Your experience with DREAMS and Mirtazapine

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Hey guys,

I've been on 30mg of Mirtazapine for one year and right now I'm weaning off them. I'm currently on 15mg, and have been taking that for a few days. I'd like to hear about your experience with having vivid dreams whilst being on this med. Nearly every night since taking this pill my dreams have felt INCREDIBLY real. They're not crazy or violent, but they are weird/a little twisted. They usually involve people I know. Even hours after waking up I still think about my dream and the details of it. Even since dropping to 15mg my dreams are still life-like and detailed.

When I wasn't taking any medication, I rarely used to dream. Well, maybe I did... I just never remembered them. But now, WOW! I could write a book on the dreams I've had. And the weird thing is... I love it! It's cool to have such realistic and memorable dreams.

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    Me too. I LOVE my dreams. I have always dreamed a lot though, but since being on mirt, they have been much more vivid.
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    I've had vivid dreams while on venlafaxine and mirtazapine, but I hadn't linked them to the drug until someone mentioned it on a forum. Funnily enough, they have got even more weird since I started reducing the mirtazapine.
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    I had very vivid dreams also when I first started taking this medication. Nothing scary but a feeling of reality. I am now on 30mg each night and the dreams are less frequent. Like the others, I quite like the dreams and I would often wonder "what will I encounter tonight" after taking the medication before bedtime.
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      Hey Insp.Morse,

        After reading your post on saphire14’s page I couldn’t resist the urge of sending you a message. I love the dreams and how vividly I can recall them but due to my addictive personality, I fear that I’m getting “hooked” on to the need of taking another pill and going ahead for round2/3/4 etc.

        Wanted to ask if you could go back to sleep after the 90-minute nap, easily and if so, do you have other dreams without topping off with another 30mg dose? Also wanted to inquire that if you found the urge to dream to be as irresistible as I do and whether or not you were able to give it up, with relative ease.

        I know it’s been ages since you posted but would definitely like to hear your response.

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    This is great! I've been on plenty of different antidepressants/anxiety medication and I've only been using avanza 1 month now and still on 15mg.

    My whole life I've had horrible nightmares, now the nightmares have stopped and the things I do dream about feel ridiculously real! I wake up thinking that it happened! Cannot explain how real the dreams feel. (At least there not scary anymore) !

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      Hey Rebecca,

        After reading your post on saphire14’s page I couldn’t resist the urge of sending you a message. I love the dreams and how vividly I can recall them but due to my addictive personality, I fear that I’m getting “hooked” on to the need of taking another pill and going ahead for round2/3/4 etc.

        Wanted to ask if you could go back to sleep after the 90-minute nap, easily and if so, do you have other dreams without topping off with another 30mg dose? Also wanted to inquire that if you found the urge to dream to be as irresistible as I do and whether or not you were able to give it up, with relative ease.

        I know it’s been ages since you posted but would definitely like to hear your response.

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    Sometimes they are stressful dreams. Or things I don't want to think of.

    but last night I was Lady Godiva on a beautiful horse. Kinda liked that! LOL

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      Last night I dreamt that Ricky Wilson took me for a ride on a hovercraft around the Everglades! It was all done at top speed. It was exhilarating! Very enjoyable dream like I'd had a really big adventure when I woke up.
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      Hey evergreen,

        After reading your post on saphire14’s page I couldn’t resist the urge of sending you a message. I love the dreams and how vividly I can recall them but due to my addictive personality, I fear that I’m getting “hooked” on to the need of taking another pill and going ahead for round2/3/4 etc.

        Wanted to ask if you could go back to sleep after the 90-minute nap, easily and if so, do you have other dreams without topping off with another 30mg dose? Also wanted to inquire that if you found the urge to dream to be as irresistible as I do and whether or not you were able to give it up, with relative ease.

        I know it’s been ages since you posted but would definitely like to hear your response.

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    I have been on Mirtazapine for six weeks and have had very vivid dreams every night as well which have often been very bizarre!

    I dreamt vividly last night that I had overslept for work!

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      Hey Knowle,

        After reading your post on saphire14’s page I couldn’t resist the urge of sending you a message. I love the dreams and how vividly I can recall them but due to my addictive personality, I fear that I’m getting “hooked” on to the need of taking another pill and going ahead for round2/3/4 etc.

        Wanted to ask if you could go back to sleep after the 90-minute nap, easily and if so, do you have other dreams without topping off with another 30mg dose? Also wanted to inquire that if you found the urge to dream to be as irresistible as I do and whether or not you were able to give it up, with relative ease.

        I know it’s been ages since you posted but would definitely like to hear your response.

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    My dreams have been very vivid also but again not in a nasty way.

    I dream of people I know or have known and like others find it so real I can spend the day thinking about the dream.

    I also find myself going over incidents in my life and it seems to be a way for me to put things to rest and move on.

    Prior to taking Mirtazapine I was also a insomniac and I find I get much more sleep now which has been a bonus for me as being depressed and tired just made my symptoms worse.

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      Hey Keith,

        After reading your post on saphire14’s page I couldn’t resist the urge of sending you a message. I love the dreams and how vividly I can recall them but due to my addictive personality, I fear that I’m getting “hooked” on to the need of taking another pill and going ahead for round2/3/4 etc.

        Wanted to ask if you could go back to sleep after the 90-minute nap, easily and if so, do you have other dreams without topping off with another 30mg dose? Also wanted to inquire that if you found the urge to dream to be as irresistible as I do and whether or not you were able to give it up, with relative ease.

        I know it’s been ages since you posted but would definitely like to hear your response.

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