Psych Central

There's a Live Chat Happening Now!

Go Back   Forums at Psych Central > >

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
June55's Avatar
June55 has no updates.
Member Since: Jun 2013
Posts: 233
5 yr Member
297 hugs
Default Ssri

Whatís the process for switching ssri or meds etc? Just curious.

Either o got a lot of stress or else these arenít cutting it anymore.
June55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Hugs from:

Old 11-29-2018, 10:21 PM   #2
Grand Magnate
Guiness187055's Avatar
Guiness187055 Is sedated
Member Since: Mar 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,516 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Ssri

2 yr Member
689 hugs
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Ssri

Usually ween off one and go up on the other.
Guiness187055 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2018, 01:53 PM   #3
Skeezyks's Avatar
Skeezyks has no updates.
Member Since: Oct 2015
Location: L'Etoile du Nord
Posts: 16,892 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Ssri

3 yr Member
12.6k hugs
PC PoohBah!
Smile Re: Ssri

Well... generally the first step would be to consult with your prescriber. (You probably didn't need me to tell you that.) Typically what you'll do is to taper ("titrate") down off of whatever it is you're taking now & begin taking (& gradually increasing the dosage of) the new antidepressant you'll be taking... both at the same time I would expect... at least that's been my experience.

It is true that not every antidepressant works for everyone. Plus AD's can poop out over time. So sometimes it is necessary to consider a change if the AD you're taking isn't getting the job done. Here's a link to an article, from PC's archives, that talks about talking to your doctor regarding a med. change:

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Changing Your Meds

Skeezyks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 12:37 AM   #4
peacelizard has no updates.
Member Since: Oct 2014
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 184
3 yr Member
Default Re: Ssri

Depends on the meds and how you respond. Going on & coming off MAOI's save 14 day washout periods, meaning you can't take anything new 'til that's out of your system. Otherwise, as people have already pointed out, you set up a cross-taper over time until you're off the old med and on a therapeutic dose of the new one.

I kinda recently went from 225mg Venlafaxine XR to 80mg Duloxetine in 2-3 weeks (maybe 4) if I remember correctly.
peacelizard is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.


HomeAbout UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer
Forums HomeCommunity GuidelinesHelp

Helplines and Lifelines