I started taking celexa about 2 weeks ago and have noticed that recently I have been clenching my jaw a lot without realizing it. At night and during the day. I don't even notice I have been doing it until my jaw gets sore and my teeth start to hurt. I didn't have this problem prior to taking celexa. Has anyone else had this happen? Could it be caused by the medication?
So the jaw clenching hasn't stopped. I went back to the doctor after a month on celexa for a follow up. I told them about the clenching, and they seemed surprised. Said they haven't heard of that side effect before. Which is the same thing my pharmacist said. I thought it was odd because antidepressants are listed as a cause for bruxism. But any way they decided to have me try Zoloft now. So hopefully that'll work for the anxiety and stop the jaw clenching. The celexa really seemed to help the anxiety, panic attacks, alit though so I'm sad it had the side effects.
I've been taking the Zoloft a little over 2weeks now and the jaw clenching has stopped. However my anxiety has really kicked up. Not sure whether its a withdraw from the celexa or the Zoloft just not having its full effect yet..
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