Posted by: ADAM | 2010/03/03

Psychosis and room spinning and meds and living in HELL

I am terribly worried. I dont see an eye doc here but would like to report an incident that happened to me.One day I took my afternoon dose of Ritalin and got a horrific vertigo/panic attack. My eyes pulled inwards and stayed that way while the room looked like it was spinning. This lasted 8 hours and it was agonising because I felt nauseous and I had a panic attack at the same. Now this worry of getting this attack again is ruining my life because I am worried that it is the Ritalin and that this will eventually happen each time I take it. Now I have developed terrible pain behind my eyes but when I take an allergy eye drop it eases. Has Ritalin damaged my eyes and balance? What if Ritalin causes psychosis?

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Dear Adam

Contact your treating physician as soon as possible.


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