Mirtazapine and sleep.

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As you will hav seen previous I am on my 3rd full week on 30mg mirt. 3 weeks before on 15mg. These last few days hav felt like my heads everywhere and still the drowsiness ..last 2 nights taken ages to get to sleep then I have woken at 4.30!,. Do most of you find that the lower dose is more beneficial for sleep , I've no asked doctor this.

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    Hiya Cathy, just been on 30mg for 3 weeks as well and the last 2 nigjts i have experienced the same. Maybe its because my anxiety has popped up more again as well over the last 2 days. And it was going a lot better for once!! Lets see what tonight brings. Feeling quite edgy at the momentūüėĒ
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      hi bozzer  thanks for reply..yes lets see what happens..im bit more calmer at the moment .never had this drowsy feeling when was on venlafaxine..4years nearly, on it but had relapse at xmas..keep in touch..
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      Hi Cathy & Bozzer

      A lot of people on here seem to be saying the same i.e. that 15 mg is more beneficial  FOR SLEEP AID, however the higher doses are more beneficial for depression ... can't win can we !!

      Also it might be worth knowing, folk on here who are withdrawing are not only agreeing with the above, furthermore are saying that getting down to 7.5 is even more beneficial for sleep aid (and sometimes daytime drowsiness!!).  

      Hope this helps - best wishes to you both.

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    Hi all,

    I've ben on mirt for several months after a miserable few months on Citalopram.

    I reacted very well to mirt at first and was sleeping very well but recently my sleep pattern has again been somewhat disturbed leading to the return of some of my previous anxiety symptons.  I take 15mg and occasionally take an extra 15mg but will stay on 15mg if it is more sleep inducing although I don't really want to rely on medication for sleep - it's a bit of a catch-22 situation!   

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      Hi Geoff

      I'm not sure taking an 'extra' 15 mg of mirt' occasionally(as you say)  is going to be beneficial for you Geoff - you may well have a bad reaction as far as I understand it. Maybe speak to your GP,

      Best wishes

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