out of the hospital and lots of those spasm attacks, which i seem to be able to stop sometimes, lots of tremors, lots of crying and hyperventilating.
my whole family says, just like the neuro, that it will go away and is stress/panic
does this seem like possible from taking ritalin?
when i have the attacks i dont have a racing heart, just spasming and now also crying etc.