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Re: Heart Palpatations jimmysbaby

Posted by Emme on October 2, 2001, at 21:50:56

In reply to Heart Palpatations, posted by jimmysbaby on October 2, 2001, at 20:33:57

Hi. I am sorry you're having such scary problems. I was on Effexor for several weeks and it increased my heart rate a lot. We counteracted it with atenolol, a beta blocker that's cardioselective. Worked nicely. I didn't have any lingering problems once I tapered off the Effexor. I hope that your tests are negative. If no heart problems are found, perhaps your symptoms are anxiety related...? Also, how fast did you get off of the Effexor? It sounds like your doctor was eager to get you off the drug. But so many people have a hard time getting off of Effexor that I wonder if you're experiencing some sort of nasty withdrawal symptoms. Just a thought. Best of luck to you.

> I was on effexor for about two months. found it to be very effective for depression. but since starting it I have had severe palpatations. My doctor took me off of it a month ago and the palpations are still terrible. I have never ever had any trouble with my heart. Now I am miserable all the time. Chest pain and pressure are a constant. My doctor won't say the effexor is the couse but he was quick to take me off of it. This is the only thing that could have caused it. I have had a number of test. I have even been hospitalized for the condition. I also have nearly incapitating headaches. These come with the palpatations and both last anywhere from ten minutes to 12 or 14 hours. I am scared. Have I done permanent damage to my heart. The medicine has got to be out of my system by now. Anyone else had the same experience? Talk to me.
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