Taking Prozac and Venlafaxine together, anyone else on these ?

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I have been on prozac for many years but due to very stressful events went up to max dose of 60mg . My doc added 37.5 Venlafaxine which I took for a week and then last week he upped Venlafaxine to 75 and decreased prozac to 40 . Am I expecting too much too soon as I thought taking 2 antidepressant at same time would have had better results by now - anyone out there on same meds ????

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    hi lyn, i have NEVER taken any medication for years i refuse to but i believe it works for some people. the experts on here know what these 2 drugs do. i thought these drugs thought a while to work? i wish you luck, i hope you're ok?

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      Thank you for your response Sam. Unfortunately for some people like myself for us to live some kind of 'normal' life we have to rely on medication. I wish it wasnt the case but I for one are glad they are available xx

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      you mentioned the real world. i have lived with ptsd all my adult life, but wont rely on drugs. it's ethical it's about putting money into pharmaseutical companies back pockets.

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    You doctor should not be playing with dosages like that, its good to have a routine and stick to it. Changing dosages from more to less often, can be problematic.

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