150mg is normal dose. 300 is high. It is a tricyclic. Most patients who used to use are on SSRI's now, but your dose is OK
So what would your advice be to enable me to come off them?
Steve- dose is fine. Just a drug that is not used in US. IF you want to try SSRI, talk to doctor about transition. I just saw you had poor reaction to SSRI's - sorry I missed that initially. I don't see any harm on staying on the current medication. It is mostly and individual tolerence to certain class of medication, and if tricyclic is better for you, I would stick with it. In my experience, alarming stories on internet are much more frequent than in actual practice. Given that you are at lowest recommended dose, not a high dose, I would not worry about getting off of it or changing medications.
Thanks for your reassurance, much appreciated!
Thanks for your reassurance,