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Re: Anyone else taken this?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 11:20:20 PM »
I've taken remeron. It was great for helping me sleep and it did increase my appetite. I personally did not experience negative side effects with this med. It is different for everyone, though.
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Re: Anyone else taken this?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2014, 03:02:17 AM »
FWIW -I have taken Remeron (Mirtazapine) twice.

I have also taken about 10+ over the last 25 years - in the AD – SSRI – SNRI – Atypical AD - medication class.

What are your three main concerns or fears regarding these medication - I can share my experiences with you, if you are interested  :action-smiley-065:


Yes I am interested my fears are, Basically nausea and vomiting, and tiredness

Unfortunately Remeron and every AD/SSRI/SNRI I have used ALL have some of these side effects. 

Especially nausea and tiredness, are common temporary side effects of almost all these types of mediations.   :P

If you are not comfortable with tolerating these temporary side effects for about 2 weeks, I would not recommend that you start any of these AD type medication.

Even then, everyone is going to react differently to each medication.  So, you really won't know - until you actually try it...

But, If I were to try one with fewest side effects and easiest to take IME - hands down, it would be Celexa.   :yes:

Hope this helps..

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Re: Anyone else taken this?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2014, 03:09:45 AM »
I took it as I didn't do well with SSRI's. It didn't help with my anxiety or depression. It will certainly help with appetite - honestly a lot of people seem to eat constantly. So watch what you eat because I put on 1.5 stone and only lost 0.5 of that when I came off Remeron. Tapering off it was very difficult. As for sleep? Yes you will often feel very drowsy and tired on this medication. I've slept 18 hours in a day on Remeron. But it also makes sleep very hard when you come off it.

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Re: Anyone else taken this?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2014, 10:58:30 AM »
I was put on 7.5 mg as an add on with lexapro, apparently it has excellent results if you can get past the first few weeks if taking it and it's side effects. The first night I was knocked out for 16 hours so halved the dosage again to 3.75 and the side effects were still too strong. I had 0 energy, zonked, weird leg sensations and I was so sensitive to any sort of raised noise. My muscles would over react if I heard a certain noise. It was very weird. The side effects were too much to want to give it a try.
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Re: Anyone else taken this?
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2014, 01:30:20 PM »
I was thinking.... After seeing some of your older posts.

Since u are seeing a psychiatrist -  HA ... Stomach Issues , anxiety  which I  also struggled with ...

IME - can quickly be handled by a different class of medications - called benzodiazepines.  Ask your Psychiatrist if that is something that would be right for you.

It has none of the bigger side effects - Initially the main side effect -is drowsiness... Much like an antihistamine would have.  But - No nausea, No vomiting, and the other troublesome side effects of Remeron.  And you won't have to wait 4-8 weeks like AD meds.  On a daily dosage of about week ... You will feel the lifting of anxiety and your appetite will quickly return to a normal healthy levels...
Of course all BZD and AD meds will have to be weaned off safely with your Dr. help.

What worked best for me as far BZD - is Diazepam due to the long half life - you can take it 2x a day and maybe like I do, take it 1x day before bed.

Of all the BDZ - I have used:  Xanax, Lorazepam, Klonopin - Diazepam is the mildest and the easiest to taper off if used for longer periods of times.

I am personally on Both - An AD and BZD for over 10 years with excellent results.  Prozac 40 mg. And Diazepam 10 mg before bed.

Again - speak with your Psychiatrist if BZD are appropriate for you.

Hope this additional information helps....

Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions or concerns. :action-smiley-065:



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