Mirtazapine making me worse

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Been on mirtazapine 7.5 mg for 2 weeks. My depression and anxiety feel like there getting worse not better. Is this normal

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    Hi pattty iv been on 30mg for 3 weeks now got say has helped but still a little dizzy first 2 weeks felt like there was no hope as the saying goes your going to feel bad before you'll get better best of luck hunny x
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      Alot of people was telling me 30 mg of mirt was way 2 high dose for me i'm only tiny petite did help with sleep in the beginning I suffered for weeks to sleep before taking this tab also got prescribed this for major depression anxiety and lack of sleep is working ok for the depression though apparently you start from a small dose as more sedative
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      2 day on upped dose. Only slept 11:45 to 3:30. Tossed and turned until 4:45, got up and crying spells. First night 7 hrs and good day. See doc Wednesday.
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    Maybe you just need to go to 15mg as 7.5 isn't helping.. I started on 15mg 2weeks later 30mg ..I was on sertraline before this ..
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      I was on 45mg og mirtazapine for 6 years it started working straight away and only side affect was weight gain I was on it for depression and then in December last year the anxiety started thats the first time in the 16 years Ive had depression that Ive suffered from anxiety.

      Now they reckon the mirt has stopped working so now Im weaning off mirt and onto sertraline, Im terrified Ive heard really bad thing about sertraline

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      Hi Lynne my doc suggested I go to 45mg because Its a sleeping aid too.. instead of getting zopiclone .. I started mirtazapine in Dec .. Iv felt great till last week & then had a real bad day that's taken its toll.. I have to say this has been the best AD iv been on.. Iv been on sertraline for years if you suffer with anxiety I don't think it's any good tho.. it made me yawn all the time especially in bright lights.. it didn't put weight on me like mirtazapine though ..
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      One of my main problems with depression is sleep and mirtazapine was great for that, just have to keep my fingers crossed and hope sertraline works

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      I'm sorry it stopped working for you. Hoping you find a new one that works quick for you. I know a lot of people on sertraline and it works great for them. Me personally couldn't take it

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      I don't like them either. The mirt doesn't even help me with sleep and I heard the higher you go the less sedation
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      There could be some truth in that Im on my second week of cutting down so Im on 30mg at the moment and Im getting a better sleep now than I was with 45mg
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