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does anyone know when the nightmares stop with taking mirtazapine or do they continue regardless of dosage. I wake up from a nightmare, scared and sometimes crying and shaking, what are others experiences in respect this very unpleasant side effect?

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    they do go away but come back when u come of them for a while.well thats what i found anyway vivid arnt they
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    yes terrible, I woke this morning really upset thinking that what I had dreamt about my son was true and it took me a while to focus and realise it was only my dream and nothing to do with him. I am pleased they pass, thanks for your response
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    hiya alfa :cheerup:

    yep, vivid dreams come with the territory with lots of psychiatric meds initially alfa :wink: , but having said that some of the dreams can be really really nice because they are so vivid they are really nice lol :shock: i know this sounds very weird, but take part in the dream, be aware of being in them :ok: enjoy them, they aren't all 'nightmares' just vivid dreams thats all :roll:

    if you become frightened of the dreams alfa, they WILL become nightmares, enjoy the new experience :rainbow:

    Ken~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ :run: :ok: :rose:

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    I also had terrible nightmares but found that different manufacturers can vary and have spoken to the pharmacist. It is worth switching brands to see if the nightmares stop. a good one is ranbaxy but I cant seem to get it anymore. keep trying though cos I am sure you will find a suitable one in the end.
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    Oh ffs, if you have nightmares (as I did) then come off the f**king drug. Forget all this New Age garbage about \"taking part in the nightmare\". Such idiots would have you put your arm in a bacon slicer just to \"be able to relate to the pain it can cause\".

    Drop the drug. Fear isn't meant to be part of ANY treatment. I dropped it. I'm ok.

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    I am glad to say that now at day 36 of taking the drug the nightmares have stopped. My mood is generally more balanced and I am calmer although I do get the od'down' moment when my emotions are challenged (like anyone I suppose). I am glad I stuck with the meds and I hope I continue to feel better. 8)
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    I had really bad nightmares and sleep walking whilst withdrawing from the mirtazapine. This time I have had bad vivid lucid dreams (always the same theme either drowning or dying) I know that I am dreaming so in theory I should be able to stop the unpleasant sensations. I haven't been able to crack it yet. These dreams I associate with my depression. Since being back on the mirtazapine no bad dreams. It does have a reputation for vivid dreams and less commonly sleepwalking.
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    hiya pooh bear and everybody :mrgreen:

    errrrrrrrrm its not easy at all, but when dreams are so vivid, obviously you are very aware of them :roll: so therefore all i was trying to say was, errrrrrrrrm, when awake (conscious) when ill, we feel dissociated from the world and 'reality' but it is 'real' and we (one) tries to take control and join in, so what's the difference in vivid dreams, good or bad :huh: to try and join in and take control in that dream :wink:

    as regards new age ideas being a load of crap from a guest, get a grip guest, take your meds and grow up, i'm 61 FFS, pay attention at the back, theres peeps here that need real help, get back to ya crack pipe or whatever and come back when you have something CONSTRUCTIVE to say, have a nice day guest :whistle: :huh:

    byeeeeeeeeee for now peeps, take care :rainbow:

    Ken :run: :ok: :hug:

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