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Hello to everyone. I am a newbie. Recently diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope, after tilt test, stress test and heart cath. Tilt test (failed) unsure of b/p and puse reading. did not pass out but felt weak and diaphoretic. Stress test (did not fail but did not pass) said It was not diagnostic. Clean cath. I was placed on atenolol 25mg (which I could not tolereate) and have eventually decreased to 6.25 mg. I continue to have symptoms of weakness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxious feeling, tachycardia, etc. I talked with my cardiologist today, and he stopped my atenolol and placed me on lexipro. Anyone taking this and does it work? I have been having near syncope at night while I am lying in bed. This occurs after I have been in bed about 2 hours. I actually wake a feel faint and then my heart will race. I am 45 years old and have been healthy all my life. Also I was diagnosed yesterday with actually being in menopause (?) Could these symptoms be menopause related or could they be stress related? MY son was recently activated for Iraq. I just feel terrible, basically unable to function. Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
thanks