Is anyone taking Fluoxetine and Saphris together for Anxiety, depression or bipolar? I was on 30mg of Fluoxetine and started on 5mg of Saphris (Asenapine) and my mood elevated dramatically... It scared me a bit so I lowered my dosage of Fluoxetine to 20mg and felt mush better... although my anxiety attacks were horrendous so my P.Doc has put me up to 15mg of Saphris at night and 20mg of Fluoxetine (Prozac/Lovan) in the morning... My anxiety has improved heaps, better than ever... But I've recently split with my girlfriend and am really really depressed... This morning I increased my dosage of Lovan from 20mg to 30mg in the hope that my mood will improve... When I first started taking Saphris, I thought it was a miracle drug (Which it has been for my anxiety) But I've found that my nood has flattened out dramatically... Is anyone having success with taking these 2 meds for anxiety and or bipolar/depression... I'd like to know what dosage people are taking to keep their depression under control whilst helping their anxiety and bipolar... Thanks in advance :-)
Seeking help from anyone who takes Saphris (Asenapine) and Prozac/Lovan (Fluoxetine) together?
- 3 Jun 2015 by Anonymous
- 7 November 2015
- prozac, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fluoxetine, major depressive disorder, asenapine, saphris, lovan
Added 3 Jun 2015:
Sorry about the typo's, (nood = mood - Mush = much)
Since no one has answered you yet, I'll add what I can without being that person who's taking your exact drugs. You have situational depression from your break-up with your GF. That isn't the same as chemical imbalance or a just plain out-of-whack brain. It's normal to have to live through the sadness of a break-up. The increase in Prozac might be making your mood flatten out. Have you tried going back to 20 mg of Prozac?
The Saphris max dose is 10mg 2 x day. You may have some room for an increase if your Dr. agrees. I hope with some fine-tuning you'll be better very soon.
I am taking 20mg of Saphris in the evening and 20mg of Prozac in the morning for Bipolar 1 and it has really helped with the depression and manic episodes. It took 3 weeks for the Prozac to take effect but I'm starting to feel a little better, I also take trazodone and Topamax. I could use a higher dose of the Prozac and see my Dr, tomorrow and will see what she says. This last bout with depression has really kicked my butt!!
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