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I am 28 years old and have been on 72mg of Concerta (12 hour release Ritalin) for 3 years and it is impossible to sleep until it wears off. Recently (past week), I have been so tired that I am falling asleep during the day, while on Concerta.
Also, I am having symptoms of sharp abdominal pains, lower back pain, dizziness, confusion, breasts and nipples are very sensitive, loss of appetite, and very low energy.
In addition to all of this, I have low blood pressure and high pulse (95/61 & 96 pulse and 86/71 with 86 pulse), which has never happened with me before.
I have been on Aviane and stopped taking it after my last period, which was very light and lasted for 10 days (Aug 7 -17th). 10 days after my period, my husband and I did have unprotected sex. Now I am supposed to get my period in a week.
It has been 11 days since I had sex and it is too early for a test. I have never been pregnant before so I don't know what to look for symptom-wise. The fact that I am falling asleep on concerta, very low blood pressure, with all these other symptoms, has me concerned.
I am kind of hoping it is pregnancy, because all the other conditions are scaring me, i.e. heart attack, spinal infection, etc.
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replied September 6th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Your symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy (if you are not on any form of birth control). If you have had intercourse after your periods, chances of pregnancy are possible. Wait and watch for your next periods. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if you develop any other new symptom suggestive of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. If pregnancy gets confirmed, you might also need change of medication to ensure safe development of the baby. Visit your treating doctor for further assistance.
Take care.



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