I'm new to taking a medication for depression/anxiety. I was prescribed today by my local GP 30mg mirtazapine, I'm still yet to take one. What should I expect? First time I have opened up to anyone about my history of drug taking & depression/anxiety. I hope this works for me. This is my first ever prescription drug to help.
Hi, Frothy! Bravo for you for reaching out for help. It makes a world of difference knowing you're not alone and have understanding support.
Hopefully, the mirtazapine will help you even with the drugs. Using drugs and alcohol is one of the most common ways of self-medicating especially for depressives.
Mirtazapine won't make you feel high or other worldly and won't interfere with your daily life. At first, some people experience side effects like dizziness, headache, nausea, and sleep disturbances but they are generally mild, and most people can live with them or you can use OTC remedies. Fortunately, they usually only last a few days to a week or two.
You might start feeling better within a week or two but most people find it takes 3-4 weeks or more to get the full effects so be patient and take each day as it comes.
Best wishes to you, Wildcat
- Mirtazapine Information for Consumers
- Mirtazapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirtazapine (detailed)
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