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Medicastion side efects

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medicastion side efects
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

you should call up your doctor or see your GP doctor and let them know about these issues and side effects you are having.

some of them could be due to the mirtazapine dose increase, such as fatigue, and unwanted throughs

but the rash and swollen glands and itchy all over could be due to a viral or bacterial infection.

in rare cases, higher doses of mirtazapine can cause flu infection type symptoms a swell.

there are better and more modern types of antidepressants which don't have these types of side effects

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
My doctor is on leave , maybe I go to a&e after work ,
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

yes, that is a good idea, the A&E

they can help assess you for infection or mirtazapine side effect

they can do blood tests to check for infection as well.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks , so which 1's for example is good antidepressants ...
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

SSRI agents like sertraline or paroxetine or fluoxetine are newer antidepressants than mirtazapine

and don't tend to cause these side effects like you have.

have you tried these before?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No I haven't , 5 years ago I was on citalopram 20 mg , but I'm scared if my doctor switch to 1 of them and first few weeks of change will be worst until goes to the system
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

yes, citaloopram is celexa and part of the SSRI group of antidepressants.

yes, it can take a few weeks for these medications to get into your system.

you may be able to do a slow taper down of the mirtazapine while you start up the SSRI agent at the same time to prevent a drop in your medication.

your depression symptoms sound serious

you may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist or therapist regularly as as well.

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