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Mahe
10-29-10, 05:38 PM
Please read this and see if you can help...

I need to know if anyone else has had these symptoms:
-> photophobia, I need sunglasses even in dark rooms
-> increasingly worse balance (walking getting more difficult)
-> headache which is always present
-> pressure in forehead, behind eyes and around ears
-> vision seems odd => can't easily focus on things, World seems unnatural.

Background:
-> 41 yrs old
-> 7 years ago had a type of cancer with propensity for forming brain mets... hence my worries!!!
-> Had childhood history consistent with inattentive ADD
-> 2 years ago developed terrible anxiety problems because of an inability to concentrate (note that I had depression and anxiety symptoms for 20+ years)
-> Went on rubifen (methylphenidate) instant release about 5 months ago, now on slow release.
-> Was on Venlafaxine. Went off it 4 months ago as rubifen seemed to help anxiety/depression problems.

Other info:
-> I've seen 4 different doctors. Three said that it was viral labyrinthitis and it would get better. It is now almost two months later and my balance is worse and I have developed stronger photophobia. So the fourth doctor is looking at epilepsy or metastatic brain cancer.
-> Standard balance test eg heal-toe, fail miserably
-> Dizzyness is not accompanied by strong nausea, is not episodic and is not as catastrophic as full vertigo. Nevertheless I cannot walk from one side of the room to the other without losing balance.
-> Hearing test and ear pressure tests normal, so not Meniere's disease or other ear pressure diseases
-> thyroid blood test normal
-> non-fasting blood sugar normal
-> fractionally more tinnitus and some sound sensitivity
-> no other obvious problems (doctors have examined: eyes, reactions, blood pressure, heart rate.)
-> I do not have severe neck pain
-> balance problem seems to be sensitive to vibration and light
-> I had no anxiety problems (on Rubifen) up until a week or two ago, so its not anxiety-related dissociation.
-> I have fast-tracked a head CT

My GP wants me to go off the Rubifen to test whether that is the cause. The problem is that when I do try going off it I get very stressed within a day or two. I end up thinking on all the bad things that it could be. I told her that I need another anxiolytic medication if she wants me to stop Rubfien. But she refuses, presumably because she wants my psychiatrist to make those decisions. My psychiatrist is away out of the country (as he often is!) and has stated by email that it isn't a side-effect of Rubifen. He also said to go back to my GP and get her to fix it.

So, I am stuck! That's why I've asked you for help.

Has anyone on Rubifen/Ritalin had these symptoms before?? I read one forum post where someone developed a balance disorder on Ritalin (she felt like she was being pushed sideways all the time). But that's all she said, and that's the only one I've seen. I know that in the Ritalin side-effect list there is "dizzyness", but is this just the dizzyness you get with any stimulant or is this as I have described it?

Thank you
Mark

LaVieEnRose
10-29-10, 06:35 PM
Hey Mark,

It sounds like you've been through the ringer medically! No one could blame you for having anxiety, especially with the symptoms or side effects you're experiencing. I wish I could give you an answer.

My psychiatrist is away out of the country (as he often is!) and has stated by email that it isn't a side-effect of Rubifen. He also said to go back to my GP and get her to fix it.
What does your Psych want your GP to fix, exactly? The issues you're having? Clearly your GP thinks it's the Rubifen. I'd make an appt to see your Psych as soon as he comes back (or find a new one that vacations less), and try a different stimulant! I think your GP is justified in suspecting the Rubifen. How long ago did you start the SR in correlation with your symptoms? When did your symptoms begin exactly?

Are you seeing a neurologist? That's my only other suggestion.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18362880

From what I understand, ADHD and hypersensitivities go together. I guess Sensory Integration Disorder is a different dx. Hypervigilance can be a side effect of stims as well.

dbellca82
10-29-10, 08:12 PM
Wow, I wish as the other member stated I had an answer, other than it sounds as if you have many different things going on. Although, it could be the stimulant medication increasing and/or making some of your excisting problems worse such as headaches, balance, and anxiety. Stims are tricky as they do tend to trigger underlying or excisting problems, I am speaking personally of course and from expierence as of being through many different medications. I am in the USA and I wondered why I had not heard of Rubifen, and after checking I found out why, because its not marketed or sold here in the US. Could be because its not as effective as current approved US FDA medications, although I did see where alot of people and reports stated that Rubifen is inferior to Ritalin and does not work at all, it sounds as if it is a Stim & NSAID combined? Good luck, wish I could be of more help.

