Anyone on mirtazapine 15mg for anxiety

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Hey.. I have been on Mirt now for 2 weeks. I am taking it for anxiety  and to boost my appetite.  it has helped my appetite but so for not my anxiety . I was on Effexor before for 8 years it worked so well but if I was one hour late my heart would flutter and would not stop for hours.   Reasons I stopped taking it was cause it was to expensive.. I find Mirt is not working for my anxiety  but I am going to give it some more time.. I have a emergency anxiety refer witch is Ativan but it only works  for ex amount of time.. anyone else taking Mirt for anxiety 15 mg  please let me know 

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    I was until 2 days ago. Just upped to 30mg. It also helped my anxiety a little. Practicing Mindfulness has helped a little too. I take Propranolol and Prozac too. SSRIs are first choice in UK I think.
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    Hello I have been on 45mg of mirtz for 2 years now it can take up to a month before you will notice any difference it works for me I even sleep well . Some people have different reactions to this drug some gain weight I haven't but I do eat healthy. Hang on in there it will take time I hope you start to feel better soon .

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      I sleep well eat healthy just my anxiety that is out of control  when I was on Effexor I had no problems but I know it takes time for the medication to take it’s full effects.. thank u appreciate your response 
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    I took 15mg for 2 months before increasing to 30mg since Jan this year, I found it took several weeks to settle in though certainly noticing the difference in that time, the decision to increase the dose was my own as I felt that reinforce the desired effect where I was getting those moments still and it has now. Less worrying or overthinking without even thinking about it, if that makes any sense. Just takes a little while to kick in.
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      Yeah definitely, 15 is fine but I was up and down I got it to just spells of hours or a day or more, 30 for me just closed those down to the point of not really worrying about anything, I mean there still be bumps but it doesn’t stick to ya so easily.

      Well that’s how I see it for me anyways lol. 

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      It is helpful to know like right now I am just getting tired after I take my Mirt and then I get hungry  I pass out so easy  but some days I notice like today where I could not even walk to the store with out my anxiety going crazy I had to talk my self out of it and even when I got back home I had to take my Ativan to pull my self out of the attack.  So if I have to improvements after  both and a half  then I am going to see if my doctor will take it up to a higher dose  my Effexor I was on 175 mg and that I think was the highest and it worked perfectly I still had my days of not wanting to get out of bed but it was only once or twice a month   And I maybe have 2 anxiety attacks per month but it was small and over  fast 
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    Heya! Sorry didn’t reply, never great at keeping up! But thought it had been a week, was wondering how you’re getting on now?
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      Still not helping with my anxiety at all but I And half way through my third week it is fusterating  but I still have some hope if it does not help with in 2 month period I will have to change cause I can’t handle this anxiety much more and it is to the point I hate leaving my house luckily I have my Ativan the helps me get by for now 
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      Hopefully it’ll kick in soon and start to have the desired effect, sounds you could do with the break. Couple months was bout right for me, know they say 4 weeks but I probably didn’t notice the effect it having straightaway. Even then if it doesn’t, there be other options still. 
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