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Mirtazapine has destroyed my life.

Complete adhenioa and apathy after it pooped-out.

Suffering with akathasia while trying to come off, along with many other withdrawel effects.

Wish I had done cbt....none of this would have happened.

Give me my old anxiety back anyday. Ruined me and my family.

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    I gather that adhenioameans not wanting to do anything.
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      More than that. I am unable to feel any emotion what so ever. I lie on the couch all day because I cannot do anything. Cannot care for my kids or go out. A shadow of the person I was before. Tragic. 

      Been told that it could be a few years when off it - if at all. Because when an antidepressant poops-out your buggered basically. Your own seretonin cannot be releases because its been down regulated for so long.

      i feel brain damaged. 

      Unless you are suicidley depressed - use with caution.

      i never had suicidal tendencies before this drug.

       

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      I keep spelling it wrong! Doh!

      Its common in withdrawel and poop-out as we are not able to produce our own seretonin as it has been down regulated by the drug. 

       

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      Sorry about correcting your spelling, Sarah! smile I am an editor and journalist by training, so it's hard for me to let that stuff go! Anyway, I really hope you find a way to start feeling better. Are you still able to access CBT? I have been in a CBT group, but I think it's way more effective on a one-to-one basis. Unfortunately, I can't afford that.
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      sarah78504 Iam 60 years old.  Prescribed prozac in my early twenties.  had gone to to doctor because l seem to have trouble with life in general.  he put me on prozac 60 mg.  did not have as much trouble with original problem but with prozac it  seemed to help me  but realized it just kind of numbed me  and i had no desire or drive in life. at some point i realized that i needeed to reduce and hoped to get off prozac.  talked with doctor told him i was decreasig meeicine.  oh boy i started to  have buzzing noise  and funny feelihg in my mouth and face.  i am down to 20 mg and and tried to not take this amount but i have the buzzing and mouth problem.  i would tell anyone  that will start prozac in the future to really think about getting on this drug.  it seems to me this drug is very addictive to try to come ooff which i think they have a warning about now but not when i started it .  they call it something like serotonin syndrome .  i would advise anyone in the future considering prozac to think twice about it.

       

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    Sorry you've had a bad experience but mirtazapine helps many people. It is like any medication...one thing works for one but not another. I would be warey about insisting to everyone that mirtazapine should be something for people to beware of. It's very posts like these that do not help anxiety sufferers take the leap to try medication. CBT is good, but sometimes you do need medication alongside to give that boost. Hope you find something to relieve you of your symptoms
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    Sarah please talk this through with a reliable professional. Why has it failed and how you can make a new start? 
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    Don't know your big words. CBT never helped me sleep. Mirt does. No ill effects unless this crushing lethargy is one, (or thyroid!) what dose are you on and for how long?
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