Mahe
10-29-10, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the prompt replies, you are making me feel a tad better. The paper abstract looks like a good lead. I will see if I can find it at the university.

You have to understand that in New Zealand psychiatrists are a rarity. In fact all specialists are hard to see. My ENT appointment was booked as urgent. That means a 2-month wait! That being said, this psychiatrist doesn't seem to work that hard. He must spend at least 50% of his time on holiday or at conferences. So I have to find someone else. This is ridiculous!

As for correlation between MPH and symptoms, I don't see it as a particularly strong one, but it is plausible. Before I started MPH (4 months ago) I had a very strange feeling of dissociation that I thought was a physical symptom rather than psychological. I said that to my doctor who just gave me a condescending smile while telling me to tell my psychiatrist about it. Then I started rubifen and I felt much better. I was on the instant release for a few weeks. Then went to extended release for a week maybe. After that I went on holiday in France. I felt very odd for the first week (no Rubifen). It felt like my eyes and ears weren't working correctly which made me feel claustrophobic and anxious. I thought that it may be withdrawal from Rubifen so I went to a doctor and managed to get some Ritalin XR. I had it for that month. Generally I felt better, but still quite anxious and claustrophobic at times. Back in NZ I carried on with Rubifen XR. I was feeling pretty good. After about two or three weeks though I started feeling dizzy and odd. Now, 5 weeks later, I can't look at repeating shapes without feeling odd, or deal with bright lights. I can't even walk without stumbling and have to hold tightly to my girlfriend when we walk. Its just getting worse and worse.

Just to make it clear. Prior to the last week my mood has been pretty good. I said to my doctor at that time that despite these symptoms I am still happier now than I was before the Rubifen. But just recently, now that they are discussing neurologic problems, I have started to catastrophise. My GP tells me to stop the Rubifen, but she won't give me anything for the anxiety. Whereas my psych thinks that its not the rubifen and it isn't his problem. So I am stuck here. Every time I try and stop the rubifen I feel the anxiety building that my cancer has come back... and I take a pill. It seems so logical that I just try stopping and hang the consequences, but once the rubifen wears off I don't think logically!!

Therefore I need people here to help me. Let me know if this is a side-effect of MPH (rather than a symptom of a brain met!). Maybe then I can argue the case with my GP or psych to get some clonazepam.

Thanks again for your help :-)

fracturedstory
10-29-10, 11:50 PM
I'm 24 and I have those symptoms. Should I be concerned? The balance problems are due to some motor dysfunction. It's even hard to get words out properly. It could also be because of my failing Vestibular system. I've got tinnitus in one ear. I get that pressure in head and dizziness too. Some photophobia symptoms. Have to wear glasses everywhere; breakdown under strobe light, etc.
I think I've failed this body.

Mahe
10-30-10, 12:42 AM
Hi Fractured,
Can you give me some more info? When did this problem start? Do you think it is to do with methylphenidate (Ritalin/Rubifen)?

At the moment I can't balance well enough to walk across the room. Is that the same for you, or is it less your balance/vision and more the other things you mentioned?

LaVieEnRose
10-30-10, 02:34 AM
I just did a brief Google search to find that article. You should definately research methylphenidate on Google. Also, you could post a similar thread in the Ritalin or Concerta sections on this site. All three are methylphenidate.

fracturedstory
10-30-10, 02:42 AM
Hi Fractured,
Can you give me some more info? When did this problem start? Do you think it is to do with methylphenidate (Ritalin/Rubifen)?

At the moment I can't balance well enough to walk across the room. Is that the same for you, or is it less your balance/vision and more the other things you mentioned?

Motor skills problem happened before I was on Ritalin. The tinnitus was stupid really. Slept with earplugs in. One was lodged too tight.
I just have a bit of weak coordination and because I don't eat much (Ritalin takes my appetite away) walking has become a bit labored.
The dizzy spells are kind of worse. That's when I get up too quickly.
My vision has been bad before I was on Ritalin too. But I have been getting more pain around the eyes.
I've got a bit more temperature sensitivity too. Lately, in the afternoon I feel overheated. That could have been from the Ritalin.

