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Question: Purple Hands with Orange Spots. Constantly.


 ChloeMae - Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:33 pm

I am 15. I've been on Concerta 54mg(not always that high of a dose, but has been for a while) for many years. Two years ago, I developed a very severe depression. My doctor put me on Strattera 25mg to keep that under control. Last year I developed two problems. One, my hands are always extremely cold and purple sometimes with orange spots in cold and even warm environments. Though my doctor says I have no circulation problems. Two, my eyes are extremely dry and fairly red all of the time.(I have been to an eye doctor as well, who has been helping me with the red dry eyes, but I wonder if these two things are not connected since they both occurred around the same time) Also, I have developed a bit of depression again. Any thoughts on this?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:47 am

User avatar Hello,Orange or pink spots on the skin are amongst the listed side effects of Concerta while dryness of eyes has not been mentioned.So it is likely that both are not corelated.Dryness of cornea and conunctiva is known as keratoconjuntivitis sicca due to inadequate tear film.Connective tissue disorders need to be ruled out especially if there is reduced secretions else where like mouth salivary secretions.This may not apply to you, but mentioned as an information.Possibly it might be an allergic reaction not relating to the medication.Best wishes.

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