Mirtazapine 7.5 mg

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Has anyone taken Mirtazapine 7.5mg if so can you please give me some feedback on this medicine.

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    I am taking 7.5mg. I was on 45mg I have slowly reduced, I got down to 3.75mg then stopped but I couldn't sleep. I went back to 7.5mg to get some sleep. I tried 3.75mg but the sleep was broken, so I increased to 7.5mg. I have a lot on so I'm staying on this for now.

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      Originally for sleep many years ago, I was also on Venlafaxine, for depression, when I had relapses of the depression they were increased alternately over a couple of years. Eventually I was on Mirtazapine 45mg and Venlafaxine 225mg. I developed extreme anxiety, my GP gave me the choice of referral to a psychiatrist or to counselling. I chose counselling and it worked for me in that it brought clarity into what I needed to do. My counsellor informed me that Mirtazapine can stop working, added to that I learned that it affects appetite and metabolism, I've pit on 4 stone since starting it so I decided to give it a go reducing the Mirtazapine. My anxiety went almost as soon as I started the reductions. 7.5mg gives me a good night sleep. I want to get off it but I have study deadlines and can't function without at least 6-8hrs. I've reduced the Venlafaxine as well. I'm now on 162.5mg.

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      HI CATHERINE,,,good for you  keep as u are untill u are ready to move on then reduce the mirt very slowly before u quit altogether  ,,,,,BLUESY
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    HI PEDRO,,,,,,,i was on 7.5mg mirt for 10 weeks..higher dose;s did not work for me they made me a zombie,,the 7.5mg worked wonders for me ,,,,i had dep/anx/chronic imsomnia/chlostrophobia..i had side efects ,,dreams/sweating/constipation/poor sleep,,,this all improved in time and i feel 99% better than i did 6 mnths ago,,but had sleep problems that is now solved.i have been off the mirt 5 weeks nearly  and not on any medication at all,,i had problems but persivered,,read my posts,,what are u on the mirt for ???  good luck   hope this helps  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BLUESY
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      I'm starting it for anxiety hopefully it works for me I have tried a lot antidepressants before and horrible side effects my psychiatrist recommended a low dose to start with.

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      HI PEDRO,,,,,,not many people favor low dose;s of mirt ,,but as i said it worked 4 me give it a try at 7.5mg and see what happens,,you have to persivere with it as it takes time to get in your system and u will start to feel better  did u read my posts it may help u more,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BLUESY 
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    Did you guys find 7.5 mg the best dose that worked for you had for insomnia or did other doses work better for you?
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      Thanks Catherine and I really want to get down as low as I can on the Mirtazapine and hopefully get off completely eventually.
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      HI ROB,,,as i said before the mirt did not work 4 me very well  only 2-3 hrs sleep but that was better than NONE AS I HAD NOT SLEPTED 4 WEEKS,,,but it did wonders 4 anx/dep ,,,i am now off the mirt[4 weeks] and sleep 5-6 hrs a night so it must have helped somewere along the line,, i no longer take any medication,,i feel flne,,i was on 7.5mg for 10 weeks then reduced slowly to zero,,,,,,,,BLUESY
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      Bluesy,

      So glad to hear that your off of the medications all together and I'm hoping to be off of them all myself in the near future as I feel they do nothing for me also and my life has just gone on a downward spiral since I started doing antidepressants.

      Knowing that you were able to get off and your doing well definitely gives me hope, best of luck going forward!!

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    Knocked me out the first 24 hours so halved the pill. Sleep got better but I put weight on.

    Currently trying to manage every other day with half a pill or less.

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