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Previous cocktail: Effexor, Abilify, Lamictal

Anxiety again. Sex life is almost nonexistent.

Added Clonazepam. Anxiety got a little better.

Replaced Abilify with Amisulpride. Made everything worse, mainly absolute inability to do anything that involves “doing” or “moving”. No motivation whatsoever. SD got even worse than before. Bad depression.

Back on Abilify (third time, probably for good).

Now replacing Effexor for Mirtazapine, with a possibility to keep some mix of the two somewhere in transition.

Wish me luck, mainly with the stop-taking-Effexor part... oh, and the not gaining tons of weight on Mirtazapine.

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On 1/7/2019 at 5:33 PM, HydroCat said:

Previous cocktail: Effexor, Abilify, Lamictal

Anxiety again. Sex life is almost nonexistent.

Added Clonazepam. Anxiety got a little better.

Replaced Abilify with Amisulpride. Made everything worse, mainly absolute inability to do anything that involves “doing” or “moving”. No motivation whatsoever. SD got even worse than before. Bad depression.

Back on Abilify (third time, probably for good).

Now replacing Effexor for Mirtazapine, with a possibility to keep some mix of the two somewhere in transition.

Wish me luck, mainly with the stop-taking-Effexor part... oh, and the not gaining tons of weight on Mirtazapine.

What dose of Effexor are you currently taking?

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Went from 225mg down to 75mg, with 30mg Mirtazapine.

So far I don't really feel any different. A bit more calm and a bit more sleepy maybe.

I expected a horrible withdrawl syndrome, maybe it will come when I stop taking Effexor in two days...

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Well don't hesitate to hold onto that 75mg of Effexor for a little bit. venlafaxine+mirtazapine is a good combo, and I suppose it could be possible that the mirtazapine is helping with any withdrawal symptoms although it's hard to say because they have completely different mechanisms of action.

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