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70 years old, stress, hot flashes, tingling sensation, chills, lack of sleep. On Celexa medication. Heart problem?

I am a 70 year old woman who has been under a lot of stress for the past 1 year. The past 3 days I have been getting waves of what feels like hot flashes along with a tingling or goosebump sensation over my whole body. I then get chilled feeling. I started taking 20mg of Celexa about 6 weeks ago and wonder if that, lack of sleep, and recently poor eating could be causing this. I am feeling very anxious and immediately worry about heart. Do you have any thoughts? Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your consult. The symptoms are more typical of anxiety itself versus side effects from the antidepressant (insomnia, decreased appetite), rather than a primary cardiac condition. If you have been on the medication at least 6 weeks, now your provider can assess the benefit versus risk of the drug because the drug levels should now be stable and therapeutic. I encourage you to revisit this with your prescribing provider.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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