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    How to "fix" Sertraline (and any other SSRI)

    Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found...
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    How to "Fix" SSRIs

    Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found...
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    My Mirtazapine-Sertraline Deception

    I used to love benzodiazepines with a passion! Nothing seemed impossible, I could handle anything with a smile on my face. My tower of illusions collapsed in November 2017 with a convulsive status epilepticus episode. I'm 37, thus too old to deny reality. So my only option were the...
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    My Mirtazapine-Sertraline Deception

    I used to love benzodiazepines with a passion! Nothing seemed impossible, I could handle anything with a smile on my face. My tower of illusions collapsed in November 2017 with a convulsive status epilepticus episode. I'm 37, thus too old to deny reality. So my only option were the...
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    Mirtazapine vs Trazodone

    Hello to all my fellow forum members! I need an advice. I use Mirtazapine for insomnia and it does wonders. I sleep 7-8 hours every single night on 15 mg of Mirtazapine after 14 months of treatment. But the hunger is permanent and unbearable and I gained a lot of weight. Now I decided that I...
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    My Mirtazapine Experience

    WARNING! Do not take my personal opinions as a medical advice! Mirtazapine is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant drug with a very interesting non linear action. It's effects are very much dose dependent. At 7.5 mg it has a strong sedative action, while it's adrenergic...
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    Is Mirtazapine Serotonergic or Not?

    Not according to Wikipedia anyway. I think someone should correct that false and very dangerous information. Last year I got the serotonin syndrome while combining 150 mg of sertraline with 30 mg of mirtazapine against my doctor's advice. There are numerous scientific medical journals who...
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    Coffee's effect on antidepressants

    This year four different psychiatrists have strongly recommended me to completely avoid coffee. I'm under treatment with a combination of sertraline and mirtazapine. But in the scientific medical journals I couldn't find any consensus on this topic. What has your doctor recommend you about coffee?
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    Sertraline-Mirtazapine combination

    I used to love benzodiazepines with passion! Nothing seemed impossible, I could handle anything with a smile on my face. My tower of illusions collapsed in November 2017 with a convulsive status epilepticus episode. I'm 37, thus too old to refuze reality. So my only option were the...
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    Mirtazapine (remeron) and Amitriptyline (elavil)

    I have been taking mirtazapine (remeron) 30mg for 2 years. It doesn't help me with my anxiety or depression. I continue taking it for insomnia and maintaining my weight. I have been looking for an anti-depressant that helps with my anxiety/panic. I have already tried a couple with bad side...
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    Help with Mirtazapine withdrawl

    I was put on Mirtazapine two years ago for an eating disorder. Gained 2 stone in weight (28lbs) and had night sweats too. Want to get off this medication due to weight gain mainly but wanted other people's experiences of this. Question is did you have many side effects when tapering and did the...
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    Citalopram to Mirtazapine.....anyone done this?

    I've been on 40 mg of Citalopram for over two years but recently the old feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety reared their ugly heads and I went straight to the Dr. He advised I wean myself off citalopram and switch to Mirtazapine. So I followed his advice and did 5 days on 30mg, 5...
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    Feeling numb

    Hi, I don't usually go looking for help but I was diagnosed with depression about 5 months ago but I've had it for around 10 years. My GP started me on fluxotine (or however you spell it) then put me on mirtazapine which I've been on for around 3 months recently upping the dose to 30mg. Ever...
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    Cannot catch a break (long read)

    1. Introduction I'm not sure if this post belongs here as it may not be related to BPD. It's more of a rant post because I'm struggling too much. I was diagnosed with BPD which triggered the start of medication for me but this was disregarded as I had only just turned 15 so there was plenty of...
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    Life after Mirtazapine and Counselling

    So after around a year of being on 30mg of Mirtazapine a day and monthly visits to a counsellor, the latter decided to call time on my visits as I was improving month by month and I stopped taking the medication entirely - cold turkey. The end date for my counselling and my medication review...
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    Mirtazapine 15mg and alcohol?

    Hi everyone! I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for years, however, I had the best 8 months of my life last year when I didn't have to deal with either of these horrible mental illnesses. I slowly tapered down to 7.5mg of Mirtazapine but as I was tapering down, I had a massive panic...
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    Mirtazapine

    Hello all I have BPD and have previously been on Citalopram and Sertraline both of various doses. I have today been given Mirtazapine 15mg x1 daily. I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with this treatment? Many thanks Beyond
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    30mg mirtazapine to 45mg mirtazapine

    Hello, I have been taking 30 mg mirtazapine since March for panic disorder,general anxiety and depression. I also have a fear of vomiting and it has became a phobia of mine. If I feel sick I have a full blown panic attack which makes me feel even more sick. Well I’m supposed to take 45mg tonight...
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    Feeling really low and anxious since starting Mirtazapine

    Hello, I've just recently come off Citalopram (because it was making me wake up several times throughout the night), and have gone on to Mirtazapine with the guidance of my doctor. I started off taking 15mg but the effects were too sedating so last week my doctor put it up to 30mg. Since then...
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    Hayone moved from mirtazapine to sertraline?

    Hi I've been on mirtazapine and quetiapine for a long time but my anxious is far from under control. My GP said that sertraline works well for anxiety but she didn't want to swap me without the OK from the complex care team. After leaving a message a day for 10 days, I've finally got to talk to...
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