Starting mirtazapine - side-effects

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Hi, I know many people have asked things like this before. I've just started mirtazapine - I actually started on it 3 months ago but gave up after just 2 days due to the side-effects. This time around I'm on day 4 but the side-effects are still really bothering me and I would welcome any advice about when I can expect them to lift - or when, if they still haven't lifted, it would be time to give up. I feel groggy, difficulty concentrating, light-headed, a bit dizzy, and also increasingly agitated. It was prescribed me due to both depression and difficulty sleeping. It has helped with sleep, I think, but since it still is making me feel nearly as awful as a lack of sleep I'm struggling with whether it's worth it. My GP said to give it at least 3 weeks. I'm on 15 mg.

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    It probably took me 1-2 months to really feel better if I’m being honest. It will help your sleep and you will feel more like yourself again. I was on for a total of 6 months.

    I’m coming off now and it’s pretty uncomfortable, but hopeful it will be worth it in the end.

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    I took 1 dose of Mirtazapine 6 weeks ago and had awful side effects.  Still do not feel right I would stay away from it! Try something else.... that is a weird drug! 
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    Hi! I've been on mirtazapine for about 2 years. I would recommend starting at 7.5 mg for 1-2 weeks (you can cut the 15mg in half), and work your way up that way. I think it was too much for your body to jump into the 15mg right away. Starting at 7.5 should help lessen side effects while helping your body adjust to the med. Hope this helps!

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