Still not feeling good going back on mirtazipine

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I know it's only been a week of mirtazapine (went cold turkey for 6 days, bad idea it really messes with you! Don't do it!!) My anxiety so bad especially around 1pm-5pm (I have no idea why!!!) And my depersonalisation is really bad at this time like I feel I'm gonna lose it! This time yesterday I was crying to a crisis mental health team which I got the number of a website because I felt so detached from reality and myself!!! I hate mirtazipine! Anyways I have had derealization for 12 years but past few weeks it's been bad, normally I can manage it! I rang doctor today and begged her if I could try lamotrigine because I heard it might help with derealization /depersonalization and I am so excited to get it! I've had depersonalisation for such a long time what if lamotragine does work and reality scares me! I have read so many excellent reviews on lamotragine I hope to god it gets rid of my depersonalisation lol!!! Anyway I'm gonna go 15mg mirtazapine for a week and tapered from there and end the hell I am having on this monster drug! Bye for now 😊

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    Hi Pamela, I’m exact same been on mirtz for just over 2 years started on 30mg now on 45 went to docs for severe anxiety and insomnia and depression. And so it began on the mirtz problem is the only effect I get is they make me fall asleep as for my anxiety and depression it’s there all day every day mirtz doesn’t touch my low mood or severe anxiety. Scared to come off them for fear of no sleep but need help for my low depressed mood and anxiety. 
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      Thanks for your reply juls ? I'm tapering to 15 mg tonight from 30mg I'm so sick of feeling absolutely terrified all day! I calm down about 6 pm and then it starts all over again the next day 😦 I feel like I should be in a mental home! I know mirtazapine has done something bad to my brain!

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      Aw Pamela I feel your pain what dose were you on? I dread waking in mornings to be fair yes I fall asleep but wake up with a panic attack and low mood I can’t win. Hate that overwhelming feeling of anxiety I suffer at this time every night until I take the mirtz and then I just fall asleep my head is going round in circles and yes I agree it’s done something to my brain. X
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      I'm sorry you are going through this too! I'm on 30 mg only been on it a week, I use to be on 7.5mg then it stopped working that's when I started getting panic attacks and panic disorder so I cold turkey ed from it. I've just started lamotrigine and it's making me feel more anxious at the moment, I just want to relax and watch emmerdale and feel like I did a few months ago...I hope it gets better for all of us....I feel like crying don't want to wake up with another day of this....have to stay strong for my little boy xx

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      Oh Pamela the only consolation is we are not alone. Me too am keeping it together for my boy and girl but some days/nights it’s so hard 😭 don’t want to feel like this but scared to come off them incase I go down! I was reading other comments everyone seems to have different affects don’t they? I’m same just want to wake up pill free and feeling like my old self. And the weight gain is getting me so down also thanks for replying it means a lot sorry you are also in same place as me but I’m sure we will get there xx

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    I understand this I have been going through the same things as you described, the depersonalisation, feeling “paper thin” and I don’t know what the solution is.. I just realise I am not the only person in the boat, but it’s not a boat anyone really wants to be on.. I hope things improve for us all, I don’t have all the answers just empathy x
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      Thanks Rosina they have a lot to answer for only thing they doing for me is giving me sleep and my days are swamped by low mood and anxiety attacks. 😭

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