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Rated Mirtazapine (Remeron) for Depression Report

I started Mirtazapine about a year ago, due to my trouble sleeping and overall social anxiety. I had a thing where I couldn’t eat in front of people, without feeling extremely sick and wanting to vomit.

It worked for a while, but wore off after the first four months, up my dosage and it worked again, but then went away the same way. I wasn’t eating enough then, and I started eating a lot more after it.

Recently, I finally started getting very self-conscious about my weight, something I’ve never really had a problem before, but I gained almost 25 pounds or more. I tried changing up my lifestyle, eating healthy, working out, but I can’t shake this weight off and I’m still depressed.

I didn’t connect the dots before it was too late, I’m talking to my doctor about slowly getting off so I can get my body back. I just started a new anti-depressant anyways with this one, so hopefully, we can find something to help me sleep better.

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I’ve been on remeron for almost 3 years now. I think it’s the most effective antidepressant for anxiety and way more effective than buspar. There are some side effects. The sedation never really goes away, which is what I need for my anxiety to be controlled, but some people dislike the feeling of sedation.

Your appetite will increase, but you won’t gain weight unless you eat more. It can be hard to not eat if you’re hungry, but I haven’t gained any weight on remeron. In fact, I recently lost weight on remeron through a combination of diet and excercise.

All you have to do is practice self control and not eat an insane amount of food everyday. You may feel insatiably hungry, and not eating can be hard, but in my opinion it’s totally worth it for the benefits you get.

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I have been on anti depressants since being 19. Was put on fluoxitine, (80mgs at on time for years) been on most common antidepressant s ( Prozac, Effector, Zoloft, etc etc) I’m now under a mental health team as we believe it’s more than depression ( maybe bi polar 2).

Have been severely affected by depression since 17yrs old now 43. Feel I have missed out on life as won’t leave my home anymore. I’m now on 15mg of mirtazapine, haven’t slept so well in a very, very long time I’m in day 6, have had nasty runs, dry mouth, dizzyness and hunger pangs and one bad nightmare.

I already feel calmer, rested and my mind isn’t half as bad already, think there could be good potential and will update. Aprenttley the tiredness will go when I’m up’d too 30mgs. Hope it keeps going as is and improve s.

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I’ve been on Mirtazapine for around a month now, and before taking it, I was on Effexor for my depression. Effexor made me not feel my feelings correctly, I was always mellowed out, and wasn’t able to feel happiness, or sadness correctly.

First few doses were given to me in a hospital setting, I was really drowsy, and tired, but after the 3rd day I was back to normal. I suggest this medication to anyone who has a hard time controlling feelings, and emotions.

Besides the anger that I haven’t felt in a long time, I’m finally able to correctly think clearly, and appropriately, not to mention I sleep better with this medication. Very vivid dreams, and I haven’t had any issues with weight gain. Overall I suggest this medication.

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I’ve been taking Mirtazapine 15mg for 4 weeks now for depression, anxiety, OCD and borderline personality disorder traits. Initially I was taking the Axit brand of mirtazapine which i felt was great, but i’ve just started on Mirtanza brand mirtazapine and i’ve had anxiety for the two nights i’ve taken it so far.

I don’t really know if that makes a difference; it probably shouldn’t but for me i’ve noticed a difference. Anyways, on the Axit brand, I scared myself by reading reviews where people sleep-walked, bad nightmares, felt awful and had weight gain.

I took it regardless and I’m glad I did. For the first week, i had some nightmares and some vivid (good) dreams which honestly weren’t bad side effects. Easy to handle because you just wake up afterward.

I had a very large appetite for the first maybe three weeks, but it’s subsided mostly now. I have not had any weight gain which is surprising as i don’t really control my diet and my depression makes it hard for me to exercise.

