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took last night for first time and never again. Keep being told its "my choice" so I chose to sort the problem my way

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    The best choice you have ever made in LIFE.... BELIEVE ME. If you don't, continue to take and we will talk after 2 months.... :-) Keep to your self and try to solve the problems. DO not rely on drugs as they can destroy your life.

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      pixie22 that is why I asked for these meds too...

      I feel I have fallen off the ladder and none of my many attempts to get back on it have worked; so I was hoping the meds would do this....

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    OK, so having tried my VERY BEST to manage my depression, I finally went to the GP for meds; he gave me Mirtz.  But when I got home and read about the side effects, I didn't want to take them - they appear to be horrendous!  Mollysox, what happened to you after just 1 does?

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      I don't read the side effects until after I've tried the medication, although I do read the warnings, of course. I can't predict how your body will respond to mirtazapine because everyone is different. All I can say is that it has been successful for me in blunting the extreme anxiety and depression so that I can deal with my problems. I've had very few of the side effects, only a slightly dozy feeling to start with, and a slightly dry mouth which has been manageable.

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    Hi I took these tabs for two years and they do work I have now been cold turkey for 3 weeks not one has touched my mouth this was my decision as u know ppl have diffrent affects mine was weight gain a lot of weight I feel better in my self for coming off but finding it a tad hard to fall asleep at a night these tabs do work for most ppl good luck hope you find the right answer
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    This drug gave me my life back to start with, although they knock you for six when you first start taking them, but this effect wears off after a couple of weeks. Each day it gets noticably better. They also cured my migraines, itching and lack of appetite/weight loss. They gave me the best sleep I had ever had for 3 years. BUT, they had major effects on me physically. They gave me stage 3 kidney disease (thankfully, since being off the mirt this has almost reversed itself). They made me gain a lot of weight, and my thyroid became massively and life threateningly over- active when I came off the mirt. Turns out the stress of withdrawal caused it, or I already had it and the mirt was covering the symptoms. I think I may have started with it when the mirt appeared to poop out on me and I suddenly couldn't sleep and developed high anxiety. All symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

    ?If I had my time again, I probably wouldn't have taken the mirtazapine. It's an extremely powerful drug. I know it caused my kidney disease and probably played a big role in causing my hyperthyroidism.

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      Hi Evergreen smile  

      Gave me back my life too, enabled me to function again.  Taken me a year so far to taper from though.  I wonder how many of us would take this med' if we knew then what we know now !!

       

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      Hi Calmer, how're you doing? I'm finally starting to feel better now that my thyroid is under control. I can swing to super anxiety complete with extreme shaking if emotionally stressed though. If people are calm around me and there's no discord, I'm absolutely fine.

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      Music to my ears; so pleased to hear you're starting to feel better at long last hey?!?  What a rough ride you've had, never ceases to amaze me when I read of difficulties connected to Mirt.

      I'm OK thank you.  At 2.5 mg, determined to see this through doing no more than the 10% every 4 weeks, only time will tell if I get hit when I stop.  I'll be here to tell the story but probably not until next year !!  

      I've had very few hiccups apart from the odd few days of tummy sick, and fatigue, but I think the fatigue is shifting - never say never though hey !!

      There have been many CT's on here lately, few come back to tell their story, it's all in our DNA - some can just STOP without a hitch, most get very sick.  Still passing on the word for those that need or want it smile

       

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