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Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:47:07 PM »
Has anyone ever experienced ringing in the ears from Zoloft? It just started last night with me and has pretty much been stayed with me. Thanks.
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 08:29:47 PM »
Has anyone ever experienced ringing in the ears from Zoloft? It just started last night with me and has pretty much been stayed with me. Thanks.

Yes, it can be a side-effect of all antidepressants. It is usually temporary, but can linger for some. If it continues for more than a couple of weeks then you need to see your doctor.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 08:36:55 PM »
Thank you Ian - Do you think it's reversible if I stop taking the medication?
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 09:07:53 PM »
Thank you Ian - Do you think it's reversible if I stop taking the medication?
Joe

It almost always is, at least in the short term. It might become permanent if the triggering med is taken for a long time. BTW-benzodiazepines may also cause it. They are also prescribed to treat it.

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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 09:12:13 PM »
Really?  That's weird. Let me ask. How difficult would it be to stop zoloft after taking it for 3 weeks?  Thanks again, Ian.

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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 09:19:20 PM »
Really?  That's weird. Let me ask. How difficult would it be to stop zoloft after taking it for 3 weeks?

Usually, it's not that difficult, Joe. However, your best option would be to switch to another SSRI which can be done overnight. The fact that Zoloft is apparently triggering tinnitus doesn't mean another SSRI will.

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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 09:25:01 PM »
Ok I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so I'll take it up with him. Thanks.
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 09:26:41 PM »
Ok I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so I'll take it up with him. Thanks.
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 09:34:17 PM »
I got tinnitus when I took Zoloft the second time I got sick.  It never really went away, but I usually don't notice it unless I am stressed in which case it seems louder.  Its the same frequency as crickets chirping, so if I am in a place with crickets singing at night in the summer, I cant hear it :)
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 12:32:39 AM »
Let us know Joe!
 I hope things are leveling-off for you soon there Bud?!

Give "Z" some time. It's worth the wait!

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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 10:13:07 AM »
Any news from your Dr on this.  I'm 12 weeks on zoloft and just jumped to 75mg.  Ear ringing just got louder and it's 24-7
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2014, 01:15:08 PM »
No he didn't seem too concerned about it. He kept my dose at 50mg for another month.
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Re: Zoloft and Ringing in the ears
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 01:36:40 PM »
Same here, I brought it up and he didn't even acknowledge it.  We trudge on...
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