Upping from 15mg to 30mg after 4 weeks

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Hello everyone I called the doctors today as i feel my anxiety creeping back in. He suggested to up my dose to 30mg. I am quite scared about doing this? has anyone had any positive experiece from upping to 30? Will I get any bad side effects?

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    Hi Ruby 

    I did the  same as you  increased it to 45mg at my worst, I then realised the more I took the worse I felt. I am now currently coming off them. Not sure if it helps but try to see why your getting more anxiety if it's not related to medication. As I didn't realise untill they increased mine that it was in fact the tablets themselves.

    Good luck x  

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      What did you take them for if you don't mind me asking? I have just started a new job and so so much pressure. This is causing my anxiety. I don't really want to up my dosage to be honest. I start cbt on Monday so hoping this will help rather than upping the mirt
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      I had them prescribed at Christmas after a emergency operation that caused me to have depression. I have previously experienced depression since having my son in 2009. 

      I also become come anxious when stressed / low which I have since found out is me. I am on day 7 of no mertazapine and feel awful. My GP yesterday said he believes I have classic depression with anxiety. The interesting thing was he said he didn't even think mertazapine was liecenced  for anxiety so I have gone on citalopram. 

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      Hi Joy.  I have been prescibed Mitrazapine for insomnia because i was on Zimovane sleeoing tablets for years.  My GP said that the Mirts would ease the anxiety of coming of the Zops.  I dont sleep at all well since and am wondering if the doctors know what they are doing. Why did you come off them.
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      Hello Joy, as others have said same for me, the higher dose i took the worse it got, infact my doctor told me Mirtazapine causes anxiety and prescribed me Propanolol to cope with the side affect.  Depression starts with diet it is very true when people say we are what we eat.  Please dont go on the downward spiral I was on taking meds after meds - you know doctors are payed to prescribe..  < That to me is a scary thought.  I asked my doctor would you take mirtazapine and his reply was, "If I have a headache I take head ache tablet, if im feeling down i take a happy pill"

      Everything you take in your body has a side affect.  I learnt from my mothers experience, she was on anti depressants for 10 years until finally she was diagnosed with Bipolar and is on some serious meds.  She has never seemed the same since and her life is "DULLED" I do not want this for myself and if I can help anyone in anyway I will - I am not a doctor but I now understand what SOME doctors are doing to the public.

      In every industry you have "bad eggs" including as you probably know police, hospitals, nurses, carers.  No profession is a bad one but there are bad people in them trying to make money off other people.  

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    Hi Ruby.  I have been on 30mg for two weeks now and havent got any side effects yet.  They leave me feeling a bit drowsy next day but that soon wears off. Give it a few weeks to kick in. Like me you may not get any side effects, others have though. 
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    Hi R, I am on 30mg Mirt and it was the first thing to help with anxiety. I hope you feel better soon. David.
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    I was also prescribed propranolol when anxiety was at its worst. They didn't help just made me feel horrible and I had a constant flutter in my chest. 

    My GP who I've now Bern seeing ( nit the one who prescribed mert) wanted me to change to citalopram weeks ago when I first had signs of anxiety. He said he wasn't even sure mirtazapine was even licensed for anxiety! 

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    Hey ruby,

    I do not have much info regarding your issue but I do have some questions I believe you or others in this particular forum could help me with. I'm guessing I'm around your age. I have been on wellbutrin for about 5 weeks for a combo of problems all associated with borderline personality disorder (depression, anxiety etc) I think I've seen some mild improvements in my social anxiety but otherwise I feel that this med has been less effective than I expected. I'm thinking about switching over to remeron (the lowest dosage) either alone or along with the wellbutrin. My questions are: did the sedative effect impact your life negatively at all? did it cause you to become less motivated, lethargic, lose focus etc? My second question is about one of the listed less common side effects: "mental disturbances." Did you experience anything like this? If so what did you experience-- I am a student and am trying to avoid any meds that will have a negative effect on my accademic performance..

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Gael

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