I've been on other medications too. One was an SSRI and I was on birth control. I became allergic to vitamin C, particularly oranges and developed PMDD. So I had to go on the SSRI.

What's this dissociation feeling about? Is it a weird internal feeling? Because I can sometimes get that.

Mahe
10-30-10, 03:12 AM
The dissociation feeling is like the World doesn't look quite right (which it isn't!). That its somehow isolated from me. At the moment, I feel like the everything swims past me. That's the best I can do to describe it.

I went down town today. Ended up almost in tears by the time I got home. Couldn't walk without holding onto partner. Now after sitting for the while I feel normal-ish. Lights still killing me though!

Colorwind
10-30-10, 05:45 AM
Hi Mark,

What did it say on the CT report? Did they give you any contrast material? And did you have an MRI? Your problem looks more like it's organic and not molecular/psychiatric. How are your blood electrolytes? B12/folate levels, and ophtalmoscopy results?

Esie



Please read this and see if you can help...

I need to know if anyone else has had these symptoms:
-> photophobia, I need sunglasses even in dark rooms
-> increasingly worse balance (walking getting more difficult)
-> headache which is always present
-> pressure in forehead, behind eyes and around ears
-> vision seems odd => can't easily focus on things, World seems unnatural.

Background:
-> 41 yrs old
-> 7 years ago had a type of cancer with propensity for forming brain mets... hence my worries!!!
-> Had childhood history consistent with inattentive ADD
-> 2 years ago developed terrible anxiety problems because of an inability to concentrate (note that I had depression and anxiety symptoms for 20+ years)
-> Went on rubifen (methylphenidate) instant release about 5 months ago, now on slow release.
-> Was on Venlafaxine. Went off it 4 months ago as rubifen seemed to help anxiety/depression problems.

Other info:
-> I've seen 4 different doctors. Three said that it was viral labyrinthitis and it would get better. It is now almost two months later and my balance is worse and I have developed stronger photophobia. So the fourth doctor is looking at epilepsy or metastatic brain cancer.
-> Standard balance test eg heal-toe, fail miserably
-> Dizzyness is not accompanied by strong nausea, is not episodic and is not as catastrophic as full vertigo. Nevertheless I cannot walk from one side of the room to the other without losing balance.
-> Hearing test and ear pressure tests normal, so not Meniere's disease or other ear pressure diseases
-> thyroid blood test normal
-> non-fasting blood sugar normal
-> fractionally more tinnitus and some sound sensitivity
-> no other obvious problems (doctors have examined: eyes, reactions, blood pressure, heart rate.)
-> I do not have severe neck pain
-> balance problem seems to be sensitive to vibration and light
-> I had no anxiety problems (on Rubifen) up until a week or two ago, so its not anxiety-related dissociation.
-> I have fast-tracked a head CT

My GP wants me to go off the Rubifen to test whether that is the cause. The problem is that when I do try going off it I get very stressed within a day or two. I end up thinking on all the bad things that it could be. I told her that I need another anxiolytic medication if she wants me to stop Rubfien. But she refuses, presumably because she wants my psychiatrist to make those decisions. My psychiatrist is away out of the country (as he often is!) and has stated by email that it isn't a side-effect of Rubifen. He also said to go back to my GP and get her to fix it.

So, I am stuck! That's why I've asked you for help.

Has anyone on Rubifen/Ritalin had these symptoms before?? I read one forum post where someone developed a balance disorder on Ritalin (she felt like she was being pushed sideways all the time). But that's all she said, and that's the only one I've seen. I know that in the Ritalin side-effect list there is "dizzyness", but is this just the dizzyness you get with any stimulant or is this as I have described it?

Thank you
Mark

fracturedstory
10-30-10, 06:34 AM
I've got to admit my symptoms aren't as bad. I do sometimes get overwhelmed in town but that could be anxiety.

ADHDTigger
10-30-10, 04:21 PM
Please read this and see if you can help...

I need to know if anyone else has had these symptoms:
-> photophobia, I need sunglasses even in dark rooms
-> increasingly worse balance (walking getting more difficult)
-> headache which is always present
-> pressure in forehead, behind eyes and around ears
-> vision seems odd => can't easily focus on things, World seems unnatural.

I have difficulty with any bright light and can prefer no light at all. My mother was frequently on me about "reading in the dark". I have been this way all my life. (I'm 48)

My balance has gotten worse as I have aged. I frequently don't have a sense of where I am in space.

