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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: Effexor XR in combination with another Antidepressant?

 sleepy - Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:39 am

I have been on Effexor XR for over a year and recently have been bumped from 225mg/D to 300mg. I feel like I am starting the vicious cycle that happened with previous meds, the ever increasing dose for + results. I have been basically pretty pleased with my result in the last year but am worrisome now. Is there another med that can be used in conjunction with Effexor XR for better results. I know that recent events in my life have increased anxiety and stress levels but something has got to be better than how I feel now. Look forward to your response.
 DeLWolcott - Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:57 pm

Definitely discuss other options with your physician for treatment. Higher dosing leads to higher rates of side effects and withdrawal symptoms. If your body has developed a tolerance to the Effexor, then you should be slowly tapered off of the Effexor and another route of treatment should be begun.


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