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My Dr prescribed me Mirtazapine 4 days ago to treat both insomnia and depression. I started with one 15 MG tablet at bedtime for two days and increased to two 15 MG tablets at bedtime after the initial two days.
So far this med has only made me miserable! Instead of sleeping I feel even more anxious and awake after taking it. I also have been having lower back and hip pain. To top it off the last two days I've had unrelenting diarrhea! !
Can anyone tell me I'd these are"normal" side effects that will subside once I reach my "therapeutic" dosage? I'm ready to throw in the towel, I don't even know that an antidepressant is something I need. M in the past I've NEVER suffered from depression pet say, I HAVE had depressive episodes always brought about by some situation beyond my control (ie; broke my neck in 07 resulting in multiple spine surgeries, followed by divorce and a host of family issues). In the past I've ALWAYS been lucky enough to pull thru sans any medication.
My current got of depression is THE FIRST that's EVER had me seek professional help. My father passed away in July 2014 after a horrible fight with diabetes, heart disease, and PAD, multiple amputations, etc. Prior to his passing I agreed as this primary caregiver for nearly 6 years. .. and my dad was MY VERY BEST FRIEND. I've been seeing a psychiatrist for grief counseling and mentioned having a terrible got off insomnia the last few weeks. .. and here I am.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Btw, I'm in the US, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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