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Equivalent to Mitrazapine

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what would be the best alternative med for Mitrazapine ,especially for Insomnia?

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I think quetiapine is a similar med

Are you taking Mirtazapine?
I started it a few months ago.
 
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Yes,though i had to stop due to much appetite. I heard quetiapine has many side-effects and withdrawal symptoms too
 
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Mirtazapine has increased my weight also.

Drugs affect people differently so I’m afraid
I can’t give any feedback on quetiapine.

Many drugs have bad withdrawal symptoms.
It has to be done slowly and with medical supervision.
Don’t just stop.

Hope you find something suitable.
 
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Mirtazapine has increased my weight also.

Drugs affect people differently so I’m afraid
I can’t give any feedback on quetiapine.

Many drugs have bad withdrawal symptoms.
It has to be done slowly and with medical supervision.
Don’t just stop.

Hope you find something suitable.
I had weight gain due to Mirt also and other SSRIs and had to stop taking the meds
 
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The advantage of Quetiapine is that you can take a low dose which isn't hard to come off and it makes you sleep so long as you take it at night obviously. It starts at 25mg and can go up to the hundreds for psychosis. I have been on both types of dose. A very small dose could work well and I think it comes in slow release. Lack of sleep adds massively to MH problems
 
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I agree entirely about lack of sleep calypso.
My GP allowed me temazepam, one every 3rd night.
=10 per month.
Now she has stopped them completely with no explanation.

As you say, lack of sleep adds massively to MH problems.
I buy Nytol, Sleepeze or other things now.
 
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I stopped taking ssris as they can all cause unwanted side effects including weight gain and confusion
 
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I agree that Mirtazepine adds to weight gain! I have gone up in weight since being on it. Mind it happened with quetiapine too. I think it slows down your metabolism which is why it promotes sleep. The herbal ones help a little I think.

They probably stopped the temazepam because its a benzodiazepine which are addictive.
 
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I put on 3 stone with quetiapine . It’s good for its purpose but do some research on side effects before going on it. I’m not on it now and lost most of the weight but its a difficult drug to come off, I’m still a bit overweight as I’m on mirtazipine and duloxitine but its not as bad as quetiapine
 
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