Since being on mirtazapine, I've gained 1.5 stones and still increasing. I also have constant heavy limbs and pain in my shins. Another symptom I have is severe exhaustion. I'm taking 45mg and my consultant says it's my illness that's causing the weight gain; however, every forum reports the same amount of weight gain on this drug.
I've tried exercising 5-6 times a week and a healthy diet; yet, my weight is still increasing, after 6/8weeks of taking 45mg.
I also have a lifeless body and shin pains, so I have now had to stop exercising, as my body won't let me and I fall over if I try.
I sleep 14 hours a day and still exhausted when I get up.
Please tell me, my consultant is wrong about all these symptoms, and I'm not imagining all these symptoms.
My own GP agrees with me, that it's the medication, but sent me for blood tests to eliminate other causes.