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Re: Heart Palpitations

Posted by Patient on October 9, 2003, at 11:39:20

In reply to Re: Heart Palpitations, posted by darthwribar on October 6, 2003, at 9:54:53

I had heart palpitations while taking 20mg Celexa daily. It began a month or two after taking it. It would happen more than once a day, enough to make me take a deep breath feeling that I needed more oxygen. I am now taking 5mg Lexapro daily and only rarely experience this. I've been on Zoloft, Prozac, and Wellbutrin which didn't cause this for me.

If you've just started on Effexor XR, then this side effect may diminish after you've been on it for a month. You might also consider switching to another antidepressant if the symptoms continue or worsen. It can be quite a scary experience to have heart palpitations. Try avoiding caffeine, especially coffee and black teas. I still drink these, but found that palpitations were more numerous after ingesting these while on Celexa.




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