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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)

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?

You may feel so: It depends as you recover from depression there is a rebound in your feeling from miserable to normal and you may call it high in some cases. ...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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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