Heart palpitations

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I have been on mirtazapine 15mg for 7weeks for anxietyand insommnia. Both have improved but when i wake up of a morning I have palpitations. should I reduce the tablet to 7.5mg

 

 

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    Hi Margaret, i wouldnt do anything without speaking to your GP. They will look at the dose for you and advise on the palpitations.

    I started mirtazapine 15mg on monday evening for anxiety and depression. Good luck with your recovery x

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      Hi Emma. Thanks for your reply I will speak to the Dr. on Monday. Have you felt any benefit so far? Good luck to you also.  xx
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    No, it may make matters worse Margaret.  If you ever need to change dose do it gradually, because Mirt is a very powerful med which requires a slow titration.  Usually its best to change no more than 10%, even after only 7 weeks.  

    Maybe when you see your doctor you could discuss taking 7.5 mg, it really is good for insomnia at that dose, in fact the lower doses are more sedating.  So if you change dose you might want to buy a pill cutter, and work it out that way.  Hope your doc doesn't suggest an increase ... (!)

    Wishing you well  smile

     

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      Thank you for your response. I do have a pill cutter but the 15mg tablet is so small to cut . When i last saw my gp he suggested staying on this dose for another 2 months then down to 7.5mg for a week then off. I want off ASAP!!!

      ​Best wishes to you.  x

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      Hi Marg

      It is possible to taper down uusing a liquid method.  You might want to switch over to Mirt' Sol Tabs from youur doctor, which are easier to work with.  Click on my name and follow the leads under my status, lots of info there which might help.  x

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