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Hey everyone,

I went from Amitriptyline, Propranolol and Fluoxitine to Mirtazapine recently and it's making me feel really sick, I am taking 30mg a night and it's nearly been two weeks now but i'm not sleeping at all, my anxiety is through the roof and I feel nauseous all the time and I have severe headaches and i'm hardly eating anything.

I have been off the main three for nearly a month and I have hardly slept since! what do I do? I feel like crying because I just feel so bad, mentally and physically.

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    Hi

    Why were you changed to mirtazapine when amitriptyline was working for you? I would suggest going back to your doctor if you are having problems with mirtazapine.

    I am taking 30mg mirtazapine and my anxiety did increase the first few weeks, but then settled down again after about 4 weeks. The doctor did say that sometimes people feel a bit worse before they start to feel better.

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    Perhaps it's not the mirtazapine which is making you ill and causing insomnia as mirtazapine is

    very conducive to sleep. You may be feeling the effects of withdrawal from the other medications. One

    should never stop any antidepressant suddenly. You must wean yourself off gradually. I stopped taking

    Wellbutrin cold turkey and felt absolutely awful and couldn't sleep. I am now back on a lower dose of

    mirtazapine - 7.5 mg. at bedtime. My only problem with it is that I get sleepy in the afternoon but I sleep very well at night, perhaps too long, and feel OK otherwise. As Sunset suggested go back to your doctor who

    might suggest that you stick to it because the good effects take awhile to kick in.

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    my doctor told me the higher the dose the less effect it as on sleeping. My dose was increased from 15mg to 30mg and couldn't get to sleep at all
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