I had my first panic attack in early December. Since then I have little small anxiety moments, knots in stomach, etc. For the past few weeks it’s like my heart is stuck day and night in the flight or flight response. I hardly ever sleep at all. Has anyone gone through this and took Zoloft and it made them disappear? O have been prescribed 25mg for now. I feel this will never end. I’m fatigued, worn down, etc from the heart palpitations. The more I feel my heart beat the more it beats harder from the stress I am building up. I went to hospital and they did X-ray, ekg, blood work, all being good btw.
Sertraline - Does this help with what feels like nonstop heart palpitations?
Question posted by Joshlvsjesus on 2 Jan 2019
Last updated on 20 May 2022 by Joshlvsjesus
I will be honest. During this time I ended up quitting all this mess altogether. As a Christian who believes in Jesus and His power that lives within me I was able in time (and when I finally got out of my own head) to find true freedom in Christ in this process. I wasnt fully surrendering and it didnt happen over night, but God gave me all that I needed to overcome this mess completely! I feared death more than anything and every article on the web made it all worse. I finally turned to His word and His promises over me and realized this earth isnt living! Heaven is home! My perspective changed my outcome. God not only freed me from this, but I began to sleep and got rid of another medication I was taking for heartburn for the better part of 20 years!!! God is the God of the impossible, and what seems like will never get better for everyone who searches for answers as I did from the world, you in the end realize what you needed the most was your Creator! Seek Him even when you dont feel like it... seek Him!
Josh I’m having same problem, the heart palpitations are terrible and controlling. Did you ever find a solution. I’m on the Zoloft it makes me feel like my brain is adjusting shaky and numb feet and hands. I’m on day 10 and trying to push through the side effects.
Any help is greatly appreciated
I'm having the same issue with my heart. I would like to know if sertraline helped you out to make the palpitations disappear?
Hi, Josh! Since all your tests were negative it's most likely that your palpitations and tachycardia are from an anxiety disorder. They are classic signs of anxiety/panic attacks.
Sertraline (Zoloft) does not directly affect the heart, but it acts to relieve the anxiety that's causing your symptoms. You are on the recommended initial dose which will help your system adjust to the medication with a minimum of side effects. You may note some improvement in the first week or two but it usually takes 6-8 weeks to feel the full benefits of this medication and your doctor may elect to increase your dosage if needed.
Try to be patient and keep a positive attitude and you'll be feeling better before you know it.
If you have questions or concerns along the way always feel free to post again, okay?
No, sertraline is not for heart palpitations
- Sertraline uses and safety info
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