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Zoloft- muscle aches?
« on: November 29, 2012, 08:07:47 AM »
I've been on zoloft many times.  This time, I have started with a teeny baby dose.  Shaving off bits of a 50 mg pill and my goal is to get up to my usual therapeutic dose of 25 mg.  I only ever have needed that amount, in all the years I have taken it.  I seem to be very sensitive to ssri's. 

I have noticed in the past couple of days that I have muscle aches.  Nothing awful, just feels like I worked out all day or something.  It's not constant, and it's only when I move.  I have not had this experience when starting zoloft before, so I am wondering if anyone knows if this is normal. 

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Re: Zoloft- muscle aches?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 07:34:42 PM »
so I am wondering if anyone knows if this is normal. 

While I'm not convinced that what sounds like a tiny dose could cause this side-effect, it is possible. If it persists for more than a week or two consult your doctor. Specifically, have your electrolyte levels checked.

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Re: Zoloft- muscle aches?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 08:15:26 PM »
I'm super sensitive to ssri's, so I think it's possible.  Is this a fairly normal side effect of going on ssri's? 
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Re: Zoloft- muscle aches?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 10:26:33 PM »
Is this a fairly normal side effect of going on ssri's?

It isn't a particularly common one, but it occurs from time to time with most antidepressants. If you've taken Zoloft in the past you may get different side-effects this time and they may be stronger.

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