Mirtazapine and Venlafaxine for PND? Advice pls

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Hi I have been on Mirtazapine 30mg for a little over three weeks now which has helped with my anxiety and sleep but done little for my depression so I have been prescribed Venlafaxine 75mg to take alongside to help the depression however, I am day two now taking the Venlafaxine and I feel more anxious and jittery! Is this normal and will this subside? I am desperate to feel myself again soon as I have a 7 week old son!

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    hi charlotte i was on 30mg mirtazapine for a few months have now swopped to venlafaxine same dosage as you...yes i was jittery for a while but it has now subsided a think it takes your body a while to get used to it so hang on in there....give it a while if you are able and if not get back to the doctors and have a chat...i wish you well....hopefully you will feel the effects getting better soon its hard work having a young baby so hang in there lovely girl xx
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    Hello, I am on the same......30 mg mirt at night ant 37.5 venlafaxine twice a day. Been on mirt for a few months and starrted on the venlafaxine 3 weeks ago. Had a very hard time for just over 2 weeks. Seems a lot better now.hope this will work for you !!

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    Hi Charlotte, I agree with other members stick it to the meds. Look after that baby son. Good luck
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    Thank you for your replies! I am desperate to start feeling myself again in have been suffering with post natal depression since the birth of my son seven weeks ago and feel totally detached from myself and feel I am a different person!! I hope this anxiety subsides soon and the meds kick in! I will have to be strong and stick to it for a few weeks as it has only been two days but I am so desperate to feel happy and myself again so I can enjoy being a mother xxx
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