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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acute chest pain?

Acute chest pain?

Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What cause chest pain?

What cause chest pain?

Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest pain?

Why do I have chest pain?

Chest pain: Chest pain is not normal. There are many causes. Angina is a term we use for pain caused by inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle. To know why you have chest pain you need to see a physician. Could be musculoskeletal but heart consideration should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle.?

Chest pain in the middle.?

Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have a serious chest pain?

I have a serious chest pain?

?: If you have serious chest pain, please call 911, go the er, and stop messing with your computer! ...Read more

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Right chest pain (sometime)?

Right chest pain (sometime)?

Multiple: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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What is causing my chest pain?

What is causing my chest pain?

Several: Look at the cartoon for some causes of chest pain. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is constricting chest pain?

What is constricting chest pain?

Just a description: Constricting chest pain is a term health providers use to describe the location or type of the pain. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. ...Read more

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What does chest pain symbolizes?

What does chest pain symbolizes?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do for chest pain at 49?

See Doctor: If your chest pain is persistent, go to the ER. However, if it has subsided see your physicians as soon as possible to exclude coronary disease. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain at 21?

What could cause chest pain at 21?

Multiple: Most likely causes are the muscles or bones of your rib cage, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of your lung), or gastrointestinal. Pericarditis is another possibility. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I get chest pain what causes it?

I get chest pain what causes it?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of chest pain?

Life-threatening...: These are a few of the life-threatening causes (does not have to be very severe pain): 1) heart attack or impending heart attack, 2) aortic dissection (tearing of the aorta) which can lead to sudden death, 3) pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the vessels of the lung), and 4) booerhave's syndrome (rupture of the esophagus). ...Read more

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I am having chest pain all the time?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from various causes, from something cardiac (although unlikely in your age), reflux, asthma and anxiety is big trigger. If its really bad, then get checked out asap by your doc or in the Er. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of chest pain?

Many: Many things can cause chest pain, including muscle strain, inflammation of cartilage, infection, blood clot in the lung and heart disease. A doctor will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to sort out the cause of chest pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing the chest pain?

What could be causing the chest pain?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes.

http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain ...Read more

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Chest pain 24 female aniexty sufferer?

Chest pain 24 female aniexty sufferer?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition. Cnn. Com/HEALTH/help. At.home/chest. Pain/content. Html ...Read more

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What are the medications for chest pain?

What are the medications for chest pain?

Multiple treatments: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. The specific treatment for any of these disorders is varied. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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