Celexa and bradycardia

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My HR is still in the mid-40s at times, and it is very frightening to me and is making me feel my PVCs and PACs more. 2. Can Celexa or Xanax cause slowed HRs, which may intensify the effect of the Toprol? 3. Since I have you on the "line" and it's so hard to get a question in - my echo results said that I have trace regurgitation with redundant mitral valve tissue, but no prolapse. What does this mean as far as my long-term prognosis goes?
I'm curious. I've seen alot of people using celexa complain of fatigue and weight gain which can be typical of some SSRIs. I've noticed that several people have had a drop in T4 while on celexa (TSH/T4 checked prior to initiating antidepressant therapy). Is there any literature out there on this? Can you offer some enlightenment? Thank you.
When I went back to my doctor for a follow up on Friday, he also decided to put me on Xanax (PRN) and Celexa (10mg/1XD). I always research any medication I take, and have been reading that the Metoprolol Tartrate and the Citaprolam are a bad combination and can lead to extremely low blood pressure or even heart stoppage. I was wondering if anyone else out there has been prescribed these medications together, and if so, have you had any adverse reactions?
com drug interaction checker, there is a potential interaction with the toprol and celexa that could even result in heart block. The problem is, the drug interaction checker on that site doesn't take dosages into consideration. I'm weaning off the toprol-xl from 25mg, I've been taking 12.5mg since Wednesday of this week, as I figure the SSRI might help the root cause rather than the beta blocker covering up the tachycardia but still feeling anxious and fearful.
I was afraid to even start them because if they work and give some relief it would be terrible if that's all he gave. Anyway do others use this med and do u find it beneficial and worth the risk? I see him this week and if anybody can give me their thoughts I may bring this up with him again. My anxiety is terrible but I deal with it. I can't take ssris and that type of stuff as its deadly to me. Learned that the hard way.
This did wonders for the withdraw feelings, but the anxiety is over-whelming. I was burning out my skin, shaking, fearful thoughts and feelings raced, and a buzzed feeling has taken over my body. My question to you is, do you think that this anxiety will pass after a couple of weeks or do you think perhaps 20mg is too much for my anxiety? How long of a chance do you give it? You advice has been right on thus far, hope you can help me through the end.
Bradycardia: Celexa(citalopram) does not have an effect on vagal tone. However, the medication's effect can last for up to 6 weeks after cessation of the drug. I think it is unlikely that the slow heart rate you are experiencing is related to the celexa. It is not unusual for people to have a resting heart rate in the 50s if they are physically fit.
of Metoprolol per day and Xanax for anxiety. I am very anxious and am sitting around doing nothing and not enjoying life anymore in fear that my heart is going to skip a beat and it scares me to death. I am driving my family insane and I do nothing but sit around and take my pulse. It never races anymore. Thank goodness for that. Just the jerking feeling I have in my chest flips me out. I have dealt with this since I was 10 and now I am 47. I was 5 years free of the disturbance.
I am not seeing a Neuro, I have had every blood test you can imagine, I am awating results of lyme disease and ebv, until then she labled me with CFS. She recommended the celexa again and I refused, I would like more test done before I throw my brain on a roller coaster again. Here is a general list of ALL my symptoms if you have experienced anything like this PLEASE post! Headaches- not painful like squeezing and pressure, medicine does not releive this sensation.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
The patients rhythm included 10 hrs 9 mins 28 sec of bradycardia. The slowes single episode of bradycardia occured at 12:14:23 am D1, lasting 6 mins 46 sec, with minimum heart rate of 44 BPM. The patients rhythm included 7 min 15 sec of tachycardia. The fastest single episode of tachycardia occured at 11:17:54 am D2, lasting 11 sec, with maximum heart rate of 133 BPM.
Paxil I also found more stimulating than calming. However, both Celexa (Lexapro's mother) and Zoloft were very calming to me and my twitchy ticker. Of the two, I prefer Zoloft. My psychiatrist has a particular interest in the biochemistry of these drugs, and since I have had hyperthyroidism (in the past, not now), as well as PVCs and labile hypertension, his best choices for me are Celexa and Zoloft, because he says they generally have few effects on the heart and BP.
Attacks could last minutes or hours and any combination of symptoms would happen. And in between attacks, my heart would regularly do many strange things - tachy, brady, irregular rhythm, extremely forceful beats, 'flip-flopping' feelings, etc. I also sometimes experienced a sensation of the heart stopping and restarting - immediately after the restart I would feel a MASSIVE, uncomfortable surge of adrenaline and the heart would beat very fast for a little while.
30 in the morning, I woke up and did not feel well- like I was going to pass out and my whole body was tingling and I was sweating. I thought I was having a panic attack, but when I checked by pulse, it was extremely slow- about 40 beats per minute or less. My heart rate returned to normal in about five minutes and the other symtpoms resovled.Saw my doctor for the lab results- TSH was high, WBC and CRP were high (doctor thinks this is from the cellulitis).
Thats when I started on Celexa prescribed by my doc. I only took it for 3 days cause it gave me high anx and panic attacks which I never had so intense. I didnt take anything for 14 days after I stopped the Celexa and had bad days and good, but the bad got worse and thats when I started on Zoloft.
