... my heart is beating out of my chest and then i feel like its stopped all together and i instantly panic and then i have a panic attack ... I am on the citalophram for depression but have not had a panic attack before starting the citalophram ... Is this a side effect if the drug ? I want to come off it now because of these panic attacks but am worried my depression will worsen !
Hi, in this case you should see your doctor asap. Citalopram can alter the heart rhythm and affect the heart in other ways, so it is important you get checked out. Panic attacks, anxiety, depression, etc can worsen when first starting antidepressants, but with the accompanying heart side effects, this doesn't sound 'normal'. Hope all is well
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
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