3 months on mirap and just feel worse

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hi everyone i posted on here a few months back, i have been on mirap now for 3 months and have never been more drepressed i wake up every morning with anxiety and it lasts the hole day i just want to lay in bed, i have 2 children who i feel i'm neglecting i wasn't drepressed before starting them just had anxiety, should i ask my gp to change me to anothe anit d???

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    Hi there. Sorry to hear you are low. It is really hard with two young children. I had three. I would say that mirtazapine is normally good for anxiety plus depression. It is used also to help you sleep, I found it hard to wake up in morning plus as an appetite stimulant. I put on two stone.

    Definitely go back to your doc and explain it hasn't worked. Three months is enough time to know this. There are other meds out there and you need to find right one. Good luck and try and enjoy your children. They grow up very fast.

    Carolyn

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      thanks for you reply i am back with my gp today and hopefully she'll listen this time, my kids are missing school because i can't drag myself out of bed in the mornings and i fear they'll be taken from me i'm a single parent which makes its hard, i've had constant back pain also since starting them which makes me more anxious just hope todays the day the doc takes heed to me 
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      Hi April,

      good luck at the docs, make some notes before you go, I find that helps during an appointment. I think you should ask for an alternative. 3 months is sufficient time for the drugs to work. Let us know how it goes.

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    You should think about getting off them, lots of people react badly to them such as myself. I was put on them for insomnia, nothing else, and they caused both anxiety and depression. The withdrawal can be pretty hardcore too so whatever you do dont cold turkey, taper slowly as they say. 
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    Just back from the doctor and she took me off them put me on a new tablet called cymbalta which works more for anxiety so hopefully they work for me
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      Alarm bells, listen to Ian nufc and me, do not go off the Mirt suddenly, do not just stop/cold turkey - there will be horrendous withdrawal, anxiety, nausea, IBS, you should do a slow taper April, save yourself a lot of anguish.  

      Go to:  https://patient.info/forums/discuss/depression-resources-298570 on this forum,

      scroll down to the link: Reducing ADs using 10% withdrawal method

      Be kind to yourself, you may need to check with your doc that you can take both AD's, your doctor probably doesn't know about the nasty WD of Mirt', my doctor doesn't !!   But many folk on this forum do, you can look back at them if you wish.

      You'll be fine, just really need to take your time coming off them April.  

      Wishing you well  x

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      That's what I was wondering too I know from bitter experience not to rush withdrawal. Though April only on 7.5 may be ok. You would hope GP can read and relay up to date info on drugs.
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      Do you go on another anti d, how long did you take mirap for, all the withdrawal effects you speak I am having while taking mirap
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    She said to miss tonites tablet and start the new one tomorrow because I was on a low dose I should be ok
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    I.m very anxious now as what to do I can't handle anymore suffering I.m getting from mirap would starting a new anti d not work without withdrawals from mirap?
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      Oh hun try not to worry too much. I was on 15 and told to take one every second night for two weeks and start New antidepressant after first week. So was on two for one week. I was on it for 8 months in all. Went from 30 to 15 after six months with no side effects. I am fine now off it about four weeks I think. Just monitor how you feel. Good luck.
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      Thanks Carolyn you,'ve been a great help today she said its obvious the mirap was doing the opposite to what it's meant to do that's why she wants me to start a new one
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      Everyone is so different. I just follow their advice. I am honestly so much better now and along with your forthcoming counselling you won't know yourself when new med kicks in. Be gentle with yourself. Hug your kids and watched dumb movies and go on long walks. This is a blip in your life. Good things are just around the corner. Your cousin would want you to be happy so do it for them and yourself. X
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