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from citalopram to mirtazapine on to fluoxetine..any thoughts?

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glitteronchips Tue 02-Dec-14 11:15:00

I have been on anti ds for many years...always coped to a degree with spells of anxiety and depression. This past year has been awful..anxiety out of control and depression at the worst I have ever had. My GP felt the citalopram had ceased to be effective (5 years on it at 40mg) and decided to try mirtazapine as I was not sleeping and its sedative effect would benefit me. I started on 15mg...then up to 30mg and finally to 45mg a fortnight ago. I am sleeping but the depression is worsening (each time the dose increased I felt I was slightly improved for a day or two and then back into the depths) I called GP again GP was unavailable so spoke to another as felt a fresh eye on things may help. This GP has put me on to have 30mg mirtazapine last night then 15mg tonight then a day without anything starting the fluoxetine on Thursday at 20mg. Does anyone have experience of similar..or just any thoughts of how soon this will improve...I am feeling increasingly desperate. I do not have thoughts of self harming or suicide (never have) but everything feels so sinister just now and I am pinning all hope on this.

fluffydressinggown Tue 02-Dec-14 12:11:48

I have done something similar and have found fluoxetine to be effective. I hope it works for you. I think it can take up to 6 weeks to be fully effective.

glitteronchips Tue 02-Dec-14 12:52:43

thank you for your reply...even a little relief would be good just now. The mirtazapine at least allowed me to remove myself through sleepbut day time is hellish

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