Recent increase from 15 mg to 30 mg

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Having tried Citalopram (and passing out 2 hours later), I was moved onto Mirtazapine, as I previously passed out on Prozac so SSRIs were not recommended.  I started on 15mg on Mirtazapine and after 2 months the sleeping was great, but I did not feel it was touching the depression itself. 

I was increased to 30mg just over two weeks ago and since then I have felt worse than I did before the increase.  I wasn't sure if this was due to putting pressure on myself to be ok over christmas (I have a lovely wife and two children and didn't want to spoil it), but have spent some part of each day in tears.  I just feel frustrated at feeling depressed and despondant I guess. 

I was considering droppoing down the Mirtazpine to 15mg again but realised it has only been two weeks (not the three I originally thought it had been).

Anyone have any experience of whether initially increasing their dose temporarily set them back, its so hard to know what to do for the best

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    No, I didn't have the tearfulness.  I had hoped 2015 would be better but I' ve fallen downstairs and cracked 2,ribs.  I'm just about at the end of my tether.  Will I ever get better?  Sorry to be so negative.

    best wishes


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    Hi ronnie17066, I am sorry to hear you are still feeling depressed, I am in a very similar situation to you. This is my second week on martazapine and for the past few days I increased to 30mg from 15mg...I understand it's s short space of time to figure out if they are helping but I feel so unwell for the past few days, body feels trembly, head is fuzzy and slight headache with nausea and weird palpitations/ jerky feeling. I just holwed my eyes out cause my daughter went to stay at her dads for the weekend, she is 5 also and I felt very irritable around her, like trying so hard not to snap for stupid things like play doh on the floor! I think I felt better on 15mg... am I having a reaction? Feel so hopeless my doctor really isnt sympathetic as I have alcohol problems on top of mental health so he just tells me to stop drinking and it will be fine. Im off to rehab on monday but feeling like this is making me anxious about going, I havent had a drink in nearly 2 weeks but have been taking antabuse,l. Sorry to go on but I'm wondering the same, should I stop taking or ride this out. Any help from anyone would be appreciated x
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    hi i m 41 male from uk 4 month ago i throw divorced and after some one hold my hand and

    i feel very happy but last week she left me without

    any reson i feel very down start panic attack

    daprassion and alot things happen doctor give me 15mg mirtazapine first day i sleep well but last 3 days i cant sleep any one told me about this thank

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