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Should I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) if my chest hurts?

Should I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) if my chest hurts?

You may have to: But consult a cardiologist to rule out any heart problem, once ruled out consult psychiatrist for a different antidepressant. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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I just started taking a generic Zoloft (sertraline) today and my chest hurts and im afraid if I get up ill fall over. Is this normal for the first dosage?

I just started taking a generic Zoloft (sertraline) today and my chest hurts and im afraid if I get up ill fall over. Is this normal for the first dosage?

Probably not zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) takes days--even weeks to start to work your symptoms are likely due to the anxiety disorder you are trying to treat hang in there with the zoloft (sertraline) & give it a chance to work. ...Read more

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I took Zoloft (sertraline) a couple of hrs agoand it caught in my throat. Chest hurts terribly and eating/drinking doesn't help. It's making me nauseous?

I took Zoloft (sertraline) a couple of hrs agoand it caught in my throat. Chest hurts terribly and eating/drinking doesn't help. It's making me nauseous?

Panic atack?: Is it the first time u take zoloft (sertraline)? . Do you have stomach problems? Any thing changed? . Were u fasting (empty stomach)? Usually eating something mellow or drinking a cup of milk it helps. Chest pain is unusual and if it endures it may have nothing to do with zoloft (sertraline), is it a panic attack? . Do you have a hx? Emergency Dr. May order an EKG and will clarify. ...Read more

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Is chest pain normal when starting zoloft (sertraline)?

Is chest pain normal when starting zoloft (sertraline)?

No: Chest pain is not normal no matter what medication you are starting. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a serious side effect while taking zoloft? Which tests should I do? Thanks

Is chest pain a serious side effect while taking zoloft? Which tests should I do? Thanks

Chest pain eval: Chest pain is usually something that should be evaluated by your physician regardless of what medication you think it might be a side effect of. It is not a common side effect of Zoloft. Chest pain can be caused by anxiety, which is one of the things Zoloft is meant to treat, but it's best to not assume or treat on your own and to have your doctor evaluate and make that determination. ...Read more

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I took 50 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the middle of the night without water. Now my esophagitis is burning and I'm having chest pain. Will it subside?

I took 50 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the middle of the night without water. Now my esophagitis is burning and I'm having chest pain. Will it subside?

Yes: Usually pills are better to swallow with some water. Taking zoloft (sertraline) taking without water may be stuck in your esophagus, where it at dissolve causing localized irritation. Drink some water and also take for few days Prevacid ...Read more

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On welll butrin 300 and Zoloft (sertraline) 25 and armour thyroid. I want to begin adipex but epedrine had given chest pain? Will adipex do same?

On welll butrin 300 and Zoloft (sertraline) 25 and armour thyroid. I want to begin adipex but epedrine had given chest pain? Will adipex do same?

Stimulant: Adipex is a stimulant and could cause similar symptoms to what you experienced with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). It is a controlled substance, and legally is only available by prescription. Please discuss all medications you're using -- or even thinking of using -- with your physician. If it's weight loss you want, there are safer ways for you to accomplish that. ...Read more

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Recently put on Zoloft (sertraline) for stress been having chest pain and shortness of breath now the shortness of breath is up in my throat and I'm tired weak?

Recently put on Zoloft (sertraline) for stress been having chest pain and shortness of breath now the shortness of breath is up in my throat and I'm tired weak?

Rare side effect: Of Zoloft (sertraline) includes chest pain and/or palpitations. Anxiety or panic attack can also cause such symptoms. Notably, the time to onset of perceived benefit can be months. Finally, it can be unsafe to suddenly stop taking Zoloft (sertraline). For all of these reasons, please call and discuss with the prescribing physician asap. ...Read more

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How to treat burning in chest while on zoloft (sertraline)?

How to treat burning in chest while on zoloft (sertraline)?

Please advise: Your prescribing provider promptly if you have chest pain related to taking Zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Chest feels tight when breathing in. Trouble breathing. Yawning. Was on Zoloft (sertraline) which didn't help @ all. Chest xrays 4 asthma looked fine. What could it be?

Chest feels tight when breathing in. Trouble breathing. Yawning. Was on Zoloft (sertraline) which didn't help @ all. Chest xrays 4 asthma looked fine. What could it be?

Possible side effect: Zoloft (sertraline) can occasionally cause chest muscles to feel tight and feel like shortness of breath. Rarely causes bronchial constriction but anything is possible. Anxiety is, of course, a common cause of feeling short of breath. Would consider another ssri and don't forget psychotherapy/ behavior therapy. ...Read more

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I've been taking zoloft for 5 days now. My heart has been racing for a few hours, and it feels like burning in my chest now. I this a side effect?

