6 Years of taken 30mg of Mirtazapine

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I am not sure what Mirtazapine does for me but, I take it because my doctor prescribed it for me. I have terrible sleeping habits. Nothing has improved. My doctor seems not to care but, her recommendation is to continue to take it.

 I just want one night of good sleep.  I wake up 5-6 times every night.  Can someone please help me or give me a good recommendation.  I am a 11 Veteran of the United States Navy.  Please help!!

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    Has your doc prescribed you 30mg Mirt for insomnia?

    When I really struggled with sleeping, my doc prescribed it to 1/4(3,75mg) of 15mg .

    Mirt has more sedative effect at lower doses.

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    hi the higher doses are for depression and anything over 15mg is less sedative, i tried 30mg once and it stopped my sleep x

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    I write as a Mirtazapine user. I am not a doctor. While it is true that a low dose of Mirtazapine is usually effective for sleep, you must not be tempted to cut straight to a low dose. You would suffer acute withdrawal symptoms. Please heed all the advice about reducing the dose extremely slowly, in stages. But your doctor may have prescribed 30 mg. for a different reason (anxiety reduction?) so a proper discussion with the doctor would be highly desirable before making a change. That said, waking during the night can have various causes, for example: needing to empty the bladder (too much fluid late in the day), or having watched a computer screen close to bedtime. You don't say whether you wake up with anxious thoughts, or just wake up.

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    mirt at 7 half mg is good for sleep anything higher is for anxiety depression if u going to get off mirt please do so slowly withdrawels r hell !!!! if your dr cant help with your sleep issue it mught b time cor a change of drs! good luck!

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