I think i may need to up my dose because for the past week or so, I’ve gotten really sad in the afternoons from about 1-2pm onward until I take my dose at 8pm. Still, it’s way better than how I was feeling be

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I actually was prescribed Mirtazapine for anxiety/panic attacks and to help me gain weight, because when I have anxiety and panic I can’t eat and wound up in the hospital for malnutrition and potassium deficiency…

then I was prescribed this, and the first night I was able to sleep well! Eventually my anxiety and panic got better and I gained weight again. Only problem was I gained ALOT of weight, so he changed me from 30mgs to 45 mgs and I wasn’t so hungry anymore.

Sad thing is, it stopped working after a while, like maybe under a year, and I had to try other meds, most didn’t work, until I found Lexapro, but my new psychiatrist said that the 2 meds taken together might cause me to get manic/hypomanic, and my dose of Lexapro was just raised so I’ll see if I get manic or not.

So I’m not sure if I’ll even need the Mirtazapine anymore…I’ll find out at my next visit. I had that DNA test to see which meds would work best for me. Might be a good idea for everyone. So sorry for everyone who had such horrible side effects?

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I took 7.5 Mirtrazapine for my generalized anxiety, Panic attacks, and PTSD. I have had anxiety diagnosed since I was 17, and I am now 47. Before taking the medicine, I was 5″10 and 105 pounds. (female), and wanted to gain weight my whole life.

No matter what efforts or medications my doctors prescribed, nothing worked. Within one week of Mirtazapine, I had gained 15 pounds. Within 4 months I had gained 30 pounds! So weight gain is a side effect for me.

After about one week, the marked drowsiness stopped. I was alert during the day. I slept well at night, falling asleep within 20 minutes of taking the pill. For the first two weeks, I had vivid dreams.

My generalized anxiety greatly diminished 15 minutes after my first pill! I went from daily panic attacks to one a month or less. Previously I had stomach problems that landed me in the ER a multiple times, no one had any idea what was causing my stomach to be so terribly upset.

I could barely function from the pain. The first day I was on MIrtazapine, my stomach calmed down completely. My friends all say I am a lot calmer, with a much greater sense of well being. So overall this med is a God Send! The only «Neg» side effect that st

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I have been on Mirtazapine, 15 mg now for around 3 or 4 months. Prior to this I was on the generic lexapro for around 4 months as well. The difference in these is huge. Before I started Mirtazapine I was anxious daily, depressed, extreme mood swings, etc.

The best way to put it is where my emotions felt out of control and too large or inappropriate for the situation, these feel as if all my emotions are in their nice neat boxes and are opened and used as they should be in the correct amount and manner and closed when they aren’t needed.

The first few weeks take adjustment, these are sedating in lower doses and less so at higher ones, they will put you to sleep for sure so definitely take before bed. I have not had any issues with nightmares or vivid dreams on these as I’ve seen with others.

I have issues with eating, I normally can’t eat much and these have helped me eat a bit more though nothing extreme. I don’t wake up with cravings and I’m never ravenous as some I’ve seen have experienced.

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They say that a boy holds the world record for going the longest without sleep (11 days, I believe it was), for his science fair project. Ive been extremely close to beating that, especially after some rather bad months of 5-6 or 7 days without sleep.

I was often irritated, and just mean and I would sometimes slip into a somewhat dream-like state for minutes at a time, often multiple times a day. I would suffer from ‘missing time’, where my family would see me up and functional and confirm this to me, after not remembering chunks (hours) of missing time.

My insomnia was as bad or worse than I could ever imagine, and with this would come anxiety{amp}amp; depression that I normally don’t suffer from. I went to my doctor, desperate for relief. Honestly I was hoping for a benzo or Ambien, and was disappointed that he prescribed me this.

With nothing to lose, I took the 30mg Remeron and I slept a full 9 hours of complete restful sleep. It was such a relief. It helped for a little while longer, and slowly over time the effect seemed to wear off.

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Following a complete nervous breakdown i was not coping, my anxiety was the worst part and i was prescribed Mirtazapine, i had read good things about it so decided to give it a try since i felt i had nothing to lose.

