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Re: Switching from Abililfy to Saphris. Robert_Burton_1621

Posted by SLS on July 11, 2018, at 10:11:22

In reply to Re: Switching from Abililfy to Saphris., posted by Robert_Burton_1621 on July 11, 2018, at 4:40:22

> Scott, I went from 10 to 20 mg quite quickly (over a week), and stayed on 20mg for a month. But, for me, there was no improvement. The side-effects were disturbing: particularly the hyper-sexuality. But it was not pleasurbale. It was an *agitated* hyper-activity.

That sounds unpleasant.

> I ceased the vortioxetine and resumed parnate.

Vortioxetine has a 66 hour half-life. How long are you waiting before resuming Parnate? Serotonin syndrome is a concern. I hope everything goes well for you.

> How are you going now?

It has been over a week since I discontinued vortioxetine, and I am still experiencing some residual adverse effects. They include brain-fog, cognitive slowing, and anxiety. They are improving gradually, though. I began taking Effexor two days ago. I am titrating up to 300 mg/day. Fingers crossed.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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