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Low dose? Sick of feeling this way



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May 11, 2021

I’ve being on antidepressants for ten years now. Last year my marriage broke down and at the time I was on citalopram (40mg) but felt like they stopped working so went on to sertraline (150mg), they wiped me out so went onto mirtazapine(30mg). I started to get tinnitus 24/7 so I spoke to the Doctors pharmacist who has put me on Fluoxetine (10mg).
This dose seems really low to me, I haven’t felt in a good way mentally since I was on Citalopram around 2019 before my marriage breakdown, but unfortunately they no longer go above 40mg now.
It just seems like a waste of time starting me on 10mg. I can’t imagine this dose will do much for me, yet I’m expected to give it a few weeks before asking for an increase.
this past year I have being so lethargic, my mood is up and down, very irritable and negative.
I also see a private counsellor, do mindfulness meditation & do 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day and just seem to just keep coasting along. I’ve forgotten what it was like to be happy and energetic. If it wasn’t for my children, I would just stay in bed all day. Everything is an effort.


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Feb 6, 2021
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Hi @Onefinedaay
I'm so sorry about your marriage breakdown and your forgetting what it's like to be happy and energetic. If your doctor recommends 10mg, I would try that dosage first and see how you respond to it. In general, a higher dosage of a med is not always more effective than a lower dosage, and the side effects of a lower dosage might be more tolerable.
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