After this particular episode, spoke with my doctor as I read that for some SSRI's could help (i.e. Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac). Started taking Celexa and the side effects were horrendous (facial numbness, severe pressure behind eyes, headaches, serious lack of energy or motivation, sexual side effects as well). Continued taking the Celexa because it actually did help with the VV symptoms and as lousy as the side effects were, they were better than the VV episodes !!!
Thanks for the info. I looked Celexa up, and yes, you are right about the high dosage causing arrhythmia. How long were you on the Celexa? Right now I am taking a small dose, only 5 mg. of Lexapro, and I have only been on them a couple of months. But I will certainly ask my EP next appointment in about 3 weeks if they are safe for me. Another doctor had prescribed them. The article I mentioned from Pubmed doesn’t say what strength of SSRI was being used for that patient.
I am not taking anywhere near the dosage you are currently taking and I feel tired most of the time. I also experience bradycardia but I was once athletic and always had a slow heart rate but the meds now make it even slower. I must say that I am very surprised that you have a doctor or doctors prescribing so much of these types of medications being a recovering alcoholic.
Before ablation I had 50,000 pvc's daily possibly more but that's what it was on the day I had my Holter done, after ablation I'm down to 10,000 pvc's daily and VT runs, PAC's PSVT and some stuff like you with Bradycardia. I had to have a pacemaker/icd implanted but I'm one of those rare cases and have other problems. It may be helpful also to keep a journal of dates, times, symptoms if you have any and what you were doing at the time you have episodes.
Yes, they make a huge difference. im on Celexa and Klonopin now and feel like a whole new person. 2 weeks ago i was on just T4 and hated life, no motivation to do anything. Celexa helps with depression and anxiety, ask your doc about it.
My husband too, took pherntermine and B-12 combined, and today he at 46 years old, and has a pacemaker, due to Bradycardia... The doctor never gave him the reason why this happened to him??? Well of course not, whos gonna wanna admit that a drug they prescribed caused this? ...Anyhow I just want people out there to know the true side effects of this drug. Maybe i can make a difference. Please look into the side effects of Phentermine, such as Bradycardia.
I also have Chiari Malformation - so the Florinef was causing too much intracranial pressure and I was taken off the meds within 2 weeks. I had another tilt table test and ofcourse passed out again just to see if the Florinef did anything at all, but needless to say I passed out again.. this time instead of 4 minutes it was 20 minutes (but I had compression stockings on for this test and the first one I did not). So now I have been on Midodrine 5mg 3x a day for about 2.5 weeks.
Overall I was told not to consider myself a cardiac patient and was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. I was prescribed celexa and have been taking 20mg/day for over 6 weeks now. I don't feel much better. Recently before climbing a flight of stairs I went into a panic attack and my heart rate jumped to 180. It had never gone that high before so this really scared me. Twenty minutes later we were in the hospital parking lot but never went in.
Low metabolism, low body temperature, high cholesterol, and unexplained weight gain are classic symptoms of hypothyroidism. Bradycardia and orthostatic hypotension are also symptoms of low thyroid hormone. Easy bruising can be seen with deficiencies of iron, vitamin B12, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K. "If you suspect low thyroid function, but have had "normal" blood tests, you and your doctor may want to take a second look. A TSH of greater than 2.5 is not normal.
I have anxiety/panic disorder(3yrs) and sinus bradycardia. From time to time I feel fluttering sensations in my chest and pauses where it seems like my heart stops and the recharges it self, all lasting half a second to 3 or 4 seconds. Anyways I recently have had a set back and had an intense panic attack. Since then I have been in a world of anxiety. I'm a runner, but during times of anxiety it is tough for me to run.
Ive had severe anxiety for six months now i have aleast two panic attacks a day will get better and worse threw the months but the worst is wakeing up in the middle of the night felling heart attack heart beating so fast cant breath shakeing. Ive been to the er so many times i cant fet this under control please please help.
I had a pacemaker/icd implanted due to my bradycardia and polymorphic vt episodes. It took almost a year for them to get settings right for me not to faint frequently...I fainted 3 times in the dr's office one day and they were doing that "hummm" thing they all do and said you shouldn't be fainting [really?]...lol I have my lower HR set to 57 now I think; maybe 60 from the last visit since I was fainting in the 50's HR.
In case you haven't see the FDA list of Adverse Effects of Prozac (which is as you know an SSRI just as Celexa, Paxil, etc are) here it is (and thats an old list and reliant on the proportion of doctors who actually reported adverse effects): "FDA Statistics (Gained through the Freedom Of Information Act) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FDA REPORTED PROZAC CASES; TOTAL 35,230 (1987:-1995) ALL FDA COSTART REACTION TERMS IN DATA ALPHABETICAL TERM ORDER - 04/10/96 -
I also realize that this isn't the proper forum to discuss my feelings regarding this, so will move on. I can no longer tolerate the SSRIs as they make me weak and sluggish, and have now weaned myself off of Celexa after five years on this drug. I'm still taking Xanax to control my symptoms, as it's the only drug I can tolerate. I've tried other classes of anti-depressants, but can't tolerate the side-effects.
He has been diagnosed with autonomic dysfunction and autonomic neuropathy (initially uncontrolled hypertension and tachycardia even with meds, which then changed to hypotension and bradycardia; he currently has an autonomic diagnosis of orthostatic intolerance, excessive orthostatic tachycardia, excessivesupine bradycardia, hypotension and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
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