I’m so desperate people, it feels so lonely as it seems that I’m out of options, so please take time to read and share any ideas😥🙏🏼
I’m 40 years male and unfortunately have suffered from anxiety as long as I can remember, it was first managed fine through Citalopram for about 1 year, until i woke up one morning suddenly feeling so weak that I couldn’t even stand up of my feet. My normal resting HR of 70 had dropped to below 50 with very low Blood pressure, including all the symptoms of bradycardia. I went to a cardiologist who ran a lot of expensive tests and finally recommended coming off the citalopram and a peace maker if that didn’t help!!!
GP put me on 40 mg seroxat and thankfully my symptoms were restored within a few days.
This was 6 years ago and I felt so thankful for this second chance. But a year ago the same scary scenario happened again, dangerously low heart rate and all the other awful symptoms with it
Drastic change was needed and my psychiatrist reduced the dosage of seroxat from 40mg to 30mg, this helped once again but only temporary . Being so desperate , I have since gradually reduced the dosage and down to only 5 mg per day now. All the suffering the extreme withdrawal symptoms, (severe insomnia, depression, panics,...) only gave me 4 days free of bradycardia. just on the tiny dose of 5mg per day. How can this be possible?😥😥
No words can describe how sad and exhausted I feel right now. All the bad symptoms of bradycardia (can’t even move or eat) but also suffering from withdrawal symptoms as well as panic attacks and anxiety. I’m ready to give up with no hope.
Please write to me, I know I must be an odd case but does anyone know of any alternative to SSRI’s that wouldn’t cause me a low heart rate?
Is it even the small 5mg seroxat causing this?
Could Pregabalin be a last resort for me? 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