• Share. Be Supported. Recover.

    We are a friendly, safe community supporting each other's mental health. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Anyone have experience taking Mirtazapine?

B

BlueWater

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 29, 2021
Messages
574
Location
Earth
What has been your experience? Side effects? Dosages? I wrote my doc today and told him I'm tired of tweaking my bedtime cocktail and want to try something else to sleep so he called in 7.5mg Mirtazapine.
 
Tawny

Tawny

Well-known member
Forum Guide
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
12,020
Location
England
I took 30mg for depression.

It is a good idea to take it as a sleeping aid. I have not heard of that.
 
B

BlueWater

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 29, 2021
Messages
574
Location
Earth
I took 30mg for depression.

It is a good idea to take it as a sleeping aid. I have not heard of that.
Did you gain weight on it? Feel extremely hungry? Have leg cramps?
 
Tawny

Tawny

Well-known member
Forum Guide
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
12,020
Location
England
Did you gain weight on it? Feel extremely hungry? Have leg cramps?
I took it for 12 months. It was to help me through a bad episode. It took my depression away, made me feel calm and sleep well.

I had to be strict with diet. I only put on a little
 
B

BlueWater

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 29, 2021
Messages
574
Location
Earth
I took it for 12 months. It was to help me through a bad episode. It took my depression away, made me feel calm and sleep well.

I had to be strict with diet. I only put on a little
Thanks. I hope it helps me.
 
Wishbone

Wishbone

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 20, 2019
Messages
2,869
Location
England
I was on it at one point. I don't remember much cause a lot happened around that time and after that wasn't good, so specific dates in my mind are hazy, but I do know it gave me the leg cramping/muscle fatigue and reduced (or took away) my ability to walk for long...and I'm talking 10 minutes here. I can't remember much else other than you should take it at night, which you'll obviously do anyway as a sleep aid. The only other thing is to watch out for any mood changes or 'messiness' in mood just in case it flips you into mixed states or beyond. But you're starting low, I think I started on 15mg and I'm sure I went up to either 30mg or 45mg...which is probably why I don't remember much!
 
N

Nate

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 20, 2019
Messages
310
Location
Augusta, Maine
What has been your experience? Side effects? Dosages? I wrote my doc today and told him I'm tired of tweaking my bedtime cocktail and want to try something else to sleep so he called in 7.5mg Mirtazapine.
I took mirtazapine for alittle while at 15 mg at night, it did help me sleep but it also made me gain weight. I think it works well for depression.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
NyxieKitten Does anyone else experience this? Bipolar Forum 11
M Lamictal Side Effects? Anyone experience this? Bipolar Forum 1
S Anyone with a similar experience? Bipolar Forum 3
prairiechick Has anyone had a good experience with Abilify? Bipolar Forum 9
S Anyone had a similar experience with Keppra? Bipolar Forum 2
1 Has anyone had their 1st mania episode at 40y? Bipolar Forum 2
C More broken than anyone realises or understands Bipolar Forum 9
C Is anyone on 600mg of Pregabalin (Lyrica)? Bipolar Forum 30
C Anyone else feel about 100 years old? Bipolar Forum 7
sirk Anyone here not on any medication? Bipolar Forum 50
P Anyone tried Ketamine? Bipolar Forum 10
C Anyone on the Autism spectrum and have Bipolar and how do the 2 interact for you? Bipolar Forum 2
Amazingly Anyone taking an antipsychotic? Bipolar Forum 17
Amazingly Anyone else suffer from lack of motivation? Bipolar Forum 9
M Anyone Here On US Disability? Bipolar Forum 13
BlackChalice47 Anyone else feel like... Bipolar Forum 6
G Anyone find meditation or other spiritual practices helpful? Bipolar Forum 20
E Anyone experienced rapid cycling? Bipolar Forum 9
P During a depression cycle does anyone hate or get disgusted by their significant other? Bipolar Forum 24
T Anyone taking 2 anti-psychotics at the same time? Bipolar Forum 9
H Does anyone know how long the side effects of Klonopin and Gabapentin take to wear off? Bipolar Forum 2
G Has anyone ever heard of this? Bipolar Forum 3
N So anyone trying to play overwatch? Bipolar Forum 10
C Anyone for whom no meds are right? Bipolar Forum 14
F Anyone been triggered by a repetitive monotonous melody? Any insights? Bipolar Forum 5
G Anyone else with a family history of mental illness? Bipolar Forum 51
G Anyone else have had ECT? Bipolar Forum 14
K Anyone familiar with unipolar mania? Bipolar Forum 9
B Has anyone noticed reduced fitness since taking bipolar med? Bipolar Forum 17
S Has anyone ever changed from lithium to a different mood stabiliser? Bipolar Forum 14
A can anyone relate Bipolar Forum 6
K does anyone here have mini highs but not hypomania or mania Bipolar Forum 6
B Does anyone try to self manage bipolar? Bipolar Forum 29
D Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? Bipolar Forum 11
M Anyone use CBD to curb their mood swings and manic depressive episodes? Bipolar Forum 4
T Anyone else have strange delusions when not in a psychotic manic episode? Bipolar Forum 8
S Anyone relate to a kind of non-psychotic 'logical idealism' underlying things? Bipolar Forum 15
R Anyone with bipolar used to be violent/aggressive? Bipolar Forum 1
JessisMe Anyone Diagnosed Bipolar with Psychotic Features? Bipolar Forum 13
C Has anyone experienced High dosages of Quetiapine Bipolar Forum 16
H Can't sleep! Anyone else so I'm not alone Bipolar Forum 23
M Anyone here relate to these symptoms? Bipolar Forum 11
D Unipolar Mania anyone else have it? Bipolar Forum 6
K anyone take Latuda during the day? Bipolar Forum 1
P Anyone meeting pdoc in person? Anytime soon? Bipolar Forum 1
P Has anyone had med changes by phone with pdoc? Bipolar Forum 13
F Anyone else have persistent depression? Bipolar Forum 1
H About to taper lithium and scared! Anyone ever switch from ER to instant? Bipolar Forum 4
L Can anyone help me? Bipolar Forum 2
N Cariprazine, anyone tried it? Bipolar Forum 3

Similar threads

Top