Fuzzy head with mirtazapine

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Hi all this is my first time on a forum smile

just wondered if anyone has a fuzzy head and giddy spells while taking mirtazapine .

i have been taking 15 mg for a few years which seemed to keep my symtoms at bay,recently felt more depressed so the doc suggested a 30 mg dose this is my fourth week and I have a fuzzy head ,headaches,nausea,and giddy spells sad(

anyone else have these side effects ?

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    Hi I'm on 15mg 

    I have all the same side effects that you have

    I'm speaking to my doctor tomorrow 

    Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone

    Will let you know what doctor says

    Marie

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    Sue, I am on 15 mg of mirt. I was originally prescribed by my consultant 30 mg and I realised that I couldn't function the next day if I was on the full dosage. Now, I take 15 mg primarily because I told my consultant that 30 mg wouldn't do. You say that he "suggested", so you might try reduing the dosage - telling him if you wish.

    I was on quetiapine as well until recenty. When I came off it I realised that the effect of that was like being on an anaesthetic.

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    hi suepaul, i had all the side effects so tapered off them now :-) i use to get awfull headaches and went dizzy often i was on 15mg then 30mg thats when i felt worse, hope this helps. julie
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      Do you still take mitz now Julie it's just last time I spoke to doctor he said that he wanted me to increase to 30mg saying you have less side effects

      I'm not taking my tablet tonight can't take it anymore feeling like this seeing doctor tomorrow wondering what else I can take

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      hi mb5244. 

                      hello not ive off them now! phew i tapered down from 30mg to 20mg in 4 days then 15mg for 2 days felt awfull...doctor gave me sertline ..i then didnt take a mirtz again yayyy! and been great ..ask your doctor about sertline there u will have no side effects off mirtz then :-) when thats my experience and feel tons better :-) 

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      Thanks for your quick reply Julie ,I am reducing it back to 15 mg tonight 

      as I'm sure it's the increase that's making me feel worse,but it's comforting 

      to know that these are true side effects not just something I'm imagining 

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      You mean:

      Hello I'm off mirtazapine now. Phew, I tapered down from 30mg to 20mg in 4 days. Then took 15mg for 2 days and felt awful. So the doctor gave me sertline. I didn't take mirtazapine again. yayyy! It has been great. Ask your doctor to prescribe sertline. You will have no mirtazapine side effects then, because you won't have to take it anymore. Well that has been my experience and I feel much better :-)   

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    Yes I was giddy for a few days while adjusting to 15mg. Recently tried 30 mg and felt fantastic. No fuzzyness , just contentment and relief....  :-)
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    if that makes sence ;-) 
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