mirtazapine feel like im in hell

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I was on venlafaxine for 3 month it stopped helping so now im on mirtz, went from 15mg to 30 in a month and i literally think about how much of an inconvenience i am day in day out like my kids wud be better off if i was gone so there dad cud being them up properly! All my friends say im like a proper mam but i just feel like such a faliour all the time like they deserve better! These tablets made me sleep but when i wake im a beast my temper is so bad i just dont want to be here! Wish i was dead

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    Sounds a lot like me. I think you need more purpose in your life. If you were accomplishing something that failure feeling would "poof" go away. Mornings are worse for me too. I've been going on a long walk in the morning to start. Mert helps with sleep but also makes you have no motivation do anything. I want off it too but have to be ok with waking up at 4am.

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    Oh no no no no no no no NO.  I think I see depression type words and that can be overcome.  You kids would not be better off without a mother and you can be a great mom once your system becomes use to the Mirt.  It usually takes about 3 weeks at 30 mgs. before the beneficial effects kick in.  Unfortunately, all the nasty side effects appear at first.  Give it a chance and give yourself a break.  How many children do you have?  Are you taking any other medication or supplements?  Is having a bad temper when you wake something new that you are experiencing?  Did you wean yourself off venlafaxine?  I ask because it is in the same class as Mirt (a SNRI) so I'm wondering why you changed.  Answers, kristy, I want answers and maybe I'll have some magic suggestions to put a smile on your face.

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    I have been on a low dose of mirtazapine, which is all i can tolerate, every time i put it up i am like a zombie, (all othes i tried were useless) and it did help me sleep, but i still wake each day feeling useless, what good am i to my family.  I wanted to just end it all.  This was a while ago and although i am a bit better they have added risperidone i am still not right.  Why do i no longer want to see my friends, why cant i look forward to seeing my grandchildren, why cant i go and have a massage or do anything that was pleasurable.  I understand you feeling you have lost confidence, this illness does that to us, we need to try to see how to get it back.  I think others are right when they say positive thinking - the secret is how to find it.  Push on is what i do, in the hope that one day you will find your old self.  Everyone tells me mine is still there but i cant see it, ismthat how you feel?
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    i have time when i feel same have been on venlafaxine for years and mirtazipine i cut down mirt to  aboat 10mg the temper has gone the terible feelings i still have for time to time ,wishing i was dead. but they are less now on lower dose i also think  i'm an inconveniance to others . you got to remember that its part of the  mental illness  not reality i bet your a great mum  rely on what your friends tell you, your a proper mum, hang in there life is worth it  just sometime it hard to see it. but it realy is best wishes

     

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