Zoloft side effects heart palpitations

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Avatar n tn One doctor prescribed medication for heart palpitations but I wouldn't take because I thought the side effects could possibly make it worse. I have tried aspirin thinking it will thin my blood and maybe that will help. So far, nothing has. I am so very thankful that I found this website and people like me who suffer from this horrible problem. My email is ***@****.
Avatar f tn But the thing that is bothering me the most is heart palpitations. I can hear and feel my heart pounding a lot of the time. My heart isn't racing -- it is still beating at the same rate but it feels like it is beating MUCH harder. It's kind of scary and very distracting. Makes it hard to concentrate on anything else. I told my gastro about this on Tuesday and he didn't seem to take it very seriously. Asked me if I was drinking enough water and getting enough salt in my diet.
Avatar n tn I think it is one of the older betablockers. Perhaps there are issues with side effects or something like that which make the more commonly prescribed beta blockers (propranolol, atenolol) more favorable by comparison. I have always had low bp too so I take a low dose. My worry is that I will adjust to it and it will stop working for me but I am just trying to enjoy the nice smooth heartbeat I have at the moment.
Avatar n tn Palpitations or "premature ventricular contractions" occur in 100% of the population. Why? In easy to understand terms, it's because every cell of the heart wants to be a pacemaker. So every now and then, a cell depolarizes early and that spreads like a wave across the heart from cell to cell causing the ventricle to contract early. Well since it's early, it hasnt had a chance to fill up much with blood so a person may not feel the beat or if its very faint.
Avatar n tn If you search through this forum, you will see that many are afflicted with palpitations, and in some they can cause a great deal of anxiety and suffering. If you've have no structural heart disease, palpitations are relatively benign from a prognostic standpoint. You might search back to see how others have dealth with thier anxiety and symptoms.
Avatar m tn When you need it you need it, but since you seem to be emotionally doing pretty well, I wonder if you haven't tried first to deal with this in therapy, particularly CBT and exposure therapy, rather than turning to meds and all their complications. As for the Zoloft, the first side effects of anti-depressants don't necessarily last, but it is common for them to be stimulating.
909086 tn?1242664364 , but my biggest complaint (that doesn't fit symptoms of hypo) is heart palpitations. At their worst, I was having them for sometimes 5 - 6 hours a day. I did see a cardiologist, who did an EKG, echocardiogram, and also had me a wear an 24-hour heart monitor. After reviewing all of the tests, the cardiologist said that I had a perfectly healthy heart, and that the palpitations were most likely a result of hypothyroidism.
Avatar n tn First of all, do you take any other depression drugs, or mood disorder drugs such as SNRIs and SSRI ? If mixed with these, Zoloft can cause serotonin syndrome. This includes fever, sweating, muscle stiffness, trouble thinking clearly, a change in mental functioning, sleepiness, or change in your breathing, heartbeat and blood pressure disorder. If this is the case, you should stop taking Zoloft and speak to your Doctor.
Avatar n tn I read in another article that other side effects include increased anxiety and heart palpitations. How can this drug reduce panic but increase anxiety at the same time? I guess I'm asking what is the difference?
Avatar n tn Severe heart palpitations. Did the whole cardiology tests, halter monitor etc. They wanted me to take Beta Blockers, but it doesn't sound like that would help solve the problem, just alleviate the symptom. I had taken care of a yeast infection (with a pill), but it didn't help the heart palpitations. My thyroid tests come back ok. Bood tests ok. Dr. said if I had adrenal problems they would show up in my blood tests around my kidneys. I don't know but my head hurts everytime my heart pauses..
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
Avatar f tn I am also very annoyed with my doctor because heart palpitations and some of the other effects i have experienced are serious side effects which the manufacturer states are reasons to stop taking it. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Plan on giving the new dose about 4 weeks (maybe even a bit longer) to be able to see the full effects. Any side effects (including the headache)...should abate after 2 weeks or so. Keep in contact with your doctor on how you're doing...hang in there!
Avatar f tn I am on my 5ht night of taking zoloft. can zoloft cause your heart to feel like its pounding and cause palpitations? i went to the ER and my EKG came back fine. but im still freaking out.
