Mirtazapine Dosage Increase

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I have had my dosage increased from 15mg to 30mg. Is this likely to decrease my depression sooner rather than later?

I feel pretty desperate at the moment.

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    I guess your doc increased the dose because 15 mgs wasnt working?

    30 mgs definitely worked for me although it took quite a few weeks before I started to feel better. But everyone is different - some people feel better quicker.

    It does take a bit of patience but believe me its a very effective drug.

     

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      Hi Jane.

      Thanks for your reply. I actually had an appointment with a psychiatrist (refereal from my GP) who has recommended that the dosage be increased. I had only been on 15 mg for 2 and a half weeks so it was early to judge.

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    we should exchange notes, I am at exactly the same point. I have been increased to 30mg at the 2.5 week mark as the depth of depression has been very difficult. I am actually on 1mg of Lorazepam also just so that I can keep on an even keel until the Mirt begins to take affect, you are doing well to weather it. They tell me 3-4 weeks should be the turning point. This new regime of using Lorazepam with 30mg mirt at bedtime has let me live a normal life for the last two days. I did a proper normal days work today, and a 2 hour bike ride this evening.

    All I can say is hang in there and stay safe, and keep in touch on here.

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    Mirtazapine at 30mg was effective for me, in combination with venlafaxine, but you do need to wait a few weeks for the full effects.
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    Hi

    you won't notice much difference in terms of depression but it should help you to sleep as iat's a sedative depressant.  You may also put on weight with the higher dose.

    best wishes

    nessie

     

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    Knowle, I've posted today re. Mirtazapine.....sometimes increasing dose can make matters worse, well it did for me....now I'm on 2 x one half of a 15mg tablet perday, about 7 or 8 hours apart...have a look at my post......Taking two may be ok for you though, we're all different. If it seems to get worse give it a while, maybe a few weeks, and maybe go back to one and see how it feels after a few days, you'll have to experiment as the docs don't know as much as you do in my opinion. Keni
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