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I have history of anxiety/depression, which got worse this past year. I finally saw a psychiatrist in November as I was still struggling badly after 8 weeks of various dosages of Sertraline. She recommended 30mg Mirtazapine which worked amazingly well. Stayed on 50mg Sert as well. She gave me some leeway in finding the best 'balance' in the medications and trusts that I won't do anything too drastic.
However I started to put on weight quickly and had very bad 'wind' so she suggested cutting the Mirtazapine to 15mg, this was after 4 weeks. I started to experience some anxiety after 2 weeks of cutting the Mirt so have resumed the 30mg. I am thinking I now want to cut out the Sertraline altogether as I don't think it ever really agreed with me, so will slowly taper that down to nothing. I think the Mirt will stop the anxiety coming back however I still have weight/wind problem
Has anybody found a good balance between Mirt and another antidepressant that doesn't make them gain weight rapidly and yet keeps the horrible anxiety way? Also how did you introduce the second med without side effects? Or has anyone found that 15mg of Mirt on its own is enough to keep it away (if I tapered down more slowly)?
Thanks for any help. Just need a good balance that I can stay on long term.
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