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A 57-year-old female asked:

feeling that a deppressive episode is hitting in i take effxor 150mg. is it okay to take remeron (mirtazapine) too.i am so scared of the mood that i feel comimg in.

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: We sometimes give people a low dose of remeron at night when they are also on effexor (venlafaxine). However, you need to check with your doctor because it depends upon the dose of remeron and any other medications you may be taking. If you feel suicidal please go to the emergency department immediately. If depression is less severe see your doctor and a counselor, get sleep and do some walking.
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Can't just pop pill: Antidepressant medication doesn't take effect immediately. It can be a couple of weeks before you feel the main effect of this medicine. You want to try to develop techniques that you deal with situations and alterations in your mood when they suddenly occur. Therapy can be helpful as well as adjustments of your medication. Talk this over with your doctor.

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How does mirtazapine lift your mood ?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
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Spec.Seratonin antag: is a non adrenergic & specific seratonergic anti-depressant..It is an alpha-2 antagonist. (NaSSA) can be used as anxiolytic,hypnotic,anti-emetic &appetite stimulant. Seek a second opinion from a teaching hospital psychiatrist..In the meantime boost your neuro-transmitters with medtierranean diet with Research has shown reduction of psych. meds or even elimination after omega 3 fish oil capsule

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