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The question is pretty simple. I realized that if a split a dose in two and take two times a day instead of one it reduces some strong side effects I feel, and I want to ask if that's going to affect the medicine effectiveness, since they are slow released in your body. (I'm currently taking trintellix 10mg, 2x5mg).

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18 hours ago, Silva said:

I realized that if a split a dose in two and take two times a day instead of one it reduces some strong side effects I feel, and I want to ask if that's going to affect the medicine effectiveness, since they are slow released in your body. (I'm currently taking trintellix 10mg, 2x5mg).

 

Bom dia Silva,

 

Are you wanting to come off Trintellix? This site is geared toward supporting people who are coming off their medications.

 

If you wish to continue taking your medication, your doctor would be the one to ask about splitting the dose.

Current: 2019: 0.04 mg Paxil!! This is real. Soon, after taking Paxil my entire adult life, I will be free.

Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" almost completely off over a month, at doctor's advice in July 2015.

Self-care includes magnesium, reasonable exercise, mindfulness, this forum and nutrition/eating enough food.

Also on 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!! (which I now will have the knowledge to taper properly)

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Longer version: On Paxil since 1996--anxiety & depression caused by (undiagnosed) under-eating / eating disorder.

Doctor kept increasing dose, up to 60 mg; it never really helped but said it really was the best "med" for me.

Rapid doctor-led "taper" July 2015, down to 5 mg, with Zoloft as a "cross-taper" = Essentially a cold turkey. 

Severe withdrawal but didn't know it; believed it was my "underlying condition," and kept tapering, 5mg to 4 to 3  to 2 to 1.  

Feb 2016: Found SA! As of June 2016, tapering from 1mg at rate of 5-10% per month, Brassmonkey Slide! 

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22 hours ago, Silva said:

The question is pretty simple. I realized that if a split a dose in two and take two times a day instead of one it reduces some strong side effects I feel, and I want to ask if that's going to affect the medicine effectiveness, since they are slow released in your body. (I'm currently taking trintellix 10mg, 2x5mg).

Hi, 

just thought to share my own experience. I did the split in an extreme way by sipping the lex liquid like 30 times in a day to avoid the extreme drug effects ( passing out feeling). Now I'm off and found my system is super sensitized, not sure if it has anything to do with the dosing method. If you are considering splitting into 2 doses I would hope it won't be as bad if there is any negative effects.

 

i don't know anything about the drug you are taking though. You may want to check it out, such as half life, etc.

 

good luck!

 

lex

 

 

Drug free Sep. 23 2017

2009 Mar.: lexapro 10mg for headache for 2 weeks.

2009-2012: on and off 1/4 to 1/3 of 10mg

2012 June--2013 Jan,: 1/4-1/3 of 10mg generic, bad jaw pain

2013 Jan-Mar: 10 mg generic. severe jaw and head pain;

2013 Mar--Aug. started tapering (liquid ever since) from 10 to 5 (one step) then gradually down to 2.25 mg by July. first ever panic attack, severe head/jaw pain

2013 Aug.: back to 2.75 mg; Nov: back to Brand Lex. 2.75mg -- 3mg,

2014 June: stopped PPI, head pressure/numbness. up-dosed 4.5mg, severe reaction mental symptoms added on

2014 Aug--2015 Aug: Micro taper down to 3.2mg, .025mg (<1%) cut holding 2-3 weeks.

2015 Aug 15th, Accidental one dose of 4.2mg. worsening brain non-functional, swollen head, body, coma like, DR

2016 Feb., started dosing 10am through 11 pm everyday 2/13--3.2mg, 3/15-- 2.9mg, 4/19-- 2.6mg, 6/26--2.2mg, 7/22 --1.9mg, 8/16--1.8mg,8/31--1.7m g, 9/13--1.6mg, 9/27--1.5mg, 10/8--1.4mg, 10/14--1.3mg, 11/1--1.2mg, 11/29--1.1mg, 12/12--1mg, 12/22--0.9mg

2017: 1/7--0.8mg, 1/15--0.7mg, 1/17--0.6mg, 1/20--0.52, 1/21--0.4mg, 1/22--0.26, 1/23--0.2, 2/13--0.13mg, 2/20--0.06mg, 3/18--0.13mg, 6/1--0.12mg, 7/6--0.1mg, 7/14--0.08mg, 8/17--0.04mg, 8/20--0.03mg, 8/28--0.02mg, 9/6--0.0205mg, 9/8--0.02mg, 9/17--0.015mg, 9/20--0.01mg, 9/21--0.0048mg, 9/22--0.0001mg,

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