Been on 30mg mirt for 2 months now, was briefly upped to 45mg for 2 weeks, but dropped back to 30mg

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dropped back to 30mg because of the weight gain, im not feeling any better in these 2 months, is it time for a change of meds?

thoughts please x

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    Hi Gina I was on them for almost 4 months came off them yesterday. . The weight gain & cravings didn't stop I think I felt great on them for about 2-3weeks. Now I feel my head is gona pop ..
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    what are you on now Sharon? 

    thinking of going to A&E tonight to access the crisis team, I cant go on like this x

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    I'm on mirtazapine and venlafaxine, which worked better for me in combination - that's a possibility you might try.
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    Hi Gina,

    Hang on in there.

    I got a bad reaction on the higher doses. It did nothing for my depression and gave me insomnia. I've dropped back to 15mg over the course of the last week and my sleep has returned which has made me a bit brighter. Still depressed but not so much as I was on the higher dose and no anxiety or panic.

    Much love to you.

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    Hi everyone 

    I'm in a terrible state I've been on mir for nearly 3 months I've gained 2 stone!!!! I said last time to my doctor I was so scared of gaining weight as my weight is a huge issue for me, his response was that it's not one of the side effects you'll be fine. I'm due to see him in two weeks and I feel more depressed now and a huge part of that is down to weight gain. 

    Please someone tell me it is this medication cause right now I'm feeling so down x

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