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I was prescribed Mirtazapine 30mg and Escitalopram 5mg for a bout of severe insomnia and the related crippling anxiety, which meant I didn't sleep for nearly 2 weeks. Zopiclone, Diazepam and Phenergen didn't help me sleep and I concede that Mirt was the thing that helped me turn a corner and at least start getting at least a little sleep, starting from 2 weeks ago today.
However the sleep I am getting is extremely fragmented - it takes me 2 or 3 hours to get off but then I wake up literally every 30 mins or so and I wake feeling completely unrefreshed. It feels as though I'm in a dream like light sleep all night. The exception to this is 2 nights I've had where I wake up and immediately know I've had a better sleep... you KNOW when you've been properly asleep... and I then feel significantly better that day. But that has been 2 nights out of 14.
I am convinced that the Mirt is causing this fragmented sleep because it's not the normal kind of insomnia I always have, which is a problem going to sleep. I never have problems with constant waking and I really feel the Mirt is not creating a normal sleep cycle in me. It's been 2 weeks now and it hasn't changed or improved at all and so I want to already try to taper off it because the anxiety is under control (I can feel the Escitalopram kicking in, I am familiar with SSRIs and I know they help me with that) but at the same time I am scared of setting myself back to the previous horrific "no sleep" insomnia.
Has anyone else experienced Mirt causing this fragmented constant dream like sleep for them? Am I the only one?
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