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So I visited my GP on Monday and discussed how Mirtazapine wasn't working well for me as it did a few weeks ago.
I was on Mirtazapine for two years, then an anxiety relapse in November 2017 caused the antidepressant to stop working for me. So I looked for an alternative.
I've tried a number of different antidepressants over the past few months: Sertraline, Fluoxetine, Escitalopram. Along with anti nausea medication to help with my anxiety nausea and poor appetite.
None of them worked well for me, I had horrible nausea and vomiting along with increased anxiety. So I asked to be put back on Mirtzapine at the end of January.
And it worked so well! I didn't have nausea, I could eat tons of food. But then I had a personal incident that caused me to become depressed and anxious. I went back to my GP and they upped my dosage from 15mg to 30mg. Which only made my anxiety worse and caused more nausea and vomiting.
Eventually I was reduced to 15mg again, but I still had nausea and vomiting. I was prescribed Metoclopromide, but that only made me restless and agitated. So I went back to my GP on Monday. She offered me two options: Either I try a new antidepressant, or I try a different anti nausea medication.
I chose a different antidepressant, I was given 37.5mg of Venlafaxine. Which only reduced my appetite and made me more nauseated and anxious.
After three days I went back to the Doctors, my GP told me they were running out of options on what to prescribe me, and wondered it it was more to do with my anxiety. Which worried me a lot, my GP suggested going back on Mirtazapine due to it's effectiveness a few weeks ago. I agreed and started taking it last night.
So far I haven't noticed much improvement, I felt slightly drowsy last night. But my appetite hasn't returned.
I just hope this works soon.
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