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Hi ive been so manically depressed and have suffered with bad anxiety and real bad panic attacks since i was 18 im male now im 32 and been on all kinds of different pills , ive been on mirtazapine 45mg for about 2 and a half years , but its not working that great it does help , i would be a mess without it , but when im ill im really ill , told my new psychiatrist i wish there was a higher dose of mirtazapine cuz it just falls short and im still very manically depressed , and he said still take your mirtazapine and we can add venlafaxine aswell (now i didnt know you could take 2 anti-depressents at the same time) well anyway i said no to that cuz ive had a bad experience on that anti-d , and being in a relationship all ssri anti-d's causes sexual disfunction , and i dont want my woman to think i dont like her anymore , so he said ok stay on your 45mg mirtazapine and we will put you on Quetiapine (seroquel) aswel he wants me to start on 75mg a day but wants me to go up to around 300mg atleast then more if need be , but from what ive looked up on the net , ive read that this is a antipsychotic drug mostly used for treating Schizophrenia now i dont have schizophrenia , but it does say it can help with bipolar and manic depression and it says it has calming effects but im also on a very high dose of diazepam and zopiclone at night , but he said it will help and if i dont like the feelings i can just stop them dead , but the forums ive been on have kind of scared me off a bit , cuz as everyone knows that are on mirtazapine knows you eat loads more and put a lot of weight on , well these tablets have the same effects , everyone was saying if your not asleep all the time then your a zombie , and you also cant stop eating , now im on mirtazapine which makes you eat loads now i will be on this drug aswel that does the same , i mean im over weight as it is so taking this drug i will be obese i guess ?

I suppose im just trying to ask if there is anyone out there that takes these 2 meds together , and what should i expect and anything else that i need to worry about , at first my psychiatrist wanted me to go on lithium with my mirtazapine , but because i do binge drink (i know i shouldnt but im getting help with that too) that i would not be able to have lithium so said quetiapine (seroquel) instead , but im really worried from what ive read , some are good but most are bad i dont want to put more weight on (i need to lose a lot as it is) and also i know its not the be all and end all but im worried about sexual disfunction aswel , it dosent say on the leaflet but some people have said it does have that effect on the forum sites ive been on , i dont know what i would do with out my girl , im rambling on here im sorry ,

if anyone that is on the 2 meds can help please do as my anxiety levels are up so much just thinking about this , and im reluctant to start until i hopefully get some positive feedback ,

sorry again ,

thank you in advance ,

carter.

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    Hi again i forgot to say in the last post , does anyone know how long the seroquel (quetiapine) takes to work ?

    Thanks again.

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    i take it no one else is on both meds ,

    thanks anyway.

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    Carter, i was on two meds together not the same as you but mirtazapine 15mg and sertraline 50mg, It did work for me until the dose of mirtazapine was increased to 30mg i started to get side effects so went back to 15mg and was ok. some of people are on two or three so it is not unusual..
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    Thank you for getting back to me ,

    If there is anyone else that can help , please do so ,m

    Regards

    Carter.

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