I have been taking mirtazapine 15mg for 9 months for insomnia and that helped but recently been on 30mg and they are not consistent in putting me to sleep should I persevere with 30mg for a few days straight and see if they will start working?also been under enormous stress due to relationship troubles glad to hear any advice from experience thank you
How long does it take mirtazapine 30mg to star working for sleep?
Question posted by ireneba on 9 Nov 2014
Last updated on 26 January 2020 by Lioness1
mirtazapine is for depression, 2 of the side effects are sleepiness and increased appetite. You may ask you M.D. to bump it up to 45.mg per night. See if that helps.
I have been on antidepressants since I was 19 n I'm 35 now so I've tried alot!, I was recently on prozac n it worsened my anxiety and depression so my psychiatrist put me on 30 ml remeron. I have never taken a antidepressant at night but it was my first night n I slept like a baby n I woke up refreshed n happy!, just the 1rst night! I definitely recommend it I was having problems with sleeping n I'm on seroquel as well but for the 1rst night I only took the 30 ml of remeron n woke up happy n refreshed!!!
Hi, i agree, it may take a couple of weeks give or take. Stick it out & i'm sure you will soon be experiencing the benefits of the increase. Balbanese's comment about sleep hygiene is also a great suggestion, and can be surprisingly successful
Yes, hang in there, give is 2-3 weeks. I know, that's long especially with the reported troubles you're having. Tried the many non-med related cures for this? Sleep studies show diet, that is intake of sugar in all it's forms (corn syrup, etc.) including artificial, Gluten, Soy, dairy, hydration, exercise (walking) changes in habit, especially 3 hours before bed, a fixed schedule, what to do when you cannot fall asleep or wake up, etc. etc., lots out there. I was able to dump the meds which all had side-effects and actually made things worse.
With a little research and some determination to improve quality of life, so much can be done. Go for it, do not allow this to conquer you, you can overcome, sure, takes time and determination but you can do it.
- Mirtazapine uses and safety info
- Mirtazapine information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Mirtazapine (detailed)
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