I'm new here, although I'm usually on the fibromyalgia and anxiety forums.
I'm 58 and was started on sertraline about 3 and 1/2 months ago. Being very sensitive to meds, it took me about a month to get up to 50mgs. That didn't work out, as it gave me 3 weeks of bad diarrhea (on top of my usual IBS stuff). I'm presently at 25 mg, and doing okay. But I've developed some pretty bad bouts of PVCs (irregular heartbeats). My body is weird, and I know I can get PVCs from a number of different things. But I'm wondering if now they are coming from the sertraline. My brother said he got alot of palpitations on it at first, but they went away. I've been on varying doses of it for 3 and 1/2 months, and these palpitations seemed to worsen about 6 weeks after I started the drug.
I've recently had a stress echo and my heart is in good shape. (Otherwise, I'd be totally freaking out with these beats!).
Anyone else find that they get palpitations on any of the SSRIs?
Thanks for your help!