February 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm #90536
ScattybirdParticipantFebruary 19, 2012 at 5:09 pmPost count: 1096
I have noticed that I often feel cold when others are clearly warm. This doesn’t happen all the time and I have always been prone to cold hands in the winter. But I seem to suffer more than ever and it’s often about an hour after I have taken my Ritalin. It’s not just imagination because several people have made remarks about my hands being cold – one was from a woman who was just handing me back some change after I bought something and she looked quite shocked at how cold I felt.
Is this a coincidence or does the same thing happen to any of you guys who are on methylphenidate-based meds?
I have only taken it during the winter months – guess it will be interesting to see what happens in the summer!
Ritalin lowers my pulse rate a little and only slightly raises my blood pressure – neither particularly significant.
Thanks.REPORT ABUSEFebruary 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm #112568
AnonymousFebruary 19, 2012 at 5:43 pmPost count: 14412
I have been told many times that I have cold hands. I can wear thermal gloves and still feel the winter through them, so Im not sure if its just me being super sensitive to climate, or perhaps a blood flow thing x
Not sure that’s answered your question!
Pete xxREPORT ABUSEFebruary 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm #112569
ScattybirdParticipantFebruary 19, 2012 at 6:38 pmPost count: 1096
Thanks for your answer Pete.
Since posting I found out that one of the side effects of methylphenidate is cold extremeties! It would still be interesting to know if it’s common – or even if it is important.
If it’s a circulation thing then should we be worried?
I hope that no hippos accidentally walk over your fingers if you suffer from the cold – or indeed stand on your toes. Ouch.REPORT ABUSEJuly 15, 2018 at 1:42 am #130853
austin81ParticipantJuly 15, 2018 at 1:42 amPost count: 4
I am new to this. Diagnosed late.. 36.
Started IR ritalin 10mg this week.
COLD AS ICE. Fingers. Toes. Ankles. Face.
Whats the go ?REPORT ABUSE
My HR is steady sittin under 65.
I normally have a resting HR of around 56-60 so thats not really changed.
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