2 nights with Mirtazapine - please can any one advise?
- 2 May 2013 by jools 2013
- 8 November 2014
- insomnia, mirtazapine, sleep, medication
I have been given Mirtazapine to help with my sleep problems. I am not on any other medication for sleep etc... First night took it and was so sleepy and had a great nights sleep from about 1 hour of taking it (9.30pm - 15mg), I was so happy yesterday! Thinking this is amazing... sleeping ok at last. Took it last night (9.30pm - 15mg) and didn't have any effect on me what so ever, think I dozed off about 3am for a couple of hours. Does any one have this problem? Just so different from one night to the other. Not experiencing many side effects so really hope it is going to help me. Thanks Jools
Added 3 May 2013:
I am going out tomorrow night, I am not a big drinker at all, but I do like a odd drink. I am only on my 4th night with Mirtazapine (15mg at night), will it be safe for me to drink alcohol? and if so how much?
Like I say, I am not a big drinker - maybe 4 half lagers with lime!
BTW - slept great again last night x
The exact same thing happened to me but with a different medications, I suffer from insomnia, and have tried almost every sleeping aid and at first I say and feel the same way as you; second night comes along and no sleep, maximum 2 hours I get. For me it has been like this for a long time, I hate it when nighttime falls.
Ambien is used in the treatment of insomnia and belongs to the drug class miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics.
Hello jools 2013. I have been taking Mirtazapine for years in regards to insomnia. I am in my eighties and have been sleep impaired most my entire life. Mirtazapine works well for me however the side effect that is a common one, is increase of appetite and at my age, I watch my snacks. Give it a chance, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised. Regards pledge
I know what you mean it is very depressing when that happens. My doctor has finally given me Temazepam. Everyone says oh no that is addicting, but I have had Maintenance Insomnia (I wake up often and too early) all my life and have tried everything else. It didn't work all that great the first night but for the first time in years I have now slept for 6 to 8 hours straight for 3 nights in a row.
Hi, as Pledge has said, give it some time. It isn't uncommon to have teething problems when first starting this medication. Give it a couple of weeks before you decide whether it's for you or not. I know this seems like an ever so long time when you are sleep deprived, but you could find great benefit with Mirtazepine long term. If you decide this isn't the right medication for you, you could ask your doctor about trying Amitriptyline. I was prescribed this to help me sleep through the pain when i injured my back some years ago. You can take this medication long term also.
I was on Mirtazapine for 2 years. Even tho I suffer from insomnia, I found that it helped me sleep once I had a therapeutic level built up in my system. It was actually prescribed to me as an antidepressant. I always take it at night due to it making me sleepy. Give it a little bit longer and see how it goes. I wish you luck and lots of sleep! :0)
Remeron works best at 15 mg if you eat within five minutes after taking the medication all you need is between 70 an 110 cal little Debbies of any sort tends to work good the cakes works best absolutely do not eat grapefruit or anything as grapefruit product by product in it because it negates all the affection of your Remeron so in conclusionafter taking your medication eat at least a 70 cal meal and you go to sleep and sometimes as like me and others we take instant release which is a dissolvable pill to a more expensive but it works in five minutes so act fast when it comes to eating and laying down do not light up a cigarette if you have a smoking issue this is how this is all the help I can give you I hope it helps
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