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I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with depression and placed on a low dose of Sertraline with a course of self-directed CBT. I found the side effects pretty intolerable (about four hours of S&D every day) so I went back on my two-week update, and my GP suggested I try Mirtazapine instead, with a warning about the side effects that this may cause. I didn't think they sounded as bad, but anyway after a really horrible and distressing reaction the next day - Took it at 20:30 and slept until 11:40, only then because someone dropped something upstairs. Spent a couple of hours with coffee trying to wake up, didn't work so tried getting some fresh air and basically lost control of my arms and legs, basically I feel like I am detached from my body, controlling it from about 5 feet behind myself. The rest of that day, and two days since I have been experiencing severe 'electric shocks' in my forehead, arms and legs as the result of unexpected external stimuli - for example - a car horn beeping, someone revving a car on a zebra crossing when I'm crossing, an unseen person suddenly talking, a seagull flying close to me, I get a horrible shock through my head and limbs, and this culminated this afternoon into basically a non-stop attack as I was trying to walk from the city centre back to work, with major sweating, panic, light headedness, giddyness and just feeling like I am about to die... any thoughts
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