Googling Zoloft led me to you. I've had some severe pounding/throbbing in my head for over two years. Mostly around my nose area, but frequently in my axis and occasionally down my arms and spine. It's a little transient and often has muscle spasm with it. It has never hurt. I've had MRI, MRA & CAT, all negative and normal. Neurologist suggested it might just be increased sensitivity and prescribed a medication that could cause some function problems. I'm an artist and need all of my facilities, all of the time. There are also occasional "zaps", usually when I'm almost asleep, that accompany a white light flash sensation in my closed eyes. I've noticed that the pounding/spasm increases as my day progresses but really is not noticeable until I stop and relax. My GP doesn't have a clue.
I mentioned during a recent visit that I still had it, and then asked him for some more medication that he had prescribed for anxiety (Lorazepam) about MRI & CAT, which I took prior to those procedures. I've had two anxiety attacks in the past year that came out of nowhere that brought great fear, losing control, cold sweat etc. I told him that I had two of those pills left, and took them then, which calmed me down. I was worried about a recurrence and had no pills left. He put two & two together and immediately prescribed Zoloft. That was three months ago. Even though my life is stressful, and depressing at times, I've been reluctant to go on it. I'm worried about what it will do to me.
Does this make any sense to you? Can anxiety cause this type of symptom? I trust my GP but I've learned that I need to be educated and proactive about my health. I also have non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Diabetes and HBP, all of which are under control. Can you give me any advise about this? I look forward to relieving this, and the stress, but I don't want any more drugs unless I absolutely need them. Thanks and Warmest Regards, Wally