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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    No mention of Ven increase yet but gp is on hols so not seeing her until next month. All depends on how well the Ven works so will prob give it a couple of months for it to kick in 100%, Mirt took about 3 months to fully work.

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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    Ok sounds reasonable. Yes I think it takes a good while to tell how you're going to be on a particular dose, especially when it's combined with other meds too. I'm hoping missing one dose of mirt won't be too much of an issue. Feeling steadier now Ven is back in my system
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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    A few months ago I reduced my Mirt from 30mg to 15mg and thought this is easy but about a week later it hit me and I got into a pickle. I think Mirt stays in the system for a while so missing a dose should not cause you any harm.

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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    Thank you Super tired today. I think the mirt likes you to have plenty of sleep! Hope you're having a good morning
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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    I went back to the psych today. He wants me to stop mirtazapine and start quetiapine I'm a little scared but he said I can just try it out sometimes and take mirtazapine at other times if I want. Starting 25mg, he said to build up to 100mg over the next few weeks. Worried about weight gain but he doesn't think it will be any different to mirtazapine regarding appetite.
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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    He said it would help as much as mirtazapine with sleep. Took first dose and Ive been up all night
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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    O dear, I reduced Mirt last night from 15mg to 7.5mg and also been awake most of the night with horrible nightmares when I did drop off. Hope this doesn't last long.

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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    Oh I am sorry to hear that. Sleep is so important and everything feels worse when you're tossing and turning all night. I emailed the psych in a panic so will be taking mirt again tonight with quetiapine. Fingers crossed for you that you sleep better tonight and I really hope it gets better soon
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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    How’s things going on the quetiapine DS?

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    Re: Ever increasing venlafaxine, plus mirtazapine

    Thanks Jo. Not a great day and not feeling well, waiting on a call from the GP. Right now I'm back on mirt with quetiapine and ven, after a huge meltdown at the weekend. The mental health team said to take diazepam too if needed but today I have felt sick, dizzy etc so not too sure. I'm supposed to increase the quetiapine again at some point but not willing to do that yet. Thanks for checking in. It does help to share journeys with you guys x
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