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So I have had quite a bad spell of Anxiety and mild depression lately. The anxiety symptoms are there basically 24/7 even with a clear mind, it's like my body just can't handle stress anymore!. I have these shake's all day and just feel dreadful constantly. Propranolol helped for a while but slowly my dose is creeping up and up.
My biggest physical problem is muscle tension and sleep. I am a tensed up mess and I average 3/4 hours sleep a night. I just can't switch off and enter a deep sleep no matter how much relaxation, mediation techniques I have tried.
After an emotional trip to the doctor (again) he thinks I am more stressed out (probably due to never sleeping) and thinks that Mirtazapine is the best course of treatment to take.
The side effects don't seem as bad either. Mainly weight gain (could do with tbh after these past few months) and sedation which I'd hope!
It's to helpfully stop me grinding my teeth, restless legs at night, not sleeping and pick up mood a bit / relax my body. Not sure how it tackles anxiety.
It sounds like what I need compared to Sertraline and Fluoxetine (both were not pleasant).
Has anyone had any positive experience with this? Hoping for third time lucky playing antidepressant roulette.
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