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#1 In_Remission_effuxor83

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:58 AM

:mad: Okay so I was just given both a little over a week ago. 75mg of Effexor in the morning and 100mg of Trazodone. At first I felt great and now I'm all over the place. Happy, sad, angry, real confused, hyper, and tired. For the past couple of days I have felt like this every day, almost like being stoned at times. I'm not mixing it with anything else (other drugs, alcohol). I'm wondering if it's just side effects or if this will last? Or if it's safe or not to mix the two. I read that I may be at risk for serotonin syndrome by mixing?? Please, any feedback would help. Thanks!!



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#2 Darknessiss

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:37 AM

:mad: Okay so I was just given both a little over a week ago. 75mg of Effexor in the morning and 100mg of Trazodone. At first I felt great and now I'm all over the place. Happy, sad, angry, real confused, hyper, and tired. For the past couple of days I have felt like this every day, almost like being stoned at times. I'm not mixing it with anything else (other drugs, alcohol). I'm wondering if it's just side effects or if this will last? Or if it's safe or not to mix the two. I read that I may be at risk for serotonin syndrome by mixing?? Please, any feedback would help. Thanks!!


I was off all anti-depressant medications for about 8 months and was using cocaine every day and one day I was feeling really tired from staying up late getting high so I decided to take 150mg Effexor XR capsule, within 1 hour I was feeling way better and much more positive and energetic with a smile on my face all day. It was such a strong feeling of wellness that I decided to get back on Effexor.

I have taken 600mg Effexor for a couple days straight and felt really messed up like I was super focused. I guess that stoned feeling is over focusing.
I hear that treatment resistant ADHD can be medicated to some extent with a very large dose of Effexor as it will inhibit norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake at such high doses.

Is that helpful in any way?
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#3 HappyGirl

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

I'm taking Trazadone 300mg and Effexor 150mg and seem to be doing okay with both, although I now have very vivid dreams.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:03 AM

I'm going to ASSUME that you take the trazadone for sleeping! (I've never heard of anyone taking that as an anti depressant.)

I've been on trazadone for over a decade (yes really) for sleep issues (which now I realize were related to my mental health), but I still take it often to help me go to sleep easlier.

It does cause vivid dreams, but I've gotten used to them (and they are far better/interesting than when i took that nasty anti-smoking drug "Chantix" which the dreams were just scary).

I've never heard of any real side effects from trazadone like you have had, but I have had similar experience starting out on Effexor XR. Its most likely the Effexor.

I'm not a doctor, but I believe that it is safe to take trazadone and effexor. Actually the psych that prescribed me the Effexor, offered me some to help me sleep (because it does make you zippy and can cause insomnia). She was surprised that I was already taking it. My current psych always asks if I need refills of trazadone (but my PCP pretty much gave me an endless refill of it).

I hope that helps...
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:10 AM

Trazodone only becomes an effective antidepressant at ridiculously high dosages, so 100mg Trazodone + Effexor is going to be just fine for you. 75mg isn't that high for Effexor anyway.

If it makes you feel any better, I took 300mg of Effexor and 50-100mg of Trazodone daily (well, nightly) and never had a problem (though waking up sure sucked). As far as being stoned goes... that could be the Trazodone in effect. The first 3-4 weeks I took it I was practically zombielike with drug hangover. It gets better. It was livable for me.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:49 PM

Thanks to all who have replied! I am feeling better on the Effexor, although I feel my depression slowly coming back. I am going to try a higher dose and hope that does some good.

I went to the ER because my pulse was racing so high without a break. The doctor blamed it on the Effexor and gave me a prescription for Ativan. I much prefer the Trazodone to counteract the Effexor at night so I will continue to try the two together.

On a positive note, I am successfully coming off of alcohol and I'd like to thank the new meds for help with that. I'm also trying a new psychologist next week and working on fully changing my life, hoping I can take ahold of this depression and actually live for once.

I hope the best for all of you as well. I know this is hell guys, but at least we have each other.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:33 AM

Thanks to all who have replied! I am feeling better on the Effexor, although I feel my depression slowly coming back. I am going to try a higher dose and hope that does some good.

I went to the ER because my pulse was racing so high without a break. The doctor blamed it on the Effexor and gave me a prescription for Ativan. I much prefer the Trazodone to counteract the Effexor at night so I will continue to try the two together.

On a positive note, I am successfully coming off of alcohol and I'd like to thank the new meds for help with that. I'm also trying a new psychologist next week and working on fully changing my life, hoping I can take ahold of this depression and actually live for once.

I hope the best for all of you as well. I know this is hell guys, but at least we have each other.

XO


A higher dose or a split morning and afternoon dosing schedule can help get the Effexor to stabilize at a more effective level. Putting the alcohol behind you is going to do a lot with the Effexor too. Effexor and alcohol can be a dangerous combination.
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