day 17 and feeling worse than ever

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I am now on day 17 of taking this Mirtazapine, the anxiety has calmed down quite a bit and I am not crying as much. However, I am so depressed. I am still having suicuidal thoughts and the nightmares are so disturbing that they make me more depressed. I am guessing I am depressed cos it can take up to 4 weeks for the anti- depressant part to take effect. I am also very snappy and irratable and I get angry and over react at simple everyday things. Any comments or similar stories please?

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    hi

    Bare with the pills i used to count the days like u r waiting for 4 weeks to go by its a lifetime i know but they do work ive been there.it took me 5 weeks then one morning i woke up and smiled first time in months i came out the dark tunnel i was in.U are not alone we have all been where u r keep counting it will soon be over.It helps to talk to someone who has been there.

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    thanks for the response. I am now on day 21 and I am starting to feel better. I feel more motivated to do things that I have needed to do for so long but have been unable to. I still feel a bit agitated and impatient but I am feeling optimistic as some improvements are starting to show now. Plus the nightmares have deminished quite a bit as well.Thanks :D
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    hi

    u r getting there hold on 2 more weeks u will feel so much better.im so glad u r feeling better helps to know someone out there has been through it to let us know how u get on?

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    I found it took 6 weeks to feel the full effects, although I did start to feel a bit better after a couple of weeks. Keep persevering. Hope you feel better soon.
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