My psych told me that you can't build up a tolerance to an antidepressant. I've been depressed most all of my life; hence since my adult life I've been on many different medications, seen many different doctors. Sometimes a bunch of negative situations blow me right of the water and that's when either my dosage or the medication needs adjusting and then my emotions seems to level off to normal again. Has anyone experienced this before? He just prescribed Remeron tonight.
Personally i would have to disagree... I take citalopram (celexa) and started on 20mg and am now taking 60mg. If i didn't build a tolerance to it my dose wouldn't have been increased surely? Also, i have taken prozac in the past and this was changed as it was no longer as effective as it was initially. I don't know what medical research shows, but i believe that a tolerance can be built with antidepressants.
Delila ia spot on with what she has told you.
I have being on many anti d's since i got diagnosed with severe anxiety/panic disorder,depression and ocd,i've been on a number of meds since my diagnoses,some worked for a short while,then stopped,then it was time to try another and the same happened again and again!
Its a matter of finding the right combo to help you through this,but i truely believe myself that yes you can build a tolerance to anti d's if on them for a period of time,then other anti d's dont work for one person but others benefit greatly from them,its a trial and error as some say. It can be frustrating but give the med your doc has prescribed for you a go and hopefully it will work,if not,go back to him/her and suggest you need something different. It may take time,but stick with it,you wil find something that is for you!!
Best of luck and take care!!
Hello mylife2. I was scrolling through older questions and came upon yours. Delila and puckiemull are dead on. In fact I'm really surprised your doctor especially a psychiatrist would say that. Its almost out right blasphemy :-0) Our bodies more often than not build up tolerances, immunity to any given drug and medication. More often than not, doses are adjusted and if that fails, another drug is usually tried. Good health and wishes to you,pledge
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