Hi, I was wondering if anyone has developed a long QT (which is an electrical problem with the heart, which can be picked up on an ECG) whilst taking antidepressants? I have suffered with depression and anxiety for 22 years and for most of that time I have been on medication for it. I recently had an ECG as i was feeling some flutters in my chest which wasn't the usual panic attack symptoms for me. Anyway I was found to have a long QT and my GP thought it could be down to the Citalopram which I was on at the time. As there is a danger sudden death with a long qt I had to come off of the Citalopram within days. Once I had a clear week off of the tablets I had another ECG it showed normal again and I was so relieved! My GP then put me on sertraline and last week I was given another ECG as I was feeling the flutters again, and again the ECG showed a long QT. So I am in the process of coming off the Sertraline and this time my GP is reluctant to put me on any other meds. So I am not sure how I will cope without antidepressants (any tips would be great) I know that most people will never get this condition and its not only antidepressants that can cause a long QT syndrome and this post is not meant to cause any panic, it is purely to raise awareness and to see if any others have suffered the same as I have?
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