Zyprexa and heart disease

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Avatar f tn Do you have any history of high blood pressure, or heart disease? If so, you may want to just play it on the safe side and get checked. In the very least, give your PCP a call and explain the symptoms. It very well is likely nothing to be concerned about, but it is always better to err on the side of caution when having these kinds of symptoms. Also, are you diabetic? Zyprexa can increase your blood sugar, and although you have only been on it briefly...
616450 tn?1228437227 I've been taking Zyprexa at bedtime for the past few nights, per Endo #3, and I feel a lot better, folks. As a matter of fact, I felt better almost immediately after taking the first dose. It seems to act quick, like Xanax, but stays in the bloodstream longer or something. Dr. Pretorius was concerned that I was getting a little too used to Xanax, so he wants me to try to gradually come off of that and he'll increase the Zyprexa dosage.
Avatar m tn There are some considerations when on Zyprexa, you will have to have occasional blood work done, as Zyprexa can cause high blood sugar, increased cholesterol and lipids. If you are at increased risk for heart disease, there may be some risks that you would want to talk to your doctor about.
616450 tn?1228437227 He said thyroid patients and diabetics are at an increased risk for heart problems (which I already knew). Has any one had a stress test and found out their heart is actually OK, like I hope and pray mine is? Meanwhile, I get to stop wearing the CardioPAL event monitor in less than a week, which makes me happy. I'm just so worried about the heart thing now. I am WAY too young to have a heart condition.
Avatar n tn At the time, I requested that I be tested for thyroid disorder and Lyme disease. My Lyme disease test came back negative and my thyroid showed a 2.4 with the normal range being 0.358-3.74. At that point it was suggested that it may be a mental health issue and subsequently I began the journey down the mental health “rabbit hole.” As stated earlier, I have still not fully felt normal again to this day and I have tried just about every drug, as well as had a sleep study done (bunch of bologna).
633284 tn?1271718018 I get heart arrythmias daily some small some big. I have had 4-5 ECGs and and ultra sound of my heart and a holter monitor for a month and also 2 x-rays...everything came back nornal as well as all blood work. I started suffering from panic attacks b/c of my heart in the first place....I felt the need to pass out I never do but it feels like it. I breath slowly and I either lay back with my legs up or put my head between my legs and usually I am okay.
Avatar n tn a blood clot) in the heart due to atrial fibrillation Other reasons include excessive narrowing of large vessels due to an atherosclerotic plaque and increased blood viscosity due to some blood diseases. TIA is related with other medical conditions like hypertension, heart disease (especially atrial fibrillation), migraine, cigarette smoking, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus. A TIA can be brought on by the use of certain psychiatric drugs such as Zyprexa”. Taken from http://en.
Avatar f tn The finding is the latest in a succession of recent reports contradicting the long-held assumption that the new drugs, which include Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel, are safer than the older and much less expensive medications that they replaced. The risk of death from the drugs is not high, on average about 3 percent in a person being treated at least 10 years, according to the study, published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Avatar f tn I was at the doctor the other day, and he listened to my heart, but the gurgling and vibrating wasn't happening then. Do you think he still would have been able to tell if there was a valve problem? Thanks for your response!
Avatar f tn I suffer from Anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and I been having lots of trouble with high heart(tachicardia) with no aparent serious heart problem. I been having issues with not sweating much till recently when I started drinking sports drink with patassium and sodium, today my heart rate was more normal 109 instead of 145 in the heat sitting this time I was dripping with sweat.
Avatar n tn Personally I have kind of dropped off of it because I feel it makes me MORE groggy and withdrawn than helping. But then I am disgusted with feeling so tired and down and in pain BUT I'm not depressed about it at all. It's a nuisance but expected and I try to look at it that way. I hope you find the answers that you need. when I was new I posted questions so fast and furiously it was beyond words. You've come to the right place. Nobody ever seems to mind and they are just SO helpful!
Avatar n tn I become soaked from sweat, rapid heart beat, numbness in my fingers and just feeling detacted. I am conviced the only way is to use the Asheton method which tapers you off using valuim for over 6 months. The theory is that they switch you from klonopin or xanax to valium becuse it is easier to taper of of then it is done very slowely. You stabalize at a specic dose for two weeks before you go down. These detox centers to not have the time because of inusrance retraints to do it right.
Avatar n tn In the year that I have been on Armour, my cholesteral has dropped 48 points, my blood pressure has gone back down and is now 117/79, my risk for heart disease has gone from high to less than 1% chance. My triglycerides went from 210 to 100 and my C-reactive protein has dropped to 0.2, hair has finally stopped falling out, is soft and growing back! Please take the time to look up Armour in your search engine, Armour will change your life.
