Does anyone else take this medication?
If so how do you get long with it.
After a period of suffering with all manner of odd symptoms, my GP has today advised taking 'something' to help with anxiety. I have usually had Diazepam 2mg to take as and when I feel really anxious and a prescription for 20 tablets usually lasts me around 3 to 4 months. But more symptoms have crept in recently which I think probably are anxiety related and I was in floods of tears in the surgery this morning.
I think some of it is still a backlash from a cardiac 'event' I experienced in October last year. GP also advised to try counselling and gave me the number of a 'Wellbeing' service. I contacted this service last year after the cardiac event and went through (of all things) a telephone consultation, which they assured me was just to assess my condition and needs. Then they said I would be on a waiting list for face-to-face counselling.
I eventually got a call in March this year and told them, thanks but I went for private counselling last year, so didn't really need the service.
But I think things are not properly resolved and I do need some help, so I registered for the service again this morning. But it will be months before I see someone. I may explore private counselling again but hard to know who to choose.
Meanwhile, I'm not comfortable about taking Mirtazapine as I've read about pretty awful side effects. But perhaps others may have had better experience? I have reacted to similar tablets years ago quite badly, so wary of trying these in case I actually feel worse! He's given me them primarily for the anxiety.
Grateful for any comments.