I just started taking L-Methylfolate about a week ago. My question is, do most people take this alone or with other anxiety/depression meds? I was on Viibryd for a few years but couldn't get over the fact that I was feeling brain fog and fatigue all the time. I decided to stop taking the Viibryd and now I only take Hydroxizyne for anxiety. Should I get back on the Viibryd or should I see results from just taking the L-Methylfolate?
L-Methylfolate alone or with other meds?
Question posted by Kenziej7 on 19 July 2021
Last updated on 19 July 2021 by Rathmullan
My advice is to wait and see how you feel on just the L-Methylfolate and Hydroxizyne. Please make sure You avoid foods that have added folic acid as that might block the effects of the L-Methylfolate. You may have to dose the L-Methylfolate at up to 15 mg per day. If after a month or two you don't feel as well as you'd like You may wish to consider resuming Viibryd (assuming Viibryd significantly reduced Your depression in the past) but at a low dosage. I'd start at 10 mg and give that a full two months before considering going any higher. If You do need to increase the Viibryd don't exceed 20 mg per day if possible.
I agree with You. When I was on 40 mg of Viibryd I felt a little too sluggish and sedated. It's inexcusable that Viibryd isn't available in a single 30 mg tablet. I've titrated down from 40 mg of Viibryd per day to 30 mg (1 and one-half 20 mg tablet) per day, and am now on just 20 mg. It took me a long time with many attempts and living with "withdrawal" side effects before I got used to just 20 mg of Viibryd. I hope I am able to maintain this lower dosage over the long term. I also "pulse" L-methylfolate at 12.5 - 15.0 mg 3 times per week. I'm also on 50 mg of atomoxetine per day and 5 mg of buspirone 2x per day.
Take care for now and all the best.
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