Hi there, feel I need some support

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Been prescribed 15mg mirtazapine for depression. 2 months ago had a break up after 3 years but since then suspected friend of now dating him behind my back. Can’t get this out my head and has led to me not sleeping and feeling extremely low and empty. Never taken AD before so quite scared and will it help stop my irrational thinking? Have been using kalms at night for sleeping which works but the thoughts and worries are still there, lost interest in doing anything. I’m 43 and never experienced this kind of emotion before feels like I’m losing my mind, at times wake up with anxiety. Was given them week ago and yet to start taking them. 

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    Take 15 mg 30 min for bed. 

    It keeps me asleep for 6-7 hrs

     Sometimes I feel a bit groggy when I wake up but a good sleep outweighs the slight side effect 

    Mirt on a low dose is for sleep

    Usually  from what I’ve read is A higher dose  is for anxiety and depression.

    But the way I viewed it was is  as long as you get good sleep you might be able to manage your depression

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    Hi Gail - I'm sorry to read of your situation. Have you broached the subject with your friend? Tough, but the truth is required here, and it might not be as bad as the mind has fermented things. Further, the thought processes can take on a life of their own and before we know it we are stuck in a rut of particular thinking, going round and round that track every waking moment, digging ourselves deeper until we can't see anything else but what we obsess upon. Meds may lift the mood and allow clearer thinking, but they are a tool and not a cure. The issues leading to depression need to be addressed, contemplated and resolved. A new way of thinking about the situation from a different perspective is required, and help with that can be found in counselling for which your doctor can give a referral.

    If you decide to take the med it will require 3-6 weeks to be fully effective. There will be an adjustment by the body to the med and so you may experience feeling a bit odd for a while.  Meds are not a one-size-fits-all answer. What works for me may not work for you - but there are a multitude of different meds for AD, and it may require trying other AD's for what works. I have been on mirt for 10 years. Hang in there, be patient, and we are always here to talk.

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    I'm taking mitrazepine for a few months and my dreams are bad I actually believe there real sometimes ur better on another kind of tablet to control ur depression

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