Posted by colin wallace on July 8, 2002, at 12:30:52
In reply to Re: Welcome back Colin ---(COLIN), posted by johnj on July 7, 2002, at 18:37:57
> > I do hear zoloft has a good track record, but it is hard to give it a try. How much zoloft did you increase to that triggered things for you?
I think that Zoloft is an excellent med. for tackling both depression and anxiety.I personally way overshot my individual threshold of around 12.5mg- half the dose prescribed to juniors.The recommended starting dose for adults is 50mg, and attempting this dose at my docs behest is what precipitated all the problems, in my case.Actually, 25mg is overpowering for me.
However, you can easily start up an ssri in such micro-doses (by using a pill splitter/crusher)if you're highly med sensitive- this way you can be cautious and still function at work.
I am now going to discontinue all meds though, until I can begin treatment with a stabalizing med. such as lithium- then I'll look at adding the antidepressant, when I've got a grip of my haywire mood crashes and irritability.Seems wise.