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I've been on 40 mg of Citalopram (generic of Celexa) for five years now, for general anxiety. It's been working great for me, and a life changer.
?Last week, I had a major increase in anxiety (actually the first bad anxiety episode I've experienced in 5 years). I thought the Citalopram had "pooped out" as they say, so I went in to the doctor's fully expecting to get a new antidepressant prescription. Much to my surprise, they found I had an irregular heartbeat. At first they thought it might be A-fib due to my family history: my Mom, brother, grandma, and several aunts have all had A-fib episodes. The ekg showed that it wasn't A-fib; just an irregular heartbeat with an extra beat sometimes. I later found out my Dad has the same thing, and is also on Metoprolol.
?Anyway, I prescribed 25mg of Metoprolol twice a day. The doctor said it's fine to take with the Citalopram, but of course I'm nervous about it ;-).
?Has anyone else been on both prescriptions at the same time? Are there other beta blockers that would be a better choice to take when taking an antidepressant? On the flip side, are some antidepressants better suited to take with metoprolol? Should I consider asking the doctor about lowering my dose of 40 mg citalopram to 20 mg?
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