Does anyone remain stable weight when taking maximum dosage of Mirtaziopine ?

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I just start taking 15 mg Mirtazopine to treat my severe insomnia. I am worry that I will have to take up to the maximum dosage someday.

I did some research, I feel like almost 99.9% of the ppl ballon up. I am very conscious about my weight. 

I watch what I eat and I do yoga for 30 mins everyday. is this enough ? 

Without sleep is unbearable, and I have suicidal thought because of that. But on the other hand, I do not want to gain weight because I think that will depress me too. 

Has anyone has positive experience? 

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    7.5 mg knocked me for a loop!  Very sedating at the lower doses.  Don't go up unless you have to!

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      Thank you so much for your reply. I heard about increasing dosage actually will not help with the sleep. And will make ppl fatter. 

      All i want is  drug to treat my insomnia. I have depression because of insomnia, not the other way round. 

      My dr. wants to increase my dosage to 30 mg, I am a bit worry about it. Since, higher dosage is not as sedative as lower dosage. 

      Today is my second days, I don't have carb craving, and I even cut down my carb because I am preparing myself to be fat =I ...I even change the way I wear so that I can prepare for the bigger size of me. 

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    15mm work fine for me been on them  a few years now, and they still work ok without having to increase them, i was hungry all the time at first but that where off after a  short while
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    Started at 15mg about a two years ago and have been on 30mg for eight months. I have had no problems with weight or hunger issues. I am careful with my eating habits and have developed a daily walking routine for overall good health. Like all meds, side effects are different for each individual. 

    It has been great for sleep! Not much else though. I also take 10mg escitalopram (Lexapro).

    From what you say --your Yoga and the lifestyle that usually comes with it should keep you at the weight you desire.

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    Started mirt at 15mg for weight gain, didn’t gain weight but I felt like a kid, and I was 78, lost that feeling so went to 30mg, felt like kid again for about 3 months then I started hurting so bad could hardly get out of bed, had to slither out of bed and down some stairs and then I could get up and 5 to 10 min I would quit hurting. Quit mirt cold turkey and after several months, I am ok. Take about 4mg and sleep like baby. Still skinny. Like everyone says Mirt treats everyone differently.
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    Hi there, read your post and thought I would give you my opinion. I remained very stable in weight and gained an appetite but not like before I was (normal) I since have lost weight while being on mirtazapine and I eat but not as much. So for me I was one of the lucky few if you want to call it that. Who had actually lost weight while on mirtazapine. I have read others with the same situation.

    Hope that helps.

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