I have a tendency to headache. It is not constant.

Pressure in the front of my head and behind my eyes is one I also have. It isn't constant.

My vision can go wonky. It is sometimes VERY difficult to focus. That said, I have astigmatism and I have "over 40 vision", a decrease in my ability to see things close up.

Background:
-> 41 yrs old
-> 7 years ago had a type of cancer with propensity for forming brain mets... hence my worries!!!
-> Had childhood history consistent with inattentive ADD
-> 2 years ago developed terrible anxiety problems because of an inability to concentrate (note that I had depression and anxiety symptoms for 20+ years)
-> Went on rubifen (methylphenidate) instant release about 5 months ago, now on slow release.
-> Was on Venlafaxine. Went off it 4 months ago as rubifen seemed to help anxiety/depression problems.

The history of cancer that likes brain mets is all you need to demand a brain MRI as soon as possible. Seriously. My husband had small cell lung cancer. I BEGGED them to do a brain MRI in June when I saw cognitive changes. They put it off till August. THEN found numerous tumors. He died in September.

Other info:
-> I've seen 4 different doctors. Three said that it was viral labyrinthitis and it would get better. It is now almost two months later and my balance is worse and I have developed stronger photophobia. So the fourth doctor is looking at epilepsy or metastatic brain cancer.
-> Standard balance test eg heal-toe, fail miserably
-> Dizzyness is not accompanied by strong nausea, is not episodic and is not as catastrophic as full vertigo. Nevertheless I cannot walk from one side of the room to the other without losing balance.
-> Hearing test and ear pressure tests normal, so not Meniere's disease or other ear pressure diseases
-> thyroid blood test normal
-> non-fasting blood sugar normal
-> fractionally more tinnitus and some sound sensitivity
-> no other obvious problems (doctors have examined: eyes, reactions, blood pressure, heart rate.)
-> I do not have severe neck pain
-> balance problem seems to be sensitive to vibration and light
-> I had no anxiety problems (on Rubifen) up until a week or two ago, so its not anxiety-related dissociation.
-> I have fast-tracked a head CT

Like many people with ADHD, I have balance and coordination issues but the dizziness is worrisome.

It is possible that the anxiety that you are currently having is centered around these other issues.

My GP wants me to go off the Rubifen to test whether that is the cause. The problem is that when I do try going off it I get very stressed within a day or two. I end up thinking on all the bad things that it could be. I told her that I need another anxiolytic medication if she wants me to stop Rubfien. But she refuses, presumably because she wants my psychiatrist to make those decisions. My psychiatrist is away out of the country (as he often is!) and has stated by email that it isn't a side-effect of Rubifen. He also said to go back to my GP and get her to fix it.

The issues that I have indicated have been present both with and without methylphenidate (I take a short acting, 50 mg/daily). Your psychiatrist is correct that it is not a side effect of the medication and your GP is an idiot if she is looking at a medication first as opposed to looking for a re-emergence of the cancer.

So, I am stuck! That's why I've asked you for help.

Has anyone on Rubifen/Ritalin had these symptoms before?? I read one forum post where someone developed a balance disorder on Ritalin (she felt like she was being pushed sideways all the time). But that's all she said, and that's the only one I've seen. I know that in the Ritalin side-effect list there is "dizzyness", but is this just the dizzyness you get with any stimulant or is this as I have described it?

Thank you
Mark

My balance issues and dizziness issues were nothing at all to do with methylphenidate.

I strongly urge a visit to your oncologist and/or a neurologist.


Edit to add: My husband had terminal cancer BEFORE the brain mets. VERY different from a re-occurance of a cancer that you have been in good remission from or a new cancer.

Mahe
10-30-10, 05:42 PM
Thanks again to everyone who is replying to my post. I will log my progress here. Maybe it will help someone else. Please keep suggestions and info coming though. If it doesn't help me, it may help someone else.

Last night I had terrible photophobia. I had to wear very dark sunglasses to watch TV and work on computer. I was losing my balance all the time. Every time I walked into a room I would fall against the door frame. The direction I fell seemed to correlate with the location of the brightest light, ie fall in opposite direction.

This morning the PP seems a little better, but light still a problem. Balance seems a bit better this morning. Headache as usual.

