Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las Vegas, but I live anything but the Las Vegas lifestyle
Re: Zoloft = Eye Twitch?!?
When I was about 15, I was put on some med. I didn't need it at all, but you know how adults can get when a kid isn't quite normal like the other kids are. I had SA, but I didn't process that illness in my mind at the time, and the psychiatrist probably thought that I was just dumb or depressed or whatever they like to think. Anyway, I think it was an SSRI that they gave me, since those are the kinds of meds docs give you simply because it's fashionable to do so, and it makes everyone rich. I don't know which SSRI it was though.
But the med, whatever it was, didn't do me any good; no noticeable effect at all, but if you think about it, why would it have an effect for an illness such as SA? The only side-effect I had while I was on it was that it made the muscles in my shoulders and neck lock up, which made my whole head move sideways until it couldn't move any further, otherwise it would just continue doing a 360, like in the Excorcist. I'm sure a few people noticed my head moving involuntarily from side to side, which only exacerbated my SA at the time. So in a way, it's a bit like that twitch you described Shauna, but it was neck muscles instead of eyelid muscles, which is what I assume you mean by eye twitch.
Stupid pharmacology industry. Always assuming that throwing any SSRI at someone will solve whatever problem they have.