side effects outweighing benefits of helping depression help!

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Hi all again ... ok iv been on mirt since end of Nov started on 15 then up to 22.5. It helped my depression really well but the side effects I'm having are having a huge effect on me. I was wondering if anyone else has any or is it something else. The dizziness I know is a side effect but tits to the point that I'm stuggling when I leave the house and at work I'm struggling I actually feel drunk and a few occasions I've felt I'm going to faint. My appetite fluctuates I've never been one to eat much through the day but could eat the house at night this I know is a side effect although I needed to put weight on. My main problem is I have ibs but since being on mirt it's getting worse and worse and my stomach is constantly rumbling and having severe gas especially through the night ( I take mirt around 9pm) and I also have a high increase in bladder movements I'm up at least 5 to 6 times needing. I'm tempted to forget a dose tonight and see if I'm any different tomoro. Has anyone any help for me as I don't see doctor till 8th April! Thank you

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    My appetite fluctuates also but since your going to the bathroom more you need to drink more because you could be getting dehydrated and that would make you dizzy. Its worth a try, I never drank water until I went on Mort and I find it does help
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      Hi patty

      I drink 2-3 bottles of water a day and try an limit what I drink after 9pm but it doesn't make a difference I go to toilet before bed but 5 mins later I still need amd then like I said 5 or 6 more times through the night. I didn't think my bladder would hold as much!! I as um writing this sitting down the rooms spinning and I feel my vision has changed got blurred even thiugh I just got new glasses as I'd thought that's why I was dizzy but it's still the same if not worse

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      My eyes have gotten worse too. Going to eye doc soon. Been thinking about going off mirt because of that. I'll decide after doc appointment
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    Hi Kelly, I think you have been on the mirt too long to just stop, but agree those side effects are not tolerable. I woulld cut your dose down to 15mg tonight and stay on that for a week at least, Then cut down very gradually after that (get a pill cutter). I was on mirt for four years and got the frequent urination too. I am off it now and have chronic kidney disease. I don't know if the mirt caused it but will have to wait to see if my blood tests improve in a few months.
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      Thanks, Patty and Kathy. I was found to have chronic kidney disease stage 3 a year and a half ago. Nothing was said about the mirt but I found that frequent urination is a side effect and it has stopped sice coming off so I'm hoping that my kidney function will improve too. It may be nothing to do with the mirt but I must admit I strongly suspect that it is. I'm getting tested again in 4 months, so will report back then.
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    I agree with Evergreen that you have been on too long to just drop a dose, but also agree that this level of side effects suggests you and mirt don't get along.  You will need to taper off slowly because mirt withdrawal can be horrendous.  In withdrawal I have had digestive upset with bouts of diarrhea, so it seems to hit the digestive tract coming and going!
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    Thanks you all for your in put. It's quite sad that I receive more help on here than the doctors!

    I've taken you're advice and last night took just 15mg I will try this for a week and see how I go. God evergreen that sounds awful. But I agree I never had problems with going to the toilet before so it just seems to much a coincidence xx

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