On Wednesday I was prescribed 15mg of Mirtazapine to be taken at night, which I did. I slept well that night but the next morning I could not wake up, I felt like a zombie and I had a severe depressive episode, crying, feeling almost suicidal and panicky. My husband phoned my doctor who told me not to take any more tablets and to phone him on Monday to let him know how I was and to discuss what to do next. I slept most of Thursday and several hours on Friday. It's now Saturday and I'm still feeling very spaced out. I feel dizzy when I stand up, although the depression has lifted.
What I would like to know is - has anybody here had a similar experience with Mirtazapine? How long did it take for you to feel "normal" again? It seems such an extreme reaction to what was a very low dose, and I'm really getting worried that this side effect will be permanent.
I was on Fluoxetine for 14 years until last November, when it felt like it wasn't working any more, however that came after a year of viral illnesses and I think that was what brought on my depression again. My doctor switched me to Sertraline but that gave me chronic diahorrea, hence the change to Mirtazapine last week - but that obviously doesn't suit me either. I am thinking I should go back to Fluoxetine as I had no side-effects from that. Any thoughts please?