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mirtazapine

any experience - good or bad - with mirtazapine?
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My experience with mirtazapine is and was a good one I guess (currently tapering it).

First thing mirtazapine did was making me extremely sleepy when I started it at 15mg, took it before bedtime and it was knocking me to bed. I noticed more intense vivid dreams during my sleep. Mirtazapine does not suppress the REM sleep.

Then I upped to 30mg after 1 week, it was still knocking me down, I liked that fact since I tend to suffer from insomnia. But the hypersomnia was getting worse, can sleep 12 hours without any problems on it...

I noticed an increased appetite but no weight gain for me since I have an extremely fast metabolism. But it could be a problem for someone older or already with a BMI above the average.

Positive side-effects

-No depression
-Sleep aid
-No nasty side-effects when I started it

Neutral side-effects

-Vivid dreams
-Increased appetite
-Numb feelings

Negative side-effetcs

-Constipation
-Hypersomnia

I consider mirtazapine an extremely good antidepressant with few side-effects. I'm having no problem stopping it, can skip many days without it with no withdrawal effects. It's a unique antidepressant in it's kind (tetracyclic) and it will work by antagonizing the 5-HT receptors rather than inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin like the SSRIs.

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