Mirtazapine and uncontrollable movements

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I tried mirtazapine a couple of years ago and I believed it a causing my legs to convulse at night as I went to sleep. But was only on it 2 weeks and at the time I was on a fair bit of drugs as well.

My psych has recommended I try it again. Does anyone know if this is a common side effect?

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    Hi Ted - I've been on mirt @ 30mgs and then 45 mgs for10 years. No real side effects , except a bit of weight gain. AD meds typically take 3-6 weeks to function fully and as you state you were on other drugs it might have been a cross-reaction. You could try it at low dosage and see what happens. Good luck.

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    dear ted,

    Had same problem with qutiapine,same drug,

    Been on high dose for years,before restless legs etc.

    Only take 25/30 now and not had a problem.


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    my advice is stay well away from this drug it does cause shaking in some people

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    hi ted, i wouldn't take it again if you reacted to it the 1st time. say no to it and say you'd like something you can't react to.

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