Does the hunger from mirtazapine wear off?

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Hi, I've been on mirtazapine for almost two weeks now. Dosage is 15mg and I have to up it to 30mg eventually. 

But I am EXTREMELY hungry all day long. As if I haven't eaten for a week. I know some people have this side effect and my doctor says it will wear off but I don't seem to find anything online about it wearing off.

Does anyone know if it does and will the hunger increase when I go to 30mg?

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    Im coming off mitrazapine ive put on 2 stone in 6 months i went from 15mg to 30mg to 45mg but just got bigger n bigger now tapering off n start another tablet soon.
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      I dont know how it works yes i was defo eating more put on weight so i started slimming world stuck too it n lost a couple of pounds but that was it stuck to it 100% but the weight just wouldn't go down ive reduced from 45mg to 30mg for 10 days feel thinner getting weighed tomorrow xx

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    Hi from what I’ve read from other you can put on a lot of weight as mirtazapine does increase your appetite so be careful as the weight is hard to control 
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    Sorry in my experience it doesn’t go away - I went from 13st11 to 16stone over 8 months ! I stopped  cold turkey 6 days ago I’ve lost 7lb!! 

    Don’t have any cravings for food - it became insatiable the need for food and heavy carbs 

    I know we are all different but in my experience I’m glad I’m off them 

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