not happy on mirtizapane want to tell doctor but scared

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hello there is anyone up and online...basically i have been worsening on mirtizapine and want to go to my doctors today but i am scared and dont really know what to say as a bit all over the place anyone got any advice they could kinkly give me today please ?..appreciated

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    Try writing down what you want to say before you go, get it clear in your head and you could give the doc the piece of paper if you get stuck. It is the anxiety making you scared, I think the doc will understand. I hope he/she can help. Pixie.
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      thanks Pixie for your swift reply..good idea re writing it down..dont know if its the pills making me wonky or i am wonky hence dont know what to say but maybe i will say that thank you loads
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    Hi Lesley,

     I am very sorry to hear you feel so bad.

    Would it help to write a list of your symptoms and how low you are right now?

    Some times it is difficult to explain and remember what we want to say.

    Thinking of you and I hope your doctor can help.

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      thank your Sunbird..yes would help to write symptoms down i guess i dont even really know what they are right now so a bit difficult but will give it a go and ring docs soon thank you for your support....kind thoughts
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    Hi Lesley, what are you scared of?  The doctor's disappoval?  I know it's hard with some doctors but your wellbeing is your responsibility too and only you  can know how the medication is affecting you.

    If you think it'd help, write out what you want to say before you go - good luck and let us know how you get on

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      thanks Jude..not scared of doctors disapproval just dont know how to explain how i am feeling as not sure if the medication or me..he must be sick of me now!!...so stumped for words really maybe a list ..thank you so much
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    Hi Lesley, I only started 7.5mg 4 days ago. I am so sorry it has not made you feel better. I would just be totally honest with your Dr. What dose do you take? If it is making you feel worse then definately speak to your Dr as soon as you can. Hang in there.
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      How long have you been taking the 30 mg? Does. your depression feel worse or are you anxious? Thinking of you, and make the call to your Dr. Good luck x
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      been on the 30 for nearly 2 months now i am very anxious and getting withdrawn on them.....gonna make the call thank you so much  xx
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      withdrawn and cant face going out or doing much at all..like losing intresent in my self care and home awful..ahhhh..pick up the phone i must
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    Lesley, you picked up that phone yet? Just do it honey! Let me how it goes. Be in touch later. Are you writing daily lists? It really works for me......Please try it for 7 days...........It may help organise your mind (and my mind needs organisation 😕). Also, if I have a list of things to do, I get on and do them which stops the navel gazing and analysis paralysis that I'm prone to!😨. Go girl! Xx
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      hey Sheila yes just made appointment so thats a step for me very nervous and dont know what to say but at least i am going...thanks for support everyone....now how to get dressed and get out should manage it in 6 hours instead of sitting worrying about it cheers and thanks a lot xx
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      lord im really scared now cant even manage to get washed or dressed gawd knows what i will say to my poor doctor.......what if he recommends just dropping the dose i wont know what to say at all...any ideas
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      hi lesley,

      i am sorry you are feeling so bad.  it is clear to me now that having my mirtz increased to 30 is what gave me way more anxiety.   now that i am backmdown to 15 that anxiety is gone.  it's been 'hell' going up anddown on these medications.  jusr tell the dr the truth.  you have give it time andit is not helping, only making things worse.  my thoughts are withyou.

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      agreed Suzie think the same happened to me after going up to 30 lost it..still have..been to doctors he now taken me off them and given me something else!!....on the roundabout........hope you ok...thinking of you...xx
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      hi lesley,

      don't you feel a bit better given that he listened.  what did he prescribe and how did he say to go about going on it?  can you stay on a low dose or mirtz at the same time?

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      how will you go about switching?  i am not sure what my psych is going to say .. i think i got anxiety on that to .. i have an anxiety disorder i am pretty sue
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      hey Suzie i just went to my doctor and told his that merts were not for me so he switched me to another ad...he didnt mention withdrawal at all just told me to swop which i have been 4 days now....felt rubbish for first 3..really bad stomach but day 4 ive crawled out from under security blanket as feel i have to try even though its very difficult right now i must say...but im looking around at my flat etc and me which is a mess and feell ashamed so thats been a bit of incentive for me dont know how long it will last but giving it a go..hope that you are ok x
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      hi lesley,

      i have been thinking about you,  i have been waiting for my psych appointment.  i knowi needtobe on something.  sometimes i think i may be bipolar asmy sister went through the same trial and error and ended up bipolar.  i have anxiety .. can't sleep...seepsych tomorrow

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      hi suzie...how you doing girl have you had yoour psych appointment any news thinking of you..let me know how you are doing...its a shame we dont all live closer we could all meet up and woop each other up at least..kind thoughts and keep in touch girl
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      Just a heads up,and it probably won't happen so this isn't to scare you but mirt can take 10 to 14 days to start WD after last pill, if you do feel ill at the 2 week mark know it's not the new medicine and most likely the mirt. Just so u don't think the new pill is the culprit. This happened to me so I just wanted to pass it along. Most likely won't happen. My doctor didn't get it and took me off the new pill. Was not a good idea.
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      Same for me. WD effects kicked in 2 weeks after first reduction and then continued getting worse even though iI went back on full dose.
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      Rose and Pixie,

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

      I reduced to 15mg about 10 days ago.

      I had been on 30mg for about 4 months.

      Today I have really struggled as I feel exhausted,joint pain and weird thoughts.

      It seems like WD may be starting!  Gulp!

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