Feeling awful on Mirtazapine

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Hi everyone how are you all? I have been on before about mirtazapine, i have been on it since July 2013 15mg and still feel awful on it, really groggy in the mornings and feel on a different planet, was at gp 3 months ago and we chatted about maybe reducing it but havent had chance to go back, think at this stage be better off it, still no interest in anything dont socialise and anxiety really bad at minute, dont want doctor to think i am overreacting x

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    I am on 30 at present and function fine now. The lower dose 15 is more sedating. I'm surprised u have been on 15 for so long. Mostly everyone Starts at 15 then a week later increase to 30. I head really tired at first but ur body adjusts when it gets used to the drug x
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      Thanks Jacqueline for your reply, i am not good with meds thats why was thinking of coming off it as just helps me sleep, hasnt helped any other way x
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      I'm on Mirt 30 for the sleep and help me to eat. The anxiety was so bad I lost my appetite x I'm also on escitalopram 5 during for anxiety and the combo is perfect x hope u get better soon as it's bloody awful feeling like that x
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      Thanks, can i ask is the anxiety tablet good as i am not on anything for anxiety, tried tablet ages ago but made me very aggiated so had to come off it after two weeks x
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    I was on 15 for 2 weeks then up to 30. Just into second month of 30. Yes sleep has improved which is why I was changed from citalopram to mirt but my anxiety and depression is awful still. I cant function in the mornings just wanting to hide away in bed. Then I panic all day about things and get nothing done. Little interest in anything or anyone. Just flat and numb. I so want to feel better so I can start looking for work . I fear I'll never get better sad
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      Hi Sue i totally understand! are you getting support from gp or a mental health  area? it an awful feeling, xx
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      hi

      its the drugs job to make you feel flat an numb, it evens out the highs and lows, eg, you see people enjoying themselves and its doesnt make sense, one of those end of news stories that are warmhearted, 

      now you have the drug its time to make some changes, only you know how and only you know whats best for you  , somewere along the lines its easy and common to lose yourself, 

      im 53 and a different person to what i was when i was 32 or even 16, 

      We do car boot sales or get rid of junk from our homes, when our pc plays up we delete files and re boot, but we dont with our head or lives, if that makes sence,

      i recovered 4 yrs ago, its wasnt the help of my doc or mental heath worker or support worker, and yes i have medical issues, 

      what i did was i took out anthing that caused me stress, watching tv , eg eastenders, the rowing and animocity isnt good, you woundt put up with people like that in your house so why on tv is it ok, 

      i mixed with only the people that lifted my spirits, made a point of doing somethig that day that made me smile, moght be food, or maybe a weekly purchase treat, i listend to raidi and soon realised if i listend to 70s music it took me back to how i used ot be, it reminded me of who i was at a happier time, like a pc re boot, its easy to get lost, we all do , avoid any form of stress, bake a cake, go to town to just buy one nice thing, it toom me 6 months in total, its life thats got on top of you, now its your turn to get back to how you used to be, 

      warm regards 

      stephen 

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    hi

    what time do you take it ?

    , i have allways taken mine at 4pm, sometimes made for an early night but felt ok in the mornings

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      hi

      thats a litte late, unless your driving suggest taking at 8pm, then a few days later try 6pm, then perhaps a little earlier , should stop you feelling hung over ,case of trial and error,

      stephen

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    I'm feeling the same although only been on it for 2 weeks the dizziness and stomach pains are awful don't know whether to discontinue all as I've tried an awful lot at go for something more natural like a mixture between St johns wort 5 htp and Rhodiola rose sorry I can't be of more help but I'm at a loss as to what to do at the minute btw I have quite strong GAD
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      i really feel for you but maybe stick with it for another couple of weeks see how you get on?? just isnt working for me apart from sleep and thats why i stuck with it!
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    Hi

    I was prescribed 15mg Mert, but due to increased Manic bouts, I have now been referred to my MHT for diagnosis (query bipolar) the doctor has now withdrawn me off Mert and prescribed fluoxetine 20mg until I see the team xxx

    Good luck Hun ❤️

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