Going off Mirtazapine

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My Dr. gave me Escitalopram for mild depression. He also gave me 7.5mg of Mirtazapine (remeron) saying it would help me sleep. It actually really does help me sleep. I have gained weight. As long as I am on Mirtazapine I absolutely cannot lose weight so I am going off of it. Along with physical exercise will Melatonin help me sleep while going off Mirtazapine?

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    coming off it was easy for me. i was on 15mg for 12 years came off in a month. my sleep was messsd up but tale melatonin and benadryl

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    I would taper off Mirtazapine to avoid possible uncomfortable withdrawal. I was only on 7.5mg went to 3.75mg for two weeks then went off. I had terrible withdrawal including bad nausea. Might want to talk with your doctor about it before coming off it.

    Large doses of melatonin can make you feel hung over the next day. It did for me. My doctor recommended small doses of melatonin like 300mcg. Apparently it works better for some. If it doesn't help you sleep you might consider magnesium.

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    hi - i am thinking of taking some escitalopram along with my mirtazapine, as although it has helped my depression and anxiety, i feel im still inly 50% better and don't enjoy enjoy doing a lot of things i used to - did you notice the escitalopram helped ? were there side effects ? grateful for any advice .

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