Celexa and high blood pressure

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Avatar n tn I would suggest going to see a Cardiovascular specialist. I, also, have had problem with high blood pressure and having to go to the ER. I am 26/male and I had to go to the ER twice for 170/115ish BP readings. They will probably take some hormone blood studies and if anything, involving the hormones, looks out of place they will probably forward you to an Endocrinologist.
Avatar m tn I discussed my resting after bowl movement with someone not a doctor and he said that it maybe little high blood pressure and it goes down after bowl movement. Is this possible? Also does probiotic supplements increase or decrease blood pressure. Probiotics claim they reduce high blood pressure. I am getting mixed information from what I have searched on web. About.com says it can also increase chances of sepis- blood infection and diverticulitis. I don't know if this is true.
Avatar n tn The first time I noticed my blood pressure and pulse being like this was when I first started taking celexa and had been taking prednisone(stopped both) for a month.I developed a bad burning feeling at work that wouldn't go away for 24 hours and my blood pressure and pulse were up. It was blamed on prednisone. ONce after taking 2 ultram for pain and then another time after taking 1/2 darvocet n100 for pain my blood pressure was also up to this level.
Avatar m tn I would get so angry that I would lose sight in my left eye, my blood pressure would rise to a pretty high level and I would sometime get dizzy then pass out. I usually had one of these outbreaks every other day or so, and my parents and grandparents told me that it just runs in the family. Since I've been taking Celexa, I have these outbreaks more on a daily basis and they are more easily brought upon. My questions are: - Is the Celexa making it worse in your opinion?
Avatar n tn and then have to stop it and go through the withdrawal of it if I do get pregnant. Why don't they treat this disorder as any other...like diabetes or high blood pressure?? They depend on their meds everyday. I feel like I am treated more like an addict then a person with a disororder! Any suggestions on how to talk to my doctor about this situation ?? Does Celexa make you gain weight ?? I know these are so many questions to answer....but I am running out of answers...
Avatar n tn So finally I made an appointment to be seen for the dizzyness and to follow-up on getting more Celexa. They prescribed more for me and also drew blood to run tests on. About three days later I realized I wasn't dizzy anymore. Since it took three days, I still hadn't really put two and two together and gotten four, yet. Just now an assistant from the doctor's office called - my results were all negative, nothing was wrong with me.
Avatar n tn Most of the other medication (effexor, Prozac, Zoloft) produce side effects which I did not care for. My doctor and I finally gave Celexa a try. I was taking low dosages (10mg daily) of Celexa and I was doing fine. A few months back my doctor suggested I try Lexapro. I have found that most of the bad side effects of Celexa have been eliminated with this new and so far wonderful medication, I am currently taking 10mg Lexapro daily.
2044839 tn?1331259441 When im on xanax it actully drops in to the 90s or high 80s i think it might be my anxiety/panic disorder but is this all possible? My blood pressure is a lil high on average around 130/85 usually around that area thoughts??? Thank you for replying.
Avatar n tn If you had high blood pressure would you stop taking your med?Its the same with depression. Pl;ease reconsider and if you do decide to quit see your doc and quit under yur docs superviision.
469331 tn?1207193495 But I don't have high blood pressure (and I have a family history of that). And my menstrual cycle last 2-4 days, so I guess I was lucky with that. I am starting week 2 today without any effexor in my body. The side effects of withdrawals started 3-4 weeks ago while weening off, but they became unbearable one week ago when I was completely off. I just wish I had a date that I would feel better so i could see the end of the tunnel.
Avatar f tn Think of it like you would if you had to take blood pressure medication or something. You can't get high of off it!!!! It will though, bring your brain to the point where you'll feel the natural optimistic "highs" of a happy person. It's been a god send for so many people... even addicts. Perhaps especially us! And Sarah, thanks for asking!
Avatar n tn My son has ADD/ADHD and he takes vyvanse but the doctor also prescribed guafacine which is normally used with people with high blood pressure but it has been found that it works bettt6with children with ADD/ADHD. I really have seen a change in his anxiety and levels the vyvanse chemistry out. You should speak to your doctor about it. They say vyvanse is better for children to take anyway.
Avatar n tn But now I have ceased all Celexa and have had brain chills (which feel like electric shocks) and a migraine. Mostly I am relieved to hear that this is not abnormal. So thanks.
