Actually a less common side effect of sertraline is muscle pain.
I have been taking sertraline for more than 10 years and it works well for me. I take 100mg a day. I have heard of doctors prescribing this for people who also have chronic pain as I also do. When someone has chronic pain, sometimes depression comes with it for some people so doctors do prescribe this. I have not heard that it is used for pain directly.
Hope this helps
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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