Taking 30mg of mirtazapine for three weeks still depressed and eating like a horse

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Been taking 30mg of mirtazapine for three weeks after weaning off seroxat. I'm still feeling so unhappy with little or no energy to do the simplest of things and my appetite is tremendous to say the least. I could eat all day and I'm overweight as it is. It's almost uncontrollable. My whole body aches and I'm just so tearful. Will this get better with time. I'm getting desperate. Please someone tell me this gets better.!!

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    I'm trying to get off it mandy. It does agree with me at all. God knows what my brain is doing. It's made me so angry and irritable for the last month like I'm a different person. Work out if it's going to work for you but if it isn't I would get off it as soon as you can. Some people have big problems getting off it and I'm one of them at the moment I ferl horrendous and I've only just started.

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      Thank you for your reply. It making me angry and agitated too. I have been on it for almost four weeks now. Will give it a couple more weeks and go back to Doctor. Good luck trying to come off it it's horrible I know when I came off seroxat it was pretty awful. Good luck but don't suffer doing it get help from doctor. There's nothing worse than suffering depression people don't always understand. If it isn't something others can see sometimes it's like your not believed. Take care and thank you for your reply.x

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    Hi Mandy,

    Mirt is a very good drug for depression, it kicks in rapidly as compared to others. The eating.i went through, just try to have healthy options available. Hang in there.

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    Hi Mandy,

    Mirt is a very good drug for depression, it kicks in rapidly as compared to others. The eating.i went through, just try to have healthy options available. Hang in there.

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    I would wait one more weeks and if is not getting any better would come off asap. 

    It's never worked for me but I know is working for some people.

    Eva

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    Hi mandy

    mwyb if you give it a few more days to see if you notice any difference but if you don't you maybe be wise to ask to get changed to different antidepressants 

    im wk 14 off mirtazapine was on them for 16 months and they didn't suit me but I know a few people who they have worked well for..

    im always around so if you want to mail me regarding mirt il help you the best I can

    hopefuly this has helped you some 

    kaz 

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      Hi Kaz,

      Can I ask you how was to coming off remeron? I'm having a hard time with it. 

      Thank you

      Eva

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      Hi Kaz

      In a past 2 years I was on off 3 times. I get remeron bc had nausea and I was losing weight. Never worked for me. I was on it only 7.5 mg. I never had depression or anxiety but now I'm completely disabled bc this medication. Severe anxiety burning head/ scalp 24/7. 

      Im tapering the 3rd time very slowly now down to 0.5 mg. scared to stop. 

      What is the dose you stoped taking it?

      thank you for responding 

      Eva

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      Hi Eva 

      i sent you a private message last night..look in your messages

      i was took of mirtazapine a few times overnight..

      i was on 45mg30mg15mg took of them all overnight as my doc and physc don't believe there is withdrawals from this drug

      have a look at your messages 

      kaz x

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      Eva

      ive replied to your message just look at right hand side of page it shows your message click it then reply is at bottom of the box you write in 

      kaz 

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    Mandy for me mirtazapine 45mg took a good while ( months) before it fully worked and I felt 100% mentally well,been on it nearly 6 years and very well on it.sadly it does make you hungry,( well me) but I felt so unwell before that I would have rather put up with extra weight gain than depression,but I'm coming only because last couple years developed nightmares on them.but I know someone on them who has none,so you may be lucky.hope it's not too long before you feel better.

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      Thanks Christine I'm having weird dreams. Will give them a few more weeks then speak to Doctor. I will have to watch what I eat I'm overweight anyway so will have to choose healthy options. Xx

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