Started mirt!

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Hi thanks to all who replied previously to last message. Started my mirt on fri night 15 mg. still been on 75 mg venlafaxine. Cut that to 37.5 mg tomorrow. First night took mirt 20 mins before bed. Didn't sleep for ages. Took an hour before bed last night got of too sleep better. Hav felt drowsy but it's early days. We all want to get back to just feeling normal again don't we.

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    I have found I need to take it an hour and a half to two hours before bed to be able to sleep. If I don't leave at least an hour and a half before bed it actually stops me sleeping.
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    Like evergreen I take my mirtazapine about an hour and a half before I settle down to sleep. I take venlafaxine as well, the combination has worked well. I didn't realise the mirt was having a sedative effect until recently when I started reducing it and found I woke up early in the mornings.
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      Hi pixie. So how are you now?.. Are you happy u went on mirt. Did u have a lot of side effects and how long before u felt a difference. Sorry it's all questions. X
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      I'm very happy I went on mirtazapine, it saved my sanity and gave me back my life. I started having some slightly better times about a week after I started it, but it was almost indiscernible to begin with, and then very up and down. It was more than a month before I noticed a real benefit at the time, and many months before I felt normal. Side effects were few, just a dry mouth really, except for one embarrassing problem - an inability to reach orgasm. Of course to start with this wasn't a problem because I wasn't interested in sex anyway!
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      I'm supposed to go on to 37.5 mg venlafaxine tomorrow for a week.then probably stop it. I am worried that I will be sleepy all day once on mirt itself..I'm self employed and still working putting face on..were you on mirt itself to start with? ..also when I read about people going up to 30 mg what they'r saying sounds scary...been on 150 mg ven for 4 years fine, then Xmas

      too stressful back it came...

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