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The answer to all of this is, of course, "call your pdoc." I will, but she's out of the office and unreachable until Tuesday, and this doesn't seem urgent enough that I need to call the advice nurse or go to urgent care or something. I'm still kinda worried about it though, so I figured I'd see if anyone here has heard of something similar.

 

About a week and a half ago, we upped my dose of sertraline/Zoloft from 100mg/day to 150mg/day. The 100mg was already really helping, but I was still having some issues so we figured we would go a step higher and see if it helped more. I had a weird reaction when going from 50-100mg, so I figured the first week or so might be rough, but this has so far persisted for almost two weeks.

 

Right when I upped the dose, a certain muscle above my eye started twitching involuntarily. It got worse for the first couple of days, and then slowly started to get better, but it's still happening almost two weeks later. Additionally, the index and middle finger of my left hand are going numb at the tips, which started about a week in and seems to be getting worse. I have no idea if this could even be a med side effect, or if I've got a pinched nerve or something, but it's setting off my health-issues OCD a little bit and freaking me out. 

 

I've also been pretty flat emotionally and dysphoric this whole time, which didn't happen at the lower dose. Anxiety and OCD symptoms are down, though, and I had an amazing period of about two days in that first week during which ALL the repetition in my head suddenly stopped. I had never experienced that before, and hadn't even realized I was repeating thoughts so much until it happened (I can never think over all the noise). It was amazing, and I'm hoping against hope there's some way to get that effect long term. 

 

If anyone made it through that rambly textwall, thanks for reading, and if anyone has any thoughts or has experienced any similar side-effects, I'd be very interested in hearing about it. 

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