Citalopram and high blood pressure

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It is prescribed for many reasons, high blood pressure, anxiety, cluster headaches, and tremors. It does have a break-in period, and low energy, and sleepiness are part of the break-in period, which can take up to 6 weeks. I have never heard of it being prescribed for depression, but rather anxiety. I think she needs to return to her doctor to re-evaluate this medication. She is in a rough situation, to be 75 and having to care for your father, I can understand her depression.
Hello everyone I'm new here & I would be gratefull for any advise you could offer regarding Citalopram, but before I ask the question please take a moment to read my situation. I am 25yrs old and have been living with anxiety/panic disorder for over three years, Like all of you using this forum I feel so frustated because I feel as if my life has been taken away and I'm slowly losing what should be the best years of my life.
Why do i always have high systolic pressure/low diastolic and high pulse pressure(been told this is insignificant in my age)Is it just anxiety? I work a physical job and am never short of breath however my pulse is usually high while working.
First reading - Pulse of 140 BP 167/60 after about 6 times my pulse dropped to 80 and my blood pressure was 122/65, i NEVER get high diastolic readings My doctor tells me that i do not have hypertension and the high readings correspond with the anxiety. In the last 4 months i have lost over 40 pounds and I am eating really healthy, yet I still get high readings sometimes?
First reading - Pulse of 140 BP 167/60 after about 6 times my pulse dropped to 80 and my blood pressure was 122/65, i NEVER get high diastolic readings My doctor tells me that i do not have hypertension and the high readings correspond with the anxiety. In the last 4 months i have lost over 40 pounds and I am eating really healthy, yet I still get high readings sometimes?
I couldn't tolerate the drug, but I can't tolerate much of anything with the medicine I have for high blood pressure. MS can cause lots of problems with emotional liability and depression, and can make you miserable. Trying the drug would be worthwhile and may make you feel tons better. If it doesn't work, there's lots of other medicines that will help.
However I am concerned as I suffer from high blood pressure and racing heartbeat and now I am afraid to take the Lexapro as I fear its going to worsen my not so good blood pressure and heart rate. Is this a valid cause for concern?  I DONT want higher blood pressure and heart rate.  Should I continue taking the Xanax as prescribed if I dont wish to take the lexa? Also is it possible to just medicate myself on Xanax and skip the antidepressants altogether!?
I use citalopram and its been great. Gained a bit of weight but needed it. Not really any other side effects and I have been on it a year now.
But as your doctor has examined you, he obviously ruled out any bacterial infections and hypertension (high blood pressure). Antibiotics are only prescribed for bacterial infections. Because you have had a bad sleep routine for quite some time now by the sounds of things, plus the fact that it appears that you do have depression, then it will take time to get back to feeling better again. Unfortunately there is no magic pill that will make you healthy and well.
I went to a Rheumatologist because of my body pain, headaches, fatigue and low blood pressure and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. There is an underlying cause to fibromyalgia but most doctors don't no where to look. I decided to go to an endocrinologist and have her check over my thyroid hormones, ovarian hormones and everything else. She found I had inflammation of the thyroid (with normal levels) and reactive hypoglycemia.
i to have been battling severe headaches for months now. Dr has tried citalopram, high blood pressure pills,etc., nothing helps my left eye tears with the pain. I feel for you, know the pain.
I am getting surgery in a week to correct the herniation (Decompression surgery) and I have had spinal taps to relieve the pressure in my head (I have excess CSF fluid that causes the pressure) and I always have a very high pressure reading (I'm on a crazy amount of medicine to lower this "head" pressure but it just doesn't work for me). These two disorders can be totally separate from each other and their symptoms are very close in nature. I have both which can happen...
Today I felt the heart palpitation and measured my blood pressure as I was curious. My blood pressure was ok (100/77), but then my pulse was shown as it does that automatically and came up with 146. I usually have a pulse of 52-58 and thought the instrument was faulty. I did it again and got a friend to use it. The shocking result is that my pulse is nearly three times what I usually have and the instrument is showing a normal pulse with my friend.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I am prescribed celexa 40 mg and adderall 30 mg BID (2x a day) by the same doctor. Lately I can't sleep at night my blood pressure is high 130/90. My heart rate seems really fast. I've been twitching a lot, have hot and cold flashes, abdominal cramping, a lump on the back of my neck (right side), body is sore, frequent urge to urinate but hardly pee and my skin is warm to the touch. What's wrong with me?
