Hi everyone, Thank you to you all for your reassurance and kind wishes. I really appreciate it. I seem to be particularly sensitive to side effects hence the low starting dose. I already tried Citalopram but stopped it because it exacerbated my teeth grinding at night. It took a lot for me to agree to go back on ADs because I had such a bad experience coming off Prozac about 9 years ago. It took me months to recover and so I'm really nervous about taking SSRIs again. I can cope with these side effects if I know they will be transitory but I really don't want to have them long term, especially the severe headaches and the dry flaky skin. I'm sure people at work will think I've got some kind of skin disease if this carries on. All the skin on my face keeps peeling and flaking despite putting on tons of moisturiser. Thanks again for your support and good luck to you all in your own quests to overcome depression. Hope your increase in dosage helps, Tamer.