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I have been on most of the well known anti depressants and am now on Mirtazapine 45mg.

Has anyone on this medication suffered breathlessness.  I am not sure if it is the meds, but I have had chest X-rays and don't have a cough

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    I’m now coming of them day 9 and the withdrawals are the worst I’ve ever experienced while on them I had no side effects except weight gain which I’ve noticed is already coming of me but honestly if you ever come of them please taper down very very slowly I’ve had to come of them because been diagnosed with fibromyalgia so trying new medication milnacipran which isn’t agreeing with me at all but not I didn’t experience that while on them maybe they just aren’t suited for you not all medications agree with your body try a lower dose I was on 15mg a night worked fine definitely helped me sleep well and helped with my mood swings due to peri menopause see your gp and go on a lower dose to see if that helps you ❤️
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    Hi Caroline

    Ive been on mirtzapine for a few months and I didnt experience any side effects except the weight gain which is quite excessive, so I now tapering off slowly and starting Citalopram.

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    Yes, I've had the breathlessness. Very brief feeling I couldn't get air, infrequent.  I'm tapering and haven't had that sensation in quite some time.  Now on 2.9 mg.

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    Hi.Yes my puff has been affected. I walk for exercise plus it's good for my mood .If going up a slope I start to really puff and struggle.I've been tapering for 20 months and am now on 2.25mg.But the lower I go it seems to be getting harder.The extra weight of 3 stone or 45lbs has not come off annoyingly yet.I was meant to be going on holiday but it's better to feel AWFUL at home than elsewhere. Good luck.

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    When I was in withdrawal I couldn't get a full breath ever. 

    And it's taken me a full year to get over the worst of my withdrawals from Mirtazapine. 

    Sertraline has suited me better in regards to settling my mind. Anxiety, palpitations, nightsweats, nightmares, body shakes, depersonalisation, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks and the worst, Insomnia, took me around a year for me to feeling better.

     I only started to feel like it could cope with withdrawals once I was getting regular sleep. 

    I was left suffering for the first 5 months because they assumed I was just carrying on, being highly strung over wanting a sleeping prescription. I was so emotional because of the withdrawals but I was absolutely broken when they refused me any sleep even though my blood pressure was through the roof and I'd lost 2 stone in my first 2 months of withdrawing but they still stood by there word that it wasn't the Mirtazapine because it wouldn't be in my system after 2 weeks so they tried telling me it was the start of me feeling unwell... duh 🙄 f***in fuming I was, but I was too poorly to stand my ground.

    I know that every one of us on this forum have been let down badly and I told myself and my practice... should I survive this I'm going to go out my way to make something good come out of this. 

    It's 2018 and the medical professionals are going to need too do a lot of research into AD. 

    20 years ago they'd throw you into a mental hospital and dope you up and have done with you, but now, as our human race has become more educated we have an understanding of what Anxiety is and how we, as individuals, manage and understand it. 

    I've finally got an understanding of my mind and my anxiety, but it wasn't with any help from our NHS which is  devastating because how many people will take there lives because the general GPs won't prescribe you sleep. 

    It's not good enough but well done to us all for getting through this like we have. 

    Keep up the great work everyone

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      Hi Vikki

      How long were you on Mirtzapine? and were you put onto Sertraline straight after finishing with Mirtzapine...?

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      Hi Vikki,

      Sounds as if you have had a rough time.  I think I am the granny of the group and have suffered depressions, anxiety and PTSDS for more years than I care to think about it.  I sleep ok because I have a brilliant GP who prescribes sleeping tablets.  My problems are waking up and facing yet another day.

      Don't give up hope hunnyxx

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      Hi Caroline,

      I know exactly how you feel ~ The rinse and repeat, same old ~ same old, that oh s**t it's morning again and I have to do it all again and then I have my anxiety telling me I can't do another day of it because I'm no longer roaming through my life, ignorant and blissful! and I'm a bit tired now. 

       It's hard talking about it with your loved ones because I think the whole world is feeling the same way.

      It would be worrying if we all threw the towel in after all. 

      I'm joining the FB page, good luck 😉 

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      Hi, I wasn't taking any A/D from 20 oct 16 but by January I was still in the same position and feeling I needed some help and Sertraline is a very mild a/d. 

      It's been my own hard work on my mind that's been the most beneficial to my recovery but wouldn't of got anywhere without my perscription of  Phenegan. Once I could sleep again I had some hope. 

      You learn a lot about yourself from withdrawing from Mirtazapine because it's the closest you'll feel too losing your mind/life/loved ones and life as you knew it, once you enter the life of Anxiety there's no going back. 

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