I've been taking zoloft for 5 days now. My heart has been racing for a few hours, and it feels like burning in my chest now. I this a side effect?

See below: Please contact your prescribing provider. S/he is the best person to ascertain things based on your medical history. Good luck and be well! ...Read more

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I am Experiancing mild chest discomfort the morning after taking Zoloft 25 mg and hydroxyzine 10mg three times a day as prescribed by doctor.?

I am Experiancing mild chest discomfort the morning after taking Zoloft 25 mg and hydroxyzine 10mg three times a day as prescribed by doctor.?

Stop hydroxyzine: Hydroxyzine is associated with chest pain, especially in females over 60 who have taken the drug less than one month. If you have chest pain, I would stop the hydroxyzine and see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by something serious.

Best wishes ...Read more

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I take Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. My doctor upped it from 50mg to 100mg for increased stress. I have chest pains from stress at work, what can I ask for?

I take Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. My doctor upped it from 50mg to 100mg for increased stress. I have chest pains from stress at work, what can I ask for?

Ask for talk therapy: In addition to the zoloft, (sertraline) you can ask for a referral to a good psychotherapist to help you with your anxiety. Medication alone will not manage it successfully. Also, if you're having chest pains you need a checkup with your family physician. Anxiety can certainly cause chest pain, but your doctors would not want to miss anything else. ...Read more

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Does body heat feeling from chest, arms and legs comes in the start of zoloft (sertraline) 100mg in morning and 100mg in evening.

Does body heat feeling from chest, arms and legs comes in the start of zoloft (sertraline) 100mg in morning and 100mg in evening.

Discuss w/ your dr.: Sometimes this could be an effect of a drug interaction. If you experience other symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, tremors, palpitations, elevated blood pressure or restlessness see your physician. This could be a sign of too much serotonin in your system. You may benefit from adjustments to your medicine regimen including a lower dose of Zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion, cough, fever, and body aches?

Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion, cough, fever, and body aches?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pretty safe. Another suggestion is to call the doctor who already knows more about you for the best discussion of your options. Maybe you have an infection and could benefit from an antibiotic? Take care. ...Read more

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Father complaining about his breast/chest hurting him. Ultrasound and X-Ray ok? Could Zoloft (sertraline) cause this side effect? He is taking Remeron also.

Father complaining about his breast/chest hurting him. Ultrasound and X-Ray ok? Could Zoloft (sertraline) cause this side effect? He is taking Remeron also.

Possibly: The medicine can cause anxiety which is a side effect that feels like chest pain. My advice is to go back to the prescribing practitioner and explain to them what's going on. They will probably just change your medication. You should do this as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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3 weeks on Zoloft (sertraline) generic. Having chest burning pain with heartburn. Went er. Told EKG changed. Did blood test. Doc said heart is fine. I am worried?

3 weeks on Zoloft (sertraline) generic. Having chest burning pain with heartburn. Went er. Told EKG changed. Did blood test. Doc said heart is fine. I am worried?

See ans: If "chest burning pain with heartburn" started after you began Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) this could be some sort of side effect. Discuss lowering dose or alternate med with prescribing doc. If symptoms occurred before Zoloft (sertraline) generic, see your pcp to get checked for medical cause of heartburn. Doctor sent you home from ER reviewing your most recent EKG plus blood work. That's good news. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gotten catscan chest stomach / holter / blood tests cbc panel / cta angio / echo/ colon / endo doors / capsule end / MRI head vq scan pft all normal airway disease but headaches daily weak pulse ch tightness cancer? Am I crazy? Zoloft safe to tak?

Gotten catscan chest stomach / holter / blood tests cbc panel / cta angio / echo/ colon / endo doors / capsule end / MRI head vq scan pft all normal airway disease but headaches daily weak pulse ch tightness cancer? Am I crazy? Zoloft safe to tak?

Zoloft is safe.: If your tests are all normal, then you may be suffering from physical symptoms of anxiety. Some people are sensitive to sensations in their body, and others think they may have dread diseases. Zoloft is a safe med for your symptoms. In the elderly and persons on blood thinners or who have osteoporosis, Zoloft should be used with care and monitored more closely. ...Read more

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My chest hurts really bad after swallowing a pill without water?

My chest hurts really bad after swallowing a pill without water?

Pain after swallow: Pill stuck in the esophagus triggering spasm of esophagus. No sensory nerve inside body to tell precisely which organ is hurt but functional symptoms reveals the culprit. Usually saliva will be secreted enough to melt the pill so it can travel gradually downward (in case you do not have water within reach of course). ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) while breast feeding alter the baby's brain chemistry? Will they become more reliant on this medication?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) while breast feeding alter the baby's brain chemistry? Will they become more reliant on this medication?

