venlafaxine with mirtrazapine

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Hi, i've seen some place that people have been prescribed these two drugs as a combination, has anyone her tried them together and how did they got on with them? Why did you get prescribed them together and Can GP prescribe them together?

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    I've been on a combination of venlafaxine and mirtazapine for several years and it's worked very well for me. I was up to 225mg per day venlafaxine and still having problems, but when my psychiatrist added 15mg mirtazapine I soon felt the benefit. He later increased the mirtazapine to 30mg, and I've been stable  and well since then. So I can recommend the combination but everyone is different and you need to try it to find out if it works for you. I have recently been getting more thirsty and weeing a lot, but after tests for diabetes which came back as normal, I've been told it could be a side effect of the medications but it's no big problem, I've just got used to it.
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    I'm just coming off 45mg Mirtazapine which I had a really bad reaction to and has made my mood extremely low ( if you know what I mean ).  I am now on venlafaxine 27.5 twice a day and praying it works.

    I am awaiting counselling and CBT but the system I think is oversubscribed. I have had my first initial phone appointment to find out what it is I need but all sillent since.

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    Thanks for you email, I was really hoping to get off anti depressants but with my recent blip, I feel a little beaten. Un helped by loads of other things. On he up side I have a counselling date now as GP has pushed this for me. I have been ok since March this year. I had my driving test next week and I have now put this off until January :0(
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