Avatar n tn 2000 - husband had cancer of kidney but survived, 2001- husband's dad died and I had to go on disability due to my seizures, 2003 - my mother at a young age of 66 suddenly died of a massive heart attack and and husband had his bad semi-truck wreck where another semi-truck ran upon top of his semi-truck and did not get his disability going until 2005. Anyway, the government stopped paying for my medicine due to both of us drawing too much and I could not afford the Depakote ($400.
233488 tn?1310696703 03, 2013 By Ravikumar Chockalingam MD and Dragan Svrakic MD Special to The Kansas City Star Imagine the public outrage if a toxic drug was approved without any regulation for “recreational” use in adults and children that suppresses the immune system, causes schizophrenia, mental illness, brain and lung disease including cancer and death. Also, many long-term and frequent users of this toxic drug have lowered IQs, impaired memory, poor judgment and diminished driving ability.
Avatar f tn I understand that you don't like exposing yourself to strangers, absolutely, my only advice is to (at least try) think of this professionally, you're doing this to rule out heart disease and to live a better life, not to cheat on your husband. You should discuss this with your husband AND the cardiologist. I'm sure they both will understand, and you can be pretty sure the cardiologist have experienced this several times before.
Avatar m tn i have been very lethargic lately,i take zyprexa 5mg,ativan 0.5mg,paxil 10 mg and procyclidine 2.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
480448 tn?1426952138 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....
1323357 tn?1274826939 nerve health Magnesium supplements are good for the heart, for the blood flow, and can help prevent anxiety and stress. Magnesium can also help to relieve insomnia and depression. Take a good Omega-3 supplement every day. Also, you should take a good multivitamin supplement every day. If your DP has come on because of taking drugs, you may feel quite guilty; Remember: It's not your fault! It's nobody's fault.
Avatar n tn Have a happy Mothers Day :) Over here Mother's Day is in March in the cold weather :) The research re seretonin levels on autopsy re schizophrenia, I'll search it out another time and post the link for you. Its scientific research, the levels are much higher than they should be and its definitely seretonin that they measured. Don't know about dopamine levels - maybe that too, but this particular reasearch was on seretonin.
Avatar n tn All the web sites I have been to link mental health and well being to the function of the thyroid. I am on zyprexa/celexa combo for the bipolar and synthroid/cytomel for my lack of thyroid.I also have a therapist that works with my med manager and I like to say my bi polar is in remission.I take my meds faithfully now for 6years and that is a bi polar record. Let me know if I can be of any help cause I have been there where you are and I understand. Prayers and hugs for you.
Avatar n tn Eventually, I was so sick of the side-effects of the bipolar meds (Zyprexa, Abilify, and Prozac cocktail at that time) that I took myself off them and suffered the worse withdrawal period of my life... and I'm a recovered heroin addict. When I was finally through the withdrawals from those medications which made me dysfunctional beyond my normal episodes of depression and hypomania, I obviously did not feel good.
1580318 tn?1550258081 Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. But this important information is often shrouded from public view, which intentionally perpetuates the myth that the benefits of FDA-approved drugs far outweigh any risks.
Avatar n tn About four years ago I became unwell, I collapsed at work with what I described as dizziness, my legs went weak and and my left arm and I had pains in my heart and it felt as if something was forcing me down to the ground it was very frightening and I was rushed to A+E they did all the routine checks and with it being Christmas they told me I had been over doing it, I went home and rested for a couple month which was what it took to regain enough strength to walk from one room to another.
Avatar n tn I'm wondering why he would be on both Geodon and Zyprexa. They are both antipsychotics. The Simvastatin is for cholesterol. Does he have high cholesterol or heart disease? The Colace might be inevitable with the other medications, because they can cause constipation. Have you considered a second opinion? Is he being treated by a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescent psychiatric medicine?
Avatar n tn Life has been one hell of a roller coaster, but in this time I have managed to graduate college and an MBA, secure and maintain a well-paying and fulfilling business career and marry the love of my life (and hang on to her thus far). I have seen 3 different family doctors, 2 different psychiatrists and 1 endocrinologist...
Avatar f tn After I eat I have diarrhea and than feel shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat and sometimes pain in my left elbow when I bend it and right and left stomach and upper back and sometimes when i lay down i have rapid heartbeat and gas and have to get up 2 or 3 times to go pee and I've layed down and felt hungry when i wasn't and than felt bloated and lightheaded and I've went and had my blood checked and heart enzymes thyroid liver came back normal no problems and upper and lower go and ultras
Avatar f tn My bp has been fine and im told my heart is fine. Sometimes it's really bad and others it's either not noticeable or not there. I had a brain scan in nov which was apparently normal. I mentioned it to a gp and neurologist and i am certain they called it 'titillation', and the woman gp laughed when she told me. I have other problems, i have sensory problems and weakness so was tested for ms with the brain scan.