Zoloft (sertraline): Because of the low levels of sertraline in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and is usually not detected in the serum of the infant, although the weakly active metabolite desmethylsertraline is often detectable in low levels in infant serum. Most authoritative reviewers consider sertraline one of the preferred antidepressants during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I have been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for about a month and I am 6 days late on my period and have extreme breast soreness. Is this normal?

I have been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for about a month and I am 6 days late on my period and have extreme breast soreness. Is this normal?

MASTALGIA: ZOLOFT (sertraline) CAN CAUSE MASTALGIA (breast pain), MASTITIS IS BREAST INFLAMMATION. You need a full exam labs. Also mammogram and ultrasound of the area in question to define the anatomy. It can be commonly caused by Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Limit caffeine in diet. Start VIT E orally and topically. Follow up with your doctor for reevaluation. SSRI (Zoloft) can also cause irregular menses. ...Read more

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Having chest pain after taking iron pills?

Having chest pain after taking iron pills?

Common: Iron pills can cause chest and stomach pain because they can irritate the lining of the esophagus and stomach. You can try different preparations that are less irritating. One way to combat this problem is to take iron with vitamin c in it or along with it. Good luck... ...Read more

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I had chest pain and difficulty breathing after taking ecstasy. I also was smoking weed during the week and after taking the pills. What caused this?

I had chest pain and difficulty breathing after taking ecstasy. I also was smoking weed during the week and after taking the pills. What caused this?

Why to say "No! ": Your dealer does not sell FDA approved drugs. Who knows what garbage and potential poisons are in this junk.? Maybe the pot was grown with a bunch of pesticides or your pills had toxins added. There is a reason that these drugs are illegal! Stop drug abuse. If you can't, or you don't care if they kill you, get treatment. You are a better person sober & will have a safer, often happier, life. ...Read more

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What is a over-counter pill that u can take for chest pain?

What is a over-counter pill that u can take for chest pain?

None for now: The first thing you need to do is to pick up the phone and make an appointment with your physician for a propr evaluation. Chest pain is not something you can pass like a headache. If it is associated with shortness of breath and other physical symptoms, may be go to er. After ruling out underlying medical condition, anxiety often presents itself with symptoms mimicking heart attack. ...Read more

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Does naseau chest pain and gasping for air occasinally require er? Tried inhaler and allergy pills?

Does naseau chest pain and gasping for air occasinally require er? Tried inhaler and allergy pills?

Asthma: Sounds like you might be dealing with poorly controlled asthma that is not being properly treated. See a specialist, like an Allergist or Pulmonologist, in order to get a more detailed workup and evaluation to determine severity of asthma/breathing problems. Might need more potent daily controller therapy. ...Read more

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When taking pills or other foods or liquids but mostly pills I get an extreme sharp chest pain in mid sternum that literally bring me to tears ideas?

When taking pills or other foods or liquids but mostly pills I get an extreme sharp chest pain in mid sternum that literally bring me to tears ideas?

Possibly ge reflux: Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux can irritate esophagus causing dysmotility or narrowed segments that can impede movement of food through the esophagus. Your physician should be able either by trial on medication, testing with imaging, or scoping the esophagus and stomach make this diagnosis. Your testing has ruled out cardiac issues and other anatomic causes for sternal pain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper chest pain and/or face pain when swallowing pills with water?

What are the causes of upper chest pain and/or face pain when swallowing pills with water?

Nothing: A bump at the end of your sternum is probably your xlphoid proccess. A normal bone that many people discover for the first time when they feel around there and think it is new or a problem. Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more

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Took OTC diet pills w/1, 3 DMAA, ephedra, synephrine etc 3mos, quit, almost had HRT attk 6/20.Chest pain, sob still present but not as often. Side effects?

Took OTC diet pills w/1, 3 DMAA, ephedra, synephrine etc 3mos, quit, almost had HRT attk 6/20.Chest pain, sob still present but not as often. Side effects?

Stop pills: If you stopped taking the pills in June, 6 weeks ago, after what felt like a heart attack, then the substances are long gone from your body and are not the source of the symptoms. If you are still taking diet pills, they could be causing the symptoms and should be stopped. I recommend seeing your doctor for these very concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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After taking 1 pill only of oxyelitepro im sick for almost 2 months my symptoms head pressure middle chest pain nostril blockage shat going on!

Bodybuilding: You must read the side effects of this very dangerous drug. It's being marketed as an aid to bodybuilding and loss of weight. Stop using it and consult your physician asap. Don't believe all the ads and quick remedies you see advertised. Trust your physician before the quacks. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more