Citalopram and mirtazapine

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hi there is anyone on this combo? I am on cit for the second time -5 weeks in with 3 of those on 20mg. its not helping the anxiety at all in fact it has made it worse. Was wondering about talking to the dic about adding in mirtazapine. is anyone else doing this? Does it work for anxiety and is it safe?

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    i know you are desperate but five weeks is still too early.

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      i just want to get rid of the extreme anxiety - cabt cope with it for a few more weeks let alone monthd. Read all these reviews of citalopram basically showing that it either works really pretty quickly or doesnt work at all. quite a few people saying it didnt work the second time

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      I added mirtazipine and it was the worst thing I ever did. it's not something I would suggest doing tamsin honestly. it made my anxiety a thousand times worse x keep going with the citalopram. I've seen a lot of people get better the second time round and it has worked for them really well. it just takes longer the second time round x

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    hi, i think it usually takes a lot longer for the meds to kick in lovely, i have been on the combo you mentioned and personally the mirt was better than the cit, but i honestly think you need to try and wait 3 months on a single dose, im currently coming off cit and its really hard as was mirt x

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    i was on mirtazapine and from my experience on both these meds (not together) i would advise sticking it out, im on week 8 cit and its hit me like a brick the past few days but i know it will blow over , like louis says 5 weeks is nothing , only benefit i liked about mirtazapine was the increased appetite as with cit i have just lost it all together its a good med you just have to give it time unfortunatly

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      exactly the point i am at now on week 8 of 20mg , i always want instant results , when i go to the docs i kind of just think why cant you just fix me now like a car, if only it was that easy , i am at a point where i wont leave the house and even the smallest of things like a phone call or just general cleaning etc just seems like a massive struggle , i really need to bounce back and i know i will its just when?? , you and i will both see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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      well it started just as anxiety but now i think i have depression, the past week i have pretty much been in bed all the time with zero interest in anything, my guess is that it is depression too, i was on cit before and from what i remember i was feeling a lot better and stupidly stopped taking them , then boom a good few month later it came back to bite me , my doctor then put me on mirtazapine which was great for my appetite but made me soo soo groggy so went back on cit about 8 week ago but the past week like i say has been horrendous

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