Does any one use this medication for OCD and anxiety? Does it work? or what should I expect. I do have bipolar but my doctor wants to add this to the mix to help my OCD but I am curious if this will help or not.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:11 AM
Mirtazapine did not get rid of my OCD, but because it helped my depression so much, it gave me the energy and confidence to deal with my OCD effectively. I still had OCD symptoms while on it, but I barely noticed them and was able to handle them because I just felt so good all the time. Mirtazapine is probably the best antidepressant I have ever been on. I'm going back to it now after bad experiences with other medication. I just wished I had never stopped taking it. I was on 60mg.
Edited by Saliency, 24 April 2013 - 08:12 AM.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:41 AM
What other medication are you taking? For me, the main side effects of Mirtazapine were extreme drowsiness (within an hour of taking it, all I wanted to do was sleep), hypersomnia (could easily sleep for 12 hours a night), weight gain (didn't bother me that much, but I am male) and increased appetite and sex drive (both of which were very welcome side effects). The sleepiness it causes can become problematic, but overall I think it's quite a wonder drug. I've read that it's one of the few medications that works effectively in treating severe cases of depression, such as psychotic depression.
Edited by Saliency, 24 April 2013 - 08:41 AM.
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