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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Did the mirtazapine work right away? I’m on my first night , been on 150 Effexor for three weeks, no appetite and trouble sleeping thanks for your feedback!
The Mirtazapine worked very quickly for me. It’s affinity for histamine receptors causes sedation. And it helped me tremendously getting to sleep. Effexor works on norepinephrine, which can cause a feeling of “jumpiness.” That’s why I only start ONE MED AT A TIME. Give the Mirtazapine more time. I did poorly on Effexor. Good luck.
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!!
@doorman: Your concern is well founded. Please tell your doctor about your suffering, and request her to switch your medication to another medicine such as Prozac. All good wishes.
I didn’t know how to start my own thread so I posted mine above, I hope that’s ok
My dr switched me from Prozac to this crap and I trusted her so agreed. I have Prozac here and so want to take one because as the evening is passing I am starting to feel blah from not taking that dang Effexor last night.