how many mg of anti-depressant are you on?

February 21, 2007 12:55pm CST
Which one are you on? Is it working for you? I'm in 20 mg of Prozac. It doesnt' seem to be working anymore.
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@flipper0 (93)
• United States
4 Apr 07
My son has been on anti-depressants for years now. For the past year, he has been taking 37.5mg of Paxil CR. Prozac seemed to spawn some manic episodes. He would be ok, although lackadasical (SP?) for awhile, then get very agressive. The continuous release Paxil seemed to smooth him through those times. It's very important to note that he's now 18, and when he was taking Prozac he was 14-16. All these types of medications seem to more severely affect (or not adequately affect) younger people. Maybe you could ask your doctor about the Paxil CR. It has made quite a difference in my son's life. Take care.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 07
I personally believe that, relying on it not a long-term solution, especially when our body get used to it, then it no longer shows any effect. We should resolve depression through psychological adjustment and mental relaxation. I think yoga and meditation will help. Frequent exercise will help a lot. It's because when we exercise, some chemical reaction (I couldn't recall what it's called) in our body will make us happy and reduce stress/despresssion. Hope this help and good luck!
@Joslyn77 (374)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I am on 50 of zoloft. It seems to be doing it's thing. I can tell I'm mellow and a lot calmer than I used to be without it. I am on it more for anxeity reasons,but I've always had trouble with depression in the winter.
@lila11 (15)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I was at 20mg for about 4 months and then they increased the dosage. However, that didnt seem to work for me either so I was put on Welbutrin instead, which seems to work better for me. On the other hand, everyone responds to meds differently..........
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• Canada
21 Feb 07
I started out at 20 mg. About a yer or so later, I had to go up to 40. Now I am at 60. I think it is pretty normal to have to change the dose. I haven't had to change from 60 in over 3 years, so I don't expect I will ever have to.