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A few comments. Drugs otherwise used to treat epilepsy. like Epilim and Rivotril, are also used effectively to treat Bipolar Mood Disorder and control mood swings. In both situations one wants to stablize some variations in chemical processes in one's brain ).
Xanax is a member of the Valium family, and thus a Benzodiazepine, a sedative tranquillizer. It is Not an antidepressant, but can help relive some of the symptoms of anxiety / stress. Both Epilim and Rivotril can be sedative enough to achieve the same purpose, in many cases.
Now, heartbreak is a real thing, but in a metaphorical, poetic sense, of feling awful when awful things happen. There can be some relationship between severe psychological stress and some heart disorders, but not regularly so ; usually, the two are pretty independent.
It is an excellent practice that your first clinic checked your Blood Pressure, pulse, etc, even though you were going there for depression. Many heart problems, especially High Blood Pressure, can reach a dangerous degree of severity before one experiences clear symptoms that would lead one to suspect it was present --- thus is is very valuable for all clinics to check something so simple as a Blood Pressure, when the opportunity arises.
Continuing psychological stress can be related to developing a high blood pressure , and the Blood Pressure can improve as one deals better with the stress and anxiety.
Only our heart specialist can discuss properly what specific type of ehar disease you have, and the best ways in which you can help to improve on it. Longstanding high blood pressure can be related to enlargement opf the heart and some degree of heart failure ( less efficient functioning of the heart ) which among other things can lead to accumulating extra water within the body in places where one doesn't need it.
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