... nothing last night felt upset took 9 x 75 = 675mg have not slept since when first on depression tablets 23 years ago took. 1 A day for 5 days then 23 the next day then stopped as had no more and if got more probably take them not sure what type of antidepressant it was back then think it was Prozac
Hi, SS! The dosage should be raised by increments of 75mg over several weeks. 375mg is reserved for only the most depressed ~ usually hospitalized ~ patients.
You shouldn't adjust your own dosage except under the express direction of your physician.
Antidepressants do not work quickly. Some people report some improvement in the first weeks (which may be the placebo effect) but most won't feel the benefits for at least 3-4 weeks and therapeutic blood levels aren't reached until about 6-8 weeks or more.
Your best bet is to be patient and follow your prescribed dosage exactly as directed. Taking handfuls of pills will only make you sick... or worse.
Best wishes and good luck, Wildcat
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