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ANYBODY TRIED THIS MED, IF SO WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE.

i AM WEANING OFF MIRT AND TRY THIS NEW MED IN 2 WEEKS ALONG WITH PAROXETINE.

THANX FOR ANY REPLIES.

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    [quote:e55834e792=\"colette14\"]ANYBODY TRIED THIS MED, IF SO WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE.

    i AM WEANING OFF MIRT AND TRY THIS NEW MED IN 2 WEEKS ALONG WITH PAROXETINE.

    THANX FOR ANY REPLIES.

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    COLETTE[/quote:e55834e792]

    I know somebody who has recently started this and says it has helped a lot with anxiety - good luck!

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    Hi, Thanx for getting back to me, do you know how long it takes to start working and did they have any side effects, I have high hopes for this med but cannot start it until the mirt is out of my system, am down to 15mg from 45mg, stop it altogether on friday and take none for a week then start the pregabalin, done a lot of research about this med and am very optomistic.

    Thanx Again

    Colette.

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    [quote:b27210dae0=\"colette14\"]Hi, Thanx for getting back to me, do you know how long it takes to start working and did they have any side effects, I have high hopes for this med but cannot start it until the mirt is out of my system, am down to 15mg from 45mg, stop it altogether on friday and take none for a week then start the pregabalin, done a lot of research about this med and am very optomistic.

    Thanx Again

    Colette.[/quote:b27210dae0]

    Don't think there were any side effects - but everyone is different. How are you doing with dropping your mirt dose?

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    I'm taking 45mg of Mirtazapine and 150mg of Pregabalin for depression and anxiety. Side effects include weight gain, drowsiness and I definitely agree that it is really difficult waking up in the morning (regardless of how much sleep I've had!). I was feeling really low, extremely irritable and my ability to cope with things diminished to the point where every little thing upset me before I started taking the tablets.

    I was initially on just 30mg of Mirtazpine for approx 3 months and didn't really feel any better. I took it last year and it had helped, but the reasons for my depression this year were different. I began seeing a psychiatrist who increased it to 45mg (I didn't feel any additional side effects as 30mg made me very sleepy) and about 3 weeks ago, I was prescribed Pregabalin for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (\"GAD\"wink. I know people will disagree, but GAD sounds like something absolutely everyone in the entire world has - anything with Generalised in the title is meaningless..

    The Pregabalin started to work after about 2 weeks. The Mirtazapine 45mg didn't seem to make any difference - it was only when the Pregabalin was started that I began to feel better.

    I also see a psychologist who specialises in CBT although I don't think I've really benefitted from this. The problems which I was having which caused me to feel depressed have lessened, so I wonder how much of my feeling better is down to that, rather than the tablets/therapy.

    Not sure why the other person in this thread is being made to stop taking Mirtazapine to commence Pregabalin as there are no problems with people taking both like I am.

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