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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:34 am 
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Hey guys, just wanted to give an update on my increased dosage; from 2.5mg to 4mg.

It's been a week now and I've been dosing twice a day, 2mg morning and 2mg night. I feel great! I haven't felt this good in years lol. Since I'd been on 2.5mg for years I thought I was used to feeling like crap for alot of the day, but man this is a huge difference.

The only bad thing is the price. I have no insurance and pay cash, the cost for the 15 extra pills was 80 bucks more. I'm going to see if my doc will move me to 8mg tabs next time...

Thanks for your concern.


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Thanks for the update. I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling much better. The right dose can make all the difference in the world. So glad it worked out for you.

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I had a very similar experience when I was down to 1mg and felt terrible. I came very close to relapsing and when I consulted this forum, even Dr. Junig said "Increase Your Dose!"

I went back up to 4mg, and then eventually back up to 8mg. I am currently taking 7mg and probably going to shave that down to 6mg this month. My goal is to settle in for the long haul at around 4mg eventually.

I have no plans to stop taking this medication.


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Jobe,

I remember last week how terribly afraid you were of asking your doctor to bump your dose up. Well, you dug deep and you not only asked, you almost demanded it, if I'm remembering right. That was a great move on your part.

I hope any other members/visitors that are struggling with the same dilema will somehow find their way to your thread and that your story will give them the little extra push they need to ask the same of their doctor.

Thanks for the update and it's GREAT to hear you are doing so much better!


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I, too, felt crappy at 2mg, felt much better At 4mg and am now at 8mg. Having been at various doses I have really come to understand the value of being at or above the ceiling level of 4mg. I would go out on a limb and say if someone is doing maintenance, they should be at at least 4mg. I wouldn't go below it unless I were tapering off. Glad you feel better,
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