Mirtazapine side effects

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anybody out there who has experienced side effects of taking mirtazapine please reply. thanks

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    I put on a lot of weight

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    I've never heard of this medication before is it an antidepressant or an anti psychotic or used for anxiety? 🤔 If you could let me know when you get a chance maybe I would be able to get more information about it for you

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      sorry for delay in replying yes mirtazapine is an antidepressant I was put on them because of neuralgia pain but the side effects are not worth it. stomach tightening and feeling of a strong pulse in tummy. due to carrying around a heavy arm I'm unable to get to chiropractor to sort this problem as it does feel very painful. have been to a&e a few times but they cannot find out what the problem is just told to see my doctor even they are fed up of me, I believe they think I'm physio schematic but I truly am not I'd give anything to get well again

      my husband and I just don't know who to turn to. I'm feeling pretty low as I'm housebound and feel I'm just existing not living, pretty scared and well

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    I tried this but it made me too sleepy to wake up for work in the mornings. My doctor did say this would abate though in time x

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    Hi Angela :

    I have started taking mirtazapine since september 18, 2019 from 15 mg now upped to 30 mg. I have gained a lot of weight seriously and because of this, I also lost my confidence . It is sedative so you can get to sleep easily but it will only make you drowsy for the first three to four weeks after it runs in, you will no longer feel sleepy with it .

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    On 15mg every night for the last 2 years. I found it increased my appetite, and I put on half a stone in the first year. But the appetite eventually stabilized, and my weight is coming down again. Although I am already overweight and really didn't need the extra poundage, I have stayed on it because it has helped so much with my depression.

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    Hi Angela . . . I havent taken that particular medication but I know that these psych meds often have quite noticeable side effects. In particular the Seroquel I am taking caused severe tendonitis flare up in both ankles so I had to radically reduce the dosage.

    Good luck finding the answers you need and with patience I'm sure you will.

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      thanks for replying my biggest side effect is the feeling of being crushed I also get s tightening feeling in my arm. I was put on mirtazapine to ease my head pain, (,some form of neuralgia). I also have this heaviness in my arm, this pain is stopping me from going to chiropractor who hopefully will correct this problem

      as I'm totally isolated and housebound. I have now started to taper off these drugs I really want my life back. so desperate now

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      You're probably right about tapering off the drugs. It’s possible that these medications are intended to keep us more under control when out and about in public, so now that you are housebound you don't have the same needs.

      But yes, I recognize the physical pains you describe as the same ones I have gotten on high doses of psych meds.

      Personally, I am happier on lower doses, specifically 50 mg. of Seroquel. It helps me sleep and the pain I feel is manageable. For myself there is no way to know if the pains I experience are due to the medication or not at this point because I am on such a low dose.

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