In his last podcast, Adam mentions that Remeron made him able to sleep, which in turn fixed his mental sides. Things have been going downward for me the last couple of months. My depression comes mostly from not being able to sleep and taking sleeping pills, drinking myself to sleep and mixing sometimes sleep aids with alcohol. If I could fix my sleep, I know I would have a normal life because I can see how things change completely when I take clonazepam and it works (it doesn’t work all the time). I wouldn’t take the risk of becoming addicted to clonazepam, but even if I wanted to take it everyday, it stops working if I take it two days in a roll and I have to let pass at least three days for it to work again. Actually, I have the same problem with alcohol, and I suppose it’s related to fin because it wasn’t this way before. For instance, maybe 5 beers will put me to sleep one night, but if I try the same medicine the day after, I will probably need to take 10 or 12 beers to fall asleep this time.
I’m now considering mirtazapine for sleep and I have a couple of questions.
-Is it possible to take mirtazapine at a lower dose before bedtime to sleep the same way people do with trazodone?
-Is it something you have to take everyday for it to work? Can you take it once in a while?
-I know all drugs have side effects, but is there permanent side effects you can get from mirtazapine that I should worry about? I’m still functional sexually and libido was good before this depressive state. Of course, I don’t want to take any risk in that department since it’s about the only thing I have left in life. I wouldn’t want something that would reduce my intellectual function, although I’ll admit most of it is gone by now. Same thing for emotions, but I also have to admit that fin has done some serious damages there too.
-Can you take alcohol if you didn’t take mirtazapine during the day?
-Any other thing I didn’t mention that should be considered? Any suggestions?
Feel free to talk about your experience with the drug if you took it. It apparently made a big difference in Adam’s life. In my case, I wanted to avoid antidepressants, but I’ve been dealing with this for so long (haven’t been able to sleep normally in 10 years) that my life has become something that’s lost all of his meaning and value. Right now, I know my life is completely lost. I know my death won’t even have any meaning. At the point where I’m at now, maybe mirtazapine wouldn’t be such a bad thing.