I have been on sertraline for the last 12 years and lately I've been feeling low and quite ill.

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I have been to gp and they have told me to reduce my sertraline which I have done over the last 30 days and started on mirtazapine 3 days ago. I seem to be tearful and snappy at everyone and I am wandering if I should stick to sertraline as I don't feel up to dealing with it all at moment . I need to add that I gave up smoking 4 months ago which I don't think the timing has helped, and I'm also waiting to be seen by a specialist for a shoulder injury that has been keeping me up most nights, for the last couple of months I have felt like my body has been made of lead and extremely tired, if any gps read this forum pls give me some advice and also anyone in similar circumstances thanks

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    I was on sertraline for 2 years then went on to mirt .. worst mistake of my life iv been so ill mentally since Dec ..I came off then in march had that many side effects .. if you feel u dnt need then I wouldn't bother as you have to wean off them if you decide to come off. 15mg is good makes u sleep & feel good for a couple of weeks then it's upto 30mg all the side effects start .. don't get me wrong everyone is different but I'd say through being on here the bad out weighs the good massively. .

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    Well 3 days is a very short time to judge the mirtazapine. Unlike Sharon, I have found it very good at treating my depression and anxiety, in combination with venlafaxine. They have allowed me to get on with my life. Perhaps most of the people who are happy with mirtazapine are too busy enjoying their life to post on these forums? But everyone is different in their response to Antidepressants.
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      I agree with you pixie totally.. when I started on 15mg I could actually see the light at the end of the tunnel I felt the best I had for years I could see a future, what path to go down.. I felt a dip before I went upto 30mg then it was hell ..I wished to god it had worked. I'm tapering off venlafaxine now although I dnt find it half as bad it's not lifting me & side effects are getting worse which I think due to not sleeping. I havnt slept for months since being put on 30mg mirt. Iv spoken to a few on here & it's most likely down to genetic & not bring able to absorb maybe. trycylics not my thing.

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    Have you had your thyroid checked? I started with shoulder problems and feeling like I had been run over by a bus each day, I was so tired and wrecked. I even had an operation on my shoulder but the problem returned. It turned out I had hypperthyroidism. This causes anxiety, depression, insomnia, nervousness and irritability as well as a feeling of being generally fatigued and unwell. It is linked to shoulder problems too. Since being treated for hyperthyroidism, my shoulder is completely better. I am also off the antidepressants. I still have a long way to go to get my meds right but I'm getting there. This may not apply to you but I thought it was worth suggesting as I had been treated for depression with drugs for years when it was all to do with my thyroid.

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    hi mandy im in the same boat as you i have been on sertraline for years and just switched to mirtazapine 5 days ago i feel like the incredible hulk or jackyll & hyde at the moment its shocking! i also have very bad side effects of dizziness and im constantly light headed which i know are the unfortunate side effects sad i was told by my doctor to percevere for at least 2 weeks and i will definitely be going back to the doctors after that period if things do not change as i cant cope feeling zombieish forever  

     

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      Hi Laura thanks for the reply I've given up on mirtazapine gone back to just sertraline couldn't handle it felt bad to start with couldn't feel worse. Good luck with yours

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