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When I told Kira that my niece got well of her MAV after a few days of taking Celexa she asked me if she were the one who failed her tilt table test. “yes” She said, “no wonder.”

Celexa is a treatment for POTS.

Megan has no tachycardia, but Celexa increases the standing vasoconstrictive reflex.

Jules, what’s Celexa?

Heather

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Jules, what’s Celexa?

Heather

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I hope Julie doesn’t mind: an SSRI antidepressant (generic name citalopram).
Why it helps, I have no idea, because I didn’t know it was used for POTS at all. :wink:

/Tran

If it’s helps to control the standing vasoconstrictive reflex.

you’d think it would vasoconstrict the rest of the viens in the body too, including the brain, right?
so… if this was just mav cuasing Orthostatic Symptoms, it could be dangerous for a mav’er to take celexa, as it could make symptoms worse.
some neurologist say zoloft, have vasoconstrictive behaviour in the brain, and that’s why they dont suggest it for mav.
I wonder .

Hey Heather , I didnt know this,
looky here.
maybe there’s hope for me yet!

europace.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/ … ll/7/3/231

Are you talking about the meds that woman used?

No , just wondering if superventricular tachy could be the cause of alot of my problems with dizziness.
and if the oblation could fix it.

Yes, I know sinus tachy and av tachy are different.
but for me it could be causing orthostic problems.
hence the dizziness and the rest.
grabbing at staws I KNOW.

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If it’s helps to control the standing vasoconstrictive reflex.

you’d think it would vasoconstrict the rest of the viens in the body too, including the brain, right?
so… if this was just mav cuasing Orthostatic Symptoms, it could be dangerous for a mav’er to take celexa, as it could make symptoms worse.
some neurologist say zoloft, have vasoconstrictive behaviour in the brain, and that’s why they dont suggest it for mav.
I wonder .

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Jen, I don’t know why you need to wonder or theorize about this, since my niece had been well not worse on Celexa for many many months, if not a full year, i can’t remember. And the only reason I use the word “had been” is because she’s the one who switched to PXP and got well on that. But she was well on Celexa when she went off of it.

Tran, thanks for jumping in, everybody knows you’re my back-up, as well as watchin’ my back :wink:

Julie

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Jules, what’s Celexa?

Heather

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I hope Julie doesn’t mind: an SSRI antidepressant (generic name citalopram).
Why it helps, I have no idea, because I didn’t know it was used for POTS at all. :wink:

/Tran

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Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor similar to Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac, but with the claim of fewer side effects and less potential for negative drug interactions. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been used for many years to treat neurally mediated hypotension and syncope (passing out). The mechanism through which central serotonin levels effect blood pressure and heart rate has not been fully mapped out. The net effect of Celexa appears to be to increase nerve communication and stimulation of the standing vasoconstriction reflex. This limits venous blood pooling and increases orthostatic tolerance. Celexa and the other serotonin reuptake inhibitors are known to increase norepinephrine release to varying degrees.

Heather,

I emailed my niece and asked her if while taking Celexa it stopped her fainting spells (she used to faint weekly), and her feelings of pre-syncope when rising from a sitting position.

She said yes to the former and no to the latter. She never had any tachycardia or any of the other symptoms you talk about.

She would get status migraine (headaches that lasted a week long, so bad she had to be hospitalized for IV treatment with benzos) along with severe vertigo. The syncope and pre-syndrope were part of her daily life since she was a kid, as it is with her two siblings.

Sorry I can’t give you any information on relief of symptoms of your kind.

Julie

I’m talking about using certain antidepressants with people with orthostic problems Julie, not mav
I dont know why you are getting so upset about my post.
If someone had orthostic problems then it would work well ,as you’ve said,
if someone was to take it for purely mav , I wondered if this is would cause vassocontriction of the brain,
like I’ve read zoloft can do, in some studies. that’s all…

and Heather this is what I have,
superventricular tachy.

Tachycardia

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Arrhythmias post polio dangers of tachycardia and tachycardia holistic healing heart tachycardia can be treated using drugs, intervention or implantable devices. See also: Bradycardia. The vagus reflex may help as a first-aid measure.

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I’m not upset with your post at all, why do you think that? I said that my niece has orthostatic problems - she failed her tilt table test. I also said that Kira said "no wonder she got well so fast on Celexa, because she had orthostatic problems. There’s more that I said - I guess you hadn’t read my posts, or there wouldn’t be this confusion.

Jen, I don’t know why you need to wonder or theorize about this, since my niece had been well not worse on Celexa for many many months, if not a full year, i can’t remember.

Julie

I wasnt theorizing.

I forgot to say ,I see nothing in MY post about your niece.
I was talking in general about a medication.
my post had noting to do with what you posted julie.
jen

Jen, Chill! :?

This is your thread, not mine. I thought I would chime in with some potentially valuable information regarding a treatment of which I have first-hand knowledge of being effective. I’ll leave you guys alone now.

I hope I was of any help.

So long, Julie

chill?

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I take Zoloft (100 mg’s) for Vestibular Migraines along with Klonopin(.5 2 times a day) and was taking Verpamil 240 mg’s Recently swithched to Nadanol 80 mg’s from Verapamil due to some fertility issues with Verapamil as we are trying for a 2nd child. My point is Zoloft has not made me worst. I am not 100% or cured. But I am usually around 80% to 90% most days. I also had a stretch where I was 100% for 6 to 9 months and then tried to see how I was off Zoloft. Bad move. 6 months later total relapse. I also had co-existing anxiety from the MAV…

I see a Headache specialist in NYC. Unfortunately the objective is not cure as right now there is none. They are doing research and hopefully soon eneough there will be diagnostic testing and better treatment. Right now they gear on a better quality of life which I have since this started 5 years ago.

They do not treat MAV with the same dosage of Zoloft that they do Anxiety or depression. 100 mg’s is the MAX MAV dosage

Howie

Thanks for checking into that for me Jules! :smiley:

Heather