That single 15mg tablet was the worst mistake i have ever made in my life, within 90 minutes i started to hallucinate, i thought i was dreaming but my husband knew i was wide awake, an emergency doctor told us i must never take this tablet again.

I hallucinated well into the next day but no sleep whatsoever, on day 3 i was no longer hallucinating but was still completely out of it until i had the most intense and dreadful migraine i have ever experienced, my doctor agreed it was down to the mirtazapine.

Now on day 4 and i think it is leaving my system, i still have really horrible itchy,prickly feelings all over my body though, i just hope it all passes soon, it has been hell on earth for me and whilst others may have a positive experience for some people like me it is an absolute nightmare of a drug.

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I think I’m considered to have difficult to treat depression and anxiety. I’ve been on Effexor XR 187mg, initially taking 75mg when i first started about 7 years ago. Overtime it started to work less and less and less.

I’ve tried with psychiatrists to add something to it, while increasing the dose, and have tried many, to which include: Prozac (terrible sexual side effects), Wellbutrin (will never take this ever again), Lexapro (bad gastro problems and sexual side effects), Paxil (bad sexual side effects, stomach issues).

Kind of getting tired of the trial and error process… Then came finally… Remeron. I took 15mg in the evening before going to bed. In the morning I could hardly get out of bed. I finally did. I thought I was still stoned from yesterday, but no, I wasn’t stoned.

I took about 3 good long naps during the day. I don’t remember the last time I actually napped. I just felt drained. Then during the afternoon, I was hit with the absolutely worst stomach cramping I had ever had.

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I experienced an episode of severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea which put me in the hospital for two days. After being tested, treated and released, I started to experience bad cramping every day.

This lasted for three months non stop during my waking hours. My gastroenterologist diagnosed this cramping as post infectious irritable bowel syndrome( IBS). He suggested I try a low dose anti depressant as he said that there was medical literature that this helps IBS.

I also had suffered from depression for years and was depressed at the time and not sleeping well. The first night I took a 15 mg tablet and slept for 12 hours straight. No waking up several times. Great sleep.

When I woke up, the cramping was gone and, though i felt drugged most of the day, my depression had clearly lifted. After one pill! I could hardly believe it. Because of feeling drugged, I cut back to 7.

5 mg dose at bedtime. I still slept well and the cramping was and is 90 percent better. I wake up refreshed and the drugged feeling is gone. The only side effect I have noticed is a much more rapid resting heart rate. My resting rate used to be about 61 or so; now it is 75 to 90. I don’t like tha

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Struggled with insomnia and anxiety all my life. Lately, I have also had a bit of an existential crisis, leading me down the slow and very depressing path leading me to think about suicide on occasion.

The worst part was that I could not sleep at all. I mean for days on end, no sleep. Missed word on more than 1 occasion because I had been awake for a couple days with no sleep. My wife made me go see a doctor (pysch) and admit to him about my issues.

He prescribed Remeron Mirtazapine. From the first night, I went straight to sleep. Have been on it for 5 months now, and I can’t ever see myself getting rid of it. It helps me so much — it has literally saved my life I believe (if you want to look at it that way).

Also reserach shows that sleep is so important to one’s health, and this is the ONLY way I can sleep. I ran out of my medication one night, and believe it or not, I did NOT sleep at all. So the first thing the next day I had it renewed.

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This is a miracle drug for me. Cured in me 20 years of: bipolar, rage, depression, waking every hour, frequent nightmares, dark circles under eyes, no appetite, inability to focus or keep a job, narcolepsy, severe anxiety, complete erectile failure (at age 34).

No side effects after 4 years. My personality went from Mr Grumpy, to Mr. Pleasant. Food actually has taste! My IQ has gone from being average to brilliant (I’m working on plans to start an electronics manufacturing/design firm soon).

Most of my early life was a waste because I never had any deep sleep (several of my relatives suffer from this too). And it wasn’t an apnea or snoring issue. I was misdiagnosed for years. After the erectile failure and reading my list of symptoms, a new doctor diagnosed me with severe serotonin deficieny syndrome.

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