CT scan is on 9 Nov: pre and post contrast CT head with helical thin slice study of IAMS, mastoids, middle ear.

Yesterday I went down town and became very angry and depressed because I couldn't walk straight and the lights were killing me. I came home and was feeling terrible. Within an hour or two I was feeling pretty normal again. This sounds very similar to the "mall syndrome" that people with ME get. But I don't think I have ME as my joints don't hurt and my lymph nodes seems normal.
M

βĩο₱Ħعℓĩᶏ
10-30-10, 06:58 PM
Hum...

Normally, I get disoriented visually with symptoms ranging from mild to severe, largely dependent upon how tired I am and/or mild but persistent migraine. I don't associate taking meds with increased severity of hightened sensitivity to light, motion, sound and headaches. I do however associate a heightened sense of awareness to how I am actually perceiving what I am sensing, which I find difficult to communicate. For instance, I have good vision, near and far, but I notice a "static" or "pulsing" or "shimmer" over everything--especially noticed when looking at tops of telephone poles juxtaposed against blue sky and over areas of white. If extreme contrasting objects (e.g. Black Letters) are placed on a white space, I have such narrow focus that everything around my focus moves, blurs out completely. The feeling of looking at my world through a fish eye lense with a splotchy pulse can totally make me feel ill.

Ah darn forgot if I had a point... Either or, what has helped me, is figuring out mental ways of having a third eye at the end of a unicorn horn jutting from my forhead and by not getting automatically frustrated and axious but still continue to push myself when my brain decides to wig out. I hope these symptoms you're having will diminish and preferably disappear.

Colorwind
10-31-10, 04:15 AM
Mahe,

Your CT would have showed the metastatic lesions if it's done with contrast and more resolution, so I guess we can safely eliminate that possibility :-) (YAY!)

However, I still think they should do an MRI as well, just to be sure it isn't Multiple sclerosis or some sort of neurodegenerative disease. They should also check for vitamin B12 levels. Even when you don't have an anemia, you might still have a vitamin B12 deficiency that could cause neurological symptoms like yours.

E

Mahe
10-31-10, 04:24 PM
Thanks CW, but my CT is not for another couple of days.

It sounds like a lot of people are light sensitive here.

Lunacie
10-31-10, 07:55 PM
I'm also very light sensitive, have been for as long as I can remember. In fact, I could have written Tigger's post. I have all those things and more. I'm uber-sensitive to noises, smells, and touches. Taste, not so much, but then I don't often try anything new to eat.

Mahe
10-31-10, 08:48 PM
OK. I had an interesting realisation. My symptoms started about the same time my medications were stolen from my motel room. I came off a very small dose of Clonazepam (0.5mg/day) and Effexor (37.5mg/day). All these symptoms sound very much like withdrawal (from either drug). But the problem is that when people usually talk about withdrawal symptoms for these drugs the dosages they were taking are usually much higher and the symptoms they describe often peak within a week or so and then reduce over time. Whereas I seem to be going the other way, with some symptoms improving, and others getting much worse. So the next question I have is whether these medications have been masking some other problem. Or is it that I am horrendously sensitive to these medications.

Dimitry R
10-31-10, 10:04 PM
PM me if you'd like to talk on the phone, I have some information on this. I have suffered the same symptoms, for 4 days, in a time of extreme stress. It went away after taking an instant release adderrall obtained from a private source, before my adhd diagnosis.

Mahe
11-03-10, 01:23 AM
I don't know if anyone is following this thread anymore. Maybe this will help the next person who has these symptoms. Well, I think I know what my problem is. After not being able to do anything for the last few days but sit in my darkend bedroom wearing sunglasses thinking about it. Its Basilar Migraine. How do I know? I don't for sure. Nobody has told me anything. The clues are as follows.

1) Auras: At times I would look around me (especially outside) and everything would look really strange, but in an interesting way. I just kept staring at things because they looked so detailed. When people with migraines talk about auras I thought that they meant lights and shapes, but it can mean lots of different visual manifestations.

2) Hyperacusis and photophobia: Sounds seem much clearer to me. Sometimes they feel like they are moving my body. Lights sometimes get to the point that they are burning into my eyes.

3) Balance problems: I've walked into every wall in the house!

4) Dizzyness and vertigo: only one or two vaguely convincing vertigo attacks. Dizzyness is ongoing. Initially it was like having a couple of beers, but sometimes it felt like doing the whole dozen.

