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Mirtazapine and quetiapine

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Jane2110

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I'm 18 and currently taking both mirtazapine (30mg) and quetiapine (100mg) i have found it's made a difference however i still get so anxious in certain situations to the point where sometimes i will have panic attacks (yes less frequent than before but still there) and so i feel like i could definitely benefit from a higher dose of quetiapine been as that's what i take for my anxiety. I've researched it and apparently for anxiety you're allowed to take up to 300mg quetiapine a day however when i last asked my doctor about increasing my dose she told me that I'm on the highest dose possible? I don't have any health conditions or anything like that, but i am diagnosed with selective mutism, autism, anxiety/social anxiety and depression. Why is it that she told me i can't take anymore when i know i can? Anyone have any ideas why this is? Would be appreciated, thank you
 
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I was on both of those but much higher dose. 45 mg mirtazipine and 650 quetiapine. I would advise keeping on the lowest dose of quetiapine because it does have side effects and i came off quetiapine because of weight gain and lack of emotion and T2 diabetes.
I’m still on mirtazipine and duloxitine max dose, but for anxiety I’m prescribed lorazepam and betablockers to slow the heart rate and i find those both very beneficial and tou dont have to take them all the time.
I suggest you have a chat with your MH practitioner to go thru your options to find what’s best for you
 
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