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I had my third Spravato appointment today, and I took 56mg. Most people go to 84mg at their second appointment, so they probably see stronger effects than I do. My mood has already been noticeably affected though. I've had multiple people tell me I've seemed more upbeat this past week, and I do feel a bit lighter. There's like a physical sense of relief, like after you finish a task you had been stressing about. I'm not really happy, but even just this slight shift seems promising since peak effectiveness is around 4-6 weeks & it hasn't even been 2 for me yet. In terms of suicidal ideations, I don't feel the really intense despair of needing to ctb. I think I will still end up ctbing, but I'm not constantly thinking about it like I was even a week ago. I also don't really want to recover so the more rational aspects of why I want to ctb will always stay, but the emotional aspects are lessening. From how I'm reacting to Spravato in such a short time, I think it's probably a really good option for people that want to recover & whose main barrier is depression
 
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Do you have to stop taking antidepressants to take it?
 
DefinitelyReady

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Do you have to stop taking antidepressants to take it?
It typically is used to augment your antidepressants. So going off of what you're taking is hard to say what to do. They typically want you taking one antidepressant to even be on it. Haven't heard of someone not being required to at least take one antidepressant. It isnt said to be used alone, more of in conjunction. But I switched up my antidepressants while on it.
 
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Do you have to stop taking antidepressants to take it?
You're actually required to be on an oral antidepressant while attending Spravato, at least at my clinic. I'm on Pristiq, Remeron, Prazosin, Seroquel, and lithium on top of my Spravato. Some clinics make you stop meds like Auvelity, but that's really dependent on the brand reps in your area
 
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