double check the doses of your meds

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harry4
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   Posted 5/18/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree there are no doctors here but patients should always check their meds doses in case any mistakes have been made
the usual dose range of any med is available by asking a pharmacist or looking it up on the net
 
mistakes  are made, for example a doc may start a patient on an antidepressant at half the lowest effective dose, to help them get used to it,   and then forget to raise the dose later, so the med never gets a chance to work
 
a doc may record that the patient is already taking an antidepressant, but not realise its for cronic pain managment and the dose is much too low to help for depression or anxiety
 
when asked for details of the meds you take, always give the doses too nono
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ediekristen
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   Posted 5/18/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
A friend of mine actually had a mistake made with her meds recently... I don't know the actual medication but it was an antidepressant, and she said she was feeling really strange, jittery, lots of energy and just overall not feeling well so she called her doctor and told them the dose and they were like "What??! You're not supposed to be taking that much!" Turns out the pharmacy screwed up and gave her a dose that was way too high.
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 5/20/2007 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   

  Yes and I agree and that you sure check out the amount that they give you, as they do tend to run out of your meds and not allways tell you leaving you short on your meds.

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Aussieangel
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   Posted 5/20/2007 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree, my old pdoc use to start me on the lowest dose possible of anti-d's and wonder why they wouldn't work. She'd then give me valium, largactil, xanax etc to try to control my moods. Having been on a different anti-d on a high dose for years you'd think it'd be a no-brainer the smallest dose of a new one wasn't going to cut it.
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