Sertraline and tachycardia

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I have had a stress echo, regular echo, event monitor for 2 weeks, and my cardiologist says that its sinus tachycardia but that its okay. I do not feel that this is ok! or normal. I am being treated for GAD and my doctor says that anxiety can cause this. I would probably be a little more relieved if my heart rate only went up once in a while, but to have this everyday with walking and sitting (going up and then down), Im am really worried that he is missing something.
Has anyone else found this to be true? I'm not spiraling into complete dispair for which I think I have the sertraline to thank and my mind that was once so full of intrusive thoughts and ruminations is clear again, normal reactions & emotions are returning, my sex drive is back (!) so it's definitely working on a lot if levels. Has anyone got any thoughts on the anxiety thing? Thank you.
Altered autonomic nervous activity could potentially lead to higher levels of heart rate during exercise, thus a link between sertraline use and tachycardia could be possible. Tachycardia has been reported in users of sertraline who developed (1) serotonin syndrome (either from concomitant ingestion of other drugs or overdose of sertraline), or (2) AVNRT (an arrthymia also associated with concomitant ingestion of other drugs, particularly stimulants).
Just wondering if anyone is pregnant and taking either Zoloft (sertraline) or Toprol XL (metaporpolol). I currently take both - one for anxiety and the other because I have PVCs and tachycardia (which causes the anxiety). I am now estimated 6 weeks pregnant, and am having to make the decision about wether or not to come off my meds. I am in the process of weighing my pros and cons, but wonder if any other moms have been on any meds while pregnant. I would appreciate any input.
Just wondering if anyone is pregnant and taking either Zoloft (sertraline) or Toprol XL (metaporpolol). I currently take both - one for anxiety and the other because I have PVCs and tachycardia (which causes the anxiety). I am now estimated 6 weeks pregnant, and am having to make the decision about wether or not to come off my meds. I am in the process of weighing my pros and cons, but wonder if any other moms have been on any meds while pregnant. I would appreciate any input.
Just wondering if anyone is pregnant and taking either Zoloft (sertraline) or Toprol XL (metaporpolol). I currently take both - one for anxiety and the other because I have PVCs and tachycardia (which causes the anxiety). I am now estimated 6 weeks pregnant, and am having to make the decision about wether or not to come off my meds. I am in the process of weighing my pros and cons, but wonder if any other moms have been on any meds while pregnant. I would appreciate any input.
I was diagnosed with NCS when I was 19 (passed out in 7 minutes on the tilt table) ; I am currently 28. My husband and I are moving towards getting pregnant. I say moving towards because, with NCS, it's gotta be planned. Prior to our pregnancy plan, my doctor has had me on 30 MG of Adderall XR (the ADHD drug) a day which is combined with 5 MG of Proamatine every 3-4 hours. I cannot tell you what relief these medications bring.
There is a mechanism known to us that explains why caution should be exercised while using a combination of Sertraline and Propranolol. Sertraline and other Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) inhibit a certain enzyme which usually metabolizes Propranolol. Due to this inhibition, Propranolol action may be enhanced. But it will not be appropriate to look at this isolated piece of information and ignore other evidences.
96. I went and had more blood work done monday and still have not received a call from my doctor. I am just nervous and feel bad. I was just talking with guys at work and they never heard of men having thyroid problems, and then I check on line and it is rare. I was just wondering if anyone here knows of any men who have thyroid problems? And if my 16.96 TSH is something to be concerned about. THANKS!
My current treatment is with Ultram for both FMS and RSD and Trazadone for sleep. It's much a 'trial and error'...as what works for some may not be right for others. Hope you feel better soon.
i was taking sertraline (zoloft) and didnt find it effective. i stopped taking it and now im trying to shake the last bit of this anxiety stuff off. meds can be good if you are in really deep anxiety though, only use them temproarily (or at least thats what i say) until you can conquer these panic attacks. having scientific reassurance helps a lot. since you've been tested for multiple things and show up fine, be relieved, that's perfect.
I read Sertraline reacts with Propranolol. It makes Propranolol more toxic and can give me low BP and bradycardia. Recently my BP was a bit high (140/90) and pulse rate was 72. Shall I take the psychiatric medicines and how should I schedule the medications without suffering a lot?
I read Sertraline reacts with Propranolol. It makes Propranolol more toxic and can give me low BP and bradycardia. Recently my BP was a bit high (140/90) and pulse rate was 72. Shall I take the psychiatric medicines and how should I schedule the medications without suffering a lot?
I was reading a posting on the anxiety forum as I also get anxiety alongside continuous sinus tachycardia (for which I don't know the cause and have had all the tests the Dr can think of blood wise and cardio wise).
