45mg Mirt for a long time - having odd brain freezes

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Hi all

I have been a part of this forum for a number of years and its been so helpful, so here is my turn to ask...

I have been on Mirt now for about 3 years or so, for anxiety rather than depression. Have moved from 15 - 30 and now on 45mg which I have been on for about 18 months and works really well for me. Over the last 6-8 weeks I have started to realise that when I go to bed, as it kicks in and start to feel drowsy, I have been almost having brain freezes or (not to sound too dramatic) seizures, they last for maybe 1/4 of a second. Almost like that feeling when you are dozing off and then jump. Its getting more noticeable... any ideas anyone? Starting to worry now and my anxiety is pretty much under control, unless when I am really tired or working a bit too hard...

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    Hi Toria

    I found that started taking it and about 3-5 weeks in, was stiff suffering with anxiety. I manage my anxiety alot more now on a day to day level, have better coping mechanisms in place and spot any signs of triggers earlier than I did a few years ago. I have been thinking about moving down from 45-30 and see if I can cope, but want to sort these sleeping jumps/brain freezes first.

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      try reading a fiction noveĺ, ie escapism for 30 minutes before sleep, to lower anxiety pre sleep, rather than relying on mirt sedation. i read every night before dropping off. its only when i dont read, do i get the jolt from time to time.

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      I am really relaxed before going to bed anyway, thanks for the tip, appreciate it... make sure that all devices etc are all put down few hours before bed, so nothing on my mind

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    best to speak to your dr. i get the sudden jolt from time to time. its when im more tense than normal, when dropping off to sleep. perhaps your anxiety has increased over the last 8 weeks, and when the mirt dose sedates you, you get a similar effect?. its like you are trying to drop off too sleep, but you are too anxious or tense to do so.

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      Not really tense or anxious, as made some life choices to change the way its all going... thought if anyone had an answer here that would be good... thanks for the advice though, will give doctors a call

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    google brain zaps, have a look around at different sites, to get a few opinions on them. one in particular mentions can happen even when on medication for a long time. generally unexplained and not serious.

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    Hi Russell - I have been on mirt @ 45mgs for 6 years - still on that dose having read horror stories about dropping down and since all is in balance I figured why guild the lily. I'm familiar with the brain zaps you mention though for me those were experienced on Efexor. The result was changing meds. Best to talk to your doc,. but i'd like to add congratulations for achieving a balance in your life and best of luck with your quest.

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