Positive mirtazapine stories

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hi guys i am about to start mirtazapine 15mg to help my sleep and anxiety, im currently on 100mg of sertraline but my psychiatrist has put me on mirt alongside it, all i ever see is weight gain posts which really scare me as ive recently worked so hard to lose 2 stone, has anyone not had any weight gain issues?

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    hi, ive taken it 3 times and unfortunately each time ive gained weight.

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    chelsea think long and hard and do some reserch before taking mirt so hard to come off it . sorry for the negative post but i too put alot of weight 3 stone 😦

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    Hi Chelsea, I have been on mirtazapine for about three and a half years starting at 15mg then 30mg. I also take 10mg escitalopram. I have NOT had a weight gain issue. I am careful with my diet and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy BMI. As a sleep aid it has been wonderful!

    Unfortunately most of the posts are negative but I'm sure there are many people on this med that are happy with it.

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    I too have gained some weight around the middle. been working out 5 days a week but cant seem to shed the fat in middle. Don't start taking it if you don't want weight gain.

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    I've been on Mirt for 11 months & it's worked fine for me. I was prescribed it for a combination of insomnia, depression & anxiety. It's worked for all those problems. I can now go to the supermarket & not panic. Before taking the Mirt my anxiety/panic attacks was so bad I often abandoned my shopping & went outside the shop to take a breather. My sleep & depression is better too. I take 15mg about an hour before bedtime. When I first started taking it I had a big appetite for the first couple of months but this eased off. I have put a bit of weight on though especially around my middle but I was too skinny to begin with so it's not a huge issue as I was hardly eating before taking the Mirt. If I decide to come off then I'll work with my GP but for now I don't see why I should come off it while it's working.

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    I'm pleased to see this drug has worked for you. It's just a shame that there can be huge problems coming off it, even with the advice of the doctor. Somehow I appear to be on a higher dose then many on here. Doc just kept saying go higher. Oh well, I still have a journey to take to be free from this mind bending drug...

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    Hi, i was on mirt 15 mg for 7 to 8 months. worked wonders for me to get appetite back and sleep after bereavement. i had no probs coming off it but reduced my dose slowly. i gained gained half a stone but lost this soon enough. Give it a go, as everyone reacts differently to it.

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      I wish I stayed on 15. up to 45 and trying desperately to come off but go to 40 and suffer anxiety, depression and a feeling of dread but even though I know its the drugs I have to go back to 45 to keep functioning for work and life in general.

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      i think when you reduce dose you go into panic mode thinking i cant manage this and anxiety comes back tenfold. The key is to stick with the reduction. the symptoms do reduce ,( just jeep telling yourself that) i keot busy and did not dwell on how i felt. stick with the dose that keep u well if need be. there is no rush to reduce until you r mentally ready. come down slowly which can take months. i reduced over 3/ 4 months and was ok. i had a few wobbles here and there but got there. i still have bad days with anxiety but try and shrug it off and get in with life.

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    Chelsea,

    Unfortunately, MIRTZ does make you put weight on

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    CHelsea ,

    i was on mirtz some years ago, started off on 15mg, then increased to the next dose up. i did put a little weight on, but when i eventually came off them slowly i seemed to loose the weight.. you will probably get the munchies for carbs and sweet stuff. just try and watch your diet if you can.

    good luck

    D

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