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Can Zoloft Cause Heart Palpitations
25 mg of zoloft (sertraline) causing heart palpitations? Does this mean something be seriously wrong with my heart? Palpitations stop 2 weeks after stopping Zoloft (sertraline)
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
Should Zoloft (sertraline) be taken with a beta blocker? I just started getting my heart palpitations back again. I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 2 weeks 12.5mg
This is my second day on Zoloft (sertraline) and I feel restless and tired. I'm as well.having heart palpitations will this go away soon?
Yes it will: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea and restlessness. If you stick to your prescribed regimen those initial symptoms will go away. Good luck with your treatment and remember it may take about 4-6 weeks before you start to see changes in your mood with the antidepressant-don't give up! ...Read more
Can Zoloft (sertraline) increase heart palpitations? Is it dangerous? I've had pvcs for years but noticed an increase when starting Zoloft (sertraline) a week ago
Zoloft/ palpitations: At least 1 in 100 people taking Zoloft (sertraline) will experience palpitations so you could be having more on the drug. To determine the significance of the increasing palpitations, I'd contact your doctor to examine you and see if a Holter monitor is indicated (24 hr. continuous monitoring of one's heartbeat with a symptom log kept to correlate palpitations to actual heart rhythm when they occur). ...Read more
My anxiety symptoms went down SO much with Zoloft (sertraline). If I still have lil heart palpitations sometimes, does that mean It's a heart problem & not Anxiety?
My body temp was 101.5 and I had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?
No.: We doctors have a saying: "when you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras." in other words, common things occur much more commonly than rare things. Serotonin syndrome is rare, and typically occurs immediately after taking a drug, not 1.5 months later. The most likely cause of a fever and palpitations is a viral illness. Let your doctor examine you, to put your mind at ease. ...Read more
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx — just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more
Arrhythmia : Sometimes skipped heart beats knows as premature ventricular or atrial contractions (pvc, pac) cause these symptoms, these are benign. There other causes of palpitations like a supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia, these are more serious and should be investigated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor and get a holter monitor to find put what is causing them. ...Read more
Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more
The vagus nerve?: The association between GI activity (e.g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats. ...Read more
Unlikely: Palpitations have been described sensation of irregular heart beats, fluttering or flip flopping of the heart. They are common during pregnancy. They should be discussed with your doctor as testing such as an EKG or holter monitor may be needed to rule out other conditions. Some rare conditions which cause palpitations like thyrotoxicosis may contribute to miscarriage. ...Read more
Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non-specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more
Sometimes: Palpitations are listed as a side effect of welbutrin occurring in up to 2 to 6% of people who are treated with that medication according to lexi-drugs a commonly used drug referrence. ...Read more
Pain related: If there is severe pain — yes. Otherwise, they are unrelated. ...Read more
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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