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welly10
welly10

Just a quick one.ive been on mirt 15/30 swapping each day trying to taper off but sleep anxiety put me back been on then just over 2 years been put up to 45 mgs now anyone know how long you can be on them.much appreciated hope you all have a good day

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Hi, I was put on Mirtazapine a year ago for depression, last time I saw my GP he said they were not working for me and until I came off them he couldn't prescribe any thing better,he never discussed reducing the dose so I am carrying on with them for now because they help me sleep. When things get less stressful I am going to try myself to come off them gradually.

_Alex_
_Alex_
in reply to Skye001

That actually depends on what antidepressant your doctor is thinking of switching you to.

If it's a SSRI or SNRI, they are sometimes taken together with mirtazapine on a long term basis. Therefore, having a short-ish period of crossing over between them, where you are taking both, is possible.

welly10
welly10
in reply to _Alex_

No not switching alex I was on 30 but started to taper off by taking 15 on one day then 30 the next so was on 22.5 ish then had a dip and hes put me up to 45 to help I only get anxiety and bad cognitive when I dont sleep

I've been on Mirtazapine for about two years now and had a 6 months break in between. Coming off it again starting next week.

45mgs sounds a lot to me that comes with all the unwanted side effects. I would wean off gradually, even 3.5mgs does the trick with less side effects. I found 7.5mgs were just right for curbing anxiety and aiding sleep.

hi ive been on 45mg for years tried coming off them and it was terrible ended up back on them.

welly10
welly10
in reply to kenster1

Hi Ken thanks for replying.i was balanced using 15mgs 1 day then 30 the next.had a bit of a dip I get really bad if I dont sleep cognitive goes all to pot anxiety flares terrible.so doc put me up to 45 do you get any side effects or was you put straight on 45.

kenster1
kenster1
in reply to welly10

hi straight on to 45mg it was hellish tapering off as was supposed to change to sertraline I only had one tablet and had a severe reaction and ended up at hospital.

welly10
welly10
in reply to kenster1

What you had reaction to sertraline and back on 45 mgs mirt?.i suppose I was trying to taper off as had enough of tablets maybe too much at a time but my brain felt as though there was holes in it really weird.ive got underactive thyroid and type 2 diabetes so they dont help really.its not a quick fix but if they keep you balanced then I'd rather be on them than off.hope your well

kenster1
kenster1
in reply to welly10

yeah sertraline gave me a bad reaction back on mirtazapine I want to try again and see how I cope without medication.

welly10
welly10
in reply to kenster1

Good luck I'm gonna try too when its right time just pisses you off tablets

I was on those they worked for a while, but then didn't seem to do anything other than make me gain excessive weight. I'm now on zopoclone which I finds really works for me.

Hi Mazda how long you been on zopiclone for I'm taking it to get sleep patterns back

About 8months as it is the only medicine that relaxes me for sleep, unfortunately it doesn't keep me asleep all night, but I'm getting enough to be able to manage my days.

Yes terrible the next day without sleep especially when working full time.wish someone would just hit me over the head sometimes lol.

Hi Mazda2 what dose ard you on 7.5 or 3.75

Hi welly10 7.5 the 3.5 did nothing for me, I used to be on phenegen which is another OK tablet.

Hi Mazda2 do you take every night and do they work every night

When ever I need them really, I use lavender sprays as well.

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