Sertraline and heart disease

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My brother thinks his heart is enlarged. I have no idea what an enlarged heart looks like, but when he first got his xrays, his heart was not this big and in this picture you can tell it has "grown". That is what concerns me.
In most patients with any evidence of previously known heart disease, it is likely that their syncope is related to a cardiac arrhythmia, usually VT. This is a serious matter because in patients with syncope due to VT, it’s common for SCD to occur within the ensuing year, this should be preventable if the cause of the syncope is found and managed. All cardiac arrhythmias can be effectively controlled if proper diagnosis is made with the help of cardiac electrophysiologic studies.
OMG don't even get me started on hormones and menopause issues and the heart....i would probably end up blowing up my computer w. all i could tell you about that part of it. I am now in my mid 50's went into peri menopause in my early 40's and finally in the past couple of years am starting to settle down a little with everything that my body is doing to rebel against me.
Hi Esther Yes, very normal for metoo and I am sure many others. I get bouts of rapid heart beating and feeling that my heart is skipping a beat or two and chest pains. I too went to the Doctors this time last year he did and E.C.G which was fine.He did put me on Pantoprazole 20 mg for acid stomach, even though I would not have said that I had a problem with that but they seem to have helped. Just last week while at work it happend again .
my symptoms are (and im sure i will miss a few) dizzyness, lightheadedness,blurry vision ,rapid or slow heart rate,confusion,heart / chest pain,tight chest and throat,lack of oxygen,vomiting,pins and needles all over body,skiping heart beat,headaches,numbness in arms, leggs,face,hands,and lips. musckle weakness to the point i cant even stand or walk...the list can go on forever. im taking 3 medications to help controll it but everyday is a strugle. so for all sufferers....
I am scared because heart disease runs in my family, hypertension and stroke, some diabetes. I feel it would be wise for me to see my orthopaedist about my leg and see a specialist about my BP, cardiologist maybe. I have a heart murmur have since childhood, leaky valve, mitral valve prolapse. I also take meds for hypothyroid, depression (sertraline hcl), anxiety (PTSD), skelaxin, prn cyclobenzaprine (not with other meds), now tramadol hcl. Can someone validate my concern about waiting?
For those you are concerned about Lyme disease and think that it's a very rare disease you are wrong. If it was not misdiagnosed so often it would be at 200,000 cases per year in the U.S making it way more prevalent than AIDS. At least 50% of the ticks are infected now. Watch this trailer or buy the documentary. It's called Under Our Skin. http://www.underourskin.com/watch.html Get the correct information regarding Lyme disease it is now epidemic and it only have been around since 1981.
I had an intuition something bad might happen on the forum, so I checked in and found your message. You have already become part of OUR heart and OUR home, so you need to stay with us and let us support you. You are not crazy, imagining things, somaticizing, or anything like that. It is so hard when a doctor that you felt so close to reveals that he basically knows nothing about your symptoms, about you or about your life. How awful! Dump him.
They really suggested that I get an epideral to keep me calm and to control the pain from exacerbating my condition. My heart rate and blood pressure had some problems but both of us were able to pull through. My doctor and OB now tell me that I really can't take a risk again and that I should be blessed with the one i have so i won't be having anymore (unless i'm stubborn enough to not listen again). I hope this answered your questions.
I had to stop drinking because I had no idea what was wrong with my liver. I thought I was developing that disease that Muhumed Ali has because I talk and move so slowly. My hair started falling out. I had long locks, but I went ahead and cut all my hair off. I wear a bald head now. I attributed the tiredness and weakness to getting older. I don't have the excitement and passion of emotions anymore. I stay to myself becasue I don't enjoy others company like I used to.
i had 2 major surgeries on my back in 03' and 07' and have chronic degenerative disease so i am in constant pain...but not so much that i need this much medication. i was gonna try to taper down 1 pill a week but i dont know if that is too fast. maybe i should do half a pill per week....the longer the taper the less the withdrawals will be. what do you think? what has your experience been coming off and how did you do it? thanks.
I have, over the years, found that I'd rather suffer the stress of having the palpations and enjoy my coffee and chocolate, after I figured out that the heart flutterings and poundings wasn't going to kill me on the spot.LOL But they do freak you out when they first start.. Also the Mitral Valve Prolapse can cause these symptoms.. Even then I believe the Brown Rule applies but you can ask your Doc. I doubt this was much help, but I try.
