Mirtazapine 7.5 mg

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I really don't really know what I'm doing here on this site other than maybe trying to feel validated. Itook the first and my freaking last dose Monday night . The first few hours after taking the 7.5 milligram I thought finally a med that's more for anxiety than depression.  After years of trying to escape my ptsd I thought I finally had something that would help me leave my house by myself and heal. Sometime during the night I was up ready for combat . My dreams were reality. My brainumber felt like it was resting on an electric fence. Just awful!  2 days later my right leg is dragging my headache is still here and now instead of ready for combat I'm ready to buy stock in kleenex..  I feel like I am permanently damage.

Anyone else out there go through my symptoms. 

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    You will get past them. Too many of us werent clever enough to stop after two days and this is a terrible drug to stop. Dr wont tell you that but its true.  Hope you get back to normal soon.
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    Ditch it whilst you can. These GP's dolling them out know nothing about the nightmares they cause people, they just consider it to be yet another AD to try.

    i hope you get through this ok.

     

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      I have kept a journal of all my symptoms   plus other side effects  that my daughter has witnessed.  I took 7.5 mg Monday night the 5th and today,Thursday,8th  I feel a lot more clear in my thinking... but new symptom of nose bleed.. I'm still very week on right side with headache that feels pressurized.  I am not mentally ill but sure was symptomatic of being just that Monday night.  I've been in hospice work for years. I'm hoping by getting my notes in the records database I might help others. Seriously though yesterday I truly did think my life as I had known it was over and I would become a client vs caregiver.  Thank you for your encouragement Lorraine.  I suppose I got on this site thinking I needed to be heard in case I never woke up again. What a freaking NIGHTMARE 

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      I'm not sure if I'd call it knowledge but definitely thankful I have a daughter helping me journal my symptoms to pass on to all medical personnel I can. I thought things were going pretty good today until I felt trapped in the shower. For me.... I never thought I was a depressed person. Just high anxiety from years of abuse. I wouldn't want anyone reading this to change any current treatment plans without consulting there primary care physician. I hated zoloft but would have tolerated all the side effects if it helped my anxiety. Since 2002 Dr's have tried me on many ssri meds.. So far zoloft was closer to helping me than anything else.

      Being truthful with the knowledge part... from observation within the walls of work.. I have never had a client come off a ssri, lots of increase in dosages and other anxiety, sleep, depression meds added in on top of what we were already administering to them. If you only suffer from situational depression my advice would be to talk to your dr about melatonin for sleep and major D3 vitamin intake for depression along with a really good counselor who gets PTSD.

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      Thanks for your good information,  i am in a bit of a quandary as to whether i can take these as i am on warfarin after a p.e. It interacts with so much.

      i dont know what you do, but you seem to know, as i do, that once on ssris patients are never able to get off, then the inevitable updosing followed by the extra anxioliticsand anti deps added. It is a monstrous problem, addressed by psychiatrists by giving one after another drug, we need better than this.

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      There's always the increased risk of bleeding internally taking the 2 together. I would talk to your pharmacist about all your concerns and other options. Then you will have all the info to run by your dr.

      You can get off a ssri but it takes a long time and a lot of work.

      " so I'm told " could be worth it in the long run if your body can handle them. I just knew I couldn't take a second tablet of mirtazapine.

      Listen to your gut ... sorry you had to go through that. Heal quickly love and prayers for your next move. Keep us posted.

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