Mirtazapine increased libido side effect

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Has anyone else found their libido has increased on taking mirtazapine?

If so does it calm down as its starting to distress me.

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    Anyone taking mirtazapine 15mg, how soon did you notice that there was an increase in libido? Was it days, weeks? Because I noticed an increase in appetite within one day along with drowsiness and the ability to sleep again. 
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    I think I can write a book about this medication as well as the way I respond to different brands. I have an increased libido and it’s bothersome having various crushes on people. 
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      From a male perspective I can say that it is one of the few antidepressants that have a positive effect on libido. I also take escitalopram which has the opposite effect. Mirtazapine (Remeron) is a tetracyclic and escitalopram (Lexapro) is an SSRI. Losing the pleasures of sex is a major complaint of those taking SSRI meds.
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