She also had symptoms of feeling faint when awake and her night symptoms were similar to waking from a nightmare (pounding heart, sweating, and a feeling of your heart jumping like being startled). This disease is mainly diagnosed in young adults and can be diagnosed by a simple EKG. We were lucky she got a great ER doctor that was familiar with it and she now is on medication to control it. Please don't just assume that it's stress or panic until you get a thorough check-up. Good Luck!
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
I live very differently than my parents, grand parents, and brothers in that I avoid milk, cheese, fatty meats, fried foods, don't do drugs, got a high school and college education, served in the military, get regular physical exercise 6 days a week, and look very good. Me and my brother are like night and day. I hope I avert the heart disease disaster by being contrarian to my relatives, but I know I take on a hell of a lot of pollution.
About 17 Months ago Due to a freinds excessive pressure I took Hashis smoke for the first time. Immidiately My heart begin a rapid palpitation followed by heavvy sweating and fear. After 1 month of the incident I began taking Clonazepam 0.5mg and Sertraline HCl (zosert 50mg) during bedtime. It was quite okay before six months but now I'm Suffering from Miagrane and Depression since last 6 months. Can U tell Me an effective alternative for my disease? Please Help me.....
The friend has reassured me time and time again that he is negative and plus we used protection. But everynow and then my ocd flares up and nothing that anyone says can convince me otherwise. The friend thinks that I am a complete lunatic and we hardly speak to each other anymore as a result of all this. This isn't the first time I have thought I have had HIV, in the past I have worried about this and despite negative tests I still remained convinced that I have HIV.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety course...it while irritating, maybe even maddening...it is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
I know it's hard but u should tell ur parents it really helps to tell someone. I am 30 and been suffering for a year now and only recently told my parents and family. But they have been a great support. I have been taking sertraline for about 5 weeks now and just starting to feel an improvement. I think u need to tell ur parents and get and see ur doctor. Good luck.
Unlike Alzheimer disease, ARCD is not considered a disease and is a more gradual and, perhaps, normal consequence of aging. Study participants were given 900 mg per day of DHA from algal oil or placebo for 24 weeks. Those taking DHA showed significant improvements in verbal recognition memory, but no improvement in working memory or on executive function tests. Plasma DHA levels doubled in the group receiving the supplementation.
Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
It is scary and disconcerting, my heart can beat fast and loud, my eyes unfocus, I see things that aren't there, my eyes feel strange and of curse my brain. As if someone is switching me off for a second. Part of me thinks that one time it will switch off for good but I just want it to stop! I hope to hear some more diagnoses and think I should go to a doctor about this if going back on my meds doesn't help.
Caution is advised if oral corticosteroids and NSAIDs are used together, especially in patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease or GI bleeding and in elderly and debilitated patients. During concomitant therapy, patients should be advised to take the medications with food and to immediately report signs and symptoms of GI ulceration and bleeding such as severe abdominal pain, dizziness, lightheadedness, and the appearance of black, tarry stools.
As always I thank you for your time and patience in dealing with a mom who is scared of this disease and needs information and reassurance.
cant go out or even do a full day at work without the funny feelings of dizziness, and fuzzy feelings in my head feeling so delirious and not all there. The heart beat thing i get aswell which is horrible when you feel dizzzy as you start to think your having a heart attack or something. I also get bad headaches which i have been told are contributed by stress. I wish someone could help me.
Research now correlates chronically elevated levels of cortisol with blood sugar problems, fat accumulation, compromised immune function, exhaustion, bone loss, and even heart disease. Memory loss has also been associated with high cortisol levels. Continual stress can indeed have a negative impact on your health. An additional problem of long-term elevations of cortisol is that the adrenal gland may wear itself out and no longer be able to produce even normal levels of cortisol.
Then after a few days I noticed by the end of the week that my heart was beating erratically. I reduced the dose and the heart palpatations went away. However now I notice that my left eye is blurry. At first I was trying to adjust to my glasses and several times, sure enough, there was a spot on the glasses. However, after taking my glasses off over 20 times a day to clean the left lens I've now determined that it is my left eye, not the glasses.
For about 2 months being completely off the drug I experienced horrible depression and the worst anxiety I have ever had. My husband and I were hoping to start trying for another baby but this is being put on hold and a new doctor put me on 50 mg of Zoloft which I have started taking for about a week now. My problem is it feels like it isn't doing anything. Also I would appreciate any advice on taking Zoloft and pregnancy.
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