Effexor and Mirtazapine
Been on 7 different meds for anxiety. None have worked. In fact, the last one ( Zoloft) caused me to have WORSE anxiety. It sent me to the ER, and a voluntary commitment to a psych ward. One of the worst 3days of my life. I’m now on Effexor and Mirtazapine ( California rocket fuel). Been on it for 3 weeks. Still feel like crap. I’ve been told it takes a minimum of 6 weeks to start working. I’m not looking forward to the next 3weeks. Anyone here have any experience with this drug combination?
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What were the withdrawal symptoms?
I’m trying to find a chat group with advice about managing withdrawals.
They flu like symptoms and dizziness. Less than a month ago but still miserable.
Either get off very very slowly, or how about changing to another SNRI? Sometimes no withdrawal is needed. I went from 6 weeks of Zoloft immediately to Effexor.
@mkm Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We are not medical professionals here, but as patients/caregivers/family members we can offer support, and share our own experiences to others and give our thoughts.
Here is a discussion that may help you regarding withdrawing from Effexor
I hope this helps. I personally do not have any experience with any of these medications.
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Hi @mkm, here is a discussion about withdrawal from effexor: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tips-on-minimising-withdrawal-symptoms-from-effexor-aka-venlafaxine/
Although it is a lengthy thread, you can find valuable information within it about effexor withdrawal and how to manage the symptoms.
@doorman: Thanks for your good wishes which I reciprocate. God bless you. Let me know when your condition stabilizes.
I’m on Effexor for three weeks, no appetite and my doc just added mirtazapine to help sleep, sounds like it takes awhile to start working