Review: could Mirtazapine cause Hallucination, visual?
Summary: Hallucination, visual is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ibuprofen, and have Depression.
We study 17,095 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Hallucination, visual. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination, visual and more.
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Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 17,955 Mirtazapine users)
Hallucination, visual (seeing things that aren't there) has been reported by people with depression, parkinson's disease, pain, high blood pressure, insomnia. (latest reports from 8,053 Hallucination, visual patients)
On Feb, 9, 2015: 17,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 116 people (0.68%) have Hallucination, Visual.
Time on Mirtazapine when people have Hallucination, visual * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hallucination, visual||67.65%||17.65%||2.94%||2.94%||8.82%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hallucination, visual when taking Mirtazapine * :
|Hallucination, visual||42.75%||57.25% |
Age of people who have Hallucination, visual when taking Mirtazapine * :
|Hallucination, visual||0.00%||1.60%||0.00%||8.80%||16.80%||6.40%||12.00%||54.40% |
Severity of Hallucination, visual when taking Mirtazapine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hallucination, visual||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hallucination, visual ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (22 people, 18.97%)
- Hypertension (11 people, 9.48%)
- Nausea (11 people, 9.48%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (10 people, 8.62%)
- Major depression (8 people, 6.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ibuprofen (34 people, 29.31%)
- Lorazepam (30 people, 25.86%)
- Amlodipine (29 people, 25.00%)
- Risperdal (26 people, 22.41%)
- Atenolol (24 people, 20.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Even though we feel powerless and vulnerable when in crisis we have to garner enough energy to get all the facts and question if the medication is really the right choice!
- Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.
My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.
I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).
I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.
I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.
I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.
My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.
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- Higher than a kite, and dumber than one of those saying i can no longer remember!
I told my shrink I didn't want to try anymore antidepressants... that they make me crazy-stupid(pristiq), crazy-nympho(wellbutrin), or crazy-sloth(lexapro). I have complex ptsd, did, and gad. I really don't want to take anything... I just want to work out, eat right, and try to put myself back on track. It seems like every time I try these pills I get pushed off course. Anyways here's my experience with pristiq. Day1) dilation ofpupils was noticed with in a few hours, it started to feel like I was on sshrooms....I'd look in the mirror and feel so much love...just stand there staring. I slept better than I did in months. Day 2) Sadly though, when I woke up I couldn't climax, it was like I was numb. My pupils were still dilated and I still felt an out pouring of love and admiration while looking at myself. I tried hard not to fixate and get ready for work. I noticed that my tummy wasn't bloated anymore, I hadn't felt this much releaf in months. As I took my daily 50mg I reassured myself that it was ok not to climax in favor of all the good things I'm feeling now. Pristiq didn't interfere with my routine other than climaxing. Day 3) I awoke well rested with a happy tummy and it didn't bother me a bit not to climax, I jumped out of bed and started my day with vigor. The moment I took my dose and left the house is the last thing I remember! From what I wrote in my calendar, the notes I took, and my phone history I can piece together the things I did for 7 more days!!! I went to work, but my coworker was on holidays so it was just me alone in the office, I have no family or friends in this country (I moved to get away from a bad situation, hence cptsd) anyways I had no interaction. The only thing that brought me out was probably that I stopped taking the medication on day7 (According to the amount of medication left)....it's taken 14 more days to get out of the pristiq fog. During that time I've experienced nightly vivid dreams/ nightmares, extreme sweating and high body temperature, my stomach discomfort fluctuates but I can control it through diet, I'm able to climax again though it takes time, my pupils returned to normal a few days after I returned to myself...I seem to have memory impairment.
- Patients having false positives while on remeron
I have had a few patients complain they are failing drug tests for Amphetamines while on remeron, and have claimed to have not used any type of Amphetamine or any (Mixed Salts). These patients are all or were on probation, parole, or under some stipulation. Iv realized most of these patients are taking another psych med. The list consists of insomnia meds such as Ambien(zolpidem), Sonata(zaleplon),Lunesta(eszopiclone). Also the Anti-Depressants Lexapro (escitalopram)and Prozac (fluoxetine). One of my patients was on Diazepam (Valium). I have switched medicines, particularly the Ambien, Lexapro, and Prozac have reversed the false negative. I prescribe many of my patients remeron. I'm a big believer in its effects on my patients moods and everyday depression. I have heard this happening before, but this was the first time I have ever had this happen to one of my own patients.(These were 5 separate patients in the span of 16 months) Of course none of these patients were criminalized based on lab results, but the issue still lies there. I know this is common for a lot of script meds to give false positives for narcotics. This is just obviously one I am putting out there. Let me know if anyone has experienced something similar.
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My personality is the complete opposite of what it has been my entire life.
I also keep seeing a grey cat and a man. Not together of course.
Jeeves on Oct, 21, 2012:
I think concussion contributes to BPD, which may in turn contribute to putting yourself into more hazardous situations, caring less about your own wellbeing and hence, more concussions. Concussions and TBI are under-diagnosed and under treated. In our society we have the tendency to separate the physical from the psychological - to compartmentalize and ignore personal history. To go for the quick med fix that might treat the symptom that is screaming the loudest at the moment and call in the next patient. But just where does behavior emanate from?
From this study (3 years ago):
When ever hallucinations, delusions and voices are heard, visits to hospital...ammonia levels are high, once ammonia is decreased hallucinations, delusions and voices go away. Dr. keeps increasing or adding antipsychotics. After Haldol was just added, neck is stiff, vomiting, toungue feels thick and difficulty swallowing. Patient also has Hep C, & Cirrhosis along with Schizoaffective disorder, major depression, anxiety/panic attacks, diabetes, and Peripheral neuropathy also; obesity and Attention deficit disorder (not treated)
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