Flu like Symptoms?

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Hi, I have been on Mirt 15mg now for nearly 4 weeks, at around the 3 week mark I began developing Flu-like symptoms including chills, body aches, fatigue, upset stomach & a stuffy nose. I was wondering if it's related to the medication or could it just be a separate virus I've picked up elsewhere? Thanks

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    I'm sorry. I didnt have all those symptoms but did get stuffy nose and did have some chills in the beginning. I have read that this could be a rare side effect what you are experiencing and need to report to your doctor immediately. something to do with white blood cells and immune system. I would report it to your doctor.

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      Thanks for your reply, I was going to wait another week to see if my symptoms subsided before seeing my doctor as didn't want to be taken off Mirt yet as it is helping me greatly so far before these symptoms came up.

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      white cells? and immune system? ive heard a lot of people gets the flu like symptoms.

      Read below, that symptom is not rare is infrequent...

      INFREQUENT side effects: If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression.

      -A High Alanine Transaminase Level

      -A Skin Rash



      -Diminished Movement

      -Flu-Like Symptoms

      -High Blood Pressure

      -Hyperactive Behavior

      -Mood Changes

      -Trouble Breathing

      -Visible Water Retention

      -A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise

      -An Increased Need To Urinate Often

      -Anxious Feelings



      -Decreased Appetite

      -Excessive Thirst

      -Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands

      -Indifferent Behavior

      -Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses

      -Intense Abdominal Pain


      -Joint Pain

      -Memory Loss

      -Muscle Pain

      -Muscle Tremors

      -Muscle Weakness




      -Numbness And Tingling

      -Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure

      -Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling


      -Urinary Tract Infection


      -Widening Of Blood Vessels

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    Can be a sideeffect give it time everyone experiences different sideeffects accordings to their health status as medications can affect everyone different speak to your doctor always as I been on mirtazipine for over 5years and have got to understand what works best for me in terms of dosage and also have even experiencing different sideeffects. From normal

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    I... actually think i might have this right now. Since i woke up i've been sneezing like if i had a cold/flu, then now i feel pain on my muscles / my body and burning eyes, stuffy nose and overall, the symptoms of a cold. Does this goes away in the next day or does it last for weeks, my health anxiety/ocd won't like it if it last too long 😥😭😭😭😢

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