Chat Now!   Member Gallery    Member Articles    Games   Member Groups   Member Blogs   Health News    Bored?

Author Topic: Antidepressants and heart issues..  (Read 196 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MLB2805

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 111
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Antidepressants and heart issues..
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:26:05 PM »
I saw a post on this earlier and I can't find it now. What are the chances of all these
Happening? I read it
Can cause sudden cardiac death
And CAD in women with no preexsisting issues?!?'
Bookmark and Share
You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.

Offline insights

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4243
  • Country: au
  • Rec's: 98
  • Gender: Male
  • Mood: Curious
    Curious
    • Poke This Member
Re: Antidepressants and heart issues..
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 04:37:29 PM »
I saw a post on this earlier and I can't find it now. What are the chances of all these
Happening? I read it
Can cause sudden cardiac death
And CAD in women with no preexsisting issues?!?'

The tricyclic antidepressants and Celexa (citalopram) and Lexapro (escitalopram) may affect the electrical system of the heart at high doses. Even then it is usually only a problem when heart disease is already a factor.

OTOH, the serotonergic antidepressants slightly 'thin' the blood which may reduce the incidence of heart attacks and ischemic strokes.

Ian
Bookmark and Share
NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

Offline MLB2805

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 111
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Antidepressants and heart issues..
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 04:45:14 PM »
Maybe I should stop reading google. It said ssris.....guess you can never be certain
Bookmark and Share
You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.

Offline hikingchik63

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 142
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 1
  • Mood: Content
    Content
    • Poke This Member
Re: Antidepressants and heart issues..
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 04:55:28 PM »
and ive been seeing recently articles claiming the ssris can lead to type 2 diabetes???
Bookmark and Share
"Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life."--Shakespeare

Offline insights

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4243
  • Country: au
  • Rec's: 98
  • Gender: Male
  • Mood: Curious
    Curious
    • Poke This Member
Re: Antidepressants and heart issues..
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 05:26:47 PM »
and ive been seeing recently articles claiming the ssris can lead to type 2 diabetes???

They don't cause it, but the weight gain they may initiate can. Anxiety and especially depression also significantly increase the risk of diabetes. Healthy eating and regular exercise, which also lowers anxiety levels, will negate the added risk.

Ian
Bookmark and Share
NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
2117 Views
Last post July 05, 2011, 02:33:28 AM
by Hunniedeww24
3 Replies
502 Views
Last post December 06, 2012, 11:35:37 PM
by avianwaif
9 Replies
809 Views
Last post October 05, 2012, 04:01:05 PM
by SaxyManny
7 Replies
336 Views
Last post September 29, 2013, 09:01:14 AM
by marc
6 Replies
176 Views
Last post January 29, 2014, 09:50:38 AM
by CrazyCatLady