Dosage differences

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I've been on mirtazapine now for almost 3 months and haven't really noticed a huge change in mood, self confidence and motivation for the future. I still feel that unless my circumstances then my mood is going to be the same as it's anyways been.

Anyway doctor encourages me to go from 15 to 30mg now. I scared to try this to be honest because I'm not sure if my side effects of occasional bouts of frequent urination is due to the drug.

What are people's experiences of going from 15 to 30mg? Do you think it made a difference for the better?

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    Hello Ru58350,

                              I was on this drug for many years, it turned me into a zombie, I was so tired I would sleep all morning and hadno motivatino to do anything. It didn't help with my depression. I believe it also caused TICs. I was given it because I am an insominic and depressed. I am not sure repeated trips to the toilet is caused by it, but I also had that symptom. Years later turns out I have a over active bladder. I went from 15mg to 30mg and then up to 45mg. I can honestly say it did me no favours.

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    You can't really compare 2 people with medication because everyone is different. What might affect 1 person, might not affect another. I would advice you to go back to your GP and speak too them regarding this.

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    Hi RU I would suggest you get the mods to move your post to a more appropriate part of the forum so that you can get feedback that will be more fitting to your question, mostly anyone reading this will be checking out benefits not medication.

    Hope your feeling better soon

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    Hi ru, I'm on mirtazepeine 45 mg and have been for approximately 15 years, and it has totally changed my life, within about six weeks of starting I began to see that I could solve the problems in my life, and basically my brain started working again. If anyone ever suggested coming off it I would refuse, it basically keeps me alive! But, like the previous replies have said, everyone reacts differently to medication, for me this worked, while for other people it doesn't, and gives bad side effects.

    the other thing is, no antidepressant solves your problems, if you get the right one for you then it stops some of your symptoms and helps you have the strength to tackle other issues in your life, so for example I was able to start tackling a housing issue, look at relationships with people who were negative in my life, etc. 

    Do you have a worker of any sort you can talk through this with, CPN, anything like That? Or, like other people have suggested, start this discussion in the meds forum, to get a range of other views and ideas


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