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Mirtazapine success stories (+5 tips)

The current blogspot will be based on mirtazapine success stories. We will discuss the reviews of various individuals who have used mirtazapine for treating their psychological conditions, specifically depression.

Mirtazapine success stories (reviews)

In the current blogspot we will be discussing on the following success stories of mirtazapine users:

  • The success story of Ox123 (Sertraline vs. Mirtazapine)
  • The success story of Turdee 
  • Vicky’s mirtazapine success story 

The success story of Ox123 sertraline vs. mirtazapine

In 2017 Ox123 had a severe bout of anxiety that was triggered by a number of factors in the lifestyle including his social life, personal life and stress along partying alot. The doctors prescribed him with sertraline in August 2017.

The effects of sertraline were not tolerable for Ox123. He started having severe panic symptoms in response to the medicines.

As a result, the doctor discontinued the medicine sertraline and prescribed Ox123 with mirtazapine once a day. 

As a result of mirtazapine intake, Ox123 was able to sleep better and his eating habits also improved to an extent. However, Ox123 was worried about the associated unpredictable symptoms that usually occur due to mirtazapine intake.

Ox123 was prescribed with mirtazapine for a period of 6 months with varied dosage. His dosage for mirtazapine was 15mg for 4 months, 7.5mg for 40 days, 3.7mg for 10 days  and 2mg for 7 days.  The 6 months of medicine intake included 2 months of tapering off the medicine. 

Initially it was easy for Ox123 to discontinue the drug. However,  the withdrawal symptoms surfaced after 1 month of discontinuing the medicine. He felt being emotionally unstable and his everyday life issues easily triggered anxiety and stress in him. Ox123 apprehended that his initial anxiety issue was relapsing and did not think about it being a side effect of mirtazapine.

The withdrawal symptoms appeared in Ox123 after 4 weeks of complete withdrawal and lasted for about a period of 7 months. In a way the withdrawal symptoms were there for longer then the period of medicine intake that is 6 months.

The prominent symptoms of withdrawal effects were :

  • Up to 3 weeks of severe anxiety waves
  • Obsessive thoughts that were illogical and irrational
  • Frequent migraines from exercising
  • Joint pains and somatic complaints
  • Sharp rectal pains
  • Random nose bleeding 

After each dosage drop, the anxiety waves used to get intense initially. This was a result of the brain and body trying to adjust to the new dosage which was less intense. Ox123 also tried to take psychotherapy but it was useless as the psychotherapist started treating Ox123  for anxiety disorder rather than the withdrawal symptoms.

Ox123 often used to feel hopeless during the withdrawal period and often used to burst into tears thinking if the situation will continue like this forever. 

Recovery

The recovery of Ox123 from the mirtazapine withdrawal symptoms was nonlinear. He faced a life ranging from no symptoms at all to chronic anxiety episodes accompanied with physical complaints. He often visited hospital to reinstate the doctor to start the medicine again to get rid of the withdrawal symptoms. 

The only positive reassurance that kept Ox123 going was the fact that he experienced windows of no symptoms at all. The frequency of no symptoms episode was one hours to 2 weeks. However there were times when after the 2nd week of the no symptom window there were lasting periods of anxiety and physical pain. 

The 7 month of withdrawal had positive effects. The anxiety spikes that occurred were only limited to one day. There were longer periods of symptom free life. Ox123 totally forgot about any withdrawal symptoms and enjoyed his calm and steady life. The eureka moment achieved after the 7 month is the time when Ox123 fully believed being recovered when he could feel as if he was never ill.

Some facts related to Mirtazapine treatment as observed in Ox123’s treatment are :

  • Recovery period is non linear and anxiety episodes are expected to occur more often.
  • The negative thoughts developed in response to withdrawal symptoms only slow down your recovery, try to consciously form alternate positive thoughts to strengthen the recovery period.
  • Exercise, appropriate diet and appropriate sleep help an individual to further the recovery process.
  • Track your symptoms and look for the symptom free windows during the day and the weeks.

The success story of Turdee (Mirtazapine success story)

Turdee was brought to hospital with a history of persistent insomnia. For 23 years, she worked at a nursing hospital. She was unable to get a good sleep and always took sleeping pills. Due to sleeping pills, she was able to sleep only for 4 hours. Being a medical professional, she was adamant to stop  taking drugs but she could not because they were the only available solution.

