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27 Jan 2010, 12:15 am

DentArthurDent wrote:
Q. Why no dairy or wheat, intolerance?

Like you I have discovered that half the normal SSRI dose works really well for me

You know, the same for me. My therapist wants to top me up with 30 mg a day, I tell her, no way, I have been on citalopram for 12 weeks (and prozac for 18 weeks before that. . .ugh! nasty stuff) and cut down to only 20 mg and I still am queezy . . .

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27 Jan 2010, 12:20 am

^ You may need to follow the "temple grandin approach' to SSRI's. Most GP's try to bump us up, assuming we are on par with the usual population. BUt often we need less, not more. Try having the starter dose. I do this. Many get max results without our extreme hypersensitivity reactions to the normal dose that others can cope with. I learned about this from a paper on SSRI's written by Grandin and it has revolutionised my life.