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Yes, the Zoloft could be causing your vision problems.
Zoloft can cause several eye problems including dry eyes, eye pain, double vision, sensitivity to light, excessive tears, area of diminished vision in your visual field.
You need to talk with your prescribing physician about this side effect. He may want to adjust your dosage or try a different medication all together. That decision will need to be made together with you and your doctor. Try to see your doctor in the next couple of days, tomorrow if at all possible. Continue the Zoloft until you are seen. If however, your symptoms become worse before you can see him, then you should go to the ER and be assessed to make sure you do not have any other reasons that your vision could be disrupted.
Please let me know if you have any further questions. I hope you have a good evening.
Yes I would say it is the Zoloft causing the symptoms, but it is a great idea to go ahead and keep the eye exam appointment.
You should not just stop taking the Zoloft, it can cause serious side effects. According to zoloft.com this is what is listed as a warning:
Do not stop ZOLOFT without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping ZOLOFT may cause serious symptoms including: anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or sleepy; headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness; electric shock-like sensations, tremor, and confusion.
You should call your doctor first thing tomorrow and discuss this issue with him/her.
I hope your symptoms subside soon. Thanks again for using Just Answer.