Dizziness and weakness every day... Mirtazapine?

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Hi everyone. Ive been taking mirt for about 3 months. I've been experiencing some symptoms and I'm not sure whether they are related to the medication or not. I take 15mg every night to help with sleep/anxiety. Every day, during my waking hours, I develop what I call dizziness (even though it's not really dizziness... more like a brain fog feeling... sort of lightheaded), and weakness in my arms, upper back, neck and occassionally my legs. It seems to happen about 17 hours after my dose. Has anyone else experienced this and found it to be related to the drug? I want to chalk it up to the mirt but I'm just not sure. Thanks to all in advance for your replies. 

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    It's definatly the mirt I'm exactly the same it hits me at work around midday and I feel woozy dizzy and almost drunk almost out of body! I was on 22.5 and went back down to 15mg last night as it was actually making me more anxious!
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    I went to see my gp today for a follow up on mirt I take 30mg at night for anxiety and depression don't do nothing for sleep anymore yes I also have muscle spasm in my upper arms and thighs doctors said nothing to worry about that mirt isn't the course of it seriously don't know were I stand I didn't have this problem before I also input to him people like yourself are having the same issues and I think he felt insulted glad I'm not alone
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    I would say yes, jansell84- these are side effects.  I've read many accounts of people having dizziness, weakness and fog from this and other psych meds.  These meds affect our neurons all over our bodies.  If the symptoms are severe enough as to be troubling, then your system may just not agree with mirt.  Here is a partial list of side effects from a drug info website:

    More commonConstipation

    dizziness

    drowsiness

    dry mouth

    increased appetite

    weight gainLess commonAbdominal or stomach pain

    abnormal dreams

    back pain

    dizziness or fainting when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

    increased need to urinate

    increased sensitivity to touch

    increased thirst

    low blood pressure

    muscle pain

    nausea

    sense of constant movement of self or surroundings

    trembling or shaking

    vomiting

    weakness

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    Thank you all for the responses... and thank you kelly8973, drunk is exactly the word I was searching for when writing my original post but I couldn't think of it. It really is a drunk feeling accompanied by weakness. So it seems it is the drug then... I hate to stop it because I've definitely had benefits on it. It helps with the adrenaline rushes I get at night when trying to fall asleep... But I'm having a hard time dealing with these side effects by day. 
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    Just wasn't sure it was the pill since the symptoms don't occur until 16-17 hours later. 
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