Does anybody have these side effects on 45 mg of Mirtazapine?. my legs feel so heavy, tight, swollen, and my knees are sore in the joints. it gets this bad that I am unable to walk as normal and I have to sit down. I feel like my legs are going to give in on me. my toes feel cold and numb, especially in the mornings. I am in my 60's and have told my GP. she thinks its old age or arthritis, but I doubt that. I have read up about the side effects and it does say less mobility or sore joints and problems with movement. they state this is rare!. I have to follow this up with the Psychiatrist who prescribed this drug to me. I will see what they say. I am not happy that I feel like I am about to lose my ability to walk for longer than say 15 minutes without having to sit down and then the pain doesn't go away after doing that. Please let me know if you have the same side effects and what they did to help you with them,maybe changing meds may have to happen. im not sure. My blood pressure is normal so its not that.
pjc1151; Yes your right and it does not really matter it may be rare but you might be the lucky one. call your doctor and ask if it is okay if you take 1/2 pill for a week or so and see if all this joint pain and muscle pains could be from the medications. or that you want her to change the medication before it gets any worse. There are other medications that can be used for this. good luck and call her Monday.
Yes ! I have been on the drug for about 2 months, recommended for sleep problem. After being on it, my right shoulder and my left hip were in such bad pain that I could not do my usual sports, which are tennis and working out and golf. And, it was painful to sleep on either side or on my back. Painful in general on any side. Even typing on my computer hurt. Then it got worse. I got sciatica on both sides. Knee pain on both sides and bilateral plantar fasciitis. All of these coincidentally at the same time while taking the drug. So, I am obviously going to stop it , and see if I can get rid of all of these problems, that I never had before going on the drug. I would really like to know if anyone else has had so many injuries concurrently and while taking the drug.
I have experienced the symptoms you describe on my legs. I have peripheral neuropathy from Diabetes type 2 and chemo from many years ago. I thought one of my other drugs was casing this and was surprised to see someone mental these symptoms due to mirtazapine. I like to bike for exercise due to less stress on legs than walking. I am in my 60s and only take 22.5 mg per night. Now I will be watching for more posts mentioning this. Real problems for me were created with Neurontin and Keppra. Do you take either of those?
I, too, am interested to note that Mirtazapine may be guilty of causing leg pain. I'm an active 64 year old & recently my dosage of Mirtazapine was increased from 15mg to 30mg per day. Just a week later, I noticed pain in the backs of my knees, but more significantly in my left leg. Three weeks on, I'm now getting pains in various places, while at rest, in that leg. This hasn't affected my mobility though. Also, I now have over-active bladder & something that seems like cystitis--- both afflictions that I've never suffered from before. But that's a whole other story!
Hello... I have been on Remeron for about 5 years now... started at 30mg per day..now take 15mg... mainly for insomnia... I too have huge weakness in shoulders and legs... very difficult to get up after kneeling or bending to pick something up... like getting pots out of low kitchen cabinets... or reaching up for something... I am pretty certain its from the Remeron... but at this point I am staying on it... I sleep good and it reduces my anxiety... I just hope there is no long term damage..I am 53
I am reading all the pains associated with mirtazapine. I too have been on mirtazapine (remeron) and once I got to 30 mg I started have terrible pain in my hands and knuckles, knees and hips. I told my primary doctor and she made it sound like it's my age and now I am getting arthritis. I called my Psych doctor he is having me wean off of the mirtazapine and I'm actually trying wellbutrin. (I have taken effexor for years and am continuing on that as well). I am down to 7.5 mg of the mirt and already pain is subsiding in my knuckles, I don't feel like the walking dead, and feel more energetic in just 4 days. If you are having pain and taking mirt., I would suggest tapering down to at least 7.5 mg to see if your pain subsides and talk to your doctor and insist that the pain could in fact be due to mirt.
- Mirtazapine Information for Consumers
- Mirtazapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirtazapine (detailed)
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