I was so excited with my response to Focaline (ritalin). I was thrilled to be freed from impulsive eating and food cravings. Also, my body felt noticably peaceful & my husband noticed I was calmer. This began last Thursday. The following Tuesday I noticed some unusual breathlessness as I was climbing a tiny incline to an evening meeting. Later that night my heart seemed to be pounding. The next morning I knew my heart was both racing and beating irregularly. A cardiologist confirmed I could no longer take this or any related medication.
So, bummer. I'll be meeting with the ADHD doc within a few weeks to see if there are any alternative ADHD meds I might try. It's not the end of the world if I can't. I've made it 67 years without. It was just a nice experience to know what it's like to eat like a "normal" person. I'll simply continue working through the Weight Watchers Program.