Mirtazapine stopped working. How to fix?

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Hi, I've been taking mirtazapine 3.5mg (NOXIBEL )for three years, it made me sleep great and wake up feeling rested and joyful. 3 weeks ago it stopped working, I'm barely sleeping, feeling anxious, sad and in a bad mood.

My doctor told me to go up to 7,5mg then 15mg and still not getting the effect. I don't want to increase it more since in high doses it does not work for insomnia.

Will it ever start working again? What should i do? Is there any chance this could be fix by changing the brand i usually buy? If I let my body rest for a few weeks will it start working again? Which meds are a good replacement for mirt? Please help!!

Thanks for your time 😃

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    i just started 15mgs of mirtazapine, 2 days ago. I AM taking it for anxiety, i have stomach aches at times and tired during the day. the 15 lets me sleep from 11 to 7 without any problems but its only been 2 days

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    trazadone helped me sleep but didn't help anxiety.

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    hi, a antihistamines are good as mirtrazapine has antihistamines in it. 15 mg and 7.5 mg will make u sleep.I've been on both doses and they both work. melatonin is also good for sleep and magnesium citrate a hour before next. at the moment I'm taking valaren root which is herbal and tgatcalso helps. hope this helps.

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    I stopped taking mirt for three days, now started again at 15mg. I'm not sure if its working since it takes me 2 or 3 hours to fall asleep. I'll keep posting my report since i didnt find any.

    If someone's going through the same you should talk to your doctor about tachyphylaxis, some of them have no idea this actually happens.

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