Depression Community
Can antidepressants cause atrial fibrillation?
About This Community:

Join others suffering from Depression. Turn to them for guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

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

Can antidepressants cause atrial fibrillation?

My symptoms seemed to begin when i began taking setraline/zoloft. Fast pulse, fast fluttery pulse, slow weak pulse and slow irregular pulse with fast beats in between.
Irregular pulse was noted in the side effect list.

I have since been put on prozac, which i have been on for a few months before without this problem. I have been on it a few weeks now and am still experiencing the pulse issues.

Please advise.

I have had a 24 hr heart monitor but was okay that day typically, i have made a doc app for thurday as this is almost constant, distressing and is limiting my activities as i am constantly tired, breathless and at times feel like I'm running a marathon, although the bisoprolol is helping a good bit.

Thanks Yvonne x
Related Discussions
Avatar n tn
I had lone atrial fibrillation for decades and would experience incidents requiring emergency room care roughly every three months. For the past 10 years I have been taking Lexapro (now 10mg) and Bupropion 150MG sr x 2. 2-3 years ago, I stopped the significant doses of Verapamil I was taking.

I have been symptom free for about 10 years, the entire time I have been taking antidepressants. I have caffeinated drinks, have endured stressful situations and drink a glass or two of wine a day.

Neither of the two electrophysiologists I have seen in that time have seen a similar case but both acknowledge the connection.

I no longer see an electrophysiologist despite having seen electrophysiologists for years.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
3197167 tn?1348972206
Blank
clean_in_ks commented on photo
12 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
12 hrs ago
1742220 tn?1331360327
Blank
meegWpaw commented on photo
13 hrs ago
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kayannaboo
Kingston, Jamaica
Depression Community Resources
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kayannaboo
Kingston, Jamaica