Quote from MaggieMay78:
I do know one thing for sure...there are drugs that INCREASE bruxism. Zoloft is one of them...not sure which others, but several anti-depressants are known to do that. So be careful which drugs you're taking...
I read that too - was on Zoloft. Stopped taking it - bruxism continued and I felt emotionally much worse again. Went back on Lexapro - see absolutely no difference with regard to increase or decrease of bruxism on or off antidepressants - but anxiety level has defiinitely decreased.
I have spoken to a number of doctors who all say there is no real research/proof that the AD's really increase it - it is thought the tendency was there already. Just something to think about. :)