Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Depression/OCD. Ocd &ocd spectrum symptoms respond best to ssri's such as lexapro, fluvoxamine ..Etc. Medications like seroquel & other more potent Dopamine blockers are used as augmentation strategies. We generally try not to use short acting benzo's such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) because of interdose withdrawal, tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety (with time) please discuss with your psychiatrist.
Depression. Seroquel and Ativan help with calming your ocd symptoms. Effexor (venlafaxine) can help with that as well but it is for your depression. Seroquel can contribute to helping with depression as well.

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Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?

Safe detox. Not on your own it isn't! I have yet to see a patient successfully detox on their own! now if you are in a medical detox center then possibly yes! Read more...
Yes. There are no contraindications as long as it is done under the supervision of a physician. Good luck to you. Read more...
Maybe. Are you getting all these meds from one provider? They are all psychoactive but are different chemicals and have different uses. Naltrexone is for narcotic addiction, whereas Ativan is for anxiety and Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression. With guidance of a doctor, you can navigate all of them together, but require monitoring response to this cocktail. Read more...

I suffer with depression off Effexor (venlafaxine) now 3 weeks only on 25 serquel mg at night getting very agitated/wound up don't know what to do?

It may be.. It may be that you would benefit from an anti-depressant as well as Seroquel (quetiapine). I would discuss this with your doctor as the two are commonly prescribed together safely. Read more...
Medication + MBCT. Perhaps you are experience rebound effects after reduction of Effexor (venlafaxine). Best to see your prescriber about increasing the dosage. Also Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other mindfulness-based therapies have demonstrated effectiveness in preventing recurrent major depression. Medication works best combined with effective therapy. Read more...
See Psychiatrist. You have agitated depression and you need to see your psychiatrist ASAP to get your medicines adjusted. It is also possible that you are getting discontinuation side effects from Effexor (venlafaxine) and it maybe necessary to get back on it or another antidepressant and increase your dose of Seroquel until your agitation is better. Read more...
Back on med. I would as your doctor to put you back on the effexor (venlafaxine). the two are commonly used in combination as adjuctive therapy for refractory depression. Read more...