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I have never heard of it. My mum - a nurse - has never heard of it and I'd love to know a bit more about it. As with anything I am prescribed or buy over the counter I've gone through the leaflet twice and didn't see anything bad about it apart from Serotonin syndrome (I think it's called this). Anyone shed some light? Anyone been prescribed it?

Thank you. Leanne x
 
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Hi there,

I'm on it and have been for probably a couple of years now. It's prescription only in the UK at least and is, for me at least an ok anti-dep. The only side effect that I've noticed is increased sleep which for me is no bad thing - when I've forgotten to take it I end up having very wakefull nights with awful dreams so am happy to take it.

Has it had an effect on my dep? Difficult to tell as I'm on three other anti deps as well so any effect is sort of averaged out over all the drugs. I have been better recently though continue to suffer pretty awfull downs.

Hope this helps, if you need any more info. just yell and I'll do my best.

Honey
 
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Thankyou Honey :)

I too am glad of the extra sleep. Although I don't like taking it before I go to bed because of the dry mouth but it's a small price to pay. I have to take an ice lolly with me :p I was more worried because I'd never heard of it but if it has been around a while then I guess I can trust it. I had heard of many others but not this one. Do your's dissolve on your tongue too?
 
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Yes - I've got the dissolving ones too but I've only once dissolved it on my tongue as I thought it tasted truly awful once the initial sweet flavour has gone. Now I just swallow them along with all my other pills. Haven't noticed the dry mouth (thankfully!).
 
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Yes - I've got the dissolving ones too but I've only once dissolved it on my tongue as I thought it tasted truly awful once the initial sweet flavour has gone. Now I just swallow them along with all my other pills. Haven't noticed the dry mouth (thankfully!).
Dry mouth is manageable. Aslong as the freezer is stocked with ice lollies as it takes 2-3 to get rid of it. I follow instructions to the word because I really want these to work. I NEED them to work this time.
 
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Wise.

I hadn't read the instructions so had been popping the pills for a few months before I let one dissolve, after that I figured it wouldn't make any difference if I went back to swallowing them. Is the dry mouth due to dissolving them??

I know quite a few people on them so they must be pretty popular.
 
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Wise.

I hadn't read the instructions so had been popping the pills for a few months before I let one dissolve, after that I figured it wouldn't make any difference if I went back to swallowing them. Is the dry mouth due to dissolving them??

I know quite a few people on them so they must be pretty popular.
I think so. But I had dry mouth with the last ones and they were just swallow one a day. These are dissolve once a night. Either way its a brill' excuse to have ice lollies before bed ;)
 
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Yes, sounds good to me - I hope they help! :hug:
 
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I find that it takes only 10 minutes for me to suddenly need to sleep. Good in one way but bad in another. Only side effect so far that's really bugging me is the dry mouth. Not noticed any jumpiness though. :hug:
 
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I have never heard of it. My mum - a nurse - has never heard of it and I'd love to know a bit more about it. As with anything I am prescribed or buy over the counter I've gone through the leaflet twice and didn't see anything bad about it apart from Serotonin syndrome (I think it's called this). Anyone shed some light? Anyone been prescribed it?

Thank you. Leanne x
Hi yellobrickroad,

I was on mertazapine for about 6 months give or take- and it never really helped me and when i saw my psychiatrists he took me off of anti depressants and put me on mood staberlisers.

Heres some clincial stuff for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirtazapine


http://mental-health.emedtv.com/mirtazapine/mertazapine.html


I hope that this helps.
 
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I have to say I swear by this meds its worked so well for me n I've been on it since around the turn of the 21st century. its like anything you still have your ups n downs thats kinda normal we are human after all, I was quite lucky that it was only just the 2nd ad that we tried n it worked almost instantly after a couple of months n it keeps the edge off life n in the most does help with sleep.JD
 
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Hi,

I hope you find the Metazapine helpful and the drymouth subsides a little for you.

I found these a great AD - They took a few weeks to kick in but they really seemed to make a difference. I hope you are finding a similar feeling from them. You were so right when you were saying about getting to sleep quickly - In that respect I found them great.

Unfortunately I had to come off them as I had a side effect that made it impossible to continue, but it seems to be pretty rare... typical for me to get it :redface:

I hope you are doing well.
 
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I have taken Mitazpine 30mg

I have taken 30 mg of Mitazpine for about 5 weeks in november last year it didnt suit me as I felt way to doped on it and this feeling would last all morning but from an anti-depressent point of view it was excellent and I did feel better the major downside for me was the weight gain and eating frenzy it induced. Take care and give it a go
 
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I've read about the side effects. Only major ones that worried me was Mania and something like Serotonin Syndrome (or something like that) that can be fatal.

Glad some people have had positives from Metazapine. I'm looking forward to some benefits to come from it. The dose I'm on at the moment I'm not happy with but the help with sleep is great!

Leanne x
 
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Mirtazapine is rather a popular AD and often prescribed for people who have trouble sleeping because it’s taking at night it has a sedating effect, so helps insomniacs. I’ve taken it, although I don’t think there are any AD’s I’ve not taken!
 
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