Tingling in arms and legs after upping Zolft

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Hi everyone. ...so my doctor upped my Zoloft dosage from 50 mg to 75mg. I ended up taking several steps backwards in ny recovery. I began having more anxiety, muscles pains came back especially in my shoulders and neck, front and sides of neck. I then began having horrible tinkling sensations and muscle twitching in my arms and legs. I spoke with my doctor and he said to go back to 50mg and that this is a side effect from meds.. I asked him how long it will take to get me back where I was before upping the does and he said he didn't know. Does anybody know? Your input is greatly appreciated.


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    I to was getting the same exact symptoms as u minus the muscle twitching.

    I was on 50mg only for 5wks. Went back to dr & she sad STOP taking it.

    Now she prescibed cymbalta 30mg and I'm really afraid to start. So many negative reviews.

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      If your afraid to take it then don't! Go with your gut instinct. Research the drug more...also find out if you need time in between meds. I have read negative things about immediately switching anti-depressants. The sensations in my arms and legs is almost gone. I have been suffering from a sore neck now! Mostly the front muscles and my shoulders. I also clench my teeth and that puts a lot of stress on my muscles. Have you ever had this? It's like I hold all my tension/anxiety in my neck and shoulders. .

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     I also have the sore neck,pain right arm,shoulder and not sure if do to my arthritis in neck. If I am going to start a new drug not sure how long to wait after being off zoloft.


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      Good morning. ..so where is your neck pain?. Mine is in the front a d side muscles. Really gets me upset. I seem to hold l of my stress in neck and shoulders. I also cle clench my teeth which puts a lot of strain on front neck muscles.
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      Good Morning, my neck pain is in the back & shoulder blades

      I also feel the discomfort in my right arm. On top of that I have slight numbness in the left part of my cheek & my fingers are tingerling also.

      I was diagnosed with arthritis in my neck, but don't think this would account for my other symptoms.

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