Changing medication very worried

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Been on Fluoxetine for like 2/3 years now maybe longer i need to come of fluoxetine and go on Mirtazapine 15mg to start litte scared tried half once felt awful stopped went back to fluoxtine the stories make it even worse wanting to go back on them  would like some reassurance if you have taken these pills and find them safe i am pretty much nuts because i fear the heat so i close mu windows, i fear going to the toilet, washing do pretty much anything so taking anew med is a terrifying thing for someone like me.

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    Hi

    Everyone reacts totally differently to meds. Of course you will mainly hear about the negatives as that is when people ask for help. I have a few friends on mirtazapine and are doing brilliantly on it - one of them fought tooth and nail to get back on it after his psych took swapped him to something else.

    Many of these meds have side effects at first that go once your body gets used to them so it's worth persevering if you can. The only way you're going to know is if you give it a try.

    Why do you need to come off of fluoxetine? Has it stopped working as well for you?

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    All prescribed meds are safe otherwise they wouldn't have passed the safety tests etc, and be available to the general public.  Doctors would not prescribe drugs they didn't think were safe for use. 

    All meds have side effects even things like aspirin so the chances are you will have some common ones.  It is very unlikely you will have uncommon ones as by their very nature they are rare!  Ad's aren't strong powerful drugs unless you have a very serious disorder so you should be quite safe on them.  x

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