I am ex army and have been diagnosed with PTSD . I have been taking mirtazapine tablets 45 mlg for almost 2 years . I have no emotion , no sex drive and am hyper vigilant and on edge all of the time . I don't know where to turn for help . I have completely stopped drinking alcohol but my mental health is not so good
Tell your doctor that what you're on isn't working and try for something new. Klonipin is one that is not as fast acting as, say, Xanax, but stays in your system longer. (I was put on this for a while but had to come off of it because it was acting against my antidepressants. I know a lot of people who have had success with it, though.)
Also, look for something called Rescue Remedy. It comes in a spray, little dissolvable caplet thingies, drops that you can put in water, even gum! You'll probably find a wider variety at a health food store like Whole Foods or EarthFare, but you can find it at Walmart and Walgreens, too. I've used it quite a bit and maybe it's just a placebo effect, but it does seem to work.
Along the same lines: Hyland's Calmes Forte is good too... a homeopathic medicine. I've used their migraine formula too. None of this stuff will interact with medication.
- Mirtazapine Information for Consumers
- Mirtazapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirtazapine (detailed)
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