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Chest pain with Zoloft?
Yesterday I started my Zoloft, starting at 50mg.  Within a couple hours I was shaky, which sucked since I was at work.  Later that day I started to have a bit of chest pain.  Once I was able to relax it went away.  Later I woke up at 5am and found it a bit hard to breathe, kind of like I couldn't catch my breath.  Do these symptoms sound familiar to any other Zoloft users?  Do these feelings go away?

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was your starter dose of zoloft 50mgs?  Typically it is started at a lower dose of 25mgs and worked up. I have been on it for years and never had those side effects. I had a bit of termors and increased anxiety while I adjusted to the medications but not anything like you said here.

Were you anxious about taking the medication to begin with?
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50mg was my starter dose and after a week I go to 100mg.  I was a little anxious about it but when I actually took it I felt ok...or at least I thought I did.  Perhaps I was a little more worked up than I thought I was.
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I found this info on the web.  I hope it helps.  Blessings - Blu

ZOLOFT (sertraline)

Applies to sertraline: oral concentrate, oral tablet

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking sertraline (the active ingredient contained in Zoloft) skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

•very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;

•agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, tremors;

•nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or

•headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.

Common side effects may include:

•drowsiness, dizziness, tired feeling;

•mild nausea, stomach pain, upset stomach, constipation;

•dry mouth;

•changes in appetite or weight;

•sleep problems (insomnia); or

•decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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