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I have some questions about the different doses of mirtazapine, any experience and advice will be greatly helpful.
I am currently taking 30mg of mirtazapine, have been doing so since the beginning of january so about two months now. I have felt that overall it is helping me, I feel much more relaxed, much more inclined to get out and about and do something with my day, and dare I say it 'happier'.
Once a month a see a nurse from the cmht, we discuss how I am getting on with my medication and any problems I might be having. The only problem I am still having with mirtazapine is the tiredness I feel during the day. If I do pop out for the day, to see a friend or just to do a bit of shopping when I come home I am exhausted, which then puts me off wanting to things. Also I sleep around 12 or more hours almost every night. At first it was great that I was able to sleep so much after not sleeping for so long, but now that I am feeling better in myself and want to get back to leading a normal life the tiredness is holding me back.
I had discussed the tiredness with my GP about a month ago and she said that it would improve with time as my body is still getting used to the drug. Last week I had my appointment with the nurse from cmht, I discussed it with her also and she said it might help to reduce my dose so that I am not feeling so tired, but said I would have to make an appointment with my GP again to do this.
So my worries are that a lower dose might not be enough to keep away the depression and anxiety. I don't know whether I am best to just stick at this dose and put up with the tiredness, or reduce my dose and possibly risk the depression and anxiety returning.
Does anyone have experience of a change of dosage of mirtazapine? Relating to tiredness and whether it was a high enough dose to keep depression and anxiety away?
Thanks for any replies.
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