Avatar n tn I had the same problems when I withdrew from zoloft and went right on paxil the same week. They both have terrible side effects! I was on zoloft for a month, then switched to Paxil (had even worse side effects) After 1 month of being on the Paxil, I couldn't take it anymore. I too felt like I was going crazy!! I had a dry mouth, more anxiety, lost interest in sex, constipation, increased sweating...you name it!! I have now been off the Paxil for about two weeks.
5391794 tn?1392785696 That was where you found the weird foot/muscle/toe twitch thing, right? I wonder if I told you that one of the biggest side effects I had from Zoloft was an increase in the amount of time I spent doing fun things with my friends...........maybe that would happen to you, too!
Avatar n tn I am also having heart palpatations. Also having pains in left side of chest. I was in ER in a-fib with 180 beats for 4 hours. Doctors did c-scan found no problems with heart. Blood pressure never went up, reading from blood were great and since I do not smoke or drink, and I had a heart cath 6 years ago, they ruled out blocked arteries. They gave me lanoxin to keep heart regular and axid for butterfly and skipping beats. Question is when do you know to go to hospital?
Avatar n tn But I am having sooo much trouble--I too am dizzy, nauseaus, headachey,and all shaky sometimes-plus I am really having trouble with breathing --and heart palpitations...do other people have any of these CREEPY things happen?? It is so sad to me that so many people in our nation would be so depressed,etc and on all these crazy drugs!!
Avatar n tn If this is the case, then weighing the side effects of the zoloft against the benefits of it's treating your anxiety and depression is what you need to do with your physician in order to decide what is best for your overall health. Good Luck. I hope this information has been helpful, please feel free to write back with any further questions.
Avatar n tn If it ends up being a post partum depression then don't just try one drug, there are many out there to try out, I found Zoloft which I took after our second child, kept me awake and had horrible side effects. In the last 3 yrs+ they have researched lexapro for use post partum and I took it about 5 mths after this delivery. Its well researched with breast feeding and I personally have had NO side effects at all. So I would start there if that is the track you end up going down.
Avatar n tn It's hard to tell if you are experiencing side effects too or just the symptoms of anxiety/depression. These effects may very well subside with time on the medicine. The most important thing to do now is CALL YOUR DOCTOR and let him, with your help, make the call over what to do. Goood luck..let us know how you make out.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your advice but these side effects are listed in the serious section of the side effect list and I really hope they will go away and are not too serious. They are frightening and I've been on the pills nearly four weeks now. I really want these ones to work ! I will try to persevere until i see the doc again in four weeks but it is scary when my pulse goes v fast or v slow and irregular and I'm worried it won't improve with time.
Avatar f tn phen does have possible side effects of increased blood pressure, some people have increased heart rate, palpitations, etc. i personally felt a bit jittery for about 2 days, then felt sick the 3rd day b/c the thought of eating anything made me want to puke b/c i had NO appetite and i literally had to force myself to eat, which makes eating healthier much easier b/c i had no cravings, and still dont and i'm on week 5. and now i feel great. so far i've lost 20 pounds.
Avatar n tn After one week I have still been experiencing side effects of 25mg Atenolol including lethargy, occasional muscle pains in feet, cold extremities, overall tiredness. The most disturbing is the short breathed, pressure feeling in my chest. Last night while laughing I had some wheezing and productive coughing (some fluid). I have bronchitis during severe chest colds and the wheezing was similar although I did not need my inhaler.
Avatar n tn I am just wondering can side effects appear after a year of none. I am starting to taper off slowly after visiting my Dr. Most seem to think that side effects appear right away, not a year later. I have lost 12 pounds recently in less than a month and even though I have stopped the weight loss, am wondering if that could have an effect on the toprol strength. I have been told it could also be anxiety, but I am not prone to that and have never ever had this before.
1337456 tn?1278437461 Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Avatar n tn I was in my 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester of lawschool then-I know this now because I'm still there, hardly any memory of it though. The side effects were brutal, my thick waist legnth hair nearly all fell out or broke off, I cried through my classes, wept with fatigue and depression, had numerous experiences where I'd realize I had know idea where I was or how I got there--more crying then. And I don't even want to think about the excruitating headaches.
1252690 tn?1269313196 since then i have had heart palpitations difficulty breathing i feel like i am going to die. did the zoloft do something to the chemicals in my brain and make me have a panic dissorder? or is it just the trauma from the event that did it?
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