starting mirtazipine 15mg

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 been given mirtazipine today for anxiety and insomnia,   was wondering when is the best time to take , at bedtime or before?    i have to stop the zopiclone now does this medication usually take long to start acting? appreciate any feedback  jo

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    Hi Johann,

    What did your doctor suggest for taking Mirtazapine? I've been on it for a long time and take it 1-2 hours before bedtime. You may have to experiment with the time since we are all different. If you don't have trouble falling asleep you could take it at bedtime. I would suggest that you take it an hour or more before bedtime and see how that works.

    Good luck to you.

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      thanks karin i appreciate  your response the doctor just said take at night so i will try an hour before bed kind regards jo
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    Yes, i take it and its best about an hour before bed.  You may feel a bit sleepier in the morning until it settles but it does give a good sleep.
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    Hi, same as you, I was prescribed Mirtazapine 15mg for anxiety and insomnia about 4 months ago, the first few nights I took it an hour before bed but this didn't work for me. I found it works best (for me) to take it as I'm going to bed. It did make me feel groggy for the first few days but this soon wore off. One piece of advice I took from someone on this forum which was invaluable was to make sure you're tired before going to bed and then take your tablet. I have found if I go to bed but I'm not really tired, I take my tablet and then just lay awake for ages. You will find out what's best for you, help always on hand in this great forum 😊

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      hi lisie thanks for taking the time to share your experiences, all comments taken onboard, i much appreciate it regards johann
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