Hi there, is anybody on mirtazapine? What's your experience of the drug? Also what dose are you on? I've been on it for a month, I'm on 30mg now. I was doing well until the last few days when the anxiety started to come back. Phoned my CPN to see about an increase but she says not just now cos my psychiatrist is on holiday. Thanks
i can only take 7.5mg have tried countless times to up to 15 mg and i get really agitated ,panicky and paranoid. i don't think i get a therapeutic dose, but it does help with my insomnia. im going to try amitriptyline along side.
I had to come of it due to anxiety, I've heard a few similar stories. I went from 15 to 30 to 45, I don't know if there is anything scientific behind it but I personally found it only effective for about a year.
There is other options if your really struggling your CPN should be able to get you in to see a different doctor while yours is away.
Thanks for your replies. Yeah having anxiety is awful. I've been a bit better today though, and I wonder if it's cos I missed last night's dose and took it this morning instead. Do you think it would be alright to change to taking it in the morning instead? I asked my partner and he just said "take it in the evening like you're bloody well prescribed"! Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated
I found that Fruit. Everyone reacts differently to different antidepressants but when I was on mirtazapine I was put on another (citalopram) at the same time as it didn't seem to manage my symptoms by itself.
i was told to take it just before bed as its sleep inducing for me. i have lack of appetite and insomnia so as pp said that's why i was prescribed it. do you find you sleep after taking it? have you put any weight on?
I just feel so much better today so I'm thinking it might suit me to take it in the morning instead. I don't find it sedated me, although I think it makes it easier for me to fall asleep. No I haven't put any weight on since I've been taking it, I stood on the scales today to check. Luckily it doesn't increase my appetite either.
Yay well done. Hope it works for you. I've been cutting down mine as.it was making me overly sleepy/zombie in the day. Last night was first night without anything and I couldn't sleep!! Grrr If I could have the nighttime sedative effects without the daytime groggy I'd love it.