I've been on mirt for 7weks

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Please can any one help I've been on mirt for 7weeks now and I have been fab on them until the last few days... I've got loads ov energy and sleeping well but I've been feeling quite nervous and anxiety is gone a little worse.... I've been thinking about coming off them or will this feeling pass cause like I say I'm feeling fine on them it's just the anxiety I don't like thank you

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    It's interesting to hear that emma as I have been on mirt for around 10 weeks and was feeling great until the last week or so and my anxiety is a little worse as is my sleeping.  I am sure that the death of a friend recently hasnt helped but also the mirt I'm now using is made by a different manufacturer and am wondering whether that may be significant.

    I wouldnt consider coming off until you have spoken to your doctor.

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      Geoff

      I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

      I can’t comment on how mirtazapine is effecting you, but I think the generic manufacture of any prescription drug can make a difference. I take two meds for epilepsy. One time I was dispensed meds made by a different generic manufacture than what I had been taking before. I began to have problems. My Dr. thinks all generics are equal to each other and to the name brand. After doing research on the web, they are far from it. I found some other epileptics having problems with generic brands that didn’t work. Although generics have the same medical compound, according to some people, they have a leeway of containing up to +/-20% of the active ingredient. The biggest factor seems to be in the binders, the chemicals that hold and release the med into you system. I found out even though the patent runs out on medicines, the patent on the binders that the non-generic manufacture developed never expires. So each generic manufacture have to develop its own binders that hold and release the medicine into your system. Some of these generic drugs may be released too fast or too slow into the body. Some people can’t even tolerate the dyes and fillers that some generic manufactures add to their version. I spent a lot of time on the web and found out what generic manufacture worked the best for other people with epilepsy. I asked my Dr. to write down the generic manufacture of a re-fill on my anti-seizure meds. I live in the U.S. and can only afford my meds through my insurance and they only cover the cost at one drug store chain. The store essentially said, you get what generic brand we dispense to you. They won’t supply me with the generic manufacture of my preference after reading what other people had to say. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has received numinous complaints and just started comparing generics to non-generic meds. It’s about time! Anti-seizure meds rank among the top 5 on the list of testing. Most generics seem to be made in China and India. I don’t equate either country with quality control standards of any product.

      Take care, steve

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      Steve

      I can't make any general comment on this, but in my own specific experience the make of Lithium does matter. I am no longer on it but I have always taken Priadel (Lithium). On one occasion I realised that I had been given another make of Lithium. I had to return it to the pharmacist and go to another pharmacist.

      I have no idea why this should be the case or how I found this out..

      See http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Depression/Pages/MedicineOverview.aspx?condition=Depression&medicine=Lithium%20Carbonate&preparation=Lithium%20carbonate%20200mg%20modified-release%20tablets

      "if changing to a different brand or form of lithium, your dose may need adjusting. Your prescriber will monitor the levels of lithium in your blood and make dose adjustments"

       

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    Hi Emma

    Sorry to hear you're having a bout of anxiety whilst on Mirt' - you don't say if you have upped the dose, this may cause a change.  Do you think your circumstances may have changed causing the anxiety, if not you will definately need to do a little research before 'coming off' Mirt as most people on this forum have written about withdrawal  symptoms, quite nasty if you suddenly stop.

    Have a search around for "Withdrawing" on this site for more info - doctors aren't always as knowledgable as the people on here in that regard!

    I wish you well.

     

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    Sorry guys I'm on 30mg at the mo and also on 40mg ov citalorpram I have been on this for six years now... I've been to see my doc today and she's seems to thinks it could b the citalorpram may have stoped working so I'm giving it another month then see where I go frm there... 
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      I hope this coming month goes well for you; I too was on both Citalopram & Mirt for a couple of months but just Mirt now.  If I could offer any advice ... if you decide to come off Cit' do so very slowly.  With best wishes.
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