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I have started to take Mirtazipine (lowest dose, of 15mg) a week ago. It has solved my long-term problem of insomnia. However, I feel very drowsy all the time. I therefore take a nap for about two hours in the daytime, and, despite that, after 8pm or so I can hardly keep my eyes open. So I'm back to bed fairly early (say, 10pm) and then getting up at about 10am.
I have got responsibilities and can't continue to live like this, wasting so much time sleeping and not feeling sharp when I am awake.
I have read widely about the medication and the lethargy and drowsiness is a common side-effect, but it says in some places that this side-effect subsides over time.
To what extent does the feeling of lethargy and drowsiness reduce over time? Is it significant or minor please?
If it is significant, then it may be worth me persisting with the drug, but if it is only a slight reduction I can't go on like this and am considering trying a more natural remedy like St John's Wort.
Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much.
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