I am in nursing school
and have diagnosed ADD. I take 10 mg XR adderall and a 10 mg IR if needed later in the afternoon. I'm in clinicals and was doing research for a patient who is on Ritalin to attempt to help her become more alert after her stroke.
Doing research, I came across several articles saying that stimulants increase risk of heart attacks and strokes. Curious because I am on a stimulant myself, I looked up adderall and the correlation between strokes/heart attacks. Big mistake because now I'm paranoid that I'm putting myself at risk for a stroke or various other issues even though I take my medications completely as prescribed. There's many articles saying people have died suddenly from taking it as prescribed and others suffered strokes. I also thought it was strange that if stimulants increase risk of strokes/cardiovascular issues then why would a rehab hospital put a stroke patient on it.
Has anyone seen or heard of a correlation of strokes and heart attacks in people taking stimulants at a lose dose as prescribed?