cant sleep yet again

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hello everyone, here i go again,i have been on 15mg of mirtazipine for quite a while, i hate taking any medication to do with the brain, but i was quite ill with panic attacks ,lack of sleep etc,anyway, instead of taking the 15mg at night, i split it in half and took half in the afternoon aND THEN HALF AT NIGHT, BUT I STILL DONT SLEEP HARDLY, I SLEEP FOR ONE OR TWO HOURS THEN WAKE UP AGAIN, THE DOCTOR DID TELL ME TO TAKE THE FULL TABLET AT NIGHT, MAYBE I SHOULD DO THAT NOW,I GOT VERY DIZZY SITTING DOWN AT MY COMPUTER THIS MORNING AND IT SCARED ME, I EXPECT ALL THESE SYMPTONS ARE FROM NOT TAKING THE PROPER WHOLE DOSE OF TABLET AND LACK OF SLEEP, DOES ANYONE HAVE ADVISE FOR ME, I AM LIVING ALONE AND ITS FRIGHTENING TO GET ILL WHILST ALONE, THANKYOU.3

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    Hi - it obviously didnt work and wasnt strong enough for you, you need to take the whole tablet.  I too dont sleep so I know what its like.  You need your sleep to get better.
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      Yes paula, you are right, i need sleep to get better, thats what brought the depression on, was lack of sleep, i have had this lack of sleep for over 5 years after losing my husband,its been awful,i will see the doctor again and ask if a higher dose would help, the thing is i had a dreadful reaction to that fluoxitine and now i am terrified of higher dose antidepressants, but i will see doctor and aSK ABOUT IT, I AM FEELING A BIT BETTER TODAY, BUT NOT FULLY RIGHT, I AM STILL QUITE DOWN.BUT HOPEFULLY I WILL FEEL BETTER IN A WHILE NOW.I HOPE YOU ARE OK, LOVE ANGELA,XX
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    Take the amount prescribed, it is an antidepressant and helps with sleep but not at 15mg, usually 45 mgs.  You may get increased appetite on it also.
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