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my mother 85 is on 30mg of this drug gp just keeps increasing the more stressed she gets. She has become quite mean and nasty is it the drug the gp won't hear of it 

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    hi I'm on 15mg of mirtazapine my doctor wanted me to increase to 30mg but decided against it I think that the 15mg is working for me, it's your decision at the end of the day, hope this helps

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    Hi I went all the way up too 45mg mirtazipine and I was consumed with anger and rage...I am now almost off it completely please talk to them again and if they do not listen you insist on seeing another doctor it's your right to do so.

    I wish you all the best 🌹

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    Hi Weirdbeard

    The majority of folk on here who have increased the dose of Mirt' have said anger is a big problem, the doctors usually start low (15) and work upwards.  The lower the dose the more sedating, she may sleep A LOT to begin with, in fact I wouldn't be suprised if she sleeps 15 hours a day.  The higher doses aren't so sedating and are usually more for depression as opposed to insomnia or anxiety.

    It carries a slow release sedating effect.  Also a massiveappetite stimulent.

    I hope you find the right path for your Mum; just bear in mind, should you want to make changes, a slow taper is the only way as it carries a withdrawal effect - lots of advice on here re tapering.

    Wishing you and your Mum well. x

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    Hi there,

    I am on mirtazapine 45mg and for me it is amazing but what I would say is if you feel it is making your Mum mean and nasty, then I would definitely discuss this with her doctor (again if you have already) as this drug does disagree with some people 😊

    All the best to you and your Mum


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