Mirtazepin advice needed please 😊

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Is anyone taking mirtazepine ?? For anxiety and depression how does it help you ? And at what dose are you on ? Need as much information as I can please and thank you 😊

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    Mirtazapine is an antidepressant.

    It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.

    This drug can take time to permiate your system during which time any feeling of depression can be slightly hightened, especially in younger people.

    The drug has been found to be highly effective if taken over an extended period.

    Certain side affects have been reported.

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    Hi Louise

    I had a brief affair with mirt

    I started on 15mg then I went up to 30mg

    Pros - did exactly what it was prescribed

    For - sleep , being a sedative it will knock you out

    Cons - weight gain , this drug is also

    Prescribed for bulimia

    Most people report feeling groggy in the morning after waking up

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      Other side effects incl

      Joint pain , tiredness , dizziness

      Have a look at the leaflet supplied with the tabs for more info

      I only stopped because in this case

      The side effects outweighed the benefits

      I'm now on fluoxetine and doing better

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    I was on this for 3 months, while it was easy to cope with the side effects compared to citalopram, the weight gain was incredable, and would get very angry also, which passes with time apparently. That said I have been on citalopram for 8 weeks now and only just starting to feel half normal. I came off mirtazepine because of the anger not the weight issue, which may not affect everyone the same
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    Thank you everyone for your replys 😁 would you say then it did or didn't help with anxiety and depression ? I am on venlafaxine at the minute and I get angry on it and basically feel very bad on it so that's why I'm looking into if mirtazapine would help me or not 😊
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      Each and every person is different

      It will work for some and it won't work for others

      Some will have more side effects

      While others will have few

      In my case I had to cease taking it

      Because the side effects were just to strong and because of this I don't know if it helped with the anxiety or depression

      Regards daz

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      Thanks for getting back to me I know we are all different what's the hardest to deal with is when you go through changing meds only to find that it does nothing for hope you are well and thank you again 😁
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