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Hey, guys! I'm not sure if any of you know what the condition mentioned in the title is, but I think there is a possibility that I may be suffering from it, and that it might be Mirtazapine that is causing it. So, I am going to tell you what's been happening, to see if perhaps anyone can relate.
So, I have been taking Mirtazpine 15mg for about... let's say a month, give or take a day or two. I take it for anxiety, more specifically health anxiety. I got myself very anxious towards the end of last year, when I very foolishly googled symptoms I had been suffering from, and had myself on death's door. Ever since, I have been a bit of a wreck.
So, I started taking Mirtazapine because anxiety was keeping me awake, and my GP told me that Mirtazapine was good because it helped with sleep issues. Originally, I had been offered sertraline, but I refused to take those because I heard horror stories about it. So, the Mirtazapine has been great for my sleep issues, but it really knocks me out and sometimes I wake... maybe even after 10 hours sleep... and I feel, not necessarily groggy, but I'm not exactly skipping around with the joys of summer time, either.
Now, on this site, I'm also frequently lurking around on the anxiety board, checking my symptoms with other anxiety suffers, before it reaches a point where the white coated orderlies are coming to take me to my padded cell. And, please, keep in mind that I have health anxiety, so the slightest twinge anywhere in my body sends me off the boil - I'll think I have cancer, or a brain tumor, or a heart condition, it's horrible and often feels as if it's consuming me.
Now... my recent fear has been brain tumors, because I have been having his feeling in the top of my head. I wouldn't call what I feel "pain", but it definitely isn't pleasant. It's just this really strange feeling - I don't know whether to describe it as pressure, or as pain, or as a burning sensation. Now, I have my hair shaved off, so I can feel around head, quite easily, with my hands. There is no pain on the exterior of my head. If I were to liken it to something, as "out there" as it sounds, it's like someone is poking something into my brain, in this one particular area. People tell me it might be a tension headache, but I'm not entirely convinced that it is.
I recently heard, though, of a thing called scalp dysesthesia, which has its own wiki page, which mentions anti-depressants.
Has anyone else experienced this?
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