I was originally on 15mg mirt mainly for sleep problems and a little depression,saw my physcologist who put me on 45mg( turns out he thought I was on 30mg at the time) anyway after being on 45mg for 4 weeks I began to sufferwith anxiety and was continuously told to take that dose for a further 6 weeks until finally I had enough and told them I felt dreadful,so was told to reduce to 30mg for a while this did little for anxiety but did help with the vivid dreams,also on diazepam between 2 to 10mg throughout all this I might add ,10mg then gradually reducing back down to 2mg( did that 2 or 3 times as per instructed by my gp that when things got bad I could take 10mg but each time would have to reduce back down as possibility could become dependant,anyway until my physch doc sends my gp a letter about what to do with my doses I currently am on 22.5mg mirt along with 8mg diazapam but have been on that dose of diazapem for a while so it is now having little benefit,what I want to know is if anyone else on mirt has been on diazepam also and when they've reduced diazepam bk down to a low maintanence dose (2mg per day) if there anxiety has been worse making them feel housebound and what else has other people tried other than diazepam,current physch doc wants me to get down to 15mg mirt I believe has been the offending medicine all along,taper bk down to 2mg diazepam a day then go on promethazine for anxiety that I hadnt suffered for a while b4 i was put on mirt,I am at my wits end with it all and would appreciate any advice please.
Has anyone else suffered bad GAD following a mix up with mirtazapine medication?
- 5 Jun 2013 by julzsr21
- 8 June 2013
- depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, mirtazapine, sleep, medication
Added 5 Jun 2013:
Also was on promethazine when I was on the 45mg mirt,doc thot promethazine might have been the offending med so stopped it but still felt awful,might have helped with anxiety and get off to sleep easier if I was still on it now but as antihistamines are only meant for the short term with anxiety if I still feel no better after a feww weeks on promethazine,2mg diazepam and probably 15mg mirt does anyone know of something else I can try or dif meds I could change to,feel like am getting knowhere with docs at the moment and struggling daily :(
I have never been prescribed mirtazapine..but take other meds plural for anxiety
My doc prescribed me hydroxyzine 25 mg to 50mg 4 times a day
I am just wondering if this would help you more than promethazine... as hydroxyzine is considered an anti anxiety med as well as an antihistamine
Not sure about promethazine
Hi, i am not a doctor, but i wouldn't have thought adding Promethazine would help with your anxiety much? It doesn't sound like the Mirtazipine has ever been very successful either. I would ask about trying a different antidepressant. Personally, i have taken Citalopram for several years, and have found great success with this medication. I have also been prescribed Pregabalin recently to treat GAD, & it started working almost immediately. I think you have done really well getting own to 2mg Diazepam! I know people who have had a really bad struggle with it. I would advise you to discuss your concerns at your next appointment with your doctor/psychiatrist, & maybe talk through some of the suggestions you get here. I hope you find a good combination for you & that you can start living a better quality of life.
- Mirtazapine Information for Consumers
- Mirtazapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirtazapine (detailed)
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