thinking of going back on Mirt

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Came off 15mg of mirt gradually, over a month or so having Bern on it for about 4 months for depression and sleep problems. Came off because I had zero motivation to do anything, total lacklustre, but they did help with my sleep, which has been a problem for many years but has got worse.

I found that when I started cutting back to 7.5 and even half that my sleep was still ok and my motivation, while not what I wanted was definitely better on such low dose than on 15mg.

Now that been off for a month sleep is very bad, and this is now making my depression come back with a vengeance. I was almost at point of being scared of going to bed as knew wasn't going to get to sleep, but when on mirt, knee I would get sleep even on small dose. Now seriously thinkin of going back to 7.5. Thoughts, advice?

As I say had problems many years with sleep so this is NOT brought about by not having the mirt, been like this with sleep for 15years, and I do function better with sleep as we all do I guess. Not going back onto 15mg, but 7.5, maybe

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    You might be suffering from withdrawal symptoms which will make your sleep difficult for a while until your past the withdrawal stage, just a thought.
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    If it worked on the higher dosage before, go back on it asap.


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    Did mirtazapine do anything to significantly help your depression? If not and it just helped your sleep a little then perhaps there would be something else that is more suitable for you, maybe a combination of medications. A friend of mine she takes one antidepressant and another medication at night for her sleep, I cannot remember what they are called though I am afraid. I take mirtazapine and it has significantly helped me, but everyone is different.
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    I would consider another type of medication just for your sleep problem. If you have no depression and just insomnia, why not go with something that is less addictive.

    i say addictive because it has been addictive with me and I can't seem to get off this medication although I have tried several times. The problem for me with the mirtazapine is that I don't get withdrawl symptoms till I'm off it for a week. I know weird drug. So as easy does it as I wean, I still have an unreal reaction once off the mirtazapine . I was off it for 20 days lost ten pounds and could not tolerate the stomach issues, dizzy, fainting, anxiety. I went back on it.

    see if there isn't something you could get for just a sleep disorder.

    good luck

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