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Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:37:50 AM »
Hello - New here. Just wondering if anyone has experienced jaw stiffness/aches/clenching from using Zoloft. Is that a possible side effrct?
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Re: Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 05:39:59 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has experienced jaw stiffness/aches/clenching from using Zoloft. Is that a possible side effrct?

Welcome to AnxietyZone, Joseph

Yes, it is a known side-effect. Not just of Zoloft, but most antidepressants. In most cases it is only a temporary and diminishes after a week or two.

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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 Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 06:17:38 PM »
Thanks much, Ian. I really appreciate your feedback. It really helps to know that. Take care.
Joseph
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Re: Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 03:45:27 PM »
Joseph I have this as well...definitely more during the start-up phase on Zoloft or with any increases. Be sure to invest in a decent mouth guard you can sleep with. It'll protect your teeth and save you $ on dental bills in the future. I still clench my teeth and I'm many months in at this point.
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Re: Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 06:18:35 PM »
As Ian mentioned , It should go away..

But, if you still have this problem after two weeks, you may want to speak to your doctor about getting a low dose benzodiazepine to help relax your jaw muscles, I had this problem with I first started Paxil.

Also, if for some reason, your doctor doesn't want to prescribe you a benzodiazepine, ask about  Hydroxyzine (Vistaril, Atarax) which is a antihistamine that is special, in that it also used for the treatment for anxiety disorder.   It a non-controlled substance - so your doctor should not have any issues prescribing this for you. :yes:

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Re: Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 05:12:37 PM »
Thanks for the info. Let me ask does zoloft even affect swallowing?
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Re: Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 06:02:58 PM »
Let me ask does zoloft even affect swallowing?

Zoloft could do as part of an allergic reaction, but this is rare and you'd have other symptoms such as swollen lips, etc. It is much more likely to be anxiety causing this.

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Re: Zoloft and Jaw Clenching/Acheiness
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 06:13:06 PM »
Thank you, Ian. You're probably right because the Zoloft seems to have increased my anxiety. Do you have any idea how long this increased anxiety can last, or is it different for everyone? Thanks again.
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