mirtazapine night sweats

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a great tablet for helping with sleep but fairly chaotic sweating occurs in night sometimes  4 changes of nightware . I think this is a hushed up side effect of mirtazapine. would like to continue use but the sweating stuff is really abnormal and a bit scarey. stop taking it and the sweats stop...pretty conclusive don't you think.!!

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    I had terrible wet through sweating when I first started taking Mirt, so you're not alone.  When you said above "stop taking it and the sweats stop" ... I just wanted to let you know that Mirt' should be taken daily, it isn't a med that can be taken as and when, if youu stop suddenly for any length of time it messes up your nervous system.  So yes, rest assured, the sweating is just a side effect and should wear off after a few weeks.
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    Hi, I have been taking 30mg of Mirtazapine at night since 2012 and the night sweats are terrible and so are the nightmares. I do think the drug is good for depression but I am always sweating and dreaming and I am drenched when I wake up and so is the bedding. I do have to take other medication for high blood pressure etc. but I was taking this before starting on Mirtazapine and I didn't have the night sweats and bad dreams back then. I can put up with the sweats but the dreams really scare me and I feel absolutely exhausted when I wake up. The lack of quality sleep is undoing the positive effect of the medication.
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      Nicejan, the dreams are definitely a side effect. Most of the time I had vivid, fun dreams, or sometimes really weird dreams, but every once in a while I would have a nightmare so realistic and scary it would affect me the entire day. 

      If you have high blood pressure you're already more likely to have night sweats, so I don't think the mirtazapine is causing them outright, but it may be affecting a condition you already have. Could that be a possibility? Because if mirtazpaine did cause night sweats, then everyone taking mirtazapine would experience them, even if that was the only drug they were currently on.

      We should ask everyone here having night sweats if 1) they're taking meds other than mirtazapine and 2) if they have hypertension. Once we know that information we can suss things out a bit more effectly, like detectives! smile

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      I now know why I am having such terrible nightmares. Every night I have weird and scarey dreams. I take Sertraline each day so may be the combination isnt good. 
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    I have been on mirt now for six years and I have observed that sometimes when I have too much alcohol I have night sweat. For the dreams yes most times I have weird dream, few times nightmare 
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    Hi Drew

    I take them to and have dreadful night sweats and am drenched throught the night.. The sheet on my side of the bed goes orange very quicklyand the pillowcase as my hair is also soaked. Lots of bedding changes each week. I would like to try a more natural substance but some of those make me hyper

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      Hi Sue,

      There is a link with alcohol so if you like a drink then thats probably the cause. If you don't drink alcohol..........?.

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      Hi Drew

      Thanks for your reply. I have a few vodka & tonic's some nights but even without any the dreams are bizarre and sometimes terrifying. I have cut down on the tablets with the aim to stop altogether but without them I am so agitated at night that sleep is a struggle. Onward and upwards!

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      Hi Sue, 

      Cutting down on alcohol or mirtazapine is always a tough call for many within this forum.  I am in my mid 60's so my 15mg and an odd drink or two is not a big issue for me as I don't  have a job or a family/kids to contend with next day and generally speaking the mirtazapine is holding my depression at bay.

      I don't suffer the night sweats as much these days and I try and keep my drinking under control. For everyone in the forum it seems we all have to balance medication / alcohol intake against general quality of life.

      Its not easy for any of us but  there are lots of us out there and the forum is a comfort. Mental health is a thing that the medical profession can't specifically cure but just help us to manage it. 

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      Hi Drew

      I was fine until my husband of 35 years decided to have an affair last year. He treated me so badly with verbal abuse when I found out and he rocked my world. I trusted him 110%. Things are rocky but I am hoping to come off all medication over the next 8 months with the help of my wonderful doctor. Take it easy

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    I have been on mirtazapine and venlafaxine for a few months. The side effects weren't too crazy at first but then the nightmares and night sweats for 5 months every night. The mirt gave me great sleep for the first time ever and effexor did great for my anxiety as well. It is ironic a med made to help with sleep made sleep intolerable. With any dream, I woke ip several times a night drenched up until it became so exhausting I would just lay in my cold mess of a bed. I am currently off both cold turkey... oh the withdrawal symptoms are so bad. Headache, extreme vertigo, dizziness, insomnia, brain zaps, tingling...

    Though I have to say I'm happy my appetite isn't ravenous anymore. The combo put 13lbs lb me in a few months and that's with control. Well it's 3am on the west coast and I'm still struggling to sleep. Good luck all!

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      Hi , I was on 15 mg when experienced night sweats. I have been off mirt for ages (thank goodness). I think alcohol played some part so try and keep that to a minimum. 
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      Hi.

      How was coming off mirt.....any problems ? Are you still off both ? Have your withdrawals calmed down yet ?

      I would love to be off both

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      I suppose this a plea for help. I cut down my 45mg mirt about 6 months ago. No side affects. I bought s pill cutter and chopped it in half for the 6 months. I'm determined to stop this wet through every day and night and start feeling like a woman again instead of a total wet mess . No cuddles getting irritable, can't socialise as it's embarrassing and uncomfortable.

      Last week I cut it into quarters and 3 days ago stopped the med totally.

      2 nights dry . It felt lovely after 4 years even though no sleep. Clearly im now cold Turkey situation. Haven't slept and what you've described in your cold turkey is very very scary. I now don't know whether to take those quarters and gradually wean off that dose . I think if my CPN was to see me she would surely hit the roof but it's a secret.

      I feel like I'm going insane. Been throwing up and the sweats are 10 fold.

      I'm laying on towels and just wishing this to stop. Vertigo, head zaps, cramps and everything else you could think of. Scary to say the least.

      Please tell me how long this happened to you for and if you were tempted to take it just to stop this. If I know when it's going to stop I can make a decision wether to continue or take that small amount just a bit longer. I have in theory cut out 22.5mg just like that and not persisted with further decrease in mg until it's safe, or is there never a safe time and just do it. Think I'm worrying about having another break down which clearly I want to avoid. I haven't and won't stop my 225mg venlafaxine until I'm ready totally.

      I just would like a piece of the real me and keep it without wheels falling off. A pleasant non sweaty human.

      I have about 3 hours before I decide to swallow that quarter and wean off that one or see this insanity through which is what is like to do.

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      Not a good idea to stop cold turkey. I am tapering from 45....at 35 now. It could last months or weeks. Everyone is different.

      Come join our fb support group. Look up Toria Stockford on fb and she will add you.

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