Anyone on mirtazipine??

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I am due to start these tablets 15mgs after a bad reaction to sertraline. Now I'm scared of a horrendous experience again!!

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    My GP put me on Mirtazapine last year as i was struggling to get though the nights , i was on 15mg , then 30mg and now 45mg , i find that most nights i sleep well ( take them at nights ) , never had a side effects from then but the i have been lucky not to have experience side effects , bad reactions with any ante depressants , they didn't though help me through the day , my GP put me up to the highest in hope that they would carry over to the day so my psychiatrist put me on Venlafaxine 75mg a day and though i still get days when i struggle they have made me less irritable which i was before the day time antedepressant ( working along side Mirtazapine ) , when i last saw my Psychiatrist 3 weeks ago he wanted to reduce my Mirtazapine but i panicked so he let it go but i know next time i see him he will want to - i am worried that i may not sleep if

    he eventually takes me off them . I think some people have found Mirtazapine unhelpful but we are all different and medications suit some of us more then others , and side effects differ as well , try and be positive and please just try them then if you are concerned after then you can return back to your GP and he can try a different tablet , take care xx

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      That is okay - as i said i think we need to try these tablets in order to find which one's suit or bodies, needs and which one's don't , you may fine that 15mg will be enough to cover like Linda says , it just that i was still struggling during the day , i still do some days . Take Care xx
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    I take 15 mg mirtazapine at night. For the first two days I felt quite dizzy but after that no obvious side effects and it helped me to sleep which was one of my problems. I found that sleeping better made me feel a lot better in the daytime. I know that a lot of people go onto higher doses but I decided not to.
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    I also meant to say that I tried citalopram which had horrible side effects for me. Different anti depressants affect people quite differently it seems. Good luck!
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      Thanks Linda. Sleeping is sometimes an issue for me but I am currently super anxious and agitated and I'm hoping it will help with that it will help with that. I too have had a horrible experience on sertraline and citalopram. Thanks for responding.
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    Hi Donna, just wanted to say that getting the right meds for you can take some time unfortunately.  All medication has possible side effects that vary person to person.   I tried half a dozen different ones including Mirtazipine, Citalopram, Prozac and others before finding that Sertraline works for me.  Admittedly I need a high dose but it helps and that's what matters.

    Try not to worry (easier said than done, I know)  but if you experience and adverse effects get in touch with your doctor immediately.

    I wish you well and hope yours help you as mine do me.

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