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Zerkalo

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Thanks all. I spoke to my sister about it and she asked if I was told it was QTc prolongation, no idea what that is but think the doctor said it was something to do with my left side. I'm on Aripiprazole which is meant to be low risk for heart problems, but as a medication all round I have found it to be a brutally good anti-depressant as well as its intended purpose as anti-psychotic. :LOL: (y)
 

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Thanks all. I spoke to my sister about it and she asked if I was told it was QTc prolongation, no idea what that is but think the doctor said it was something to do with my left side. I'm on Aripiprazole which is meant to be low risk for heart problems, but as a medication all round I have found it to be a brutally good anti-depressant as well as its intended purpose as anti-psychotic. :LOL: (y)
I want some 🥰
 

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I tried antidepressants before of my own free will several years ago - fluoxetine I think it was, lasted about 6 months on it and thought it was rubbish, apparently that's a serotonin inhibitor while the one I'm on now is for Dopamine.
 

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Thanks all. I spoke to my sister about it and she asked if I was told it was QTc prolongation, no idea what that is but think the doctor said it was something to do with my left side. I'm on Aripiprazole which is meant to be low risk for heart problems, but as a medication all round I have found it to be a brutally good anti-depressant as well as its intended purpose as anti-psychotic. :LOL: (y)

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From a quick scan through it looks like your Aripiprazole may be causing the problem (although this molecule appears to be low-risk), so it may be the specialist may need to tweak your medication or try something else.
 

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Good luck re the cardiologist - I'm still waiting on an echocardiogram test that I was told I needed urgently back in September

Same here, I had my echocardiogram cancelled in March, finally got it two weeks ago! In the meantime, I have lost 25Kg and averaged 3 miles a day walking, now almost no sign of the heart failure which knocked me down in February.
Maybe one silver lining to the COVID cloud, we are taking more responsibility for our own health?
 

Zerkalo

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No more barbel fishing for you then Zerky, a double might get you too excited 😂,
All the best, 👍👍, hope it goes well.

I was thinking that, it's got to be as bad for your heart as long distance driving with all the anticipation and then sudden rush. Cheers though, I think a few new years resolutions are in order but no more Barbel fishing is definitely not one of them! :LOL: (y)
 
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