Mirtazapine 30mg

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Ive been on this for just over 4 weeks one week at 30mg and

Have awful anxiety which I have lorazepam for, but right now I

Have had enough of this rollercoaster, will it get Better ? I'm so

Scared . I'm not coping well. I'm also worried about going back to work. I seem to be feeling really flat. I just want me back.

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    Hello sorry to read how you are feeling at the moment, things will get better Mirtazaphine does take time to work and everybody is different i have been on this drug for 2 months now one each day in the evening and i will say you will get a good nights sleep and feel more relaxed. I find it makes me sleepy in the evenings and have no problem getting to sleep, but as i said it takes time to get into your system as do all anti depressants. Please dont worry and give it time to work easier said than done i know. And only go back to work when you feel ready and more at ease with your self. Some people do put on weight with this drug also but not everyone i certainly  have not gained any weight i do hope you feel better soon please dont worry too much. I am always here to talk too if it helps i have clinical depression and have had for over 10 years but im so happy with life at the moment and you will be too one day . Rossy
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    Katherine, hello. There is no answer that would be accurate. Everyone is different. You say in your post that " I just want me back." How did you come to be taking this Mirtazapine if you were satisfied with being you? I have just been through an awful withdrawal, and it still isn't over. For your own sake, be careful about taking drugs like what you are taking unless it is absolutely needed. It can be a deep, dark pit that you fall into, and every way out is just another pit. My advice to anyone, is to stay away from mirtazapine if at all possible. If you need medication to feel well, try some of the other ones out there before getting the Remeron hook stuck into you, as it is reluctant to let you go without a fight, a fight that you may lose. I realize that this is not an "uplifting" answer, but I wish I had been told this years ago. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. Take Care Katherine, David
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      Went through a rough 5 years waiting for my husband to have

      Spinal surgery, stress of thinking about going to uni and I tried citalopram but had awful side effects. Now I'm beginning to wish I never started Mirtazapine.

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    Hi, sorry to hear you feeling so low. I was put on mirtazapine 30mg about 10 months ago but it took a while to get going (doctor said about 8 weeks) I carried on tho looking back I don't know how I got through it. Doctor increased my dose to 45mg after 3 months as I was quite low and very anxious....it was hard to leave the house for anything unless someone was with me. I had never experienced anything like this in my life before (I'm 44) and it was frightening. I didn't have a great deal of support as nobody understood...least of all me! Anyway,please be assured there is light at the end of this dark tunnel,you will get through it. I have also in the last 3 months had CBT with a therapist who has been a life saver...just so great to have someone listen,so may be worth a mention to your doctor. My doctor is going to start weaning me off the mirtazapine in the next few weeks as it has been almost a year,slightly nervous about it but it must be done and I am feeling stronger now! Last but not least, you will probably find that you will gain weight as this is a side-affect that affects most people....I have not been happy about it but have been assured by many that it soon goes when you stop taking the tablets. Take one day at a time,some will be worse than others but don't beat yourself up over it. Let me know how you're getting on x
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      I already want to come off this drug, because of all of the

      Above and feel I have dealt with my problems now. Don't even want to go out the house.

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    P.S. Nobody told me until about 8 months into taking mirtazapine that I should have taken it earlier in the evening than I had been.... I had been taking it when I went to bed, usually about 10.30pm but I was struggling terribly in the morning to get myself together. My therapist suggested taking it earlier so for the last 3-4 months have taken it 9-9.30pm and go to be about an hour later...I'm out like a light by 11pm and don't have that hungover feeling in the morning x
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