Citation: articuno. "Great for Generalised Anxiety: An Experience with Mirtazapine (exp109189)". Erowid.org. Sep 28, 2016. erowid.org/exp/109189
So a little background about myself, I've been suffering with social anxiety and generalised anxiety for the last several years to varying degrees of intensity. At the start of this year I'd finally had enough of suffering, and plucked up the courage to visit the doctor and tell them about my problem, where they initially prescribed me citalopram. Thing's didn't work out so well on that medication (that's for another story perhaps), and so I was then switched over to Mirtazapine 30mg.
I've now been on mirtazapine for several months, and so far I must say I am pleased with how it's been making me feel. Anxiety wise, I have noticed a marked improvement; I no longer get anxious in sitations where I may have previously such as in crowds. My intrusive thoughts have pretty much stopped, and my mood feels so much more stable, I no longer have days when I am feeling blue. On the other hand though mood wise, I do feel that mirtazapine has perhaps blunted my emotions somewhat, I don't feel down yet I don't feel happy either, just neutral. Nothing seems to scare me or bother me anymore.
Sleep wise, this medication makes me sleep like a log; an hour after taking it, and I'm out like a light. Every night though, I get such bizarre dreams. Another strange effect mirtazapine has been having on me is that it sometimes makes me experience dream like states before I am fully asleep, almost like hallucinations. This can sometimes alarm me when this occurs; last night I was convinced somebody was in my room and I slept the rest of the night with the light on. This only seems to happen though when I am in bed and very relaxed.
Another thing I want to comment on is the sleep duration, man does this stuff make me sleep for long periods. I find it even stronger than medications from the 'Z' variety. Fortunately I currently work from home so don't have to get up for a set time, which is great as I'm often out for a good 12 hours or more. I honestly don't know how I would cope if I had to be up very early whilst taking this medication; I certainly wouldn't be safe to drive anywhere that's for sure.
To summarise, I'm feeling pretty good overall on mirtazapine. I'm thankful that I have found a medication that works for me without having to visit the doctor too many times to try different meds.
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