Sertraline and Mirtzapine for Anxiety

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Been on Sertraline 200mg for over a decade but has pooped out twice in the last year and currently have really bad anxiety all day and insomnia. Dr has prescribed 15mg Mirtzapine as an augmentation strategy as they don't want me to go higher than 200mg Sertraline.

Apparently, Sert and Mirtz have a good track record. I've only been on the Mirtz for 1 week and there is constant battle between feel good (seretonin) rushes and hideous (anxiety). My Insomnia has lessended but still getting broken sleep. I feel like upping to 30mg Mirtz might crack it but it's only been 1 week on both. Anyone else augmenting these two with any advice? I'm struggling on at work through the day but it's killing me inside and exhausting.

Thanks all and good luck / best of health to all

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    Hi Jon I take mirtazpine 30mg at night to be honest it's not doing much for my anxiety I keep waking up in night with bad anxiety I'm so tired in day

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      Hello Lorraine, doc's appointment was cancelled so only took 15mg again last night. Had bad stomach anxiety etc all morning and then this afternoon i started to feel the best i've felt since it started again. Anxiety appears to be breaking through again a little but i think i might be turning the recovery corner.....have faith. I really find that running or any form of high intensity exercise always removes anxiety symptoms for a short while, especially in the evening. I really hope you are feeling better soon.

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      I also find music really helps. The VERVE (Richard Ashcroft) have helped me get better before. Richard nails it in the song...'Break the night with Colour'....pretty much how im feeling now 😃

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      Thanks for advice Jon I've tried most things spent so much money and nothing has worked it's starting to get me down now

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