Doctor tried me on cipralex again which caused severe anxiety so he tried amitriptyline which depleted my seritonin levels and has left me quite depressed!
I cry all the time at moment as well as being so weak xx I started taking 15mg Mirtazipine about 2 years ago!
It seems to be safe and effective for long-term use, and is comparable in effectiveness to drugs such as amitriptyline, clomipramine, doxepin, fluoxetine, paroxetine, citalopram, and venlafaxine with a better side effect profile (R).
An important thing to consider when making the comparison between mirtazapine and SSRIs is that mirtazapine has no sexual side effects, and an all-around better side effect profile when compared to SSRIs (R).
Mirtazapine is shown to have antidepressant properties as well as many other beneficial uses, ranging from the treatment of anxiety and insomnia to OCD or PTSD.
Mirtazapine is a complicated drug with confusing mechanisms of actions, but it also shows promising results in regards to other off-label usages.
A reduced dosage is recommended; see Posology and method of administration.
Mirtazapine is not only effective, but generally tolerable when it comes to side effects in comparison to other antidepressants (R).
Well, maybe too much because you almost get proportionally as many different opinions as how much you read My question for those who use it for sleep is (based on YOUR experience); How long before bed to take Mirtazapine? I believe(from a really awesome friend who pointed this out to me) that Remeron is a tetracyclic antidepressant...mainly used for depression but also more off label for sleep.
How long does it take for the drug to make you sleepy? My son has been taking it for years and it takes about an hour to work.
It doesn't matter if you have been taking 15 mg for months, as soon as you break it in half and take it (at least for myself and for most others) it will make you want to sleep. Sometimes sooner if let is dissolve under my tongue.
I take it before I go to bed, 15 min I'm asleep, it does make you more tired in am but the adhd drugs will take that right away.