got this prescribed for sleep, 3.5mg, afraid of taking it. has anyone had positive experiences with it?

got this prescribed for sleep, 3.5mg, afraid of taking it. has anyone had positive experiences with it?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's good if you only take it as needed to sleep. never take it during the day only at night

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      how are the sides?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks doc.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    can make you very fat

    30 lbs weight gain is pretty typical

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      is it possible to avoid? i dont eat much and tend to ignore hunger pretty well

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can't avoid it. It directly stimulates your appetite via serotonin. You can ask your doctor for trazodone for sleep, just watch out for boners.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Second this. This plus Seroquel had me getting the most insane sleep

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Makes you crave carbs like they were crack cocaine.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got mean restless legs from it

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh nononono

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Screwed me up - weight gain (fat), mood swings (in the middle of a breakdown - unhelpful), sleeping 13 hours a day and not feeling rested, ultra-vivid surreal dreams. Just don't.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your sleep will improve but side effects are not worth it.
    You will feel hungry all the time and too tired to work out.
    Honestyly prefer being depressed to taking mirtazapine.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had the worst time trying to get off it. Bad withdrawals but I was taking 15mg nightly for over a year. I'd fix the underlying issue first pal. Also lowers your test and saps your energy the next day.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its addictive. it makes you unable to sleep without it.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just take some Diazepam

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      As an actual insomniac ill give you and possible sleepless anons in this thread some advice.
      First of all sleeping meds all have downsides and unless you have a persistent problem over time that seems unsolvable by normal means(cutting caffeine/screentime before bed/making sure you get some physical activity even on rest days etc) you should avoid it (melatonin is an exception but im assuming youve already tried it if youre going for mirtazapine)
      Mirtazapine is generally considered a bad offlabel sleep med since its primarily and antidepressant, negative side effects are pretty heavy and for many the sleep aid is neglible.

      Sleep meds that are not addictive "too heavy" in terms of sides and being okay for long term use but still effective are seroquel instant release and ambien. Most people will fall asleep from both of these as long as youre tired when you take them, some dont like ambien because it makes you loopy, its definetly the heavier measure between the two of them. Dont be scared of the fact that seroquel instant is an antipsychotic as the Instant release means youre not "on it" except the time between taking it and sleep, in this form it essentially works as a more sleep inducing antihistamine.

      If you take any of these including mirtazapine when youre not sleepy it will make you feel the side effects harder and probably not even sleep.

      if you're truly on the verge of losing your sanity/job/relationships due to sleep deprivation just go to your least savory friend and ask them if they could help you get some benzos
      take them in the lowest effective dose for a few weeks and then get your ass in a sleep lab and start aggressively making lifestyle changes
      and if you live in a country where it's feasible and your finances allow, ditch the gay who gave you that script

      Horrible advice, benzos are not very good sleep aid compared to even a simple antihistamine and will fuck you up hard if you need it even for 1-2 months. Taking meds for sleep if its a short term issue is not reccomended

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you're truly on the verge of losing your sanity/job/relationships due to sleep deprivation just go to your least savory friend and ask them if they could help you get some benzos
    take them in the lowest effective dose for a few weeks and then get your ass in a sleep lab and start aggressively making lifestyle changes
    and if you live in a country where it's feasible and your finances allow, ditch the gay who gave you that script

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >ditch the gay who gave you that script
      This, any doctor who prescribes you such a harmful chemical is not invested in your wellbeing.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the modern man ladies and gentlemen

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are dishonest with yourself and thats why you have convinced yourself you need medication to sleep
    Your brain is perfectly able to sleep, you just dont live like a normal human
    To think that your brain is somehow incapable of performing it's critical function, and yet you're clearly still alive because you DO sleep means you are lying to yourself

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Been taking 15mg, it’s pretty good. The carb cravings are real

  14. 2 months ago
    Ikarus

    No, its awful. Try something else, melatonin, sex with a hooker, idk.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why’s it awful?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    See if its like ambien, if you take ambien and force yourself to stay awake you start tripping like a mf

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gave me restless legs as well which is fucking annoying as fuck

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Getting prescribed antidepressants as a sleep aid
    Your doctor is either a retard, or malicious garden gnome.
    Try valerian root, and if that's not quite strong enough, go for doxylamine (you should be able to get it OTC).

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    promethazine is good for sleep

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I tried taking it for a couple weeks to help with depression. It made me very tired and I would be extremely cranky if I didn't get enough sleep. I also had an increase in appetite. My aquatic urticaria went away after I started taking it and it's never come back though so that's neat.

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