Big Weight gain

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Hi, I have been on Mirtazapine for about 6 weeks now and I can honestly say my mood feels more stable (little happy dance) however I have put about a stone on 😢 which is now seriously making me self conscious.

Has anyone else had such a drastic weight gain? I’ve just this minute booked an appointment to see my gp tomorrow- I don’t want this weight issue to undo the good work that’s happening.

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    Weight gain is a common problem with this drug. I am off it now but so far lost nothing. Glad at least you feel better. You may wish to trawl down previous questions/posts when you receive a summary of recent discussions
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    I have been taking 15 mg mirtazapine since July 2015. I gained almost 30 pounds over a few months but lost 10 pounds quite quickly. I do have a bigger appetite but haven't gained any more weight. I never had a weight problem before so that may be why I have been able to keep my weight down. If you are feeling so much better a little weight gain might not be too high a price to pay. If you keep gaining and can't maintain a reasonable weight then you should check other options. I try to eat sensibly and exercise. Good luck.

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    I was on them around 5 weeks and I couldn't eat enough eating everything I saw I came off them myself with out the doctors knowledge as he was just upping my dose I know I've put weight on but haven't weighed myself as that would just bring my mood back down

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    Hi this is quite common with mirtazapine nearly everyone seems to put put weight on with them .I did.xxxx

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      They don't do the job they should me being heavier makes me feel even worse and mood gets dead low

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    It worked for me too. However, I gained 3 stone in the first year. I'm trying to get off it for this very reason as I know have associated health problems due to the weight including high BP. I would say you are on the same slippery slope. I wish I could say the benefits outway the side effect but in my case it's definitely questionable. 

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