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Diazepam vs. Mirtazapine for Anxiety

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Diazepam

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Other Names: Valium   Mogadon   Valrelease   Diastat   Stesolid

Mirtazapine

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/ 33,290 posts
Other Names: Remeron   Zispin
Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 381,225 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Diazepam , first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as... Read more on Wikipedia
Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Nellie
February 14, 2014
Nellie wrote
Mirtazapine
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By Claire
September 13, 2013
Claire wrote
Mirtazapine and Bipolar
Hello I just wanted to let you Kno I was in the same boat and I can tell you now Mirtazapine will make it worse, because my bipolar is mostly depression with manic phases I was put on Mirtazapine up to 45 then told them I feel a lot worse this was a month after I had them put up so it wasn't like the first 2 weeks of feeling worse, anyway my psych lowere it to 30 and now take quetiapine 75 mg as well its an anti psychotic and its helped me a lot I think u should suggest to ur Dr that the meds
babygirl0690  |  April 2, 2014
Please look up Mirtazapine online, I had a doctor prescribe this med with out my knowledge. I ended up with swelling of my toes & ankles, passing out , and manic depression. I ended up baker acted from this med, please tell your Doctor you would like to try something else or seek another Doctor. Good luck I will be praying for you.
Nellie  |  February 14, 2014
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By Doris Lee
August 7, 2013
Doris Lee wrote
had a spell after taking mirtazapine and pramipexole. do they go together?
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By patsy
August 7, 2013
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What patients are saying about Diazepam vs. Mirtazapine

1,793 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
gone back to the mirtazapine when the benzos are gone....
...gone back to the mirtazapine when the benzos are gone. I've found...
to mirtazapine and now I'm urine testing positive for benzos...
...for ectasy on Tarazadone so my doctor had me switch to mirtazapine and now I'm urine testing positive for benzos. I did a blood test that showed negative but...
now and they are talking about changing me to mirtazapine...
...on citalopram 10 sertraline 50 - 100 - 150 now and they are talking about changing me to mirtazapine or something. we...
now and they are talking about changing me to mirtazapine...
i was/am on citalopram 10 sertraline 50 - 100 - 150 now and they are talking about changing me to mirtazapine or something. we shall see on and i was on diazapam but i came off that...
the mirtazapine, i swapped from mirt to venlafaxine and was...
...bit of withdrawal off the mirtazapine, i swapped from mirt to venlafaxine and was having panic attacks for about a wk ...does pass and im using diazepam to help through the change...
Up Side Effects hi i have just been changed from mirtazapine...
Effexor Start Up Side Effects hi i have just been changed from mirtazapine 2 effexor. Not the slow release one. Ive been given diazepam 2 take away start up anxiety. How long wil this...
morning and start the mirtazapine Saturday evening)? Also,...
...on Cipramil for 5years or so, and have agreed with my Dr to change to mirtazapine. Pleasemay I ...and start the mirtazapine Saturday evening)? Also, does mirtazapine clash with diazepam, as al...
for IBS currently waiting on change of med from mirtazapine...
...Mirtazapine 45mg at night ...30mg (personality disorder) diazepam 5mg  3 x ...needed for migraines buscopan 20mg 4x daily for IBS currently waiting on change of med from mirtazapine ot somet...
with mirtazapine was that while it did help eventually, it...
...from 150mg sertraline to 15mg mirtazapine in the course of 3 ...new med? Mine gave me diazepam to take. How ...for? My experience with mirtazapine was that while it did help eventually, it...
diazepam initially as mirtazapine actually made me worse at...
...any benefit from mirtazapine. So hopefully things ...tried cit? I'd imagine mirtazapine would help insomnia quite ...still had to take diazepam initially as mirtazapine actually made me wo...
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