Heart palpitations with Celexa???

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thursday novemeber 22nd i was prescribed celexa 10mg for 7 days. then the following thursday i would start on 20 mg.

first side effects i noticed were diarrhea, insomnia also got really hyper and was just so awake. i don't know how to explain it.

wednesday november 28th i started to notice heart palpitations when i went to bed. thursday they got worse and happened all day. they werent constant, but they were happening. it's like a flutter then a long hard deep beat i feel through my chest and throat. i got scared and didnt take my 20mg dosage. friday i went to the clinic. they did an ecg. i saw the doctor. the doctor prescribed me effexor which i will start monday.

he said my heart looked fine from the ecg for like 5 seconds while i wasnt having palpitations. the nurse says im probably getting them because of my anxiety.

i dont understand how they could come to that conclusion. Ive been dealing with these issues for countless years and and only decided last week to try my last option which lead me to celexa, and now im randomly getting heart palpitations. that ive never experienced until i started taking this medication.

i havent taken anything since wednesday and im still getting the palpitations. I don't know what to do. it feels like when I try to tell the doctors or nurses how im feeling they dont actually LISTEN to what im saying.

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    those palpitations are from the celexa .and your probably going to get discontinuation symptoms also.the palpitations arent harmful but they do bother some people.palpitations are very common with antidepressants.

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    those palpitations are from the celexa .and your probably going to get discontinuation symptoms also.the palpitations arent harmful but they do bother some people.palpitations are very common with antidepressants.

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    those palpitations are from the celexa .and your probably going to get discontinuation symptoms also.the palpitations arent harmful but they do bother some people.palpitations are very common with antidepressants.

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    Hi Tinker, I get exactly what you are saying about the doctors blaming it on anxiety and feeling that they do not listen to you. Its so frustrating, I have experienced this alot. Infact, when I see my doctor or neurologist, the first thing I say to them is, I do not feel anxious and didnt feel anxious when the symptoms started. Have a read of the patient leaflet that comes with celexa, , and if you get any other symptoms highlight the side effect on the leaflet and show it to your doctor.

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    Hi Tinker, I get exactly what you are saying about the doctors blaming it on anxiety and feeling that they do not listen to you. Its so frustrating, I have experienced this alot. Infact, when I see my doctor or neurologist, the first thing I say to them is, I do not feel anxious and didnt feel anxious when the symptoms started. Have a read of the patient leaflet that comes with celexa, , and if you get any other symptoms highlight the side effect on the leaflet and show it to your doctor.

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    Hi Tinker, I get exactly what you are saying about the doctors blaming it on anxiety and feeling that they do not listen to you. Its so frustrating, I have experienced this alot. Infact, when I see my doctor or neurologist, the first thing I say to them is, I do not feel anxious and didnt feel anxious when the symptoms started. Have a read of the patient leaflet that comes with celexa, , and if you get any other symptoms highlight the side effect on the leaflet and show it to your doctor.

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    Hi Tinker, I get exactly what you are saying about the doctors blaming it on anxiety and feeling that they do not listen to you. Its so frustrating, I have experienced this alot. Infact, when I see my doctor or neurologist, the first thing I say to them is, I do not feel anxious and didnt feel anxious when the symptoms started. Have a read of the patient leaflet that comes with celexa, , and if you get any other symptoms highlight the side effect on the leaflet and show it to your doctor.

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    Hi Tinker, I get exactly what you are saying about the doctors blaming it on anxiety and feeling that they do not listen to you. Its so frustrating, I have experienced this alot. Infact, when I see my doctor or neurologist, the first thing I say to them is, I do not feel anxious and didnt feel anxious when the symptoms started. Have a read of the patient leaflet that comes with celexa, , and if you get any other symptoms highlight the side effect on the leaflet and show it to your doctor.

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    apologies for the same post, there appears to be a problem on here with sending them.

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    I had palpitations with sertraline, I've never had them before or since i stopped taking it. I've not had any with citalopram. Its a fairly common side effect, the nurse should know this. Its nothing to worry about, I came off the sert because it didn't work, not because of the palpitations, they are harmless if not a little annoying. If they are adding to your anxiety then perhaps a change is best. To blame it on anxiety is a nonsense, what are the chances of never having them before and then coincidentally they start occurring when you start a new medication. As with most medications you need to weigh up the pros and cons. Some people are lucky enough to have little or no side effects and get profound relief. Others need to decide whether the positives outweigh the negatives. If you get one or two mild side effects but the medication gives you your life back then (for me) its an easy decision. On the other hand you can have debilitating side effects with little gain, that also makes the decision to change easy.

    Doctors have some knowledge on a vast array of different ailments but they are not specialists. Its your body, use what they say as guidance not as gospel, they have been known to be wrong on occasions. My gallbladder is testament to that, 9 months of utter agony, ambulances, morphine, many visits to the doctors and been fobbed off repeatedly until i formally complained and insisted on a scan. It was completely blocked and removed very promptly once i met the consultant, he couldn't believe i was still walking!!!! Good luck

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    What are the chances of the palps ever go away I wonder. My doctor is switching me from celexa to effexor on monday. If the palps continue i dont think ill ever be able to live with it. its frustrating, scary, bothersome, and bringing my anxiety on more than anything else!

    i had a bad spout of anxiety 5-6 years ago where i had all my fingernails and toe nails all picked off. the skin around my fingers too. it stopped. i managed to get it all under control, i had nice healthy hands and feet... but within a week of this medication i now have no fingernails or toenails left again. I know a week isnt long enough to see full effects of the meds. it could take several weeks before you notice the effects. but this one week has me horrified and so anxiety ridden that i almost feel like the meds are also just a lost cause for me too. 😦

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