extreme fatigue

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i am taking 30 mg of mirtz and i have extreme fatigue yet can't sleep without a sleeping pill.  has anyone else experienced this?  i want to reduce after seeing dr

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    Hi Suzie

    Mirt's bigggest side effect, for most of us, is of course FATIGUE ggrrrrrrr .......(me too) and in my humble opinion, if we're not careful, the more tired we become the more 'alert' the brain appears to become, we are able to switch to hyper-super-150% alert drive .... anyone else get this?  And therefore sleep seems impossible.

    You don't say how long you have been taking sleeping tablets, or Mirt'.  I know when I took sleeping tablets, I got increasingly worried that I may get physically addicted to them, got more & more tired because I didn't get "proper sleep" - whole different ball game to anti depressents - my doctor has said the two don't mix, that sleeping tablets are dangerous, we become psychologically dependant upon them as well as physically.

    Have you discussed with your doctor 'wd' from sleeping tablets?  There is help with this I think?  

    Wishing you well Suzie, Mirt (15mg) helped me out of the nightmare of insomnia the first night I took it, albeit suffering with fatigue and drowsiness for a week or so to begin with.

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      yes, he is the one that told me to take them.  as soon as i had increased the mirtzapine, as instructed, i couldn't sleep. i have been on 30 fot almost 3 weeks, and 22.5 for the week before.  i was fine on 15 for sleep, however psych increased it for depression.  psych says i shouldn't have such side effects but i do. 
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