From 7.5mg to 30mg mirtazapine

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I'm currently on 7.5 mg of mirtazapine but would it be OK to just jump to 30mg tonight? The past few weeks I've had terrible anxiety and its getting me down

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    Hiya. No I dont think its a good idea. You should always increase medications gradually and with caution. It can give you really bad side effects and make you feel even worse. Did you talk about it with doctor ? X
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    I have to agree with other replies.That is too big a jump.Increase in increments. You need to do this in association with GP.Talk to them on the phone if appointments are diff to get.I wish you well.
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    Hi Pamela, like the others say it's too big a jump and could make you feel even worse. 

    Speak to your GP about how you are feeling and take it from there.

    You could do with something for your anxiety on a short term basis whilst you get on a stable dose of mertazapine. Neil 

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    Hi Pamela,

    I agree with others, but would also add that I was on 45mg and suffering extreme anxiety on that. When I reduced the dose I started to improve. It wasn't good for my anxiety at all.

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    And keep in mind that Mirt can be difficult to get off of as well. I went from 15 to 30 mg to get me healing faster and it took me a full year to taper down from 30 mg. I wish I had thought if that when I went up. 
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