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Re: Micro-doses?

Posted by Toby on April 14, 1999, at 13:05:18

In reply to Micro-doses?, posted by Steve on April 13, 1999, at 21:29:14

Mini-doses are indeed effective for some people. Getting the lowest dose-form of an antidepressant and then halving or quartering it and then slowly building up to whatever is effective before the side effects take over. Once you start increasing the dose, when side effects begin, hold the dose there for at least a week or however long it takes for the side effect to diminish, then continue to increase it until the depression responds. Another alternative is to use mini-doses of two or more (hopefully only two) antidepressants (usually of different classes). I have recently heard tell that using Effexor and Remeron together negates all the side effects of both. Of course, could you possibly have two more expensive medications? No. However, if very small doses are used, the expense may be lessened. Also, don't forget the importance of what time of day you take a medication. Switching from morning to night or vice versa sometimes relieves lethargy/restlessness.




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