I have just been prescribed Mirtazapine for depression & anxiety. I am struggling with everyday life.Will this drug help me to get my life back? As in just having motivation/energy & desire to do everyday things? I have been trying to ignore my symptoms for too long and now am suffering with anxiety too as result. I don't want to be ` in a daze` as I feel like that anyway. I want to have a reason to get up in the morning and enjoy the things that I used to and stop crying randomly for no reason. From anyone's similar experience, is mirtazapine going to help me?.
Hello and welcome Remillio. I currently take Mirtazapine, and have done so for several years. The drug has a downside, weight. Most people takeing it tend to favor weight gain. It Mirtazapine(Remeron) can leave you feeling tired and sleepy. Thats a reason why people take it at or just before bedtime. Given a chance, patience you'll find that its a comfortable drug to be taking. Best of wishes to you, pledge
I actually asked my doctor to stop prescribing me Remeron (mirtazapine) due to the "grogginess" it'd give me. It use to take me literally all day to wake up and by the time I'd start to feel alert it was time to take my next dose. My experience with various anti-depressants is that 90% of them have side-effects of drowsiness. The only two that I've never experienced any "hangover" "grogginess" "tiredness";etc is with Wellbutrin and Lexapro.
Hi Remillo, I too have been prescribed this after an awful 5 weeks on citalopram... Had a few 'normal' days on the 30mg and thought yay I'm on the up. Now been upped to 45mg and hoping to god they do the job.
Don't worry (easy to say) mirtazapine Will work, it's just finding the right dose for you. I am also on quetiapine and diazepam but hopefully off that soon as think making my depression even worse. Lots of love, you are not alone with this xxx
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