Joint Pain/ Zoloft

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Hello everyone I have been on Zoloft for 4 months now and upon taking this medication the first week I noticed my fingers were sore in the joint area. I thought it was just a side effect of the medication and would go away within 2 weeks or so. Well it did so that's why I never reported the bee stinging pain in my hands and fingertips in the beginning. Everything was fine for about 2 months but just recently I have gotten the same joint pain in my fingers, wrists, elbows, both knees. Excruciating pain. I am only in my 40's so the thought of arthritis went out the door. Also I live in the Southeast US so warm climate. I have always been a very active person. Never had a desk job in my life. The only thing I can attribute this debilitating joint pain, swelling, and pain to is Setraline the generic for Zoloft. I stopped taking this medication a month ago and I am still experiencing these issues. I am on 2400mg of Ibuprofen a day plus 20mg of Valium and yet I wake up in pain every morning. Stiffness, limping to walk, brushing my teeth & hair as well as dressing myself has become a real task and takes me twice as long. I am sharing this with anyone who can provide me with answers or give me some information or recommendations. Has anyone else experienced this type of pain??? So tired of being in pain & taking pain medication which after a week should have made the swelling go down. I will stop now as my fingers are cramping again like an 87 year old woman??? So confused!!! Thank you for taking the time out to read this.

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    Have you had your thyroid checked?

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      Hi yes Katie my doctor ran a series of tests on me and they all came back normal with the exception of the inflammation of my joints which never existed until I started the Setraline/ Zoloft. He took me off it a month ago and told me try to ride out the withdrawal symptoms which have practically made me bedridden and dependent on 2400mg of Ibuprofen. I sleep with a heating pad. My fingertips feel like they have been stung by bees. I have never been in so much pain. Praying the side effects & withdrawals with disappear with the next couple of weeks. My doctor put it down to the medication that caused this. I know it was! I have never had these kind of issues. I have been very physically strong, athletic, and this medication has destroyed me at this moment. Please keep me in your prayers. Also any reccomendations or suggestions are welcome. I was only taking 25mg a day.

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      Just thought I'd ask! Thyroid disease is so common nowadays. But unfortunately I can't offer any help with the inflammation you're currently dealing it. Definitely will keep you in my prayers. I have been on Zoloft for four years and I haven't had any problems. Drink plenty of water to ride out the withdrawls! I'm sure you will feel better within the next month!

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