How do you even pronounce all these weird medication names? lol Just looking for a little advice, information and mostly just someone to listen ^_^ I know you guys can't give me medical advice but I'm hoping some of you have some experience with this... I've been taking Sertraline for my anxiety and depression for 8 or so months. I haven't noticed much difference so my doctor has given me the option of increasing my dose of Sertraline to the max amount or trying Mirtazapine. I'm pretty sure I'm going to give this Mirtazapine stuff a try but I hate change and making decisions. I'm also a little worried about a couple of things... I've read a little about it but it mostly just confuses me...I read that Mirtazapine can make you very sleepy. I know a lot of anti-depressants have that side effect but is it stronger with Mirtazapine? I already feel extremely tired so I'm a little concerned my energy levels might decrease even more... I'm a bit apprehensive of taking them at night...I'm used to taking my medication in the morning and it took me a very long time (years!) to remember and get into a routine of it. Weight gain...I'm already very obese and am already gaining from lack of motivation and not being able to get outside regularly...How common is this side effect? I'm not too bothered about my weight but I'd be lying if I said it didn't effect my anxiety levels at all... Is there any chance a higher dose of Sertraline might help me? I'm pretty sure I haven't felt any different since taking it...but would more help? I've tried 2 different kinds of antidepressants so far. Fluoxetine and Sertraline. Should I be able to feel a difference in the way I feel? I know it's not a quick fix but is it obvious when you find a medication that works for you?