tiredness on mirtazipine

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When will it stop? How long do i need to take it for before i will get over this?

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    Very individual thing I am afraid. Some users report improvments at around 2 weeks. I was not one of them and I had to stop taking after 3 weeks as I could function.  Some report it being less drowsey on dosesof 30mg and up.

    Oh and watch out for the munchies! This is well known for its appitite stimulant effects as well.

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      How are you getting on tony? Did you have any withdrawal problems from stopping the mirt? Did gp recommend another anti depressant ? 
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    What dose are you on ? I started on 7.5mgs three weeks ago and now on 15mgsfor two weeks. I feel tired but nothing I can't cope with. I am not having such a good day today as feeling low. I am seeing my gp in a week for a review so I am guessing I may have to go up to 30 mgs. Can you function ok and how long have you been taking mirt ? 
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    As far as I am concerned you will not get over the tredness. I was on 15 mg which I took at night (I am no longer taking it) and the sedative effect lasted until, say, mid-morning and so if I had a morning appointment (I don't work) eg with the bank where I wanted my responses to be acute I would not take it the night before.

    Now I don't see most nights much over 7 hours whereas on mirt I was sleeping 9 hours.

    I have to add that even MH fellow users/clients of day services would be unsympathetic to me nodding off in groups etc.

    Sorry to give you good news.

    If you want to see the possible side-effects look for the data sheet on the patient.info webesite or elsewhere.

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      Is there another anti depressant that works the same ie not SSRI group that does the same without the sedation effect I would appreciate your opinion 
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      U do get over the tiredness I'm on thirty Mirt and I am a full time staff nurse. U say u were on 15 and this is why u were tired as 15 is more sedative than 30. I could not leave house last year and now I feel amazing . Everyone is different yes I was tired at first but this side effect short lived.
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      It was so nice to hear your version on mirt and such a positive one. I already feel better since I read your message. I am on 15 MSG but think my GP will suggest I go up to 30 mgs. Did you feel better on the 30 mgs 
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      Hey ye was on 15 for a week then up to 30 but if I'm being honest it was a good 12 weeks before I started to feel really better. I was on this drug six year ago and recovered fully and remained well for four Years now back on it for a year and been well now for eight months and life great. I also had no side effects either when I came off the drug last time so gp is keeping on it til April 2015 and then to come off it x
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      I am also a nurse so I hope I have something in common with you and can beat this horrid depression! Did you have any side effects when you went up to 30 mgs? I feel I should stay on the 15 but feel I may need the 30 mgs. 12 weeks seems like a long road but at least you are being honest. Where you able to work during that period ? 
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      Hi Teresa as Jacqueline (I think we have spoke before) I was extremely tired when first taking mirt but it seems to be getting better as time goes on when I first took it would knock me out for about 13 hours straight now I am sleeping a nice 9-10 hours and am defo feeling a lot better then I was I couldn't leave the house either but last couple days have managed to go out a couple times . I have been on it for just over 2 weeks now so hoping things  will only get better xx
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      Do you take 15 or 30 mgs ? it's good to hear some good news and I am about the same stage as yourself 
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      I. Take 15 at mo think I may go up to 30 next week tho as seems that's a good does to settle with . X
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      You are at the same stage as me and I think that is what my GP will say to me on the 22nd. We should really keep in touch and support each other. My friends try to help but unless you have had depression you can never really understand 
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      Yea that would be really nice :-) do u know how to send private messages on here might be the easiest way of staying in contact .. I know what u mean I'm really lucky I have a friend that has been through this too so she is really good for advice and stuff ...
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      I don't think you can exchange email addresses which is a shame. I suppose they try to protect people by operating safe guards if you no what I mean. Let's keep in touch though as it's good to have someone who is on the same road 
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      I think u can send messages through here there is a message thing at top but this is fine if u r happy just know I have miss placed people before on here so many people lol 
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      Mirtazapine is a 'Noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant' or NaSSa. From looking at them I think mirt is quite unique but there are similar drugs available. That said if you only want to avoid ssri's there are plenty of other options. Have you discussed snri's with the doctor? TCA's such as clomipramine are another option  available too.
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