Taking Mirtazapine whilst working night shifts

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So I have been taking Mirtazapine for just over 2 weeks now, and it is working quite well, I have certainly noticed a change, and on the couple of times when I have forgotten to take them, I do notice it and start to have bad thoughts like I used to.

The real question is that I am about to start working nights, shelf filling at Tesco's, which I am really excited about, I am definitely a night owl, so that suits me, but I don't know when I should be taking my Mirtazapine, as my Dr told me to take them in the nights before bed, so my thought was to take them before I went to bed the next morning instead, but then I have two nights off a week, and this throws a spanner in the works obviously, cos I don't want to be taking two doses in one 24 hour period... What should I do with this situation? Should I take it on those mornings of those days off, even though it isn't before bed? 

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    Definitely take them in the morning before you go to sleep. On your days off, I would take them an hour and a half before you want to go to sleep. I don't think it will harm taking them a different time two days a week. Just don't take them before you need to be active!
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    Yup what Evergreen says. I would take them after work, just before you go to bed. On your days off you would take them also 1 hr before bedtime and you'll sleep like a baby. (That's me at least. They knock me out within 30 min)
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    Ask your GP what you should do:  you can't be the only person working nights on this medication
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