Mirtazapine?

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Been on Fluoxetine for 2 years not much has changed about my mental health so am coming of fluoxetine and start Mirtazapine in 3 weeks is this drug safe little bit scared when comes to trying new drugs has anyone been on this drug does it give nasty side effects or what?

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    Do be careful with this. I found it to be marvellous and fast acting, however, and it is a bit however, you will almost certainly gain weight. Problem being, it is often lots of weight. Foe me it was 3 stone. Also it is a nightmare to come off, the withdrawal can be pretty severe.
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    For me, no weight gain and no other nasty side effects. Absolutely great for sleep! I also take escitalopram and tolerate both just fine. 

     

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    don’t do it. 2 years being stable with prozac doesn’t sound bad. We always want to move on but don’t do mirtazapine,its bad news.
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    I was taking 15 mg at first fantastic but then symptoms reappeared (anxiety and insomnia) I was told this drug could take up to 3/4 weeks to kick in) decided after 3 weeks enough is enough, as also making me tired with increased appetite and weight! Now had 2 nights not taking it both very bad but doctor knows I have stopped. Unhelpfully said go back on it if I cannot bear withdrawal feelings but will stick it out!!
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