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I am Dr Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.
ok did you get my question
The usual dose range of Sertarline is from 50-150 mg per day therefore 25 mg is a very low dose comparatively.
yes, I got your question.
In my view, the dose should be at least 50 mg per day.
I am a born worry wort and I just don't like to feel drugged. I went on 100mg for 3 days and was just a zombie, today was the first day we changed to 25mg, so should I just start with 50mg a day?
no, you can wait for few days and then increase it to minimize the side effect.
I guess, 3-4 days waiting period should be sufficient.
Ok I will. I just don't want to drop into a low depression, pregnancy is suppose to be an exciting time even though the hormones are nuts
I can understand that. Don't worry, you will be fine.
You can also try psychotherapy in addition to medicines
specially Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
there was just alot of questions that my dr just didn't seem to want to answer, mainly his point was switch or else. Talk about a lonely feeling.
mood swings, sadness of mood are commonly reported by pregnant females and that is why I am recommending you CBT.
What is cognitive behavior therapy?
it is a type of psychotherapy, a talking therapy.
I am giving you a link below
to know more about CBT
ok :-) thats is great :-) My mom and husband they really let me open up and talk I know they are not doctors but when I need to talk about my worries I tell them and my mom was on lexapro 40mg for depression so she knows whats going on by just comparing and remembering what she went through
yes, it can be very useful in your case.
and you can try free online CBT from your home only without going to a therapist.
via this website Living Life To The Full
Wonderful! Also sometimes I get on the internet and the results just scare the heck out of me what is seratonin syndrome?
Am I gonna get that?
Serotonin syndrome occurs due to excess of serotonin in the body. I don't think it is possible in your case :)
it can occur when a patient is taking multiple antidepressant or very high doses of an antidepressant
Ok my dr said stay off the internet, but I found this sight and honestly your calming my fears.
or is on multiple medications affecting serotonin neurotransmitter
ok so if my baby dr gives me zofran for my all day morning sickness will that affect my setraline?
let me check the possible interaction
I don't think there are any significant interactions between these two medicines to the best of my knowledge but this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist
your doctor should be aware of your taking these two medicines.
Ok. Well I think that was all my questions mainly don't want to drop into depression and get seratonin syndrome.
you can try CBT via that website
you will definitely find it useful.
ok I will. Thank you so much! Do I just exit and then rate you?
you can see a button for rating this answer.
ok, you can press it then.
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