Advice on when to increase PLEASE

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Hey everyone

I’m still struggling on how to get to the correct dose & I’m still struggling on when to increase. I’m probdbly not at my correct dose YET as I’m still counting the empty tablet slots. I’m still on 50mg & it’s day 46.

I was in 25 for a week.

advice please : should I wait a full 8 weeks before increasing to 75mg, or should it be fine to do it now.

& then, how long should I wait to increase to 100mg.

One Dr said to go straight to 100mg.

Another said go to 75mg ????But I cant remember for how long I should be on 75?

Also it has been advised not to spilt the tablet ????

With all this rambling, clearly I’m not at my best dose🤯.

I know I have improved tremendously but it still does not feel “right”.

Im hoping that the 🌈 at the end of tunnel lights up soon.

Have a wonderful day.


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  • Posted


    I have looked at my leaflet and it says the following:

    'The daily dose may be increased in 50 mg increments and at intervals of at least one week of a period of weeks'.

    I hope this helps, sending you strength x

    • Posted

      Thank you Hummingbird

      It sure helps . That’s very clear advice & I don’t see why it can’t be correct.

      I was so “fixated” / preoccupied on wanting to feel better on a low dose  that I Didnot bother to read the leaflet.


  • Posted

    Thank you Hummingbird

    It sure helps . 


  • Posted

    Hi Annie, my doc says that 25mg isn't enough to do anything extra, so always increase by 50mg.

    You've been on them over 6 weeks if my maths is correct. I'd go ahead and up your dose personally. 50mg is a low dose, 100-150mg is mid range and you might find yourself feeling better once you get there and stabilise.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    • Posted

      Thank you Ellisg

      Your clarity & logic helps tremendously when one is a foggy state.

      I will definitely consider an increase.


  • Posted

    I think your doc was saying to increase at 25mg perhaps because of side effects would be less intense? I'm not sure! I'm only on 25mg at the moment, and it was definitely something I could feel (for me and my body personally). The good thing about 50 mg  though is you wouldn't have to up again sooner so maybe your body would adjust faster? You could always give your pharmacist a call!

    Wishing you well!!

  • Posted

    Hi Annie.  I am 9 weeks at 50 and finally I am starting to feel better.  It’s slow but it’s definately happening.  I say wait a bit longer if you can I think it’s alwayd better to be in the lowest effective dose for you x 
  • Posted

    Go up by 25mg every 2 weeks unless you feel better after that 2 weeks. If you start to feel worse anytime after that then increase by another 25mg for 2 weeks and so on. Don't be afraid of side effects due to increasing. They lessen each time.

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