I am currently taking 250mg daily and have been on this dosage for many years. Just recently I have developed this banding feeling making it feel as though my chest is being sqeezed, particularly on the left side.
Can Zoloft cause a feeling of tightness on one side of the chest?
Question posted by tessie2803 on 16 Dec 2010
Last updated on 31 March 2011 by sweetie pie
Tessie,hello! I have also been on Zoloft for years now( 200 mg) and I have never experienced any tighting in my chest at all. I also have never heard of it being a side effect of Zoloft. While I was working as a psychiatric nurse in mental health, there were no reports by patients on Zoloft about this symptom. How long has it been going on? Do you have it everyday? I definately would call my doctor right away because it could be signs of a serious heaart problem. I know that when you have Angina, ( a heart disease ), you can have a feeling of tightness in your chest. It could be anything medically. So please contact you doctor and report these symptoms. If the symptoms become worse or you are having them closer together you need to go to the emergency room. I do not mean to scare you but this could be serious. Take care and let me know what your doctor's evaluation showed. Sweetie Pie
I was taking Zoloft and started having this tightness in my chest. Stopped taking immediately. I figured no drug was worth risking my life over. They all have some kind of side effects.
tessie2803, Please, Please, call your doctor ASAP, that is a very serious side effect to Zoloft, I also take that medication, however a much lower dose 125 mg. at bedtime, I was on 150mg. and I also had that horrible tight feeling in my chest, like somebody was squeezing the life out of me, after the dose was lowered I felt much better, do not dismiss this "just one of those things", it is SERIOUS! I wish you all the best, hope you're soon feeling better. God Bless
Dear tessie2803: Are you sure ? "250 mg. daily"... like 4 doses of 62.5mg.
per day ? and you're still alive ? Wow! "Something smells fishey in Denmark"... "There's an awful lotta' coffee in Brazil" Yada Yada Yada.! Someone here at D.D.C. please check me on this... but 250 mg. of Zoloft per day, would knock over a full grown Horse! ! I got up to 150mg. of Sertraline (generic) which has roughly 3/4 the strength of brand Zoloft for 3 of 8 yrs. I not only had chest pains [I could hardly breath in cold weather!] my feet felt like my shoes were full of bees, I was dizzy , couldn't think,and more... so I backed down to 100mg and stayed there for 5 more years. Dear heart, if you... if..your Dr... ahhh hell tessie somethin' ain't right. I know who will know... Christine ATU , Sweetlemon H-A-A-L-L-L-P-P! ! can 250mg. of brand Zoloft be right ?
This medication can cause what you are experiencing, it is a serious side effect, you must seek medical attention ASAP.
I hope you get well soon .
All the best and
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