Zoloft is sometimes prescribed for fibromyalgia.
Zoloft’s FDA approved uses are:
But it also has many off-label uses, such as:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Bipolar Disorder (Even though Zoloft can make bipolar much worse!)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- ADD and ADHD
- Eating Disorders
- Irritable Bowel Symptoms (IBS)
Currently, only one medication has FDA approval for fibromyalgia: Lyrica.
However, some people with fibromyalgia find that Zoloft helps relieve the painful symptoms.
But here’s the downside with taking Zoloft:
- It sometimes causes severe side effects.
- It creates suicidal thoughts in about 1% of the patients who begin taking it. (Usually in the first week.)
- It often causes severe withdrawal symptoms when you choose to discontinue it.
- You have no way of knowing before hand what the effects of Zoloft will be.
Generally, antidepressants such as Zoloft should be considered as a last resort for severe cases.
Natural help for fibromyalgia include:
- Hydrotherapy: which can include either hot or cold water.
- Exercise: such as stretching and aerobic activities like walking or swimming.
- Simple relaxation exercises such as deep breathing.
- Support groups to share your feelings.
- Herbal therapies such as herbs that act as anti-inflammatories (feverfew, boswellia, meadowsweet and pine bark) and herbs that help to sleep (chamomile and valerian).
- Massage therapy.
In addition to learning about Zoloft as it relates to fibromyalgia, it’s also important to understand the underlying causes that would lead someone to need such information in the first place.
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