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Old 10-10-12, 08:32 AM   #1
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I'm being moved from 45mg to 60mg of Mirtazapine for resistant depression, above BNF maximum dosages. Anyone had any experience of this?
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Sounds like they're giving you a bigger chainsaw when what you need is a car.

IOW, mirtazapine isn't commonly known for its stellar AD effects, but it works well for mild cases, other indications, and in combinations with SSRI's.
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Old 10-16-12, 11:45 AM   #3
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Hmm. This 60mg of Mirtazapine feels a lot like Ritalin. I don't feel happier, just sharper.
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Interesting, I've only read that higher doses are more stimulating and lower doses more sedating. Have yet to go over 30mg.

Does the sharpening effect help with motivation or confidence? I'm a virgin to Ritalin or phenylethylamine type drugs. :)
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Old 10-17-12, 04:39 PM   #5
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Today I feel weird. Not happier - but I can concentrate a hell of a lot better, I'm faster, sharper... but there's still a depression there. So it's like depression with energy, which I guess could be dangerous, but I'm too busy SORT OF enjoying myself haha
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Sounds like something to trial. I'm prone to anxiety, so who knows.. May do a few days to see, after I clear out zoloft. Remeron is also expensive, and the chances of a legit prescription seem somewhere between nill and dick, not having a relationship with any doctor.
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Make sure you don't go straight up to 60mg, I had a hard enough time the first few days with a racing heartbeat and an unusual mixed state going from 45 to 60, nothing to 60 or similar could be dangerous.
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Too late for that, but good recommendation.

Nothing to 60, or also mixing with other drugs, does sound dangerous.

Throwing zoloft out the window. I believe it continues to mess with appetite and digestion, which may work for weight loss in both cases.

Good and focused on the 60mg mirtz so far; Now, if I could only afford it.
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Old 10-22-12, 08:40 AM   #9
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Wow, anyone read Prozac Nation? When Elizabeth Wurtzel describes coming out of depression "gradually, then suddenly"... that's happened to me with this mirtazapine. I feel like I'm back. It's slightly uncomfortable to be honest, and a little surreal, but I'm functioning so well that the mental health team have just discharged me. "High functioning/depressive". Eef.
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