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Antidepressant dose seems too high. Please help?

I'd like to help,: But i need more information. Which antidepressant, why do you think it is too much, and what are you experiencing? ...Read more

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What is considered a "low" "medium" "normal" or "high" dose of antidepressants? (different answers welcome)

What is considered a "low" "medium" "normal" or "high" dose of antidepressants? (different answers welcome)

Each is different: This can't easily be answered, as different antidepressants are dosed differently. Eg., 20 mg of Prozac is a typical amount, but 20 mg of zoloft would be quite low, and 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) would be a somewhat high dose. To take zoloft (sertraline) for example, 25-50 mg is low, 100-150 is normal, and above that would be high. Roughly speaking, and in a healthy adult. ...Read more

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I have very high prolactine because of a puritary tumor and i'm on antidepressants too. Is there some correlation?

I have very high prolactine because of a puritary tumor and i'm on antidepressants too. Is there some correlation?

Depends .....: Please look on line for side effects of the medications you are taking to see if they effect the prolactin level. If you can not find the information, ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Could i be slightly "high" when i take antidepressants?

Could i be slightly "high" when i take antidepressants?

Not sure what: you mean. However, if you have developed euphoria, high energy level, decreased sleep - then you need to advise your prescribing provider promptly. (Would need to r/o mania or hypomania). ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Generally no,: But there are many antidepressants out there. It would be helpful if you were asking about a specific one and we could answer better. There are some that can cause minor EKG changes, there is one that can cause a significant increase in blood pressure but it isn't used much anymore. Antidepressants are often used with people who have hypertension so it is not considered an aggravating factor. ...Read more

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Is there any relationships between antidepressants and high lipids?

Is there any relationships between antidepressants and high lipids?

No: 2nd generation anti-psychotic medications (like clozaril, zyprexa, seroquel, rispderal, and to a lesser extent geodon, abilify, saphris (asenapine) and latuda) are known for this side effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue taking antidepressants and anxiety medication with a liver ALT reading of 54 U/L? Is it dangerously high?

Is it safe to continue taking antidepressants and anxiety medication with a liver ALT reading of 54 U/L? Is it dangerously high?

That depends: You didn't say which specific medications you take. We don't know anything about your overall health. The risks involved would need to be balanced with the severity of your mental health problems and how your symptoms improve on medication. I would talk to your prescribing provider about this. ...Read more

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I've been on antidepressants, and I find after I've been on a certain dosage for a while, I get used to it and the dose stops working. What do I do?

Consider therapy: There are some really skilled CBT therapists who can help people who respond as you describe. It's good! You are expressing an Expectancy Response that shows you'd benefit from hope, trust and support. You can learn how to find these and use them to manage your life better. That it's not chemical would be good - but you'd have to work like you would w/ a coach. Find a good fit. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 150 mg a low dose for antidepressants?

That depends: on which antidepressant you are referring to. ...Read more

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How long after your first dose of antidepressants do you get side effects?

Depends: It depends on which antidepressant, and which side effect. Often the side effects are noticeable before the benefits, so it is important to have a good relationship with your doctor so you can ask questions and stick it through until the benefits kick in. ...Read more

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Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety: In addition to the reasons provided by dr. Coffin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) may initial lead to an increase in anxious symptoms. The brain gets used to the medications and this usually abates. Ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Will taking doses of antidepressants irregularly cause a deeper depression?

Will taking doses of antidepressants irregularly cause a deeper depression?

It can: In order for antidepressants to work they need to be taken regularly so they can build up to a steady level in your system.By taking them irregularly, it is almost like not having taken them at all.The medicine will not be able to reach a beneficial level in your system to help the depression.So in a sense, you may just be becoming more depressed because you really aren't treating it effectively. ...Read more

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I been on antidepressants 25 years for GAD and lately mix with deprssion dose antidepressants effect testesterone because i went dawn at 42 years old ?

I been on antidepressants 25 years for GAD and lately mix with deprssion dose antidepressants effect testesterone because i went dawn at 42 years old ?

Diet low testosteron: Harvard researchers recently noted that carrots & carrot juice increase testosterone levels naturally while traditional Chinese medicine suggests gingseng in whatever form helps according to Harvard trained Andrew Weil, M.D. A review of habits such as diet that impact upon depression, anxiety, libido, exercise or lack of it, stress, sleep, behavior habits is essential to determining the root cause ...Read more