I am on mirtazapine 30mg a day.I came off Cipralex in feb after 10 years on it.The doc said it was no longer working?The mirtazapine seems a lot weaker imo but he says its better for anxiety.It has made me lazy not wanting to do anything.My main worry at the moment is my stress tolerance levels.
I visited US to see Amen Clinics who gave me Neurontin to help with sleep and anxiety. I am currently battling with my GP to let me have Neurontin going onward as it calms my overactive brain.
Number one I am not sure if the mirtazapine is working or if I need it?Thats one for my GP I assume but number two for you is I am unsure how much stress I can tolerate with the new job?My brain is overactive just thinking about it.
Do I need to see a psychiatrist/GP to see if I am fit enough to work or do I give it a go and if I struggle put my hands up and admit defeat/ go on disability?
Unfortunately in the UK if you have anxiety or depression you get looked after by your amily doc only with repeat prescriptions.
In US you get to see a a psychiatrist monthly and given valium/Xanax etc to help with anxiety.In UK they give ssris only.
Thanks for your help so to make clear I need to see a private psychiatrist and CBT to help with returning to work.