How long before you get used to Mirtazapine ?

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Prescribed for me for depression and last night took my first tablet.  Slept better than I have been doing, woke up to go the loo as per normal and then did drop off immediately until morning when hubby woke me.  Felt like a zombie.   It has just gone 5 p.m. and I still feel so tired and could drop off as soon as I sit down.   I know your body has to get used to a new drug, but does the extreme tiredness eventually go ?   I hope so !!

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    Yes it will get better day by day; takes about a week to level out for most probably.  Mirt', as you probably know, contains a sedative and it can last 24/7 for some which of course will help anxiety.  For some it just has that effect for about 10/12 hours, for me it was 24/7.

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    Thanks to those who replied to me.    Today I don't feel quite so tired, but even after 2 doses of "Mirt" I feel calm and my mood has lifted.   This is far too early for an anti-depressant to have had that effect, but I am making the most of it.   As you all well know, depression is an awful thing to have.    People's comments don't help.  Years ago when I first experienced S.A.D. a colleague told me "Depressed?   I am too busy to be depressed".  What a stupid remark.   I wish all you fellow sufferers better times ahead.  Spring is round the corner !!

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    I feel so much better although tonight will only be 3rd taking of Mirt.   I note from the leaflet that comes with the pills that weight gain is a common side effect.    Good !   I am stick thin and underweight so no problem with that.   However since being on Mirt, I can't stop eating.    Can't get enough.    Maybe that is another side effect of this drug.  Anybody else had this side effect ?

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