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Dr. Schwartz: How do I know if intense nausea is med. caused or dep/anx./
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Anon_963 posted:
I know nausea and anxiety go hand in hand with depression at times.
However, I take a medication for A-fib that from the beginning has caused nausea--but not as bad as lately! I take Xanax for anxiety--no more than 2 low dose a day so far (though I could take 3 if needed). I just try to keep the dosage at 2!
Anyway, I can't take any of the 6 or so anti-dep. I've tried, so have to rely on the Xanax to help. My question is, can it be the a-fib med. causing the really bad nausea? It has caused me to make multiple trips to the bathroom from the time I started it, but I dealt with that--but the nausea was not intense. Now, even on a low dose, the nausea is daily and bad!
I have a call in to my cardio doctor--too to tell him how I'm feeling and get his opinion. My heart races and skips so much do to all this too. So, I'm just running it by you to see if you think it could be more due to anxiety/depression or the meds? Or both? No fun for sure!

I see a therapist too--she says my depression is causing alot of the anxiety and talking helps but so far, not ending the anxiety.

It's this increased nausea that is really causing daily disruption to activities. I keep on going--but it's really an issue but I still 'keep on keeping on'. I can't eat much--and when I finally
do, it's something salty or a certain sweet taste that I can tolerate.

So, even though I've lost a few pounds, I'm not losing alot of weight--no concern there. Just feeling like I have 'morning sickness' and it's lasting all day! Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks. Senior citizen and female!
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