Vision disturbances on Zoloft

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hello all, i have been on zoloft for 6 weeks now. No notable change as yet but understand it takes time so....then yesterday i started getting flashes of arc shaped light in my left eye which was a bit disturbing. Anyone else experienced this? It could be an age thing but ofcause every little change always makes me think its the tablets!

Thank you!

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    hi jenny. I get this every so often, more so when opening my eyes upon waking, it comes and goes, does not last too long and I do not think it is anything to worry about, probably just a side effect, I had it when I used to be on citalopram as well. if you are at all concerned maybe get an eye test at the opticians, I am sure they will be able to set your mind at rest x

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      Thank you Sue. It is not so bad today. It was a bit scary at first but I think it could be the zoloft but will ask opticians this week too. x

  • Posted

    Hi everyone.

    Please dont be put off by other peoples side effects. Everyones body can experience different side effects. I did not get the side effects mentioned above, mine were rapid heart beats and a bit more panic .

    3 months in nearly gone.

    occasional neg thoughts also getting less. Not so depressed.

    so hang in there , if no better after 12 weeks see Doctor again.

    On the info in pack it says, feels can get worse before improvement. Tell yourself it will pass.

    Good Luck

    • Posted

      wise words Chris. it will pass and when you get better, it will make you stronger. Then if you relapse sometime later remember that you got better before and will again. Thats what im telling myself....

    • Posted

      Thank you Jon.

      Im getting a lot of tension head aches at the back of my head. Did you get these and how long before they pass.

      My depression is better on Sertrline than citlapram

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      i didnt get headaches but other people do and it will pass. i did get quite strong rushes in my head which was sometimes quite nice like someone was massaging your brain. However, this would go on for hours and started to get distressing when at work. I think this is due to the abundance of seretonin and possibly too much at times. That went away eventually too. Hang in there mate. GOOD TIMES AHEAD AGAIN FOR YOU....

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      Hello, following increase to 45mg I felt normal for the first time in 3 months since i relapsed when Sertraline popped out. I’ve now had 2 good days in a row. Not counting my chickens as early days but definitely positive. It feels like the sun is shining in my word again. I was coming home from work on the train this evening and I literally wanted to hug someone and tell them my torment was ending.....fingers crossed I keep improving. Best wishes and recovery to all sufferers X

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    Hi Jenny, yes I also get them, not so much now but when I was about 4 months in. I went to my doctor but found nothing. But if it is too concerning for you, I suggest getting it checked out. I would always let my doctor know about what was happening. I really think he was getting fed up with me, but it is always better being safe than sorry.

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      Thank you Brenda. Hard to get appointment with Doctor. First appointment 9th will ride it out for now!

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    I used to have blurred vision while starting Sertraline, but this side effect was gone in several weeks.

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      Thank you Alexandra. It might well be an eye problem which I am hoping to get looked it. Doesnt help with the anxiety though! Mornings are horrid. Hopefully it will pass.

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