Anyone on mitrazapine 45mg trazadone300mg and 2 zopiclone 7.5

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went through a very bad depression about 8 weeks ago.i was put on this medication iam feeling better but nowhere near my old self.i went through the terrible side effects but knew they would go away.tried cutting the sleeping tablet to. One but it wasn't very successful.anyone any experience of this drug combination

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    Hi Carolyn, The Mirtz is designed to help with sleep and gives you an appetite as well as being anantidepresent. Also 45mg is a higher dosage. If this is your first depression you may want to try short term sedatives instead to see if you can Beet your depression, as the antidepressents have some bad side effects and Mirtz takes a lot to taper of it. But of course go by what your Dr advises but you know yourself how you are. Have a read through this site for go byes.

    take care there

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      Hi thanks for the reply it's not my first depression have been on meds for 25 years I never thought I would go through anything like this again in my life.these meds are all new to me so not sure how to feel
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    I take Mirtazapine 45mg and Zopiclone 2x 7.5mg, both have been taken for years without much trouble.

    Tramadol, I wouldn`t touch that with someone elses barge pole, horrible drug.

    (BTW I`m amazed you have found a GP that will prescribe you 2x 7.5mg nowadays)

    If you can, try and stick with the Mirtazapine, you are on the maximum dose, so you must have been severely depressed for your Doc/Psych to give you this dose, the side effects will wear off with time, but keep an eye on what you eat, as they can give you a massive appitite.

    Hope you find something that works for you.

    All the best

    Paddy

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      Tramadol and Trazadone are two rather different drugs. If I had to choose between Trazadone and Mirtazapine knowing they'd produce equal results, I'd go for Trazadone every time. However, I don't think you get the relaxation effect from Trazadone you do from Mirtazapine. (I have been prescribed both in the past, but not at the same time – neither was a complete cure for my insomnia.)

      In fact, I don't know a drug that does produce the relaxation that Mirtazapine does, except perhaps the benzos and possibly the tricyclics. I think I might as well suggest morphine to my GP as a benzo, and I don't like the side-effects of the tricyclics – and at least one of them, possibly all of them to some extent, may be harmful to the heart.

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      Sorry `bout that. I did realise almost as soon as I hit the reply button.

      Amitriptilyne is commonly prescribed for sleep and anxiety problems, but the unwanted side effects ruled that out for me, others swear by it.

      I guessed a Psychiatrist would have prescribed the 15mg of Zopiclone, that`s how I ended up on that dose, my GP would probably limit it to 7.5mg for at the most 2 weeks, yet they will throw some super heavy meds at you without a second though such as Seroquel, this didn`t help me sleep at night, but I was constantly head butting my monitor in the afternoon.

      And as you say, I really can go and ask my GP to increase my dose of Morphine without any worry, but ask for another 5mg of Diazepam and I would be giving him/her CPR!

      Strange how GP`s think sometimes

      All the best

      Paddy

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    Sorry, ignore what I said above (no way to edit here, trazadone is completely different to tramadol (which I missread), all I can say about Trazadone is it didn`t work for me

    Paddy

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      Thanks for the reply it's nice to get input from people who actually take the  drugs.my gp isn't happy about the zopiclone my psyc put me on that and my gp knows it's necessary.
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    No I am on 30ml mirt and have been for a week but have loads of side effects. Hoping they will go, how long did it take for your to go?
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