Does anyone have experience with Mirtazapine?

Posted by faithshouse @faithshouse, Jun 20, 2019

My husband has trouble staying asleep, and falling back to sleep when he awakens during the night. It concerns him, but we wouldn’t say that he is depressed. He had heard about Mirtazapine for sleeping. His doctor prescribed 15 mg. Has anyone had side effects, or depression while taking Mirapine? Is it more for depression, than for sleeping? Thanks for your feedback.

I wish you luck! It is a problem. It seems like my husband will have a few good nights, having taken nothing, then a bad night or two. He never knows how he’s going to sleep.
Hope you get yours straightened out.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Fay

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I'm the exact same.

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My mom's on 30 mg of mirtazpne for depression/anxiety and insomnia. She was ok for about 20 days but past few days, her really bad anxiety attacks have started up again. bad! we have an appt with her doc friday and ive read that this spike in anxiety happens sometimes. just curious about others experiences. she's at her wits end and ready to give up. she's tried so many meds. went inpatient to get weaned off of them and was happy she is only one this one med now. but she's ready to be better. past few days, she is wobbly, cant keep her eyes open, can barely keep her head up, she's super lethargic and feels like she's shaking internally. thankfully she doesnt have the outward body tremors she had with the other meds.

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I've been trying a half mirtazapine 15mg table to help fall asleep then another 1/2 tablet when I eventually wake up at about 2am – 3am with some success.

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Glad it is working for you. It really wreaked havoc for my husband. He’s not taking anything now, and has been doing pretty well.
Good luck!

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So sorry to hear about your Mom. I pray that she finds something to help. Must be very challenging.
My husbands problem is nothing in comparison.

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Curious, is your husband taking anything else?

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@motormouth79

My mom's on 30 mg of mirtazpne for depression/anxiety and insomnia. She was ok for about 20 days but past few days, her really bad anxiety attacks have started up again. bad! we have an appt with her doc friday and ive read that this spike in anxiety happens sometimes. just curious about others experiences. she's at her wits end and ready to give up. she's tried so many meds. went inpatient to get weaned off of them and was happy she is only one this one med now. but she's ready to be better. past few days, she is wobbly, cant keep her eyes open, can barely keep her head up, she's super lethargic and feels like she's shaking internally. thankfully she doesnt have the outward body tremors she had with the other meds.

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How did the appointment go for your mom on Friday, @motormouth79? How are her anxiety attacks?

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@lisalucier

How did the appointment go for your mom on Friday, @motormouth79? How are her anxiety attacks?

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Dr increased moms dose to 45. He said he thought she looked better, even though she’s still struggling a lot. He didn’t want to change meds too soon. That’s what got her in trouble with other docs and she ended up being on multiple meds which made it hard to figure out which med was having what impact. Mom says she doesn’t have the internal tremors and panicky feeling. She still has crying fits but not all day every day. Her worst problem is the extreme lethargic feeling. Breaks my heart. She zombie walks. She’s too young to be this way. She feels most comfortable laying down. But she has zero energy most of the day. It takes everything she can muster just to walk from her room to the mailbox. Her pcp says she needs to lose at least 20 pounds or risk type 1 diabetes so moms all abt a healthy diet. Low low carbs sugars etc. she’d kill to spend serious time on the exercise bike. But she has zero energy most days. It’s baffling. She’s not anemic either. I don’t want to lose her. We’re at a loss. When she was weaned off of all the other meds, and on the 30 mg of remeron for a few days, she seemed better. Then wham!! Around day 5, she was back to lethargic again. She was lethargic before too, when she was on cymbalta and klonopin and I can’t remember what else. So I had hopes with the remeron. This lethargic mess is the worst.

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so very sorry to hear this about your Mom. I will keep her, and you, in my prayers that a solution will be found soon.

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So…update from me, I've been through the gamut this last month and tried Remeron, Doxepin and Trazedon, all of them worked initially but stopped working effectively after about 3 days. That's my personal experience with these, I understand this can be different for others. Not responding to medication is quite frustrating for this stubborn insomnia. I've finally been trying Gabapentin with good results so far, knock on wood. Does anyone else have experience with Gabapentin for insomnia?

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So…update from me, I've been through the gamut this last month now that I'm fully off of Clonazepam. I've tried Remeron, Doxepin and Trazedon to help combat chronic insomnia and all of them worked initially but stopped working effectively after about 3 days. That's my personal experience with these, I understand this can be different for others. Not responding to medication is quite frustrating for chronic insomnia, in fact it's exhausting. I've finally been trying Gabapentin with good results so far, knock on wood. Does anyone else have experience with Gabapentin for insomnia?

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