mirtazapine after 3 years

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been taking mirtazapine 30 mg for 3 years now the longest i have been on a antidepresent.allthe others seoroxat ,fluoxetine they tried me with while in hospital not very good.must say i have put on an extra 6 stone though.i see my gp once a month and phyciatrist every 2 months and get visits from the cpn every now and then.things have got better for me in the last 3 years and i have not had to go into hospital again i was in and out for a while not days but months.people say chin up but thats just concern i think. basicaly what im saying is these group of meds im on now keep me safe. hope this helps doorby35

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    Doorby, i am glad that you have benefited from mirtazapine, it's good to hear that your life has improved. Take care x :wink:
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    hi doorby

    can i ask how long it took for mirtazapine to work for you.

    ive been on it two weeks, 3 nights at 15mg and the rest at 30mg

    im having times when i feel a little better but im still anxious and depressed.

    how long does it usually take to 'kick in'

    thank you x

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    Doorby Hi its Poohbear here. You have obviously made massive strides in overcoming your illness. Do you get any help with rehabilitation like a day hospital or help with reducing your massive weight gain? I'm really puzzled at the moment I cant lose weight. So long as I maintain and not gain then my mental health is more important. Just wondering how you fill your days? Having something to do is so important in recovery. Best wishes Doorby.
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    i just try too keep busy and when the nastys appear get up and try too block it out, breathing exercises i find help.also a good cpn helps. as for the weight gain it does,nt bother me,when i was first taken in hospital i was very ill and underweight.iactually like the weight now.im also in the process of starting a new bussiness with my brother very exciting, its acomplete change to what i usually have done, i m a mechanical engineer by trade. as for the mirtazapine i dont really know , im still very angry agetated and withdrawn but i think the mirtazapine stops the thoughts.
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