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Mirtazapine and sleepiness

Hi, I was taken off my SSRI Escitalopram as was bruising a lot. Started on Mirtazapine 4 days ago and all I want to do is sleep. It’s stopped the anxiety but I sleep all the time and get nothing done. On 15mgs and told to increase to 30mgs after a week. Thanks in advance x

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Hi That med will make you sleepy , regarding the Dose tell your Dr how it's effecting you he/she may not up the Dose if your happy with result already, Please take care

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Thank you

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The lowest the dose the more sedating. True.

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Thank you, I’ll try the higher dose fingers crossed x

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Are you taking it before bed? I was 15mg for 6 months. It made me sleepy so I took it before bed, although for the first week or two I was sleepy the next day as well.

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I am yes, got to up it to 30mgs tomorrow.

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Good luck!

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ive been on strongest dose for years.at times I still struggle to sleep about 30 minutes before bed is what I do.do you have an alarm maybe set it so your up at the same time just to get into a routine.

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Still off work but have to get up with my dog, I’ve got teenage kids who sort themselves out and husband been around so do have the option to stay in bed x

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I am worried about the weight gain, I’ve gone up 1/2 stone in a week! X

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I gained weight also but for me at the time it was a good thing.try just eat a bit of toast just before you take it then go to bed before the hunger comes on.

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Already overweight! X

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the need for eating should after should calm down but if not go back to your doctor maybe.

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