Extreme depression due to bereavement of husband

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i lost my husband 6 months ago and have been taking mirtazapine for 3 months. the tablets haven't made me feel any better and each day is a struggle, particular weekends. is anyone else in the same position

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    First of all I'm so sorry for your loss, you're grieving and thats a normal, natural process. I'm on a combination of Venlafaxine and Mirtazapine, I started on just Ven but still felt extremely low after 6 months so Mirtazapine was added at a low dose and I've started to see chinks of light in the last few months. I'm in the UK and in USA the combination of Venlafaxine and Mirtazapine is known as Californian Rocket Fuel! It might be just what you need,may be worth talking to your GP about it? Lots of love.x x

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    Hi Sheila, I'm sorry 🙏 for your loss. I can only imagine how hard it must be to lose a husband. It's so sad. My heart goes out to you. I'm glad you're reaching out to people here who can try and support and help you as best they can. Grief! I believe that it must be the toughest emotion, we humans will ever have to endure and deal with in our lifetime. I haven't lost anyone. But, I'm going through the menopause, and lately I am preoccupied with the notion of losing someone close to me and how I feel I wouldn't cope. Almost unbearable! I'm here for you honey, if you just want to talk, you're more than welcome to message me privately. Give it time and let time pass. If you feel your tablets are not effective right now, go back to your doctor who might change them and try you on some different tablets. Worth a try! Stay strong and please keep in touch honey. Donna xxx

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