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A study for a 49-year old man who takes Mirtazapine, Lyrica - 25MG

Summary: 34 male patients aged 49 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 49 year old male patient who has Depression - chronic, Insomnia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 17,940 Mirtazapine users)

What are the conditions

Depression - chronic (chronic depression lasting at least for two years) can be treated by Cymbalta, Wellbutrin Xl, Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor Xr, Celexa. (latest reports from 4,172 Depression - Chronic patients)

Insomnia (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Melatonin. (latest reports from 143,724 Insomnia patients)

On Jan, 21, 2015: 34 males aged 43 (±5) who take Mirtazapine, Lyrica - 25MG are studied

Mirtazapine, Lyrica - 25MG outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 43

Gender: male

Conditions: Depression - chronic, Insomnia

Drugs taking:
- Mirtazapine - 15MG (mirtazapine): used for 1 - 2 years
- Lyrica - 25MG (pregabalin): used for 1 - 2 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Mirtazapine is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Lyrica - 25MG is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/aGamma-glutamyltransferase Increasedn/an/an/an/an/aNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Pneumonia
Myalgia (muscle pain)Pain
Arthralgia (joint pain)Anxiety
Rash (redness)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
Drug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Gait Disturbance
Tonic Clonic Movements (generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)Abdominal Pain
Vision BlurredCardiomegaly (increased size of heart than normal)
CryingCompression Fracture (fracture due to pressure caused by injury)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Depression - Chronic
- support group for people who have Insomnia
- support group for people who take Mirtazapine

Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who have Insomnia
    Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.

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    It has been two months since that fall and still have one area of pain in the front left ribs and a swollen spleen. The doctor gave me no additional meds and just said to give my body more time to heal. So once again was changed to 2 pills daily instead of 3. The hypotension and fainting got better. But I am now left with very weak legs and fall easily and frequently. Guess I lost a lot of muscle mass with the weight loss. However after a lifetime of depression, Nardil works wonderfully for that which had been long-standing and severe for so many years. People noticed the change in me shortly after starting the Nardil. But I am stubborn about going off it despite all the side effects because it works so much better than any of the many others I had been put on over the years.
    I am soon going to start doing leg exercises with ankle weights, starting with light weights are first and gradually increasing the weight as I hopefully rebuild my muscles and strength.
    Also my vision has gotten blurry and I feel slightly retarded after the weeks in bed when I was breathing very shallowly due to the broken ribs and my brain was deprived of adequate oxygen.
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    Oops3 on Dec, 8, 2012:

    First I would get off the Lyrica,and that is not easy to do. It messed up my mind so badly, that now that I'm off it, people are saying "" welcome back"! I guess I should mention my antidepressant failed, rheumatologist decided he wasn't prescribing them anymore to anyone, and long story short, ended up putting myself into mental ward from a sudden panic attack. Did the Lyrica help cause it, I don't know. But being off it is a godsend.

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    Neal on Dec, 8, 2012:

    Hi I am a 31 year old male who suffers from Bi Polar. Following a raised white blood cell count (lithium) extreme lethargy (quitiapine) and an ineffective anti-depressant (citalopram) a complete overhaul of my meds was under taken (correctly and slowly)
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