Dry sore eyes and dried out nostrils - Just started Mirtazapine.

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I started around two weeks ago on 30mg per night before sleep...it was far too high for me, the next day I was so groggy!

Now I have been on 15mg before bedtime for around ten days and the main horrible thing I don't like about this drug is DEHYDRATION! ...not the kind you notice as normal dehydration, but just a feeling of being very dried out.

My nostrils are always dried out, my nose is stuffy... and my eyes are always sore.  They feel strained and burning sometimes.  Not a nice sensation, so I hope this will subside after a week or so.

Dry sore strained feeling in eyes with Mirtazapine?  Yes, very very much so.  I need to see my ophthalmologist and get an eye test....need to see my eye guy, you know... check my eye balls and stuff smile

...someone mentioned on another forum that it is because of the strong antihistamine effect, it dries the mucous membranes.

I used visco tears eye drops every morning, try to limit screen use and I have been keeping hydrated with electrolyte powder in my water.  I also use anti-glare glasses with a slight prescription because I have an astigmatism in one eye.   ....but my eyes are still sore and nostrils dried out ( I have been using a saline nasal spray - for babies.  Just to ease the discomfort.  )

 

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    Yes you are right - I had a similar issue three years ago- I limited my screen time after seven pm at night and it helped me
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    That would be the antihistamine. I have it too. Also, I am convinced my eye sight has deteriorated since taking this drug. Not wishing to worry you but I really think it's worth mentioning. Perhaps others my have an opinion.

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      hi Lorraine

      on mirt i get blurred  and double vision  at times and  thought that my eyes were getting worse, it's the tablet drying my eyes out i found out ,so i got some eye drops for tired eyes from chemist, a couple of drop in each eye and the problem goes  away within a minute or two  and usually i have not more trouble for the rest of that day

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    Hi david, i am 17 weeks off the mirt i had and am still having the same issue. I drink alot of water but never seems to help
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    I have the same problem. Been 15mg for 8 weeks. Dryness did not go away. I am having to come off it as I have a lung condition. And drugs for that are dryi g too. So this med. Was I step too far and caused my breathing to worsen. Also affected my eyes and I couldntbreath through my nose because of dryness. Apart from that it did work for me. Anxiety and panic.
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