Palpitations and warm feeling in chest

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ive been taking sertraline 50mg now for 3 weeks.

i was rushed to hospital xmas eve with a suspected heart attack at the age of 33! everything came back fine test wise!? so the doctor prescribed sertriline as he said i was suffering anxiety from a ex and a bad 4 years of what some exes do!! fighting for my house and 50/50 custody of my child.

i still get hassle from the ex which the doctor thinks this is the cause!? ive had bad side affects the non sleeping sickness and im still not feeling better!? but the heart palpitations and the warm chest feeling happens about 10am-11am after i take the tablet at 6am in morning before work! im quite worried about this and been back to docs! he put me on 24 hour ecg and still waiting for results!? anyone else had this? cheers jamie

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    Hi jamie yes I used to get it when I was on citalopram, it will not hurt you it is just a side effect of the drug working on your nervous system and I used to get about the same time of day as you are, in the end I used to wait for it to happen because in a reassuring why it signalled that the meds were working and it was another step closer to feeling better. You have nothing to worry about re symptoms all perfectly normal side effects as scary as they may feel

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      hi sue,

      thank you, i still feel panicked as im still under investigation for my heart! but knowing someone has shared the same, i feel a little relaxed! i did forget to mention, i had the most terrible night sweats!!! on few occasions, the point where i had to wake my wife to be up and change the sheets!

      thank you for your reply its nice to hear


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