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Re: adhd and mitral valve prolapse

Posted by sm2010 on February 19, 2004, at 20:28:25

In reply to Re: adhd and mitral valve prolapse, posted by Jaynee on January 20, 2004, at 11:43:52

> HI,
> I am very curious to know what your doc says about your condition, especially since I have the exact same thing, mild mitral valve prolapse and trivial mitral regurgitation. I had a different echo cardiogram that said I had the same thing without the words mild and trivial. So who knows. I have never taken a stimulant, but I do know that effexor made my heart do a song and dance. Of course my pdoc said effexor doesn't do that, but when I stopped the effexor my heart stopped fluttering all over the place.
> Let me know what your doc says, although I really don't think a pdoc is going to know enough about cardiology to answer your question.

Well, I finally informed my pdoc of my mitral valve prolapse and concerns about using adderall with it. He concurred with my cardiologist to decrease the dosage and take it from there, which is what I've done-- and so far so good. I feel a higher dose would more effectively treat my adhd but the lower dose helps some and so I'm just going to take it very slow and accept the tradeoff.

In addition not only did my doc said the MVP was not an absolute contraindication to the adderall, but to my surprise that he has several patients with MVP on stimulant and stimulant-like meds-- on a case-by-case basis of course. So I'm glad to at least be able to give the adderall another chance, being mindful of my MVP and dosing.




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