Anxiety Community
Palpitaions and Lexapro
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Palpitaions and Lexapro

I started taking Lexapro last Fall after I stared having PVC's/PAC's. I've been on it now for awhile but really haven't noticed any decrease in my Palps. As many of you know these skipped beats can have a mind of their own. The one thing that does help me relax when my palps are bad is ativan as needed 1 to 2 mg. So my question is is it really necessary to keep taking the Lexapro? It may be decreasing my overall anxiety but my palps seem to come on when they please.

Thanks!
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
If the Lexapro is helping with your anxiety, then it is doing what it is designed to do in my opinion.  I have palpatations, but they are just a way of life.  I have come to realize that they are just that...palpatations.  If they bother you and contribute to your anxiety, have you have considered counseling?  For me, gaining the knowledge to confront it and deal with it made it much easier to deal with it.  Ativan is usually prescribed short term and you can build up a tolerance to it over time...keep us posted!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I assume you had your heart checked; if your main symptom is palpitations, then a beta blocker might be more appropriate than Lexapro.  But if you had a lot of problems and most have gone away, then stick with the Lexapro -- drugs don't cure, they just mitigate the symptoms.  You'll always have symptoms unless you find a cure through some kind of therapy work.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2 commented on Toxic Herbicides in B...
2 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
donold62 ..had a better day today. Comment
2 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
donold62 joined this community
Welcome them!
2 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48
TX
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48
TX