Need support on Dosulepin

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Im entering my 8th week on dosulepin nearly 2 weeks on 150mg, with each increase i feel pretty good for a few days and then it seems to wear off, my doc insists i give it another couple of weeks at 150mg but im feeling really down and not functioning well. Can anyone give me some success stories on this med please!!!!

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    ask for a second opinion off a different doctor

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      hes the best P DOC in town and he had very good rep im planning on speaking to him MONDAY , I just need some reassurance and want to know about success stories on this drug. I have had some good days in a row and i am sleeping well just struggling when my mood drops and wondering if this dose is right for me

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      hi sammy, sorry i've never taken the drug but i suggest you wait until monday and ask this doctor, just be absolutely honest and i wish you luck. be kind to yourself in the meantime

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    hi sammy i have been on them a long time , it was about 8 weeks before i felt better i went on to 225mg and that kept me stable i know it seems a long time to wait when you have depression. sometimes its a stuggle to get though a day but you will get better

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    BEV

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    Hi sammy, I was on 75mg for 8 weeks, increased to 150mg 4 weeks ago, yes, it's a struggle to get through the day, try keep busy, it does take time.. I was on them years ago for over 12 years, they kept me stable.. but was having too many dips, doctors changed them to sertraline, was ok, but still had a few symptoms.. .so back on dosulepin.. I'm getting there very slowly, just waiting for them to level out...

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      Hi Gaynor, how are you feeling now?, ive been on 150mg 5 weeks and had a great 2 weeks now really down again the last few days with my period, do you think i might need to go higher? I've called my doctor waiting to see what he says , hope you have levelled out now

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      Hi. I'm ok still got the anxiety, takes a long time. leave it till your period has finished, it's just your hormones.. you still got a long way to go yet, you will get a few down days.. I only have 75mg at night now and 75mg every other morning..

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      thanks for your reply just seems to be taking ages, Ive been on the med nearly 11 weeks in total, i havent even been able to function the last 2 days the depression is heavy and lots of tears just such a change from the good 2 weeks or so i had. my appetite is low too. its just been such a long process i got food poisoning in Feb then that triggered IBS and then got a relapse of anxety/depression, its been a rough few months. i still take a small dose of lexapro in the morning also, he wants me to be stable on the dosulepin before we reduce that even more. my period will be over tomorrow so hooefully ill improve again... just worry ill never be well again. how are you managing your anxiety?

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      Hi I can function ok, I go out to shops, gym, dog walk ect while still feeling aniexty, me depression was triggered by a flipping job interview. You will get side affects from start up of dosage.. it does get better, it's just a long recovery process.. just think about today, not what happened yesterday or worrying about next week.. I only take dosulepin, I don't take anything for the anxiety.. it's still very early days.. have you seen a therapist they are very good..try and do something, tidy up, do the washing, watch a film.. I know it's hard and you cant be bothered..its not your fault it's just depression and anxiety is a illness..

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      thank you yes i know, Im glad your doing things, I watched a movie today after a chat with an understanding friend and tomorrow im taking my daughter to the movies no matter how I feel, Thanks for your support and advice. ill try to just take it a day at a time. Take care and thanks again

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      ya welcome, yes, just go out and do things no matter how you feel... it's a horrible disease, but its temporary.. take care message me if ya want chats...

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      thanks, I Will i spoke to my p doc he says to go up to 175mg and lower the dose of lex, because I felt really good before my period i probably need a higher dose and thinks we will eventually go to 225mg and get off the lex completely , I've had PMDD Issues for a while and just need the right med and dose to lower the extreme symptoms I've been having, I'm hoping dosulepin is the one.

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