I have trouble sleeping and a friend offered me one.
Does mirtazapine help you sleep?
Question posted by broom on 11 June 2009
Last updated on 18 June 2021 by Geoffro7
Mirtazapine is used mainly for the treatment of depression. Feeling sleepy is a very common side effect, which is why some people find that it helps them sleep. Insomnia and abnormal dreams have also been reported as side effects.
I have been on 15mg for two weeks now and feel oh so tired and have a struggle to get up in the mornings.When I do finally rise feel like a zombie. Can anyone out there please tell me that these symptoms improve please???
I am going to be flying over to Europe on an overnight flight. I have been taking mirtazapine 30mg for 9 months. I was not going to take my pill as I am concerned I would sleep to long on the flight. Would missing one dose create any problems for me?
It does, at least at the lower to middle doses. Unfortunately, it also made me eat everything in the kitchen that wasn’t bolted down and put on an incredible amount of weight.
I does help me sleep but I suffer from excessive sweating in taking it
It definitely helps with sleeping. I'm getting up in the morning now. It's weird getting to sleep at a normal hour. I don't know what to do with myself. I'm retired and I have had persistent insomnia and restless leg syndrome.
The side effects are increased appetite. I've never had a belly before and my face is already round. I'm also v lethargic. Takes such effort to walk the dog.
I think I'm gong to come off them as I have suffered from Body Dysmorphia on and off for years. I also notice that I'm becoming bad tempered. I'm not that sort of person. It's not worth the good night sleep I'm getting.
Yes this and trazodone are typically prescribed for a sleeping aid
Yes, drowsiness is one side effect but there are many other side effects that you don't want to deal with:
"Commonly reported side effects of mirtazapine include: severe sedation, constipation, drowsiness, increased serum cholesterol, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, increased appetite, xerostomia, and decreased appetite. Other side effects include: dizziness, increased serum triglycerides, tremor, dyspepsia, hot flash, palpitations, vertigo, abnormal dreams, bitter taste, decreased libido, and diaphoresis."
If you're having trouble sleeping try melatonin or ask your doctor for professional advice. You should NEVER take a medication that wasn't prescribed for YOU.
Yes, extremely good!
Consider mirtazapine if you have intractable insomnia. I'm a recovering alcoholic and my sleep patterns got thoroughly screwed up during my drinking years. mirtazapine 30 milligrams provides the most natural sleep I have ever had in my life. I sleep for eight hours and wake refreshed the way I did when I was teenager. It's so much better than benzos. Doctors may be reluctant to prescribe because of the chance of weight gain. I did gain weight because it gave me the munchies. But it leveled off at about a 7-pound gain. But it did level off!!! And you may feel completely zonked for the first two or three days. It's a good idea to start on the weekend. But again, the extreme drowsiness did disappear after a few days for me.
mirtazapine has truly been a wonder drug for me. Please consider it if you have persistent insomnia.
Yes. But every day I wake I have a headache!! I don't like this although I would much rather suffer through headaches then having so much trouble sleeping!
Can any1 tell me if u can take zopiclone with 15mg of mirtazapine please dr said i can take them with promethazine but not sure about zopi havnt had mirtazapine since 2014 n cant rem thanks
Yes I take 15mg and have been for 1 wk for chronic insomnia. I was a FIFO worker for 5 yrs. It has definitely helped me get my sleep pattern back.
I been taking 22.5 of mirtazapine for PTSD . I been taking this over a month . im still not sleeping and I have no appetite . PLEASE HELP !
I've been on these tablets for roughly a year, I lost my 17 year old brother to a tragic accident, which resulted in me being unable to sleep. At 1st I would only take them when I couldn't sleep, but then I split with my husband after 11 years, and the dr told me that they were an anti-depressent and should be taken them regularly. For the last 3 months I've taken them every night, they have always helped me to sleep, but the last 2-3 weeks I'm waking up in the middle of the night, and it has taken me longer to fall asleep to. I am only on the 15mg and am wondering either to come off these tablets, or go and ask for a stronger dose, but I've read on here that it increases your appetite, which I am forever eating, and struggle to lose weight already. I also feel tired all the time. Don't know what to do for the best! Help please x
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