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    Hello people,

    My name is John. I have been stressed most of my life and for 25 years I dealt with it with drugs and drink. Now I've been clean for 19 years
    apart from a drinking bout 11 years ago.

    I'm on mirtazapine 45mg and it's the best one I have tried.

    I brought 3 of my kids up on my own because their mother never got clean and one of my sons still lives with me.
    Just the two of us in a house with garden on the south coast.

    Not too shabby for an ex-junkie, and I am grateful for what I have. My other son and 2 daughters are quite near with a total of 5 grandchildren.

    I hope I get to know some of you.

    dj

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  1. This is great, thank you. I was expecting to be ignored or to have people giving a million reasons why it would not work for them. I believe people are addicted to carbs and especially, sugar. I was 100%. I think that having gone through treatment for addiction years ago, I saw my own denial and I'm practicing abstinence from carbs and sugar to deal with it, the same as with drugs and alcohol. Congrats on your sober time, I have many years myself but with a couple of relapses which actually is an important part of my recovery now. Thanks again, I love what you said. John
  2. Something that worked for me was quitting all sugar and carbs for a week to start with. I fully know we are all different, and please don't think I am underestimating how you feel. I was very depressed and anxious all my life. Now I am free of it. If you think you may be eating sweet things to boost your mood, just try this for one week. You can use Stevia Leaf sweetener instead of sugar. You need to cut all drinks with fructose or sugar. Your blood sugar will stop going up and down, and your mood will lift and be steady. I must admit I would not believe it either, but I was desperate enough to try it. If it does help after a week, look into keto and fasting. I have been off my meds (remerol most recently) and I am depression and anxiety free for 10 months and counting. Also I lost 85 pounds in 5 months and it's staying off. I'm selling nothing. I'm promoting nothing but the value of real food as opposed to processed rubbish. If this is of no use to you I sincerely apologize but I feel bad that I have not shared this much on this forum before. I've been a member for so many years, just switching anti-depressants and never solving anything. Till now! Most of you, or all of you, will not be willing to change your diet, it seems like a big ask, but if I could persuade you I would (this is so frustrating). It has totally changed my life. I am actually happy and I feel like the luckiest guy ever having made this change. Good luck. (John)
  3. I have posted this somewhere else and this will be the last time. I just want to make sure I reach a few people. I know this is not what you asked, BUT:- Something that worked for me was quitting all sugar and carbs. I fully know that we are all different and please don't think I am underestimating how you feel. I was depressed and anxious all my life. Now I am free of it. If you think you may be eating sweet things and carbs to boost your mood, just try it for one week. Your blood sugar will stop going up and down and your mood will lift and be steady. I must admit I would not believe it either, but I was desperate enough to try it. If it helps, look into keto and fasting. I have been off meds and depression and anxiety free for 10 months. Also I lost 85 pounds in 5 months and it's staying off. I'm selling nothing. I'm promoting nothing but the value of real food as opposed to processed rubbish. If this is of no use to you I sincerely apologize but I feel bad that I have not shared this on this forum before. I've been a member for so many years, just switching anti-depressants and never solving anything. Till now! Good luck. (John)
  4. Something that worked for me was quitting all sugar and carbs. I fully know that we are all different and please don't think I am underestimating how you feel. I wanted to die. Now I want to live. If you think you may be eating sweet things and carbs to boost your mood, just try it for one week. Your blood sugar will stop going up and down and your mood will lift and be steady. I must admit I would not believe it either, but I was desperate enough to try it. If it helps, look into keto and fasting. I have been off meds and depression and anxiety free for 10 months. Also I lost 85 pounds in 5 months and it's staying off. I'm selling nothing. I'm promoting nothing but the value of real food as opposed to processed rubbish. Good luck. (John)
  5. The best I can do is say please watch Dr. Eric Berg talking about keto (ketogenic) on YouTube. He's made thousands of vids about it and it's changed my life so dramatically that it's a miracle. I'm an atheist by the way but it's a miracle and I lost 84 pounds in 4 months without starving or going to the gym. I'm not endorsing anything. I just feel I must tell people what happened to me. Trouble is people don't want to change what they eat and I get that. But you can eat bacon and eggs with keto!
  6. I was the same. The answer for me was to quit sugar completely and lower carbs. I feel like a new man but I still don't get enough sleep I must admit. I'm on zopiclone too. Sleep is the tough one. All the best to you, John.
  7. The problem I had with mirtazapine was vivid dreaming. It became unbearable. I've tried almost every ssri and I can't take any of them. Good luck to you tho.
  8. I find it hard to urinate on sertraline. I had to stop taking it. Mind you I am 65 years old.
  9. I don't think it affects my sleep but we are all different when it comes to meds. I am not a good sleeper anyway. Even with zopiclone.
  10. I restarted sertraline 50mg after a few years off and I felt better the next day. Not completely cured but enough to make life ok again. I know some will say placebo effect but I don't think so. Two weeks later I'm still feeling better with no noticeable side effects. All other anti-depressants have terrible side effects for me. Hope it lasts. Sincerely John
  11. I quit the duloxatine and I'm doing mindfulness meditation. I haven't been this well and happy for 20 years. It's a miracle. You learn that your thoughts are not facts. They are just thoughts. I guess no one will benefit from this post but it's true. I swear.
  12. I am going stay clear of all ADs for as long as I possibly can. I find that my script of tramadol has a nice effect on me. I am addicted to them but that does not bother me. I've been on them for years (for sciatica) and I like them. They did moderate the nightmares most of the time too. - john
  13. Hi Soccer Dude Yes I did hear things, voices in my head, very real sounding sometimes. Also whooshing sounds and very loud tinnitus. I would also see patterns in the air, usually long triangles like shards. Always at night and especially in the early hours of the morning. I have had the weirdest experiences, I don't know how I put up with it, and in the end I could not take it any more. Shame because it's a good med for depression during the afternoon and evening. - john
  14. Still glad I stopped but the mirtazapine did get me to sleep. Now its taking hours but I feel it will improve very soon. At least the nightmares have stopped; they went from tedious to intolerable. It's strange how side-effects can vary so much in some people. Not just the side-effects either. - john
  15. I've had CBT and now I'm "Master of The Obvious". So watch out world! Cos here I come.
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