Viibryd and Mitral Valve Prolapse

By Pixydust Latest Reply 2017-11-27 12:32:19 -0600
Started 2017-05-28 09:44:17 -0500

I have been taking Viibryd for around two years and have had an interesting experience in regards to a heart condition. I have not been able to find any similar accounts on the internet, but this thread seems like a good place to share my experience.

20 years ago, after having suffered palpitations and sometimes searing and debilitating heart pain, I had an ultrasound performed on my heart and was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. I've had symptoms of this since a child. I've always had to be careful of my caffeine and sodium intake, as to try to prevent "episodes" of irregular pounding heartbeat and sometimes terrible pain.

Ever since I started taking viibryd, all of these cardiac symptoms vanished. I mean, completely gone. I no longer have to watch my caffeine intake or sodium intake at all. I am completely symptom free. All of the heart issues I've been dealing with my entire life seem to have vanished.

Last year, I had a check up with a new doctor. I mentioned I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. After listening to my heart and hearing nothing to indicate this, he ordered an ultrasound. My ultrasound results came back completely normal. Other than a very minor murder, they found nothing wrong with my heart and absolutely no indication of valve issues.

Because I have not been able to find any similar experiences, I have no scientific or medical basis to explain why this has happened. All I know is that it's such a relief to no longer have uncomfortable heart issues, and it seems to be accredited to Viibryd.

Has anyone else experienced this? Are there any medical professionals here who can help to explain this in more scientific terms?

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-11-27 12:32:19 -0600 Report

Hi Pixydust, nice to see you. I just noticed your post. I am sorry I didn't see it before now. I am a therapist, not a medical doctor, so I don't have any helpful ideas here in relation to your questions. But I wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Pleas give us an update when you have a chance.