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Think my 45mg Mirtazapine has stopped working :( help

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Phezzz

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Hi guys,

I've been taking Mirtazapine for about 8 months now for depression & anxiety. I started off at 30mg, and I felt great. I went back about two months ago and the Dr suggested increasing my dose to 45mg just to see if I have completely reached my peak. He was right, I felt even better on the 45mg - like my normal self - something I've never felt like before!

Anyway, last night I experienced my first panic attack type of thing for over a year (I was out having a great time at a club), to the point I was actually sick. I felt awful the whole night but I just viewed it as a minor blip and I'd be fine. But, I've felt really crap all day. Like the same way I used to feel - restless, unsociable, hazy, depressed.

I'm just really worried that my Mirtazapine has stopped working. I've previously tried Citalopram, Fluoxetine, and Sertraline for quite a while, both of which sent me 10x worse. I know 45mg is the max dose (in the UK), and with my previous bad reactions to SSRI's, I really don't know what other option there is.

Obviously I will give it a little more time as it could just be a temporary thing, but I can't imagine why. Anyone have any advice? :/
 
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ricko4

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Hi guys,

I've been taking Mirtazapine for about 8 months now for depression & anxiety. I started off at 30mg, and I felt great. I went back about two months ago and the Dr suggested increasing my dose to 45mg just to see if I have completely reached my peak. He was right, I felt even better on the 45mg - like my normal self - something I've never felt like before!

Anyway, last night I experienced my first panic attack type of thing for over a year (I was out having a great time at a club), to the point I was actually sick. I felt awful the whole night but I just viewed it as a minor blip and I'd be fine. But, I've felt really crap all day. Like the same way I used to feel - restless, unsociable, hazy, depressed.

I'm just really worried that my Mirtazapine has stopped working. I've previously tried Citalopram, Fluoxetine, and Sertraline for quite a while, both of which sent me 10x worse. I know 45mg is the max dose (in the UK), and with my previous bad reactions to SSRI's, I really don't know what other option there is.

Obviously I will give it a little more time as it could just be a temporary thing, but I can't imagine why. Anyone have any advice? :/
i did the same with mirtazapine 15mg 30mg 45mg when i first started it i was on 15mg for about a month same with the 30mg it stopped working for me and i was getting worse rapid cycling thoughts went to see the pscychiatrist and hes put me on quetiapine 100mg night 50mg morning and i now think its working for me thats just my personal experience
 
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ricko4

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Hi guys,

I've been taking Mirtazapine for about 8 months now for depression & anxiety. I started off at 30mg, and I felt great. I went back about two months ago and the Dr suggested increasing my dose to 45mg just to see if I have completely reached my peak. He was right, I felt even better on the 45mg - like my normal self - something I've never felt like before!

Anyway, last night I experienced my first panic attack type of thing for over a year (I was out having a great time at a club), to the point I was actually sick. I felt awful the whole night but I just viewed it as a minor blip and I'd be fine. But, I've felt really crap all day. Like the same way I used to feel - restless, unsociable, hazy, depressed.

I'm just really worried that my Mirtazapine has stopped working. I've previously tried Citalopram, Fluoxetine, and Sertraline for quite a while, both of which sent me 10x worse. I know 45mg is the max dose (in the UK), and with my previous bad reactions to SSRI's, I really don't know what other option there is.

Obviously I will give it a little more time as it could just be a temporary thing, but I can't imagine why. Anyone have any advice? :/
i had the same experience with mirtazpine was working well at low dose then stopped working upped to 30 then 45 worked for so long then stopped so i was put on quetiapine 100mg night 50 mg morning and i can say its working well
 
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ricko4

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Hi guys,

I've been taking Mirtazapine for about 8 months now for depression & anxiety. I started off at 30mg, and I felt great. I went back about two months ago and the Dr suggested increasing my dose to 45mg just to see if I have completely reached my peak. He was right, I felt even better on the 45mg - like my normal self - something I've never felt like before!

Anyway, last night I experienced my first panic attack type of thing for over a year (I was out having a great time at a club), to the point I was actually sick. I felt awful the whole night but I just viewed it as a minor blip and I'd be fine. But, I've felt really crap all day. Like the same way I used to feel - restless, unsociable, hazy, depressed.

I'm just really worried that my Mirtazapine has stopped working. I've previously tried Citalopram, Fluoxetine, and Sertraline for quite a while, both of which sent me 10x worse. I know 45mg is the max dose (in the UK), and with my previous bad reactions to SSRI's, I really don't know what other option there is.

Obviously I will give it a little more time as it could just be a temporary thing, but I can't imagine why. Anyone have any advice? :/
i had the same experience with mirtazpine was working well at low dose then stopped working upped to 30 then 45 worked for so long then stopped so i was put on quetiapine 100mg night 50 mg morning and i can say its working well
 
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yes i was thinking alcohol could be causing this i have had drunk any.
i would give in a few days or weeks as i my experience you still have crap days even when your meds are working.
 
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Phezzz

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yes i was thinking alcohol could be causing this i have had drunk any.
i would give in a few days or weeks as i my experience you still have crap days even when your meds are working.
Did you have alcohol drinks last night? If so, this could be a reaction to that.
Hi. I drink quite regularly and I never seem to have much of a problem (other than having to drink less, which is not a problem at all). I didn't drink any alcohol last night, just on Friday. But yeah I suppose this could be a reason why. I'll give it a week or so with no alcohol and see how I feel.
 
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