Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

  1. #1

    Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Hi all, Iíve just recently posted about being on fluoxetine and before that venlafaxine but both of these tablets caused immense side effects - venlafaxine caused severe feelings of dissociation and and frightened me. Fluoxetine caused insomnia - incredible shaking that would last for hours at a time and surge like despair throughout the day. Iíve tried other things like natural remedies- St. Johnís wort - cbd oil - ashwaganda and now here I am after a frantic phone call with the doc on Friday morning, starting mirtazipine. Iím in need of help as Iíve been struggling with GAD and somatic symptom disorder for over two years and crippling health anxiety on top of it all. Iíve had two psychiatric teams involved in my treatment as well as cbt therapy and yet Iím still struggling. Everyone on this forum is brilliant - panic_down_under especially. I felt like it was time to put a post on here and ask for support as I really struggled through with the other tablets - so Iím on day one of mirtazipine and I will write down My experiences With and if anyone is at a similar stage or has any advice, encouragement and support to other - it truly would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much fellow folk of no more panic

  2. #2

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Day one

    Took my 15mg tablet way too late- 11pm. Fell asleep within 20 mins and then slept through until 11:30 am. Felt groggy but managed to get washed which is a positive. I know in my heart it is way too soon for any improvements but at least itís a start.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    241

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Hi, I've been on mirtazapine twice. This time I've been on it for 7 years. I have never had side effects from this drug, except being sleepy at night time, which is awesome I think you'll be fine on this drug.
    __________________
    I'm not like them, but I can pretend

  4. #4

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Thank you so much snowygreen for your post and encouraging words.

  5. #5

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Day Two

    Must admit that I was incredibly thirsty and ate a lot more than usual yesterday. Took 15 mg tablet about 11 pm - probably too late again as found it impossible to get up out of bed this morning. Have had breakfast though which is a positive- as both anxiety and depression have seemed to rob me of my appetite. Will keep posting as I hope it may help someone else who is starting on these tablets but also itís helping me to keep a diary and gain support too.

  6. #6

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Also snowygreen what dose are you on?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    241

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Quote Originally Posted by Deedee33 View Post
    Also snowygreen what dose are you on?

    I am on 30mg
    __________________
    I'm not like them, but I can pretend

  8. #8

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Thank you for replying - the tiredness thing is quite full on

  9. #9

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Day Three

    Dry mouth. I knew that this was one of the side effects but itís been quite bad on a morning so note to self - need to drink more fluids. So very hard to get up out of bed this morning - slept 12 hours and still feeling knackered. It actually feels like Iím waking up after having a massive binge on alcohol the night before - so Iím really not sure how Iím going to cope if thatís a side effect thatís consistent.

    Made the horrendous mistake of falling down the rabbit hole and reading lots of mirtazipine horror stories on glorious google. Urgh. Iím starting to wonder whether the fear of antidepressants and their side effects and already scuppering the chances of them working in my favour. I know they are not the magic fix but Iíve been struggling for so long now that I had been keeping the antidepressants route as the last route to go down. Not sure whether sleeping too much is better than sleeping too little? If anyone is reading this - thank you - and will keep posting.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    2,369

    Re: Starting on Mirtazipine and diary

    Quote Originally Posted by Deedee33 View Post
    Dry mouth. I knew that this was one of the side effects but itís been quite bad on a morning so note to self - need to drink more fluids.
    Sip, don't drink as the dry-mouth will continue even if you drink gallons. It isn't caused by dehydration. If it becomes a major issue there are products such as moisturising gels, mouth sprays, mouthwashes and toothpastes which can make a significant difference. Biotene is one popular international brand and there are probably some local ones too. Your chemist will be able to guide you on what's available.

    So very hard to get up out of bed this morning - slept 12 hours and still feeling knackered.
    Mirtazapine if pretty much only a powerful antihistamine, in fact more so than many of the meds sold as such and blocking histamine H1 receptors produces mostly sedation. Mirtazapine usually becomes less sedating as the dose increases and tolerance to the sedation may develop after a while.

    Not sure whether sleeping too much is better than sleeping too little?
    It might be just what you need atm.
    __________________
    .

    - - What to know about: Telepsychiatry | Teletherapy - -




    The opinions expressed above are based on my observations and, where applicable, interpretation of cited data and are general in nature. Consult your physician before acting on anything stated.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Diary of starting Trazodone
    By stormyok10 in forum Trazodone
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-08-13, 11:31
  2. Mirtazapine diary starting from day 1
    By Fordrsrickc in forum Mirtazapine /Zispin
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-03-13, 22:23
  3. My Personal Diary Starting Fluoxotine/Prozac
    By ANG3LIC in forum Fluoxetine / Prozac
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-06-12, 15:04

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •