This past Monday I started taking Zoloft 50mg. On Tuesday I felt very dizzy, lightheaded, and a bit out of it figuring it was a side of the Zoloft. Wednesday came and I had the same symptoms as I did on Tuesday, and also noticed I had major hearing loss in my right ear (which is my bad ear). When I covered up my left ear (my good ear) I couldn’t hear a thing. Even with my hearing aid in I was unable to hear anything. After researching SSHL I got myself over to my ENT yesterday and sure enough I was diagnosed with SSHL. My ENT told me to stop the Zoloft immediately (since i’ve only been taking it 3 days), and started me on prednisone 60mg/day. By the end of the day yesterday I began to hear a little bit in my right ear. Today there hasn’t been much, if any improvement but I can hear a little bit. Its good that I know I haven’t lost my hearing completely in my right ear but its very scary. I’ve read that ototoxic meds can cause hearing loss and Zoloft is an ototoxic med.
Just wondering if anyone has had or knows anyone that has had similar side effects to any ototoxic meds.
He didn’t say the SSHL was due to the Zoloft but he did say that timing of the two (starting the zoloft and the SSHL) is too much of a coincidence.
Anyways any info, advice, experiences, or feedback is greatly appreciated as always.
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