been on mirtazapine for 5 months

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Hi was just wondering if anyone had same problems  ive been taking mirtazapine 30mg for 5 months   doctor prescribed this after i had emergency operation for gallbladder removed   as i started suffering with really bad depression and couldnt eat or sleep,  i was doing great on this medication and started to feel good,  but last week i thought i started with a stomach bug  feeling sick loss of appetite headaches   grumbling stomach and exsessive wind,  now i find my self back to square one   anxious  very tired to the point were i wake up in the mornings but feel like i cant get out of bed, feeling low mood again  which is setting off panic attacks      anyone else every felt like this ? 

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    I've been taking mirt since February, I've probably had more bad days than good to be honest, I don't feel any happier, bad dreams and very tired, no motivation to do anything, I have a review on Wednesday, oh and weight gain!

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      Hi caroline  what mg have they put you on ?    to be honest i thought mirt was great lifted my depresssion within first week of taking it,  but now i dont no if its stopped working  for the depression   but i dont want to be put on higher dose  as ive read everyones reviews about coming off them,  hoping my doctor can sort me out wed and give me some answers,       hope you get sorted hun xx
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      Hi, I'm on 30mg, I was on seroxat for years but it stopped working so the withdrawal from that and going onto another was a living hell, I don't want a higher dose either I hope you get answers, I always feel so rushed in the doctors like they are just fobbing me off xx

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    Hi I have been on 15mg for over a year now was ill when I first started and very numb but after that's I was great but since March every day has been a struggle with the same symptoms as yourself I don't know if things will get better but DO NOT stop taking these the withdrawal is horrendous I have tried 3 times to taper and had to go back to my original dose hope you feel better soon

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      HI linzi  im really hoping things do improve, its the morning part being laid in bed awake but not being able get up   like my body feels paralized  but im awake   i hate that  and the feeling sick all day.   defo wont come off them thou as i just dont feel the time is right  just yet   but i also dont   want to up the dose  im just hoping my doctor dosnt try to talk me into it xx
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      Hi personally I would just stay on the dose your at now but the dr will know better I suppose... It is very tough when you feel so lousy but just preserver and you should hope sooner rather than later get back to your normal self xx
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    Hi patricia.. Ive been on 30mg mirt since last November & have experienced the roller-coaster ride on this med..  Questioned if it had stopped working..  irritable, moody & pains in the most hideous parts of my body grrrrrrrrrr..  Psych Dr had no intention of dropping dose..  Now, Im seriously thinking if I should halve the med or if I will suffer even worse with a damn good clout of depression that knocks me down for the count.. 

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    Yes I also started mirt back in November and good to start with them seemed to have the opposite effect. Diarrhoea, jittery, teary etc. I started an ssri back in April with pdoc's advice and now tapering mirt. Hoping the ssri gives me some buffer. So far so good, only a couple of shaky days. Good luck??

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