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Fast heart rate with bad shakes after taking anti depressant

currently taking anti depressants and temeazepam both 10mg, im around 8st and 5 7. iv not eaten anything or drank much in last 6 days. i woke this morning with really bad shakes and a heart rate of 132bpm
Asked On : Sat, 12 Feb 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Bad shakes (tremors) and increase heart rate (palpitation) are symptoms of anxiety. In the start of treatment, symptoms of anxiety can occur off and on as medicines show full effect after 3-4 weeks. Due to that at the start of treatment medicines with immediate effect on anxiety (like temazepam in your case) are given to control anxiety symptoms.

If you are taking treatment for long time, then there need to reevaluate your case for poor treatment response, in such case it is better to visit your psychiatrist.

Wish you all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Kushal Jain's  Response
Hello there,

The symptoms that you are experiencing could be due to several factors/illnesses. You have mentioned that you are taking anti-depressant and temazepam. Antidepressant can provoke anxiety symptoms such as bad shakes and palpitations. Also, if you take antidepressant and temeazepam for long and discontinue suddenly it can also provoke these symptoms. Most importantly all these symptoms worsen if you are dehydrated or taking adequate food. My suggestion would be to kindly visit your psychiatrist or a physician at the earliest. Take care
Answered: Thu, 4 Aug 2011
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