Back on mirtazapine

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Hi Everyone,

After 2 weeks on seroxat the side effects have been unberable, this med worked really well for me a few years ago, so cannot understand it, wasnt taking beta blocker or diazapine as well though back then, so dont know if that had somthing to do with it.

So, back to the doctors last tuesday, but decided to see a different one, and after 7mnth and 6 different anti deprssants Im now back on mirtazapine, its the only one I can take without severe side effects, they only start when dose is upped to 30mg. So for now I can only take 15mg, also had full blood test and am awaiting an appointment with a psych. This doctor was so livid with the other doctor I had been seeing and couldnt believe the way I have been treated these last 7 mnth. The other doctor wouldnt even let me have a blood test when I asked for one myself. just feel physically and mentally drained.

Best Wishes Everyone

Danielle.

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    Danielle, hope you have better luck this time, i was similar to you, tried various other depres- and had side effects until i went on sertraline and i have tolerated it well, now on 100mg and doing ok. Was on 15mg of mirtazapine and 50 of sertraline and i was ok on that, see how you go. Best wishes..x
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    Hi Danielle I'm sorry that you have been feeling so ill. I hope the appointment with the psychiatrist comes through soon. My GP does not adjust my meds now the psychiatrist does it. It was very difficult before I started seeing him as I hadn't seen anybody for three years inspite being on lithium I needed to see a psychiatrist. Unless they have had psychiatric training GPs are not psychiarists. My GP remains very supportive though.
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    Thanks for that, whats it like seeing the psyc is it all question

    Danielle

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    Depends on the interview. If it is a first assessment then it could be up to an hour in length. The psychiatrist might ask questions to prompt you but they usually know what is wrong in the first five minutes. They have to ask questions about sleep, appetite, mood and may also ask about suicidal intent so dont be alarmed. I see my psychiatrist in the private sector and usually go back for half hourly reviews every six weeks. Your psych might want you to see a CPN or another specialist or refer you for day patient treatment or therapy. I'm not sure how fashionable psychotherapy is at the moment CBT seems all the rage. I found psychotherapy helpful but there is usually a long waiting list for that. He will almost certainly review and change the drugs that are on to see if you would benefit from a change or increase in meds. Hope this is of some help. Taking somebody with you and writing down pointers so you know what to say also helps. Best wishes. Pooh bear.
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    Thanks pooh bear,

    Part of me is wanting to go, because Im hoping to get some sort of life back, and part of me is frightened because part of my problem is social phobia and talking to other people, I come out all flushed and blotchy which is so embarrasing when in a situation such as that. Suppose they will of seen it all before though with other people.

    How are you feeling??

    Thanks Again

    Danielle

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