I am 48 years old and on 200mg of Zoloft daily and I get dizzy when I move quickly or stop abruptly when running or playing sports. This does not happen when I go for a jog for a few miles or so, but only when I move quickly. This has been happening ever since I had a panic attack 18 months ago and was put on the Zoloft. The Zoloft has helped with panic, but these dizzy symptoms will not go away. Does anyone else have any experience with these symptoms or have any advice?
Charlie I was on 80mg of Zoloft a day for many year (200mg sounds like alot) and never had any dizzy side affects, could you possibly be suffering from Vertigo as I used to and still remember how much it interfered with carrying out simple tasks and how scary it could be.
I would suggest using this site to find out side effects of Zoloft and the symptoms of Vertigo. Checking with your pharmacist whose job it is to know these things could be worthwhile also. Hope you find some answers and relief very soon.
Charlie; Zoloft side effects does list dizziness and also many people have to take the 200mg is not worried about the dose you're taking you could talk with your doctor about trying some meclizine for dizziness But if the panic attacks are under control.Myself I would put up with some dizziness.((Common side effects of Zoloft include insomnia, loose stools, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, fatigue, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, headache, paresthesia, decreased libido, delayed ejaculation, ejaculation failure, xerostomia, anorexia, and diaphoresis. Other side effects include agitation, pain, vomiting, abdominal pain, anxiety, hypouricemia, and malaise. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects. CHUCK AGAIN YOU WELL SEE THE 3RD ONE IS DIZZINESS but I dought very much that the dose has anything to do with this minor side effect. THIS COULD BE CONTROLLED BY SOMETHING ELSE YOU DON'T WANT TO try something else and have you panic attacks come back.
but before you take meclizine it is nowadays over the counter for the side effect ask your doctor please but I would not change anything as long as your panic attacks are in check to many people have tried way to many medications before you find one that works for anxiety and panic. so ask the doctor if you can try something for dizziness or the meclizine don't ever take anything without the doctor's okay. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND Chuck1957
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