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Nov 23, 2019 · Does anyone have experience with Mirtazapine? in Depression & Anxiety

Hi again, Have just increased my 15mg mirtazapine to 30mg last night as my GP prescribed this increase after a week of being on mirtazapine. (for Anxiety and related insomnia) . Had had two good sleeps prior with 1/4 lorazepam , 15mg mirtazapine and 7.5 zopiclone.
So….the new regime started last night. Got to sleep after an hour of taking it but woke an hour later, dozed and woke another hour later. Because I didn’t want to go thru the terrible in and out of sleep all night that I experienced 3 nights ago I got up and had 1 zopiclone (imovane). An hour later still awake! Up again Feeling dizzy and another half zopiclone. Waited to no avail! Up again feeling dizzy and took another half so two in total. Finally slept! But now what do I do tonight! Take the 30mg mirtazapine again and just try sleeping thru if I wake? Appreciate any advice…thank you…

Nov 19, 2019 · Does anyone have experience with Mirtazapine? in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks Chris. Fortunately I haven’t been on the Amitriptyline for long (3 weeks) but it just wasn’t helping me sleep – hence the change to mirtazapine. I’ve only had 5 nights using this but still seem to have trouble getting to sleep without the zopiclone! I’m also taking magnesium at night (2 nights so far) and last night got to sleep but was half awake all night! Weirdest feeling as I was in and out of sleep and by 3am when I became more awake it was too late to take the zopiclone. So today I feel like I have major jet lag! If only we had a switch on our heads we could turn off!

Nov 17, 2019 · Does anyone have experience with Mirtazapine? in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks Lisa. I’ll be off the Amitriptyline by Wednesday this week. 2 tonight (Monday here in NZ) , 1 Tuesday. I will increase the mirtazapine from 15mg after a week to 30mg. Hopefully it will have a sedating affect by then!

Nov 17, 2019 · Does anyone have experience with Mirtazapine? in Depression & Anxiety

Wondering if anyone has had similar problems with sleep and trying to reduce zopiclone sleeping pills.
The last few weeks have been stressful as I became extremely anxious due to worrying about my health. I I was prescribed Amyitryptiline (Now 60mg) but over 4 weeks the sedating effect wasn’t enough to put me to sleep so continued taking zopiclone (Actavis) every night. I’ve used this sleeping pill on and off for years but at smaller doses.
Now I’m gradually coming off the ineffective Amitriptyline and over 3 nights have taken 15mg of mirtazapine. I take it 20 minutes before I go to bed . But by midnight I’m still awake so resort to a whole zopiclone. 7.5mg . Half an hour later I’m still awake so take another half zopiclone … and finally I fall asleep!. Ideally I want to get off the zopiclone and stay on mirtazapine. Next week I’m to start taking 30mg of mirtazapine . Is that more effective and likely to get me to sleep? The anxiety is now worrying about sleep! Love to hear from anyone who has similar experiences or advice on what I should do. Thanks.