I'm 61; started 2 days ago at 2.5, now 5 mg on third day because of no physical side effects Yet except racing and loud heartbeat. Today, however, I feel even more dead, if that's possible. Tough to concentrate on my work, not sleeping, no interest in doing my workouts (which is Really a huge sign in my case), no interest in eating and food does not taste good, don't want to talk to anyone. It was already like this before, but today is suddenly crazy worse. No other exacerbating factors that I can think of that would complicate things. Ah -- I took 3/4 of a 5 mg valium to try to sleep last night. Hope that provides enough introductory material for a respondent.
Hi, KL! Increased depression/anxiety/depersonalization/inappetance/sleep disturbances commonly occur when first starting an antidepressant, but the good news is that they resolve after just a few days to a week or so. These effects should subside a little each day as your metabolism adjusts to the medication.
You should, however, be sure to let your doctor know how you're doing as you are on a very low starting dose and you may need to stay on the 2.5mg dose until these side effects resolve.
Best regards, Wildcat
Hi, that is a very good question and I am starting to think that it just may be what I am dealing with too. I am 62 and I have been taking 10mg of Trintellix since November and I feel terrible. I have no motivation for anything. I don’t want to go to church,(very very strange for me), I no longer enjoy meeting with a group of ladies to do crafts that I thoroughly enjoyed before Trintellix. Like you I don’t want to eat, I just don’t want to do anything. I saw my psychiatrist last week and he upped my dose to 15mg and if anything I feel worse. I have to wait for 3 months to see him again. Not sure if my response helps you but your question opened my eyes to this drug.
- Trintellix Information for Consumers
- Trintellix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trintellix (detailed)
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