For about three years (yes it really has been that long!) I have been backwards and forwards to my GP asking to come off Mirtazapine. It's great for sleep, but crap for weight gain and metabolism increase.
Most GP's have said I had to go cold turkey without a replacement. I've spent many a period feeling so awful that I have had to return to it after 4/4 weeks.
Until recently when a new ish GP actually did some homework. She took me off Mirtazapine and suggested Olanzapine.
That drug has changed my life! I am less anxious, less moody, less depressed, I am active, eating well and have already lost a few pounds. I am really happy for the first time in god knows how long. I feel a new person.
Mirtazapine was making me feel worse and I never knew it. I sometimes get tired now because I am on the go from the moment I wake up. But I prefer that to the fogginess and demotivation that the Mirtazapine caused.
So a big two fingers to Mirtazapine. I now feel I have a bright future.