Joint pain

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Hi just wondering if anyone has experienced this I've been on sertraline 100mg for bout 6months now and for about the last month I've been experiencing joint pain especially in my fingers also the bones in my wrists and ankles r constantly clicking when I move any body else's experiences wud be appreciated xx

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  • Posted

    wow thats funny yes I have been on it around three months and feel like i have athritis sometimes. Im sorry you feel this way. I thought different things but never linked it to the straline although the written side effects i am sure have some aches and pains  involved. 

    Maybe advil or tylenol can help? if you anxiety is better its probably worth it?

  • Posted

    Its pretty awful but maybe ask your dr for something. I might even have carpal tunnel from typing so much and other muscles aches because of old agesmile Im 45 haha!!! 
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    Hi I have been on sertraline 4-5 months too and also wake up every morning aching all over and all my joints crack and pop. My sleeping is also chronically bad. Do you find it improves after exercise or a good night sleep. Im fed up of feeling exhausted and am looking to come off the medication but have been advised not too until spring. However the Dr has suggested slightly reducing my dosage to see if the symptoms improve, no real change so far. Do you have any good tips for sleeping i wake up 2-3 Times every night. Hope things improve soon
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      I'm exactly the same and as for a gud nites sleep I can't remember what that is I only sleep a few hours a nite and it's really lite sleep I don't really think it improves with exercise to be honest I do 12 hour shifts and am on my feet all the time and I don't feel any diff to been sat on my bum all day lol my doc said the same he wants me to stay on them a year b4 I even think of coming off them 😔 I've tried everything to improve my sleep but nothing seems to work I also take zolpidem but it doesn't help much, hope u feel better soon xx
    • Posted

      Wow I think we're just both worn's niceto know we are not suffering alone. Have you tried reflexology or acupuncture, I had had some short term success with that. Try and stay positive and enjoy life as much as you can. Take care x
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    Hi I have been on 100mg sertraline for about 2 years now and have decided to come off . l also get a lot of aches especially in my fingers and fatigue which seems worse at the moment now im down to 25mg.This is one of the reasons l decided to come off its reasuring to know im not on my own.

    • Posted

      Same here. Been on 100mg for about 18 months and have decided to come off it. The joint pain that the doctors don't seem to be able to explain because there's nothing in a blood test, coupled with constant tiredness has been way worse than the anxiety I was put on sertraline to treat!

  • Posted

    hello, I am certain Sertraline (Zoloft) has caused the strange pain in my finger joints. It feels as though the joints are trying to separate from each other. It's frustrating as, otherwise, Sertraline works really well for me. Glad to hear I'm not alone!

    • Posted

      hi 😃

      i took sertraline for just 2 days and then started to feel this sensation too. i took it for another 3 days and stoped because of this sensation in joint of hands.

      from than until now (5 weeks) i still have it 😦

      i am 30 years old male.

      i am very scerd maybe it artritis and not cuose by the sertraline.

      can you tell more details about your case? when did you get it? is it go awey?

      did you stoped taking sertralin?

      thanks and sorry about my english..

  • Posted

    Can anyone tell me if they have had any impovement in joint issues?

    I have been on zoloft for 10 years and recently changed my dose. Initially increased to 250, but currently taking 150. During my increase i started with the joint pains - fingers, elbows, knees.

  • Posted

    I have swollen ankles, knees and hands so am gradually reducing my dose which is currently at 100mg - awful upset stomach for over 6 months as well! I'll be glad to he off these meds to be honest!

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    Ive been taking sertraline for a few years and have been suffering with chronic joint pain and bone clicking.

    I have only just started to link the dots to point to sertraline as the cause.

    Both my mum and Daughter are also on sertraline- me and Mum 100mg a day and Daughter 150mg a day.

    We have all been prescribed Amytriptaline for chronice pain which is taken at night time up to 30 mg , although this initially helped with getting to sleep and relieving some of the aches and pains it has now proved to be inafective.

    Thinking back to when I tried prozac which i used to take many years before sertraline I decided to go back onto the prozac and to my surprise all aches and creaking joints stopped, however the prozac did not suit me so had to go back onto sertraline and low and behold back to painful joints again. Need to ask the Dr if their is an alternative to sertraline with none of the effects of joint pain.

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