Having several PVCs a minute is quite common, especially for those who have occasional episodic PVCs where they can occur in high frequency for hours at a time. Sometimes blood pressure will spike when visiting a doctor due to general anxiety, or white coat hypertension. It is good to know that you have had some preliminary tests, and your doctor seems to be taking the necessary steps to ensure a proper diagnosis.
It was all anxiety. Now i am off the blood pressure pills and only take citalopram (celexa) for anxiety. It has helped alot, my blood pressure is normal usually around 109/69 and heart rate is usually 60-72. It's hard to believe that it's all anxiety but i guess it is. I still have palpitations all the time and i'm always aware of my heartbeat, it's all subconcious i guess.
After stopping all meds and getting a colonoscopy and blood tests nothing was found. He now states I have IBS and put me on SSRI Citalopram. HELP! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/235819'>Possible side effect of Lipitor and Vytorin on Liver / Body</a>.
I am a 65 year old male, in good physical health, with a high exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. I take Lisinopril to control blood pressure, and citalopram to help with PTSD. For the last month I experience a shaking or vibration inside of me when I wake, or if I cough while laying down. It is a strange sensation. It is short lived each time.
well hell yeah i was anyone would have, i was givin a mild tranq. and sent home. then i got a regular doctor. i was 23. i was told i had high blood pressure and put on lopressor. i requested some test cause of what i felt, aftr an echo i was told i had mild left ventricle dysfunction, and he just dismissed me telling me it was ok i was on the right medicine.
started me on very low doses and then inched me up every few days until I got a good response without sedation. I responded to Effexor but got high blood pressure from it; also lost sexual response. Switched to Wellbutrin -- had no discontinuation response to Effexor probably because I was simultaneously starting on Wellbutrin. Everyone's different; you really need to experiment with the support of a good doctor.
i have been to my doctors about 6 times with this now and im so frustrated when im told that all it is,is anxiety,ive had blood tests blood pressure ekgs,and 24hour ekg's but i still get told theres nothing wrong because i feel that something bad is wrong with me..the most worrying thing for me is the head dizzyness that can last for hours,i dont feel like im in control,it leaves me with really tired itchy eyes for some reason and very down...
I have been taking Clonazepam for sleep and Citalopram in the morning for anxiety, and I feel great most of the time. Now I only get sleep disturbances and high blood pressure at the onset of my period. I take Mircette for birth control. My family doctor, cardiologist and neurologist are at a loss for any answers. A cardiology workup turned out all good. I would love to know why my BP only goes high at night, and why only when I am on the inert week of birth control pills.
My hearts rate however on the first reading was 160 and went down to 78 on the last reading (which was 109/69) It seems my BP goes up with the heart rate (is this normal) and I never have high diastolic pressure. I am now on a higher dose of citalopram and definately have bad anxiety. I can sometimes see my pulse in my neck in the mirror (was told this was anxiety) and sometimes my pulse feels really strong. Normally, at home my HR is around 60-72 resting.
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Common side effect when starting are nausea and dizziness. High blood pressure, sweating, tremors, shaking are definitely a bad reactions and might also occur with a SNRI. You can try but i think this bad reaction can be avoided with Lyrica or Neurotin but who knows, you could have a bad reaction too but they mechanisms of action are totally different from the SNRIs and SSRIs. Please consider that I'm not a doctor nor a pharmacist and those issues must be discussed with you doctor.
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In the ER they did another EKG, standard ER blood tests, flu and mono test, chest x-ray. My blood pressure and the pulsations in the head were better in 4 hours. They said they saw a patchy area in the lung, and started treating me with Levaquin antibiotics, for possible suspicion of pneumonia (I had no runny nose, no cough, no shortness of breath). They wanted to discharge me right away, I objected and was admitted to the hospital for that night.
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