View Full Version : Ready for titration appt: How to approach?


airzonk81
08-10-16, 06:45 PM
Okay, it looks like I see the doctor on Monday... good. So far, the anxiety side effect has gone away in the afternoon and I have a teeny bit more focus and some relief from depression with the 5mg.

So, I know he was being cautious because of the MAOI thing but once again, I am willing to carry the antidote (nifedipine 5mg) in case of (never happened before) of hypertensive crisis.

How do I approach this appointment? I know 15mg XR b.i.d worked before w/o sides, but I don't want to be all "Hey gimme 15mg b.i.d. RIGHT NOW!!"

I think the logical step would be to increase as per PDR recommended dosage: 10mg increments until maximum benefit is obtained. I know this sounds strange, but when I was on Focalin XR before I really didn't need the antidepressant, anyway. I seriously think my depression is secondary to the ADHD.

Thoughts anyone?

-az

sarahsweets
08-17-16, 03:19 AM
So you took 15mg before and want to know if you can just ask for that rather than doing 5mg increases?