If she ever tried leaving the sleeping pills she ended up being sleepless for a period of 21 nights that was not a good sign. She was usually dumbfounded about tolerance and dependence on the sleeping pills that she used to take. She also tried some natural sleep remedies that were in vain. She often used to feel being drifting away from her own body as a result of taking all the medicines including Imovane.

She feels like she is going through a number of anxiety and mood disorders that are persistent and are not getting settled anywhere. As a result she contacted the point of return hospital where she was evaluated for drug dependence.

In Turdee’s case Mirtazapine enabled her to exchange her feelings of anxiety, agoraphobia, chronic fatigue and brain cloud with energy, passion, clarity and health. She believes her decision to contact the people from point of return was the wisest ever decision as it helped her to get over the dark periods of light, She marks the relief from anxiety as a light that shone on her permanent clouds of darkness and showed her the path to life.

Vicky’s mirtazapine success story 

Vicky had a history of panic attacks that were initially caused by red bull drink and made her drop herself to an emergency in hospital. The doctor’s prescribed her with valium for the first time when she suffered her first panic attack. Later on she again suffered from symptoms of panic attacks and this time the doctors prescribed her with alprazolam. 

However, her anxiety was so bad that while being on alprazolam she had 3 sleepless nights.  Every day turned worse for her. As a result she once again reached the emergency and was referred to a psychiatrist.

The psychiatrist prescribed Viicky with an antidepressant known as mirtazapine after trying all types of benzodiazepines. Though she was all negative about taking any medicines, yet she started taking the medicine and in the first few nights she could feel the difference. She had a good night’s sleep after taking mirtazapine for initial one week.

While taking the mirtazapine tablets, she also went through various side effects including bouts of anxiety, feelings of dizziness and restlessness throughout the day.

After continuing the mirtazapine tablets for one year, the doctor decided to discontinue the mirtazapine tablet and hence the tablets were tapered for a period of three months.

After the first tapered dose of mirtazapine tablet, Vicky experienced severe withdrawal symptoms that included insomnia, anxiety, negative thoughts, nausea, vomiting, depression, headache and restlessness.

As a result Vicky went back to psychiatrist and reinstated her original dose. This made Vicky believe firmly that mirtazapine tablets are never going to leave her alone. She was nearly hopeless when all at once she came across a sobriety platform in the name of point of return. 

She contacted the point of return platform where she was facilitated with tapering off the mirtazapine medicine and tapered it off in very small amounts.  After 5 months of clean eating and healthy living, Vicky was finally able to get over the mirtazapine medicine with facilitation from the point of return group.

She believes the positive effects of mirtazapine drug enabled her to overcome her anxiety and depression however the withdrawal symptoms are usually intense and need to be managed with facilitation of a doctor.

Conclusion

In the present blogspot we talked about the various reviews of mirtazapine use. We shared the success stories of using mirtazapine for treating various psychological conditions.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs): Mirtazapine success stories

Does mirtazapine make you worse before better?

Mirtazapine does not make a person euphoric. However it tends to facilitate the person to feel like their own selves. The medicine does not make the person feel better overnight . often the users of mirtazapine feel weird in the first two weeks before finally feeling better.

Is mirtazapine good?

Mirtazapine is an effective antidepressant with a unique mechanism of action. It has a high response rate and a rapid action. It is unique as its benefits over the other drugs are effective and prolonged.

How long does mirtazapine take to work?

Mirtazapine shows effective changes in mood and sleep along appetite in the first two weeks of its use, improvement in the physical symptoms is a significant sign that the drug is working well.

How long does the sedative effect of mirtazapine last?

The sedative effect of mirtazapine is achieved to treat insomnia when given at bedtime. As a result of mirtazapine administration, peak plasma concentration is achieved 90 minutes after an oral dose and the half life of medicine is achieved after 16 hours.

Citations

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/21843-ox123-my-mirtazapine-story/

https://pointofreturn.com/pages/mirtazapine-withdrawal-success-stories?_pos=1&_sid=bdb113f4f&_ss=r

https://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/117157-any-success-with-mirt/

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