Started taking Mirtazapine 15mg beginning of week, initially in combination with Sertraline.

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Given Mirtazapine to help serious long-standing insomnia, with plan to drop Sertraline in 2 weeks.  First night 6 hours sleep, second 4 hours, third only 2 hours, even with Zopiclone.  Today I feel more suicidal than I ever have done. Total lack of any feeling of self-worth.  Has anybody else out there had this reaction?  My GP is on holiday and I feel unable to speak to anyone else.

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    Hey hun, it took about a month of taking mirtazapine to start fully working, although some side effects will make you feel worth so maybe stop taking it although i'm not a professional...dont suffer in silence if you feel so bad go to A&E or maybe a walk in centre...i've been there trust me and its awful...i'm coming off mirtazapine and its the worst.  good luck
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      Hi Nicki

      How long have you been taking mirtazapine? I am looking to come off it soon what withdrawal can I look forward too

      Thanks

      Gavin

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      taking it since sept last year 15 up to 30 beginning of the year...i had a panic attack yesterday at work and honestly thought I was dying....I quit cold turkey though just had enough of all the side effects etc...insominia, shakey ness, feel sick, loss of appetiate etc, but everyone is different...
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      Hi

      Sorry to hear that I have there can some nasty dude effects, perhaps try tapering down slowly. What were you taking it for did it help?

      G

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    Hi Susan.  I also suffer from chronic insomnia. Having been on Zopiclone for many years, my gp decided it was time to come of them and when i mentioned i was anxious about that she prescribed Mirtazapine.  Of course, i hardly slept at all also i didnt like the side effects, grogginess next day and restless legs at night.  When i went back to report these symptoms and asked her if there was something else i could take she refused point blank. I feel so let down so have now resorted to buying of the internet.  Without out sleep it is easy to feel suicidal, felt dreadful myself, zombie like and just going through the motions of life, not living it. Can you go see another gp, you really ought to.  I am ok with the Zops on their own in conjunctions with Melatonin tablets.  Please see a gp asap.
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      Hi viv,

      I have been taking mirtazapine for 3 months and it has helped with sleep. But want to come off it in few months but worried about not sleeping again. Hope you don't mind me asking your age and where you get the melatonin from and does it help? 

      Many thanks

      Gavin

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