mirtz plus another antidepressant

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does anyone take a low dose of mirtz with anoter antiidepressant

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    Hi,

    I take 15 mg. Mirtazapine along with 10mg Cipralex. The Mirtaz supports my sleep and I can take an additional 15mg if needed for sleep. In addition to those antidepressants I take 600mg Lithium, as I have bipolar disorder.

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      thank u karen.  i tried cipralex at the beginning of this ordeal and got incredible anxiety.  everything seems to give me anxiety.. searching for that right combination.
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    Hello again Suzie,

    I have recently started using Clonazapam, as needed, for anxiety. It is a member of the benzodyazipine class of drugs (often tranquillers) and they everntually cause dependancy. I was on the Clonzapam for 15 years, then off for a year (which was difficult) - now the doctor is trying me pnr (as needed) as I have an anxiety disorder (in addition to being bipoloar) - 

     

    It sounds like you may need to work with a doc who understands anxiety and depression.

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      thanks karin.  i definitely have both.  i went to a hospital in order to get to see a psychiatrist.  he just upped the mirtzapine which gave me anxiety on increase and makes me incredibly tired.  i also take clonazapam.  they keep saying i am 'sensitive' to medications. i get anxiety on almost eveything.  i want to add tomthe mirtzapine but i am trying to find a drug i can handle. 
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    Hi Suzie, 

    yes I am/was on 15mg Mirt plus 450mg Wellbutrin and 200mg Sertraline, though 450 Wellbutrin is quite high. Usually the max dose is 300mg.

     

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      i wonder if i can try wellbutrin.   i am very sensitive, and get anxiety on most meds.  i will ask the dr.
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    I take 15mg of mirtazapine with 200mg of sertraline
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      hi lauren,

      did u get anxiety when you went on sertraline?  that is my problem.. i get extreme anxiety when i tried other antidepressants

       

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      i already suffered greatly with anxiety before starting on sertraline so I can't really say whether or not the medication itself caused anymore anxiety, sorry! It did make me quite twitchy, more so at night and I went through a period of constantly grinding my teeth but both of those side effects have gone down significantly if not all together now. I've been on sertraline now for 7 months.
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