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Hi, I've suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life, I'd tried a few types of antidepressants but never found one that worked for me, until 2013 when a psychologist put me on Mirtazapine. They worked wonders. They helped calm me down with my anxiety and gradually helped lift my mood so I could begin to function again, they also helped me to sleep and eat. I didn't seem to have any of the side effects that I'd read about, until I'd been on them for 8 months when I rapidly started to put weight on and I'm now 2 1/2 stone over weight. I've now been on them 16 months and they are not having any effect on me, apart from gaining weight. My depression has got considerably worse which is not helped by the weight issue, so I have been to see my Doctor, Who wants to change my tablets to Venlafaxine. But even though I need to come off the mirtazapine I'm scared of the transition. I'm scared of what side effects I'll get with it. I've read it can disturb your sleep pattern, make you anxious and gain weight, I'm not sure if this a right fit for me and I've not heard many positive things about it.
Any pearls of wisdom?? please help
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