I have been prescribed a new set of anti depressants because my old ones caused me to have insomnia
i have been prescribed Mirtazpine but i am a bit worried that i am going to take them and not be able to wake up in the morning for university
Has anyone taken these pills and not been able to wake up in the morning? And what would be the best time to take them?
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- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2013 23:52
- 15-04-2013 04:21
Hi, don't worry there's often a sleep element to anti-depressants. It helps with anxiety, among other things. Different anti-depressants work differently for different people so while your last ones may have contributed to your insomnia, these one's might not. I had to go through a fair few types and brands before I found the right ones for me.
I was always told it didn't matter what time I took my tablets because they take weeks to get into your system and weeks to get out again. So a few hours either way isn't going to leave you without any in your system.
Hope this helps!
- 15-04-2013 05:43
I've been on mirtazapine nearly 4 years and the sedative effect has pretty much totally worn off now but to start with, goddamn, it was sedating. I've tried 9 different antidepressants and mirtazapine is by far the most sedating of any of them. I take it you're starting on 15mg? Mirtazapine is odd in that higher doses tend to be less sedating so that might be something to consider trying before giving up if you do find it too much. I definitely wouldn't take it in the morning, I'd say maybe 2 hours before you go to bed is probably the best time that way you'll get the full sedative effect when you most need it/when it's least likely to interfere. It can be difficult to get up in the morning to start with I won't lie but it's not impossible to get up if you really try. Maybe set a few alarm clocks in case you turn one off and go back to sleep. It might be worth talking to your university's disability department and asking them to have a word with your lecturers - you might be a bit out of it for a few weeks if you have particularly early starts so they might need to know to go easy on you.
Mirtazapine has worked great on my depression, hopefully it works for you too. Any other questions just ask
(Original post by Sabertooth)
- 15-04-2013 05:53
It might be worth talking to your university's disability department and asking them to have a word with your lecturers - you might be a bit out of it for a few weeks if you have particularly early starts so they might need to know to go easy on you.