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Re: Severe Melancholic. My story. Please help. SLS

Posted by papillon2 on August 19, 2012, at 4:05:23

In reply to Re: Severe Melancholic. My story. Please help. papillon2, posted by SLS on August 17, 2012, at 2:57:10

> Hi.
> > Various supplements and Aspirin to manage Nortriptyline related cardiac issues.
> What are the issues?
> What supplements do you use to address them?

Tachycardia, palpitations and chest pain. A full list of my supplements is here:
But it's only the 2-3g of high-potency fish oil which helps with the cardiac side effects, along with aspirin.

They were suggested by a cardiologist who wasn't certain they would help, but noted that they were good for overall heart health. I wasn't totally convinced until my chest hurt like hell one day, my heart was going bonkers and I realized I had forgotten to take my aspirin and fish oil for a few days. The same thing occurred when I forgot again later. I don't forget them anymore!

I still have (slightly improved) tachycardia, but no major chest pain or palpitations so long as I take the fish oil and aspirin. Otherwise it is extremely uncomfortable. I wouldn't be able to tolerate 100mg Nortriptyline, that's for sure.

Is it worth it? Yes.

Ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering
there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in
~ Leonard Cohen




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