I’ve been on Verapamil for nearly 2 months now, with a 1 week break a few weeks back that made me relapse on all of my intense swaying symptoms. It takes a few weeks to work, but it seems to be a big improvement when it does.
The only downside is that it makes my blood pressure drop kind of low (80s/50s) because I have a naturally quick resting pulse and low bp. It is hard for me to take showers without feelings of passing out, and I am ridiculously cold all the time (even though its 85F outside). I keep getting anxious whenever I get any sort of chest pain (likely anxiety related chest pain, which I have had in the past), because I am so worried about my heart. It is making me sleep like sh*t.
I have an ENT appointment on 10/11, and I want to switch to a different drug that doesn’t effect my heart at all. My doctor is a small town doctor and I am out in the middle of nowhere in West Texas with no specialists nearby. I don’t think she knows too much about MAV, just the basics.
Does anyone know which SSRIs or SSNIs I should recommend that don’t decrease blood pressure or increase heart rate? I heard Nort increases your heart rate, but I want to know about the rest. What dosage should I suggest to my doctor to start out on? I see a lot of mixed responses in the message boards.