hypnotherapy and emotional blunting

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Tried this for the first time today

Due to the extreme emotional blunting from the 30mg of mirtazapine I'm taking I was unable to access my past emotions properly

50 quid down the drain but definitely something I'd try again if not medicated

I'm really tempted to stop .. how long does the numbness go on for? No one has answers! Not my doc no one!! What's the point in living if you can't feel happy or sad?? Will it get worse the Longer on take these pills or increase the dosage??

I couldn't even feel upset today when talking about about my father passing away when I was a child I'm not human..

Sorry for the rant

I'm upset (well deep in my head anyway)

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    Hi Chris,

    I was on Mirtazapine 7.5 mg and it a good job, my gp asked to increase it to 15mg but I refused. What's the point starting people on higher doses if perhaps the smaller would just work fine. It can always be increased later. I don't know your situation but mine was for anxiety, nausea, palpitations and insomnia. I stopped it now a few weeks ago and dealing with some very annoying withdrawal effects. I recommend that you read the mirtazapine withdrawal forum before quiting cold turkey. I wish I'd read it before.

    Good luck! I hope it'll get better for you soon!

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    Hi

    I'm on it for depression.

    Main symptoms being early morning waking, fatigue (deffo not helping much there yet!), morbid and suicidal thoughts and lack of appetite.

    I went for a 10 minute jog today , gonna try 15 min tommorow.

    Although i get just as much satisfaction from staring at the wall.

    Chris

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    I haven't had any emotional blunting. I started on 30mg and now on 45mg...no side effects at all. In fact I feel all emotions on mirtazapine. Its supposed to be one of the better tolerated drugs. I tried citalopram and that was numbing.....I was just existing on that one x
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    Funnily enough before this citalopram did not agree with me , immediate blunting from the first tablet. Insomnia and couldn't eat a thing.

    I wonder if the effects have carried over?

    I think I might give this a few months if I can keep my sanity.

    I want to be all natural at some point and go the hypnotherapy route

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    Going the natural way is all well n good and idealistic but sometimes taking medication to get you in a more accepting and safe position can be all you need to get you back to loving. Whatever works I say. Citalopram gave me severe insomnia too...0hours sleep in 5days... Awful...but works for a lot of people. I'm 12weeks into mirtazapine now and only just starting to feel completely normal. Spent 10weeks on 30mg and have been 2weeks at 45mg. No side effects on either and I LOVE the sleep! Lol
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    Haha! Well mirt is supposed to be the best for that side of things too!
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    I am going to stop it. The unexpected sexual side effects and emotional flat lining have become too much. I am seeing my doctor in the morning.
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    I guess everyone's different but its suprosing...Mort is meant to be a better tolerated, less side effect drug...well for most anyway!
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    Lets just say things only last a few seconds, its totally pointless!!

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    Hey chris I have been on mirt 30 now for eight weeks. I am back at work now but could not leave the house at Christmas. My mood has lifted but still have off days to my anxiety is pretty much the same .. That I can cope with as long as im happy... (enough) not totally back to enjoying life. I run and read and socialise a lot but it is still a struggle to do this. As racheal says I to was on citalopram and got 0 sleep in about a week to and I was not eating. Now I luv the sleep I take the tab at 9 every nite and sleep without disturbance until 7.45 its great but the downside now is im eating toooo much. Some people on the forum say they don't feel better until about week 13 some say 10 it just depends on the individual. If u feel its not good get straight back to ur gp. In the past when I was on mirt 30 they introduced me to take escitalorpram 5 as well during the day and this combination was perfect I was very well for 8 years. I so feel ur pain its bloody awful. Hopefully u will see some light at the end of the tunnel soon.

    jax

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    Thanks well I have to make the decision tonight. Seen my doctor this morning and he couldn't have cared less.

    I'm seeing my counsellor in a bit and I'll see what he thinks.

    I think if I stop I may sink into a deeper depression

    But being in this numb state is like being buried alive , and if I carry on taking them does it get worse?

    This is the dilemma I face everyday

    Chris

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