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Im a 26 year old male from the UK, I suffer from GAD and have been on SSRIs(escitalopram,citalopram, fluoroxitine) for the past few years to treat it and generally these drugs worked very well...ie I was as close to normal as i think i can be.
Main side effects were sexual dysfunction, and recently I developed gastritis from fluoroxitine and had to come off it.
So as I was at a bit of a cross roads on what to do next I decided to give Mirtazapine a go as ive heard it has no sexual side effects to speak of.
Ive been on it now for about 2 weeks, I started on 15mg at night for the first 12 days. I feel that my anxiety is definetly reduced and that the drug is working. However Im experiencing a lot of drowsyness in the day time. I feel like I never quite wake up. Ive read a lot of material on this drug and theres some evidence to suggest that the drug is less sedating on higher doses. So ive now been on 30mg for the past 2 days. Feel much the same so far. My appetite has also increased but isnt too hard to resist with a bit of will power. Havent put on any weight yet anyway.
Im really hopeful that this drug will work so im willing to stick it out for another month or so, but if the drowsiness doesnt improve I dont know if i can continue with it for much longer.
Has anyone had any positive experiences with this drug, and does the drowsiness ever wear off? Or at least to a point where its managable?
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