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I have been on mirt for quite a while it has helped my deppression but it has left me with no emotions at all i dont feel happy i dont feel sad i feel nothing.i dont look forward to anything i just feel nothing anyone else had this effect?

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    hi there

    yep the same thing is happening to me it feel really odd also i get as well feeling like everything around me is not real sort of a far away feeling which then make me panic when i go out

    sorry i cant give u a answer but least you know your not the only one

    stefen

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    Yes i feel that too its really weird as if your not connected to anything glad im not alone
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    Yep, me to, I lost my brother-in-law last week, attended his funeral on wednesday and nothing no tears no pain or sorrow for my very close and loved sister. I went with the flow. Dont know if its a good thing or bad, i know i would not of been able to get through that funeral before i was on my meds, i also take seroxat, bete-blockers and valium.

    Dont know if this has helped, but at least you know you are not alone.

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    Yes, i feel exactly the same. I feel no emotions.... I am also surprised to read that this drug can make you gain weight, when one of my original problems has been weight gain.
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    yes it does give u weight gain just to make matters worse
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    Hello.

    I'm somewhat relieved to see someone else had these symptoms, i've had them for a little while now and thought it was just me. I feel numb in someways, not particularly sad, but not happy either. Everything is almost dream like, it doesn't seem real. It's not at all pleasant.

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    Even when I have emotions I seem to not really feel them, as if I can't receive the signal. I've been on Mirtazapine for almost a year now and I just feel scared at how detached I'm becoming. I try so hard to empathies and to think like a truly sentient being but I just feel like a tree the sways slightly in the wind; only growing and getting older but never touched by the colourful blossoms of emotion. I really want to get off this medication now but I just don't know if I can cope. I've tried a few times and I can't sleep if I don't take it and if I make it through a couple of nights I just become a dark and emotional wreck. I hate this **** medicating society! *****!

    So much for tolerable side effects, ever life is tolerable but if you can't feel how can you live! This intolerable apathy is killing me.

    I'm going to try again in summertime. Hope that lights warmth can guide me through.

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    This is quite a relief to see that I am not the only one who has been experiencing this problem. I started taking mirtazapine awhile back for anxiety, it seemed like a miracle drug at first. Lately though, or for awhile now I seem to have lost touch with all emotions. I am never happy, sad, just a constant state of nothing. I feel numb to the world and it is a shame because I use to enjoy life so much more. On top of this I have also experienced weight gain, which is depressing in itself. This drug is a hard one to decide if its worth it.
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    Same exact thing...my girlfriend thinks I hate her guts because I don't talk, I hardly respond, I come off just blank and careless. I stopped taking it maybe 2 weeks ago, but from what I read it could take 8-10 weeks for your emotions to return. I still feel completely blank and emotionless today, but we'll see what happens over the next 6-8 weeks!

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      hello new here just need some advise. my ex and i split up 6 mths ago. when we got together he was on Sertraline 125mg he was very happy we was happy. talked everyday all day . he was the life and sole. very touchy feely person. then the doc put him on mitazapine 15 mg over a week. the normal syptoms shown tierd etc . but he changed it was like a different person after 2 weeks the chats got less. he wanted to be on his own. after 4 weeks he wasnt happy at all. the doc put him up to 35mg. a week later he said it was over needed to be on his own. then 2 weeks afte that he cam back sorry i wasnt myself. i saw him everything was good.like his self nearly. we had holidays booked for us two and for our 2 youngest but 2 weeks after that he just went again. i know he had another doc appiontment but i dont know what they did or said. november time we started talking again and it was getting back to the way it was. now its like he hates me again i dont know what to do. anyone else gone through this

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    I agree, I'm on a very low dose (7.5mg). I am also only a week into my meds but I notice an almost surreal feel to everything?

    The numb sensation you describe is familiar too. I also find social interaction harder. It might sound odd but I feel I am mirroring how I feel outwardly to the other people. Which in turn is lowering my confidence and self esteem.

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    i have been on mirtazapine for about 5 months and i dont feel emotion or empathy. i dont cry, i cant love properly and most of my social interaction is also mirrored. i dont know how to socialise properly and i feel like i can barely understand what emotions are because im so mentally numb. im only on 15mg

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    my partner of 6 years and father of my son is on Mirtazapine 30 mg has been for a year now,when he started we were trying to have another baby,happy with our life and each other,didn't take long for things to change,he grew distant,intimacy dropped away nearly completely, so 6 months ago I broke it off with him, he said he wasn't in love with me any more,we still live together we are still best friends but I love him and I want to try again he says I dont love you anymore, but he loves my company, our home and lifestyle and our family and me as a person and mother of our son,we still have dinners out together and go camping and kayaking and lunches together but he sleeps in his own room and there is no romantic anything between us,its hard I just want my partner back but he treats me like a friend, I looked into his meds but he refuses to beleive they have anything to do with it..he seems happy in life and in his day, but just lost the ability to love...

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