Sick of depression!

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Hi all, 

When did Mirtazapine start working for depression for you guys? I used to be on it six years ago and it did help then but it took a few weeks. I was put on Sertraline a month ago when I started feeling that depression is coming back again. Sertraline made me worse and I suffered from terrible insomnia. I went back to the dr and asked to be put on Mirtazapine 15mg. I am getting very impatient now and can’t wait for my mood to lighten up!

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    Hi Ala

    I have been on it for about 9 months.

    I started on 15mg and worked up to 45 mg , unfortunately for me it did nothing apart from making me drowsy and lethargic. Im not trying to get off it with great difficulty .

    A Friend  mine is on it and after  2 weeks he felt good so I suppose its good for some and not others.

    I hope you start to feel better soon

    Chris 

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      I’m stuck in limbo on 30mg and feeling awful.

      I have compounded the problem by stopping pregabalin .

      In fortunately my gp dose  not really understand the impact these drugs have on people which makes me very angry 

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      Thanks Chris, so have you been feeling depressed for 9 months with no change? Gosh, it must be so hard to exist? Do you suffer from major depression? Have you tried talk therapies/counselling? 

      I was depressed for many months last time before I seeked help but this time I recognised signs earlier so I am hoping to get better. Have had 4 nights of much better sleep after a month of not hardly any sleep on Sertraline. I am nowhere near my usual self but at least I can think better and cope with this nasty illness. I hope you find something that help you to go through!

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      Yes a long time ala due to a pulsating headache which never leaves me. I’ve had every scan and test but they are unable to find a reason. It also does not respond to and pain med
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    Taking it 2nd time around might not work either. I know quite a few people who it worked for 1st time around but not 2nd. I've also been on 15 mg for 9 months but am tapering down very slowly. This drug for a lot of people is very difficult to get off.

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      Can I ask has mirtazapam caused night sweats, I am on 30 mg but wake early and feverish .

      I keep going back to the docs but he can’t explain it and said it’s definitely not the meds

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      Yes Chris often I wake up in he mornings soaking wet. It is the meds doctors know Jack s**t about this drug and the damage it causes.
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      Pudsey 

      This drug is scaring the hell out me.

      I wake in a hell of a mess in the early hrs.

      If I manage to get back to sleep I then wake as if somebody has give me an electric shock and have a job to calm down 

      Chris 

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      Hi Pudsey 67, did it help you at all? Were you taking it for depression? I remember when last time I was eventually on 45mg for 5 months and did not have any problems coming off it, that’s why I am surprised when people write so much about bad withdrawal symptoms. 
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      Some people don't struggle to get off it Alan but I know plenty who are me being one of them. I was cold turkey off one drug and straight on to mirt for sleep. Not once has it made me sleep in 9 months. I have been averaging 2-3 hours hours a night since taking it.

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    I’m six weeks off mirtazapine after tapering for six months my brain zaps are horrific and the withdrawals from this drug it the worst please think carefully before taking anymore 
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      You feel like your brain is being squeezed and electric shocks stab away at it for days then I can get a window where it’s fine but when I’m in that wave of zaps it’s hell
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      It’s a window not a wave that’s not completely a window

      Windows are when you feel better and waves are when the withdrawals hit you like a ton of bricks 

      When you come of mirtazapine that’s what happens in recovery we ndows and waves

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      That must be what's happening to me Caroline, stopped 30mg mirtazapine 9 days ago, have my better moments and then still feel really tired. How long before you get this out of your system?

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      Started tapering down from 30mg to 15 mg for a week. Then after 15mg every other night and every 2 days. Just decided to stop them altogether. Haven't been too bad, still feeling the effects of the tablets so hopefully with time they will be out of my system.

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