Helps 11.25 mg Mirtazapine against anxiety?

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Hi, i am from Holland and found this forum.

I am suffering from anxiety en tried many adds, nothing helps, i was going sky high.

Now i am taking Mirtazapine and have tried it in diferent doses.

30 mg was too much and 15 mg too, i would sleeping al day.

And 15 mg makes me angry en depressive.

Now i am on 7.50 mg and my sleep is good but after one hour the anxiety comes back and i can do nothing, have diazepam four times a day 5 mg.

Is there someone who takes 11.25 mg that helpes against anxiety?

I have been dealing with it for 4 years now.

Thank you very much.

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  • Posted

    Welcome Karin

    Your medication does not seem to be working

    Go back to your doctor and get your medication reviewedcry

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      Hello Lynne,

      I have been back to my doctor and he has send me too a pdoc in 2015 because al of the ssri´s don´t work for me, i have tried four for more than 6 weeks and the only thing was that i flew high as a kite and went almost nuts.

      My pdoc tried two ssri´s and also went nuts.

      Mirtazapine is the only medicine i can cope with.

      But it is not enough for the every day life.

      So that´s why i asked here of there is someone with good results with 11.25 mg before i try it.

      For now i will stick for a couple of days on 7.50 mg and see what that will do about two weeks.

      Thanks for your answer Lynne, i appreciate that.

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    Hi Karin,

    I do not think altering the exact dose of mirt will help much.  I suggest you try staying on the mirt but ADDING an SSRI (eg sertraline) to help with the anxiety.

    That works for me.


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      Hello Oldboy,


      I have tried Sertraline, Cipramil and Prozac, and none of them was very helpfull. I will stay on Mirtazapine, it works for awakening in the morning against anxiety.

      The pdoc says that i maybe miss an enzym that breaks the medecine in the liver, so it build up and that results in more and more panic.

      It´s a difficult issue what to do. I can use ssri´s but in a very low dose.

      Nice to read that you found your mix.

      And thanks for your answer.

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    Hello,  I live in Canada and find this an excellent forum the main difference appears to be the health care systems.

    I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, as well as bipolar disorder. I have been on Mirtazapine for several years for sleep (at least 10 years). HOWEVER Mirtazapine does not help my anxiexty.  I have been on a Benzodyazipine for anxiety and it works well for me (Clonazapan).  However, I would caution anyone  about starting on "Benzos" as they have side effects such as addiction. There's tons you can read on the internet. All that said I get scared  when think of trying to cope within benzo's.

    Some things I'm trying are Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavorial Therapy), counseling, Guided Visualizations / CDs.  I wish you well and hope you find ways to put the anxiety to bed.

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      Hello Karinsmile

      Yes it is really an excellent forum.

      I also was diagnosed with an anxietx disorder and after a couple of days they chanched it in an depressif order but i don´t think that i am depressif.

      Sorry for my bad English, i hope that people understand what i meansmile

      I have 20 years benzo´s, more or less. The next year i must swallow more of that stuff because of building up the ssri´s.

      I came from 6 pills a day and now 4.

      I now there are very addictif, i am addicted i no.

      I have an appointment for CBT next month.

      Thank you also for your answer.

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    Hi Karin,

    Your English is quite understandable. You sound very knowledgable about benzodyazipines - they used to be prescribed without all the concerns that exist now. It still may be a drug that's used when nothing else works for anxiety.

    I wish you well with the CBT, I think it's an excellent tool but, it's not instantous.

    Sending positive thoughts your way, let us know what your pdr says -

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      Hello Karin,

      That´s fine that my English is understandablesmile

      Yes i know what benzo´s are doing en that they are very addicted.

      The pdoc have said in the past that if i can not cope with ad i must take benzo´s inplace.

      But the mirt does something in the morning and evening when i am going to sleep, i don´t feel my heartbeat so hard as usual.

      I have been only one time there and in al these years it´s the one who is listening, realy listening.

      Thanks for your positive thoughts i´ll need themsmile I send them also to you.

      I will let you know what the pdr have said.

      Thanks for your reply.

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      Hello Tonia,

      Are you also in withdrawal?

      Or do you take it with the Mirt?

      And how much of mirt are you taken if i may ask?

      And is it also for anxietx?

      A lot of questionssmile


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      I'm not on mirt. My doc wanted me to take it. I've seen so many people have bad side effects and withdrawal from it and it stops working a lot. I feel like my body is already in withdrawal from the day my Paxil quit working on July 5. I was on .125mg of clonazepam for 10 years and now I take a.5mg and .125mg in the morning to control the heart palpitations.
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      Hello Tonia,

      I did not know about the withdrawals before i was taken an ad.

      As i had known about this before i never had taken een ad.

      Paxil is very difficult to withdraw i have read, i wish for you that withdrawal is soon ending.

      Before i was taken other adds and the Mirt i did it with oxazapam and diazepam but it was not enough for the anxiety in the morning or i must take more of these pills, so the dr prescriped ad and i was taken it because i could not live with the anxiety in the morning and the rest of the day, it was unbeareble.

      The Mirt controls the heart palpitations in the morning en when i am going to bed.

      So clonazepam is working good for you, that´s fine.

      I wish you al the best and thanks for your answer.


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      I am taken 7.5 mg Mirt in the evening and 10 mg  diazepam and 10 mg oxazepam in the morning and 5 mg diazepam in the afternoon.

      This was more before the Mirt en less when i take 15 mg  of Mirt but i got depressiv from 15 mg Mirt

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