Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1096846

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Mirtazapine Agression

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 4, 2018, at 6:43:35

Hey dr-bob people,

mirtazapine worked for my depression but it also made me agressive. I am thinking about trying again to see if the agression subsides.

What do you think?

 

Re: Mirtazapine Agression

Posted by Christ_empowered on February 4, 2018, at 8:59:03

In reply to Mirtazapine Agression, posted by Lamdage22 on February 4, 2018, at 6:43:35

i don't know....im surprised a doctor will prescribe mirtazapine, considering how much seroquel and zyprexa you're taking. that seems like heavy, heavy sedation to me.

have you ever tried something more stimulating? there's very limited research on using provigil (maybe nuvigil, now...) in people on stable, ongoing neuroleptic treatment. sometimes helps mood, depression, and "negative symptoms." here in the US, provigil and nuvigil are expensive, but they're not nearly as restricted as, say, ritalin or the amphetamines.

some people w/ ongoing Schizoaffective disorder take wellbutrin. my concern there (and with many other antidepressants) would be boosting blood levels of the tranquilizers.


sorry about your situation.

 

Re: Mirtazapine Agression

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 4, 2018, at 9:14:56

In reply to Re: Mirtazapine Agression, posted by Christ_empowered on February 4, 2018, at 8:59:03

hi christempowered, i too have thought about wellbutrin. It did not make me anxious in the past

thanks for your message

 

Re: Mirtazapine Agression Lamdage22

Posted by linkadge on February 10, 2018, at 18:17:01

In reply to Re: Mirtazapine Agression, posted by Lamdage22 on February 4, 2018, at 9:14:56

I had irritability on mirtazapine when I used 15mg or more.

For sleep, I find even 1-3mg extremely sedating.

I would try a lower dose of mirtazapine.

It could be a good transition med in trying to reduce antipsychotic. It can also improve negative symptoms.

Linkadge

 

Re: Mirtazapine Agression

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 11, 2018, at 7:26:18

In reply to Re: Mirtazapine Agression Lamdage22, posted by linkadge on February 10, 2018, at 18:17:01

That sounds like a good idea. Thanks


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