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what dose of venlafaxine did you use and for how long?
have you been on other antidepressants before?
there are risks for adding venlafaxine with lithium or quetiapine
both combinations can increase risks for serotonin syndrome
wellbutrin may be a better bet for you.
your situation is not easy to treat depression with your history of bipolar
talk to your psychiatrist about these options.
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