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Mirtazapine

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:24 pm
by sunchyme
Hi,
Does anyone here have experience of taking mirtazapine? How did it go for you? I've been prescribed it by the adult mental health team on top of citalopram, lamotrigine and aripiprazole, but I'm a bit concerned about the side effects...

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:21 pm
by capitalt
Helps with sleep.
Good luck.

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:18 pm
by sunchyme
Thanks!

Would it make me struggle to wake up?

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:20 pm
by bluebell123
I found even the highest dose of mirtazapine useless and my doc has just given me amitriptyline again.

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 am
by capitalt
It helps me sleep but I still wake up early.
Apparently the higher the dose the less sedative effect it has, though helps with early morning low moods.
Hope this helps.

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:03 pm
by sunchyme
Thank you both!

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:51 am
by lonelybrokenheart
I've had both. Both were rubbish with side effects. I went through them all until my doctor gave up and decided to bring out the big guns. They are called Lyrica pregablion (I call them magic pills). They calm the brain enough to kill of most the anxiety. They are expensive, so doctors keep them quiet.

Re: Mirtazapine

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:34 pm
by ninja-badger
I've been on Mirtazapine since 2010, 30mg. For the first few years it worked well. It was also great with sleep though did increase my appetite, mostly carbs. The drug seems to have pooped out now and doesn't seem to work like it used to.