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37 y/o, on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 2.5 years. Have been noticing head and hand shaking lately when using them or concentrating or tired, not at rest. What is likelihood it is Zoloft (sertraline) vs essential tremor?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
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In brief: Essential

More likely essential or familial can get tremor with ssris.

In brief: Essential

More likely essential or familial can get tremor with ssris.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Neither.

It sounds like you may have just been tired or anxious.
If it was the zoloft, (sertraline) you may have noticed the tremor early in your treatment. Essential tremors tend to run in the family and may appear earlier in life. You may have just been tired or anxious. I would go back to your doctor and he could find out if there are other causes.

In brief: Neither.

It sounds like you may have just been tired or anxious.
If it was the zoloft, (sertraline) you may have noticed the tremor early in your treatment. Essential tremors tend to run in the family and may appear earlier in life. You may have just been tired or anxious. I would go back to your doctor and he could find out if there are other causes.
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