5) No nausea as such but a sick feeling in my stomach and I've lost 5kg (10lb) over the last few weeks since this has been going on.

6) Medications: Which medications are used for treating migraines? Amongst the more common ones are Effexor and Clonazepam. My suspicion is that my doctor, while treating me for panic attacks, has accidentally been treating an underlying migraine condition. So when I stopped the Effexor and Clonaz it came back with renewed vigor!

7) Panic attacks: Some evidence for correlation between PA and migraines. Sometimes I used to feel as though my senses are failing. That my eyes and ears were not working and I couldn't breath. That occured often when I was too hot. That feeling disappeared when I was on the Clonaz/Effexor combo.

8) Cyclicity of symptoms: This is a wierd one. Each day I have the feeling that I am completely normal and that everything I have experienced is just me exaggerating. Then another attack hits me and I think that I must have something terribly wrong with my brain. Then it goes away and I think the same, that I'm a hypocondriac.

9) Headache: Comes and goes. For the last week or two it has been stronger. Sometimes lasting all night. I haven't noticed that it is particularly onesided. But I do tend to close one eye more.

M

Lunacie
11-03-10, 09:02 AM
Sorry, I should have thought of migraine disorder. I have it myself.

Auras are not just visual. They can also be smells or tastes. When I notice myself smelling or tasting something that hasn't been in the house for months I've finally learned to realize I'm getting a migraine.

Migraines can also affect balance. I don't always get dizzy with a migraine but I do sometimes.

You can have a migraine in your gut. Sometimes I will feel a need to have a BM when I shouldn't need to, and have learned that's also a precussor to a migraine, or part of the migraine, or something.

Not all headaches are bilateral. Many of mine feel like an iron band around my head that's too tight. Some feel like a sinus headache. Doctors used to limit the diagnosis of migraine to only "classic migraine", one sided, visual aura, nausea and vomiting. Research has shown that there are many ways a migraine can present, but they are part of the same kind of disorder.

Migraine is a disorder, related to seizure disorder. I learned a lot by reading The Keeler Migraine Method. (http://www.amazon.com/Keeler-Migraine-Method-Groundbreaking-RenownedHeadache/dp/1583333223/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1288789320&sr=8-13)

Mahe
11-04-10, 03:52 PM
Thanks again Lunacie. My other concern was that it was an epileptic condition brought on by withdrawing clonazepam too quickly. That doesn't seem to make much sense to me though as I didn't really feel that upset about stopping clonazepam. I would have thought that it would have made me terribly anxious if I had been overly abusing it. Maybe that's not how it works, or maybe it was the combination of stopping the low dose of Effexor and the moderately low dose of Clonazepam.

I was thinking back to when I was younger. I used to get terrible panic attacks if I got too hot. It felt like my ears and eyes were not working and it was hard to breath. Since I started on clonazepam and the various anti-depressants, those symptoms disappeared. Considering that some people get those symptoms from migraines and that panic attacks and migraines seem to be linked, maybe that is more evidence that I have had this condition in the background all my life.

Anyway, the last few days have been pretty hellish, but I seem to be coming to the end of this attack. My ears are still ringing and the photophobia is still there but both have diminished. I managed to get to work yesterday (after spending a week in bed). The way I felt in the morning felt much like I used to after chemotherapy, ie very very tired and nauseated. By the afternoon I just felt tired.

M

Lunacie
11-04-10, 04:31 PM
I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel better. What you describe sounds like the postdrome phase (there are 4 phases to the migraine cycle).

It's also very possible that stopping your medication too quickly instead of tapering off brought on withdrawal symptoms, or may have triggered a migraine attack.

Withdrawal symptoms from clonazepam ... (http://www.non-benzodiazepines.org.uk/clonazepam.html)
can range from headaches, anxiety, sleep problems, weight loss to more severe and life threatening symptoms including suicidal ideation, epileptic seizures and psychosis

Mahe
11-12-10, 03:56 PM
Lunacie! You are correct!!!!

Benzo withdrawal, but without anxiety and depression because of the methylphenidate. That's why I didn't recognise it!

Lunacie
11-12-10, 04:33 PM
It can be somewhat confusing with one one medication if there is any other change going on - if you have several meds on board it must be very confusing to figure out what's going on. Hope you're still doing better.