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I've started this thread as the other one "Any one taking Escitilopram and Mirtazapine " has got so long.
A bit of my background.
I am 57 and have suffered from anxiety and depression for many years.
This escalated when I was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 43.
It escalated again when I lost my mum last year.
I was initially taking Citalopram, Tamazepam, and Zopiclone.
This was after a while changed to, Citalopram, Diazepam and Zolpidem.
After a few years, I was changed to a different AD, but after a few months it was obvious it wasn't working for me.
I was then put on Sertraline, which I could not tolerate at all.
I was then put on Trazadone along with Diazepam still.
This worked well, until on a visit to my GP at the end of May I mentioned my anxiety had been playing up again.
He took me off Trazadone cold turkey..... big mistake!
Put me on Mirtazapine, after a few weeks increased the Mirtazapine which sent my anxiety rocketing!
I was referred to the mental health nurse specialist at my surgery who told me to taper off Mirtazapine and introduced Escitilopram at 10mg daily.
For two weeks I was a wreck, I had horrendous withdrawal from the Trazadone and on top of that withdrawal from Mirtazapine and side effects from starting Escitilopram!
My GP then introduced Quetiapine too, as I was running on pure adrenaline , having daily panic attacks etc.,
So now I am currently on,
Escitilopram, Diazepam and Quetiapine.
Things appear to be settling down, into my 6th week of Escitilopram.
But my sleep is still a big issue, go off to sleep but am awake a few hours later!
Well that's my background of my journey with Anxiety and medication, I have a appointment with the mental health nurse specialist this afternoon, so will see what he has to say.
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