Light at the end of the tunnel with Mirtazipine

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Hi all been reading through many discussions on the forum since I was diagnosed with anxiety and PTSD.

I have been a pretty level head person throughout my life 12yrs in the army and worked since the day I got out.

Then around 3 months ago I did the Great North Run and after the event started to experience chest pains and light headness,convinced that I was having a heart attack I went straight to A&E to find out nothing was wrong however over the next few weeks I started to fall apart in the end before I finally cracked I had not eaten nor slept correctly for well over a week. I went to work one morning and broke, I was admitted into a care home and was seen by many people, during my stay I tried sertaline and cilitropan which made me feel worse so I refused to take them.

I pushed for myself to be released from the centre with the ambition of going back to work on the Monday which I did however I felt everyday was a battle I would climb a ladder and fall off by the night time.

I read forum after forum driving myself nuts to the stage of experiencing other peoples symptoms lol.

I visited my GP an reluctantly I tried 15mg of Mirtazipine which I have been on for 38 days during the time of this I went for an interview and landed a better job.

At present I still suffer from difficulty in breathing and dry mouth, choking sensation less often. The drug is not a miracle worker however it had helped me and I noticed a slight change within 14 days.

I realise that everyone faces there own battle everyday and you WILL get through it.

The reason for my post is to say keep your head held high there is no wonder drug and what works for me might not work for you but try to motivate yourself and keep busy is the key.

I wish you all the best on your journey

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    Well said Stu, glad to here your on the rd to recovery


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    Thank you xxx and Fantastic news. Xx
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    Just wanted to say its so nice to hear something positive about Mirt, i too have been on this AD for 17 days and it has been good for me to so far, I cannot state why i had a melt down, like you a very positive, outgoing, bubbly person, everyone tells me there problems and i sort it out for them, someone said to me, it is usually these sort of people, that when they do go down, they fall down hard, its time for you to slow down and look after yourself. Be strong, it will not last forever and will be light at the end smile


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    I have been on Mirtzapine and Valdoxan for the past 3 years. Mirtazapine helps a bit but then i was put on 45 mg and it left me in a bad way. i've been back on 30 mg for a year. i find Mirtazapine would help if it wasn't for the fact that i have to do what is right for me even though i don't want to: ix with other people. i know this means nothing much compared to what you did but to me going to local College feels as though i'm climbing a mountain too. i just wish there was a little door somewhere open wide so we could all squeeze through it and leave PTSD behind. some days are harder than others and really it feels both a mix of very lonely at my end while i have long learned that to mix with other people lead to getting hurt just because people are like that. i wish there was a safe way towards recovery. Mirtazapine help me but then and unfortunately Mirtazapine can't stop others to talk too much and ultimately hurt me. 
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