Is it normal to feel this spaced out when first starting Mirtizapine??

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My doctor changed my medication from citalopram 30mg to 30mg of Mertizapine two days ago.

I took the 30mg Mirt at about 8pm and half an hour later felt spaced out and sleepy. I went to bed and had the worst nightmares and cold sweats also kept getting restless legs...but was too tired to get up. I was in bed till 1pm the next day and when I woke I still felt spaced out and weird for the rest of the day.

I decided to half the dose last night and slept better. I woke this morning at 8am. I have spent the day feeling really tired and still a bit spaced out. I have no energy to do anything.

Is this normal?

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    How ng were you on citalopram? Yes I felt spacey and tired at the beginning of mirtazapine.
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    • Posted

      Hi Sunshine,

      I've been in citalopram for 6 years. I hope I get some more energy soon I have a seven year old and two year old to look after.

      What dose are you on? Did it take long to feel back to normal?

      Thanks for replying

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    Yes, this is normal. It will get better every day and soon you will start to feel bright and alert again. It really does make you feel groggy for a few days.
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    Yes! I was like a zombie it was unbearable! I was fine after a couple of days I started on 15 mg about 6 weeks ago but have been taking citalopram for six years (I still take these two together!) I had to half it to 7.5mg then I upped the dose after a week and I'm fine now good luck with yours!

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    Thanks for all your replys

    I started to get anxious as I have children to look after and I can't function like this everyday. It feels as though my arms and legs are heavier and I feel tired all the time. Also have this weird spaced out feeling.

    As long as it's just for a few days I will keep at it and hope I feel back to normal soon.

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