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Birdy

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2019, 05:22:12 PM »

Fingers and toes crossed for you. X
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Milamam

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2019, 05:23:53 PM »

Fingers crossed it will work for you!
Big hugs,
Milamam
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Tc

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2019, 10:13:11 AM »

Fingers crossed too racjen. I know what the first 2 weeks can be like and you've got  one week under your belt nowXxxx
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Jeepers

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2019, 12:20:29 PM »

Yes racjen,  we are all  rooting for you

Jeepers x
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Milamam

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2019, 01:22:54 PM »

How are you today, racjen?
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racjen

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2019, 02:46:18 PM »

I'm so touched you're all looking out for me - thanks everyone.

Today is the start of week 2 and the first day on the higher dosage (ie 30mg rather than 15mg). Feeling extremely groggy today - hoping that it'll wear off within a few days though, as they say it doesn't have this effect at the higher dosage. My body obviously doesn't know that - typical! Had a better night's sleep than I have for quite a while though so there is an upside, hope that bit doesn't wear off. Moodwise feeling OK and anxiety definitely reduced. Please please let this last.....xxx
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Birdy

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2019, 03:04:11 PM »

I donít want to whoop too soon, but I am doing a quiet whoop here 🙂
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Milamam

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2019, 05:34:20 PM »

Me too! One small quiet whoop, fingers crossed!
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Foxylady

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2019, 06:11:58 PM »

Any of you ladies still taking the Mirtazapine & has it worked for those of you long term in relation to insomnia? The reason I ask I have been changed today from Fluoxetine to Mirtazapine to help with insomnia. I am on HRT also, although insomina is better since starting AD & HRT it still has a bit to go (slept 2200hrs - 2336hrs lastnight, then awake tossing/turning till got up for work, not good!) x
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Gusgus

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2019, 08:25:18 PM »

Hi foxylady

In response to your question, yes I'm still taking mirtazapine, 15mg.Ive been back on this for roughly 5 months now. I'm sleeping so much better. I do wake probably a couple of times, be it to spend a penny or just coming to, but I manage to go back to sleep with ease.
My anxiety is 100 times better, not getting the extremely tight chest etc, I'm no longer on hrt as wanted to see where I am on my own, so far it's been pretty good. Yes I get the odd hot flush in the day but I'm not getting them at night.... Well not yet. GP said it would help with them.
So at present I'm sticking to this routine and take one day at a time.
Still use ovestin for va
Gusgus
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wuzzie

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2019, 08:32:19 PM »

I took Mirtazapine for 8 years.  It helped enormously with sleep, appetite, depression and anxiety so was excellent in my experience.  I couldnít take SSRIís because of severe side effects so this drug was prescribed and I got on well with it.  It will make you feel very Ďtiredí and increase your appetite a lot in the first few weeks but that does calm down.  The lower dose is better for sleep apparently but I slept well on both 15 and 30 mg dose.  Best taken at night. 
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Whatsupwiththis

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2019, 09:26:41 PM »

Many of us can understand totally what you are feeling.  Sometimes life deals us a kick that makes our bloomers fly but you have made it thru rough times so know that you can AND WILL do it again.  Good luck and know we are all standing beside you.
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Foxylady

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Re: Mirtazapine
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2019, 06:07:37 PM »

Thank you Gusgus, Wuzzie and Whatsupwiththis for replying, I wasn't sure if anyone would as it was and old thread so really appreciate it. As you mentioned Gusgus I woke for the loo, fell straight back asleep, stirred a few times, once I remember thinking I'm awful warm will need to take my nightie off but obv fell asleep before I git the chance!! ;D. The GP told me same as you said Wuzzie that lower dose is better for sleep, which is primarily why I'm on it. I was started on Fluoxetine originally to control the flushes by the GP prior to him discussing me with meno specialist who then put me on HRT. At the time I didn't think I had any 'mood/anxiety' issues but I do feel so much better, I was quite 'flat' before and had periods of feeling really overwhelmed, I had changed job and had a year of studying which I blamed for how I was feeling as told by all the professionals I saw it wasn't meno related (GP, Endocrinology & Immunology). I am a bit concerned about the increased appetite (have lost almost 3 stone since Jan doing 5:2 diet) so don't want to go putting weight on but aslong as I am aware & keep an eye on it hopefully I will be fine. Hope you ladies are having a nice weekend, thanks again. x
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