Zoloft for pain?

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georgiagirl
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   Posted 11/15/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD is starting me on Zoloft for mononeuritis multiplex (nerve pain). The pain feels like an all over deep body ache.  She says this is new research and that I probably won't here much about it yet. (It affects the IL6 in the brain so you don't feel the pain??? I think???? idea )  I started a very low dose today. I will let you guys know if it helps. I sure hope so. I have had this pain for 2 1/2 years now.
  My husband is hoping that it will help with my mood swings. turn sad :-) sad :-) devil smilewinkgrin nono . LOL!

mother natures child
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   Posted 11/15/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of them using cymbalta for chronic pain. (a cousin of zoloft)
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 11/15/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told to start with 50 mg but i'm a chicken so I took 25 mg this morning. So far the only thing i've noticed was a dry mouth and bigger pupils. Why would my pupils be bigger?

georgiagirl
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   Posted 11/16/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I will never take Zoloft again. As the day went on, I started feeling really bad. I had dry mouth, ear ringing, head pressure was worse, spacey, big pupils, jittery, and I did not sleep much at all..... really bad insomnia from it. I usually take xanax to help me sleep but I was to sick to even do that! I feel so bad right now. I am chugging lemon water like crazy...when will this feeling pass?????

3whiteroses
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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   

I was on Zoloft many years ago, and I had terrible side effects.   One being insomnia and many, many, many more probems because of the drug - personally it was h*ll for me coming off the meds.  If you are on it long term you will need to be weaned off.  I will never take anything like that again.  I feel much better withou it!

 

 


georgiagirl
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   Posted 11/16/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   

This head pressure is so bad. It has gotten worse! Could it still be from that 1 zoloft that I took yesyerday?

 


alone&scared
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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Antidepressants stay in your body for quite some time, so you could definitely still be having side effects from it. Make sure you consult your doctor before you quit taking it. It is very important that you do not just stop taking this kind of medication. It is quite strange that you had so many symptoms from taking 1 pill? Maybe you are actually allergic or something. Definitely check with your doctor.
Everyone reacts differently to medications. I was on Zoloft for years and all it did was make me "numb" to everything and made me gain 40 lbs. But, I know someone who is taking it now and it helps her drastically. If you can't take the zoloft, try another kind of antidepressant used to treat pain. Living with chronic pain is absolutely terrible and you shouldn't have to do it. So, if there is a shot at making it better? Go for it!

georgiagirl
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   Posted 11/18/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
alone&scared,
I do think it was a very bad reaction to the zoloft. My doctor said that it can stay in your system for days. I'm still feeling bad from it and i'm very anxious about trying other new meds. mepron, bactrim, artemisia, plaquenil. Yikes!!!! I'm not sure what to do..... I'm feeling to bad to start anything new. I will call my doctor soon, just trying to see if this feeling will pass. This is the fourth day since the zoloft.
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