will let me due to potential to set off bipolar mania. He is concerned about having me on an ssri. I haven't felt much of an effect from 75 mg Zoloft (no mania whatsoever) and I want him to increase it. I think it highly unlikely that he will do so. Should I find another psychiatrist or other type of doc that will allow me to get a higher dosage? What are my options - I can't handle abilify. I take the Zoloft for social anxiety and depression. In addition to the Zoloft I take 2000 mg depakote, 200mg lamotragine and 1mg klonopin.
I would not go see another doctor or your psychiatrist could drop you. What your psychiatrist is probably worried about is Mixed Episodes which can happen on any SSRI or SNRI antidepressants.
Try feeling like a million bucks, having outbursts of complete rage and depressed too all at the same time. That's what those types of antidepressants do to me. It is such a mixed up, confusing and frustrating feeling that you do not want to experience. I couldn't handle Abilify either.
I have found that never having any mania at all seems depressing to me so it is something I have to get used to.
If it were me I would ask to try a different antidepressant if the Zoloft isn't helping enough.
Hope that helps
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