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Antidepressant Dose Seems Too High Please Help
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
I have very high prolactine because of a puritary tumor and i'm on antidepressants too. Is there some correlation?
My liver enzymes are high, could it be the antidepressants I am using? I am on effexor, (venlafaxine) what do I do if that is what's causing it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on 30mg citrolpram antidepressant daily, i split my dose over the day 3 times 10mg a dose is this ok to do that? Or need to taken in 1 dose?
Daily medicine: It is okay, but very much unnecessary. ...Read more
Is it possible there is anything that can give the antidepressant effects of ketamine without the high?
Ketamine: There is much research going on now to find that out. ...Read more
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
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
That depends: on which antidepressant you are referring to. ...Read more
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
Are there any risks with taking a low dose of the antidepressant escitalopram long term 5mgs daily?
Lexapro (escitalopram): As long as prescribed & monitored by your physician, sure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is smallest dose of an antidepressant you can take? I tried 10mg of celexa (citalopram) and it made anxiety unbearable, i must be rare case
Does everybody feel one side effect or other from a med? (excluding scheduled drugs) I have never felt any side effect on any dose of antidepressants.
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