Anybody on Mirt with Sore joints

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please can anybody advise what to do with Joint pains. Recently am having Joint pains, finger joints, wrist joints....I have been on mirt for 6 years now

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    I suffered with severe hip pain & if I had to make a sudden move it felt like I'd ripped my calf muscle had to use crutches for a few days everytime it happened. My eyesight also went.. I'm now long sighted ..I went the opticians before I was on mirt because of headaches my eyesight was fine.. started mirt was struggling to read shortly after ..??

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      Once I came off mirt in no time all the pain went.. apart from the eyes I need glasses..
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    Well I'd say you need to check if there is another cause for the pains, before you assume it's the mirtazapine. See your doctor and get checked out - it could be a virus infection, or rheumatism, or lots of other easily remedied things.Tension and anxiety can make your muscles tighten, and this would cause joint pains - just a thought.

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    I suffered terrible joint pain when I was on 30mg.  No problems with 15mg or 45mg.  I started on 15mg then upto 30mg.  I had terrible hip and leg pain.  Went upto 45mg and the pain went.  I am now tapering Mirt.  I went down to 30mg and I had the most excruciating pain from my shoulders down to my legs.  Even getting pain in my buttocks which I couldn't even sit down.  I can only describe the back pain as if I was in labour. This lasted a few days. I did explain this to my GP, but he just looked at me as if I was talking rubbish.  I am now back on 15mg and no pain at all.

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      My pdr done the same Swanscity.. she tried to turn it that it was just about the weight gain.. I get my reports I'm so angry. I want to write a letter & say ..you shut me down after I mentioned weight bt iv been advised to write & say we don't connect pls refer me to another pdr ??

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      Hi Charles9819.  I started them end of February.    I didn't bother going with the inbetween doses.  Just straight from 30mg to 15mg.  The first one I took of 15mg last week,   I felt awful.  So far I have been ok with them.  I took the 30mg for 3 weeks and will take the 15mg for 3.   Just want to get down to the 7.5mg and then finish them altogether.  If not I will have to try a lower dose. I hate the weight gain. I also take 100mg of Pregabalin for my anxiety,  which have helped better than Mirtazapine.

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      The weight gain is a nightmare.  I've put on over a stone.  I didn't know about the weight issue until I came to this forum.  It's something the Dr's dont tell you.   Me being me,  I never read the small print on leaflets.

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      Every ad has weight gain as a side effect, nothing like this.. I don't understand how it can be prescribed to people with depression & weight issues because itl cause issues for people who never had weight gain as a problem in the past. . A drug used to make anorexics eat .. I think our doctors must mo what this will do ?? I was pt on quetiapine before this I piled the weight on with that too ..we'll known for it.. it was a trainee pdr who said what the heck are they doing you have weight issues its in your notes ..I believe it was the cheaper choice. So I manage to get rid of that weight only to be piling it on again with mirt thanks to my heartless consult.. cnt see her again after this.

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