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Had a breakdown in May been on Floroxatine, Sertraline now Mirtazapine 45mg for 11 weeks having some ok days but not many they seem to just help my appetite lost 2st7lbs. getting really anxious keep thinking i won't recover my mind won't turn off! anybody help please. Anne

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    Hi Anne,

    sorry to hear about your breakdown. The worrying is all part of the illness. You have to try & be strong & connect with your higher self & realise that the anxiety is just negative thoughts.

    I had one 15years ago & developed agrophobia. I managed to get through it all on my own but have since suffered with GAD. My mind is very overactive at the moment. It's so difficult to calm down. I find watching life coaches on you tube & yoga/pilates really help.

    I heard that Mirtazapine makes people put weight on but you've lost weight.

    I know how you are felling, it a hideous place to be but remember those OK days & try to hold onto that when you are feelling really bad. x

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    Anne, Like dinky said, weight gain is more the norm, not weight loss. You're on the maximum dose of 45mg and might be experiencing a negative reaction from it. I hope your Dr. didn’t suddenly put you on 45mg without gradually building up to it. My Dr. started me on 15mg for a while and the increased my dosage to 30mg for a while before the final dose of 45mg. to make sure I didn’t have an adverse reaction and let my system absorb it slowly. Your Dr. should recognize the possible problem. I would consult with your Dr. and ask her/him about the dosage, the possible negative reaction, and perhaps weening down to a lower doseage. Good luck and hope things work out.
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      Hi Steve i lost the weight on floroxatine and sertraline! my eating is alot better on mirtazapine, but that is all it is helping my anxiety and negative thoughts are increasing . Anne
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    Welcome Anne,

     I know how yo fel when your mind won't let you rest! it's very tiring! Take a look at your post.....it says...."I keep thinking I won't recover." From someone who has had a nervous breakdown and has PTSD with panic attacks. One thing I know for sure is that sometimes what we tell ourselves makes us worse! It's true...negative talk is so prevalent. i don't remember the exact number but we have alot of negative thoughts we all tell ourselves everyday. I know IT'S HARD. But do try to be nice to yourself! Tell yourself something like..."you know, I may not feel well today, but I know I will get better. I need to relax and be good to myself. It's going to be ok." Whatever you need to tell yourself that makes you feel better and brings you some peace. Write it down on paper and keep it handy.

    You may want to check with the doc and do a med change. May those 2 aren't suited well together.

    Do hope this helps....speak up if you need something!

    Michele

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      Thank you Michele i'm going to the doctors today,feel as though i'm losing the plot with all these thoughts so so anxious ,keep giving myself deadlines it's been 6 months now so frightened. Anne
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    Yes negative self talk is the sould destroyer in mental illness. Everyone I meet tells me i'm too hard on myself. We all do it, it's telling it to shut up & naff off out oud that helps a little, I do that every day now. Ive made myself a "little guide to a postive frame of mind" book that I read when feeling really low it helps. A good book that I'm reading at the moment is "change your brain change your life" I've figured out that I have an overactive basal ganglian. Lack of motivation & over worry is prevalent in the blood flow to that area of the brain. Nature programmes help me too & anything about the universe.

    Professor Robert winston says the "The human brain is the most complex object in the know universe" ..

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      I was prescribed several of these medicines, and suffered dreadful side effects so stopped taking them and researched a highly recommended Hypnotherapist and after 2 sessions feel so much better. I would recommend trying something like that. 
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      thanks for the reply. I have thougtht about hypnotherapy, it's just finding a good one that doesn't caouse more damage. Had bad experiences with therapists recently.
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      I did a lot of research first.He is fully qualified and registered The one I am seeing was recommended and then I Googled him and read his reviews.I feel much better for it and would suggest trying it.
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    Why 45 mg...that seems way to high. I think you need to speak with your doctor and very slowly go down to 30, then slowly again...very slowly down to 15. That's what I would do I think you are on to much and the body is reacting poorly to that dose. Go back and and ask to be eased off. 7.5 is a good dose for sleep.

    good luck....Keep advocating for yourself to go down the ladder...

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    Hi anne,

                  sorry to hear from you. I'm from India. Just joined this site. Mirtazapine 45 mg is a pretty high dose. You were on Prozac & sertraline then relapsed.

    At first find a good "Psychiatrist" (MD) at your area. Its a very common problem in Psychiatric arena. Dont worry.

    With a medicinal career, I can feel for you.

    Mirtaz. is a 2'nd or 3'rd line choice of antidepressant. Seems clearly that u r not doing well on Mirtaz. 45 mg. Lowering the Mirtaz. at 15 mg & adding a time-tested SSRI like Escitalopram (10 mg) may be a good option with your psychiatrist.

    If u respond well, Escitalopram can be increased upto 20 mg/ day.

    Deplin 7.5 mg may be taken into a/c for at least 6 weeks to notice improvement. 

    Best wishes,

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      Hi Ujjal i saw the psychiatrist two weeks ago he said he was happy to keep me on this and discharged me, i feel this week has been terrible he told me i need cbt! feel so confused nobody seems to be taking me seriously.
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      Hi Anne , thats ridiculous ! At first the patient should be given some relief, then those therapies. I suspect you have to consult with another Psychiatrist. Its your life & you have to make rigid dicission right now.

      best wishes,

                         

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      Hi just got back from my doctor! she has refered me back to the Psychiatrist, saying there is no magic pill for obsessive thoughts! Thank you for your reply.                 
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      Ah they are always so quick to discharge, so dishearteneing. Too many other patients. It's happened to me too i know how you feel. Its a long hard slog on the road to recovery, I sometimesw wonder if I'll ever be free from anxiety/depression. Life is so cruel. CBT should help. I have pure O too (obsessive thgouhts) I'm learning to disengage from them. Have you tried any self help book on the matter. I've got "white bears & other onwanted thoughts" & "overcoming obsessive thoughts" I just need to finish reading them. ..big virtual hug
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      Have you ever thought about trying hypnotherapy.  I stopped all medication and started a recommended course of 5 hypnotherapy sessions an after only 2 sessions feel so much better. I have had no panic attacks or problems with anxiety.  I feel much more positive and have more energy. Would recommend that you think about investigating this self help method. 

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