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Re: Can stopping a TCA cause palpitations? KaraS

Posted by 4WD on July 24, 2005, at 22:54:43

In reply to Can stopping a TCA cause palpitations?, posted by KaraS on July 23, 2005, at 14:49:47

> I have posted a few messages here over the past couple of months about my having heart palpitations. I may have mentioned that when I'm on a small amount of doxepin, I don't have or notice the palpitations. I thought that maybe the doxepin ironically provided some kind of buffer against them. Ed said that it was entirely possible. Now, however, I found out that a friend of mine has just gone off of a TCA and she started having palpitations as well. I am wondering if our bodies don't adjust to the TCA and then are thrown out of balance when we stop the TCA, therefore causing the palpitations. It just seems too coincidental that another person, who normally does not have any palpitations or history of heart problems, should also experience these palpitations upon discontinuing a tricyclic.
> Does this make sense to anyone else?
> K


I found that when I started meds (among them were Prozac, Celexa and imipramine) or increased or reduced dosage, I was prone to palpitations. They subsided as I adjusted to the drug or the different dosage.





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