Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Muscle tension / spasm? / knots from SSRI/SNRIs

Posted by displaced9 on March 4, 2012, at 7:12:37

Hi All,

I had posted on here about about constant muscle tension/spasms/pain whilst taking Zoloft. I read that this is a rare side effect of Zoloft and thus slowly discontinued the Zoloft (from a dosage of 300mg/daily) down to 0. I then switched over to Remeron (Mirtazapine) going to a dose of 90 mg/daily. At this dose, I had substantial weight gain in a short time, and my anxiety was kind of "through the roof" although the muscle tension had gone away. After trying to stick out the Remeron for 2+ months, we decided to decrease the dose (and discontinue) and cross-over to Effexor XR. I now take Effexor XR 225mg/daily plus Wellbutrin XL 300mg/daily, and unfortunately my muscle tension is back. While not as bad as before, it can get pretty uncomfortable. I can only attribute this to either the Effexor or not taking the Remeron, since the WB was added well after I started Effexor and the muscle tension came back.

I know that muscle tension / pain can be a sign of serotonin syndrome, but I have no other symptoms. In fact, I feel pretty fantastic with Effexor. My anxiety is under control and I am much more calm.

Is it / could it be a side effect of anything that affects Serotonin to cause this muscle tension?

I can take a Rx muscle relaxer but I don't want to rely on that. I bought Glycine and GABA last night as I read that can help, but wanted to get input on the muscle tension/pain.

It is mostly my upper back/neck/shoulders but I can also feel the tension in my arms, legs, etc.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:displaced9 thread:1012353