A couple of days later I started to experience vivid hallucinations and was quite worried. It's been a few weeks now since the overdose and the hallucinations have got a lot better, but I still have a problem where sometimes my eye where if I look at something for too long it merges all together and sometimes my eyes just form random images or patterns - especially in the dark. I see a psychiatrist for depression but I am worried that I have done something to my brain and need some advice.
In a published case report, a 72-year-old woman treated with sertraline and a 32-year-old woman treated with venlafaxine developed movement disorders and symptoms consistent with the serotonin syndrome shortly after single doses of metoclopramide. Both cases resolved following treatment with diazepam, and the patients resumed their sertraline and venlafaxine therapy without further incident.
You are correct about there the MAJOR drug interaction between tramadol and sertraline (Zoloft). Please note that there are several moderate drug interactions with your medications, for example, sertraline (Zoloft), pregabalin (Lyrica), clonidine, and methocarbamol (Robaxin) all can increase side effects such dizziness, drowsiness, and impaired thinking and judgment when taken together. It would be a good idea to review your medication regimen with your provider and pharmacist.
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.
Modafinil may increase the levels/effects of CYP2C19 substrates. Example substrates include citalopram, diazepam, methsuximide, phenytoin, propranolol, and sertraline. CYP3A4 inducers: CYP3A4 inducers may decrease the levels/effects of modafinil. Example inducers include aminoglutethimide, carbamazepine, nafcillin, nevirapine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and rifamycins. CYP3A4 inhibitors: May increase the levels/effects of modafinil.
A lot of negative things had happened in my life and my new doctor (she is very nice) wished me to be put on to Sertraline (along with a therapist for self-help) to try to manage low mood and anxiety. She wished to check to see if an ECG showed Long QT and so I underwent this at the surgery. I cannot remember if she told me that I was borderline or that it was ok...i think she meant the previous Long QT was borderline. My previous doctor had put me on Propanolol.
Antidepressant medications -- Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants -- including fluoxetin (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), and escitalopram (Lexapro) -- may cause serotonin syndrome. This condition is characterized by rigidity, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hyperthermia (high body temperature), restlessness, and diaphoresis (sweating).
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - such as fluoxitine (Prozac) sertraline (Zoloft,) and paroxetine (Paxil) - have also been used to treat these syndromes. Anti-anxiety drugs - such as alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan) help to control symptoms of anxiety. Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs - Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil,) and naproxen (Naprosen, Aleve) can help control the pains associated with the dysautonomias, especially fibromyalgia.
Arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, and hypotension. There have been reports of QT prolongation and torsades de pointes." http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/mobileart-rx.asp?drug=zithromax&monotype=rx-ad&monopage=4 If they did an EKG and work-up on you at the E.R., they should have noticed any significant changes in your EKG that would have been relevant to the advisory issued by the FDA.
They hooked me up to an EKG and found absolutely nothing, the doctors diagnosed me with Tachycardia and refereed me to a heart doctor the next day. I wore a holter monitor for 24 hours and followed up with my family doctors just as they told me to. My doctor told me that the results showed that I have an abnormal heart rhythm or heart palpitations. She ordered the blood work and everything came back normal so it wasn't anything serious with my body that was causing this.
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. However, I just cant feel that the anxiety is gone as it used to without Zoloft, it is always there, before taking it I could get to feel "normal" but now I just dont feel right taking the Zoloft and dont get to feel my old self. I've been doing researching a lot about CBT and think that was how I was getting rid of my anx before the Zol.
I was reading this and realized that one of the reasons I can't sleep is my heart feels like it's beating out of my chest. I'm on Sertraline and Zanex. Now I'm wondering if this is due to the Sertraline. I take 1/2 the pill at dinner and 1/2 in the am. Otherwise I don't sleep. Also, it took three months before I stopped feeling sick to my stomach from it. Hang in there!
I had Triple By-Pass in April, 2001 and was hospitalized for atrial fibrillation and tachycardia in June, 2001 and November 2002. I then learned my left atrial is enlarged. I just discovered (via a 30 day EKG monitor) that I am having PAC triplets, supra ventricular ectopy, ventricular ectopy, ventricular triplets, ventricular couplets, sudden rate increase (55-98), sinus bradycardia and SVPB. I am having all of them on a daily basis for about 5 weeks now.
In my case I did not have good insurance so I would go into the emergency room and lie and say I was having chest pain so They would have to look a litlle harder look at me .
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I have a very long history of tachycardia and PVC's (30 years; I am now 49) and have had a lot of medical attention. The many ER docs, cardiologists and PCP's have always concluded that I have nothing structurally wrong with my heart. They treat my condition as a benign sinus arrythmia, and many have said it is related to anxiety. For several weeks now I have had a very irregular heartbeat --- much worse than in the past --- that seems to be unrelated to lying down, standing, walking etc.
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