Posted by Dee2 on February 19, 2009, at 20:11:15
In reply to People taking rocket fuel, posted by West on February 8, 2009, at 12:47:01
Thanks for starting this thread, this combo is very intriguing to me. Just started it today. I have topped out at 225mg. of Effexor, after taking it for 8 years. Stopped being as effective about a year ago.I can't tolerate a higher dose, the noradrenergic effects make me anxious. I also take 30mg of Buspar (15mg 2x daily)
From what I've read this combo is highly synergistic, but we shall see. One thing is for sure, Remeron is a knock-out drug. I will take it tonight and see how I feel in the morning. Was excited to start and took 7.5 mid-day, big mistake. Kind of like taking three sleeping pills at once!
One thing I did notice was a calmness and definite decrease in rumination and anxiety right off the bat. I've been lamenting a breakup and after taking the Remeron all thoughts of this negative experience dissappeared (think "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" movie!)
I'm hoping the sleepiness wears off by the AM, as I plan to take this at night. From what I've read it does wear off anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Will keep you posted!
Best of luck.