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melindazcrew6
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   Posted 11/16/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
So I have been takin zoloft for 3 weeks wensday for anxiety/panic and ocd and depression.The first week half of 25mg the secon week a whole 25mg and now on 50mg. I am now scared my heart rate is to low. It runs in the range of 90's usually but has been in the 70's. I did stop ALL caffeine use in September. I am Phobic of medications so EVERY little side effect bothers me and I get freaked out and that add's on to the anxiety :-( . So now I am constantly feeling my pulse and its freaking me out a bit. I am going to say something to the doctor. But I just want someone elses input in the mean time. Is it the anxiety or the meds???
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PaigeDP
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   Posted 11/16/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I honestly wish I could help you out with this, but I wasn't able to continue on Zoloft, so I don't know if it's the meds or anxiety. It could just be a mixture of both, of course.

All I can say, is I hope when you go to the doctor, they figure out what it is, and I hope you have other input from other members. :)

Well, I'm sorry I had no input to offer, but I am praying for you!

Hugs and God Bless

stkitt
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   Posted 11/16/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
A normal resting heartrate is 60 - 100.  I would just take the meds and give them a chance to work.
 
Kitt

debaser
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   Posted 11/16/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Caffeine has a surprisingly big effect on your heart rate, and it is within normal range like Kitt said.

Anyway doctors are supposed to schedule a follow up appointment with you after you have started one of these meds. Are you seeing the doctor soon?

Nanners
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   Posted 11/17/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with everyone else, your heartrate is currently in the normal range. Relax, all is well.
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Green Grove
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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to chime in and wish you the best of luck. . . My heart rate has been in the 90's for many years and I'm just fine :)

Everything will be okay!
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