Avatar n tn Of course, consult a dr, methadone is nothing to mess around with on your own (detoxing). Blood pressure and other things have to be monitored. It's a very powerful drug, and at those levels, you have to make sure your body is physically up to the challenge!! Good luck and prayers!
Avatar m tn I had this heat wave come over me, my heart rate was out of this world along with my blood pressure and I was dizzy and felt off kilter. I decided not to take the medication and went back to the doctor two days after I took the medication and I still was suffering the effects. She swears to me that it will subside but I still feel strange. Has this happen to anyone out there and if so what did you do?
158939 tn?1274918797 -) Anyway just to let everyone know it's been a week on the Celexa (only 20mg) and I'm feeling a world of difference! If anyone out there is going through depression (especially through hypohell) talk to someone about whether or not you need antidepressants! The Synthroid is still a problem though. The BP is still really high ans is the pulse rate. My TSH is <0.06. Got cut back from 175mcg to 150mcg.
Avatar n tn The first thing they do is take my blood pressure and it is always high because I am so panicked. I used to be able to monitor it at home (it was always normal) but I can't even do that now - it is too scary. I'm constantly worrying about "what if I really have hypertension, diabetes, or whatever disease". This is very embarrassing and I hate feeling so intimidated by doctors.
Avatar m tn 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!?
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn I initially took 10mg for 10 days, then 20mg for 10 days. Then, because I didn't like the side effects (jitteriness, dizziness, and low blood pressure), dropped back to 10mg for 2 days, then 5mg for 2 days. Today, I took 2.5mg for the second day. Tomorrow, I plan to take NONE. I've experienced dizziness (and initially, blood pressure spikes during the dizzy spells) since cutting back on the mg. I think these symptoms have lessened somewhat, though.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn It can often accompany anxiety, as blood vessels contract and expand when we get stressed and then relax and can drive the blood to the head when the vessels start to open up again.
656243 tn?1231291652 no major effects other than sweating alot and theres a proven 90^ chance ur Blood Pressure will raise so keep a eye on it. i stopped cause it put mine to high and im WAY to healthy for that lol.
Avatar f tn I have been under a lot of stress lately, working long hours, not getting enough sleep, and my bp and anxiety have increased - 145/95. I take 160 mg procardia and celexa (20mg [?] and klonopin (.25-.5mg). Could the lack of sleep and the stress at work be causing the higher readings. Usually when I am not stressed it runs about 118/82. I have felt shakey, could be the anxiety, and am totally exhausted.
Avatar n tn Recently at a Walmart I sat down at one of those machines that test your blood pressure and my heartbeat said 115. My blood pressure is fine 112/60. My husband who is 6 ft and weighs 190 his heart beat was like 67, and has a higher blood pressure. I thought it was just a fluke, so now whenever I see those machines I get in it and my heartbeat is always high. Ok now I am worried because I know the slower your heart beats the less work it is doing. Mine is working hard/fast.
11251831 tn?1416585126 Although anxiety and stress can give you the symptoms of dizziness as too can stomach problems, there are other reasons for feeling dizzy too. Blood pressure that is too high or too low can cause dizziness, urinary tract infections, ear infections, having problems with your neck. As you are also experiencing weakness in the arm and heart problems have been ruled out, I would suggest that you should get imaging tests done (xray) on your neck.
Avatar n tn Hello, my name is Jacob. I'm 28, and know I'm not supposed to have high blood pressure. Up until three to four months ago, I wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing as far as eating right. I was involved with drugs up until the point of a "near overdose". Since then, The paramedics said I had an enlarged heart and that I had high blood pressure. Since then, I've seen a doctor about it and they did an EKG and the whole nine yards.
341953 tn?1209485491 so if it really is a chemical inbalance, should i/ do i need to take this stuff? like a person with high blood pressure....they are told they HAVE to take it. should i look at this the same? chemical inbalances in the brain and all that....??? thanks for any thoughts! ps people in OH get ready for the massive snow blast!!!!
Avatar f tn I am only 5 pounds overweight and do not have high blood pressure or diabetes or any major illness. Twice I have gone to the ER, thinking I'm having a heart attack. The results are negative. I have been seen by 2 cardiologists and have had negative EKGs and stress Echos. I do have a high CRP level (about 5). The cardiologists say I should check with my mental health professional since I have a history (controlled on meds) of depression. Mentally, I feel good.