If anyone has ever taken this medication some feedback would be great. I was just prescribed 5 mg for the first week followed by 10 mg after that. Is that strong enough? How many mg's is enough for my brain to react to it. Iam worried that that's too much of a tiny dose and it won't do anything. My state of mind is so bad I would like to be on the highest dose possible. Any side effects with this drug? Iam also taking zyprexa so hopefully this would be a good combo. Thanks in advance!
@emed27. I have been on 10mg for one week. I just came off of celexa because I was having a breakdown and it wasn't working. I haven't noticed any improvement yet but it seems to take longer than other meds I've tried. Crying daily and sadness has not decreased yet but I have no choice but to give it more time. God bless and I hope it works for you. Keep me posted Carolha1
i started taking trintellix just over 2 weeks ago - my mood has changed a bit and i'm not crying at all which is great. I'm still a little nauseous and tired but it has definitely gotten better from the first week. They recommend 6-8 weeks to fully see improvement.
I was on zoloft about a year ago but went off because of the weight gain - SSRIs do work! just need to be patient!
10 mg is the initial loading dose for Trintellix to avoid or minimize any potential side effects. Some improvement may be apparent in the first few weeks, but it usually takes 4~6 weeks to feel the full benefit and 6~8 weeks to achieve steady sate therapeutic blood levels.
Try to be patient when starting an antidepressant because they will work very effectively for almost everyone.
I am only on 5 mgs. and have literally "come out of the closet", which is where I was spending ALL my time since I could NOT face the world or even the daylight. I am nauseous and a bit lightheaded but the difference is quite honestly night and day. PLEASE just give it a chance.
- Trintellix Information for Consumers
- Trintellix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trintellix (detailed)
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