I am currently taking 50mg of Zoloft for neurocardiogenic syncope. I was diagnosed about 6 years ago and have been on Zoloft since then. I hate the way Zoloft makes me feel. I have gained weight, feel like my head is in a constant fog, and have no motivation. My doctor seems to think Zoloft is the only medication that will help. During the time I was diagnosed, I had low blood pressure and I believe this is why my doctor won't change the medication despite it making me depressed. Anyone else take medication for neurocardiogenic syncope? I am considering getting a second opinion. Thanks.
I was diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope 10 years ago and was first put on midodrine and then florinef. It was a cardiologist treating the NCS. I was already on an antidepressant at the time, Celexa I believe, and I remember the cardiologist saying that it could potentially be making my NCS worse and that we should talk to my psych about trying something else. Unfortunately a lot has happened with my health since then and the treatment for NCS fell to the waist side. I am now needing to address it again, mainly the low blood pressure. What type of doctor are you seeing that is prescribing the Zoloft for NCS? If one of the side effects of an antidepressant is that it may increase your blood pressure, that may be why it is considered helpful for NCS, but there are definitely other medications, including the two I previously mentioned that are usually initiated as first line treatments for NCS.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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