Hi having trouble sleeping on 30mg mirtazapine been on them 3 weeks does anyone know if this will get better?

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Hi been on mirtazapine for 3 weeks now these were prescribed by doctor mainly for my sleep and anxiety. Haven't really slept in those 3 weeks does anyone know if this will get better it's just driving me mad. Do I need to give them more time?

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    Hi Karen, Mirtazapine is actually prescribed especially to fight insomnia and the anxiety that produces it, so if anything you should be feeling more sleepy, even throughout the day, and you should be able to have a good night's sleep every night. This is supposed to happen as you start taking it, without much of a delay. I would definitely bring this problem up with your doctor and see if maybe it is the case to switch to a different medication in order to help you.

    Good luck!

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    Hi Karen, I have been taking 30mg mirtazapine for 4 weeks now, for anxiety, depression and insomnia. I have been able to get a full nights sleep every night. They make me feel very sleepy and I sleep over 10 hours every night. What time do you take your dose?
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    Hi I take my tablet around 10.00pm I do feel sleepy but it just doesn't happen really fed up with it. I just thought I haven't given the tablets enough time to get into my system.
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    That's a similar time I take mine, I was just checking you didn't take them in the morning or during the day. You should definately go back to see your doctor I think. I was taking citalopram before mirtazapine but wasn't getting any sleep so doctor changed me to mirtazapine.
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