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Effexor and Mirtazapine

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Mar 30, 2023 | Replies (26)

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@doorman: Mirtazapine is very effective in calming anxiety. But Effexor (Venlafaxine) does not suit everyone, so one has to be careful with it. It did not suit me and I suffered a terrible withdrawal reaction when I stopped it after taking it for just three weeks. At what dosage are you taking it? How is your body reacting to it? Please indicate the dosages of both meds. Also, are you taking any benzodiazepines or other anti-anxiety meds for immediate relief?

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OCCASIONALLY a .5mg Clonazapam. 30 mg. Mirtazapine, 75mg. effexor. I’ve read about the horrible withdrawals, and it concerns me. I’ve been on it for 3 weeks, and it’s causing MORE anxiety. Probably because of the norepinephrine .I hope this works...I don’t look forward to the Effexor withdrawal.

Why did you stop taking it after only 3weeks?

I have been taking Effexor 37.5 for 3 weeks and it has made me extremely short of breath. Anyone else experience this? It’s like it has lessened the benefits of my trelegy inhaler. I did not take it last night because I want off this crap and I feel worse now than when I started it. Any advice? I know I can take Prozac but not sure if I can just switch. Seeing my Dr. tomorrow but I absolutely will not be continuing this medication if she ask me to. NO WAY!!