Concerned about the side effects of my new medication
Patient :Should I be concerned that I'm having side effects of Concerta? I was on 18mg of Concerta and it wasn't helping that much so my prescriber went up to 36mg. I noticed that I am more irritable now. I also have a very suppressed appetite (I have lost 6lbs in one week). Occasionally I get a random chest pain on my left side. Lastly today I noticed a new symptom. I had a low fever and was shaky. I didn't feel ill but I checked my temperature because I was shaky and my temperature was 99.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Should I talk to my prescribe about these symptoms? Or are they common?
Symptoms: Irritability, Suppressed appetite, weight loss (I have lost 6 pounds in one week), random chest pain, low fever (99.7 degrees Fahrenheit), and shakiness.
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