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frar
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   Posted 6/25/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc has prescribed Remeron...just wondering if anyone has taken this and if so how did you get along?  Thank you for any comments you may have!
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   Posted 6/25/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
WIFE's (Me) Comments ' : My husband has been on Remeron for 18 months,.. we saw a WONDERFUL 100% turn around in his mood, and ability to cope

HUSBAND: " its working, I feel better. "
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frar
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
That is great news for your husband! I hear this also helps with sleeping...a bonus! Thanks so much for your reply...
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I have read from other members that they like the Remeron so good luck to you.  Let us know how you are doing on the med.

Kitt


 

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frar
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
It is always a bit scary to begin a new medication! Hearing positive comments helps ease my mind.
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Aurora60
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Frar, I have been on remeron for about 6 years.  I tried almost every other a/d med there was and nothing seemed to work.  My dr. put me on remeron and it has helped me so much.  I can't even tell you how good it has been for me.  I started out slowly - 15 mg, then 30 mg and then up to 45 mg which I believe is the maximum dose.  You take it at night as it does make you sleepy but I have never experienced a morning after drugged feeling.  I have always felt good in the morning.  And it really helps you sleep.  I am down again to 30 mg but to tell the truth I didn't really notice the difference in the reduction.  I still feel pretty good.  The only  drawback for me was that it did increase my appetite and I did gain weight but I was also not being as careful as I should have been.  Since going down to 30 mg I have lost 35 lbs.  So if your hubby is careful about his diet he can manage.  And not everyone gets an increased appetite. I hope this is helpful to you and I hope that your husband does well on the med. Remember that it may take 4-6 weeks to reach maximum effectiveness. It was a life saver for me.  Post me anytime and I will be happy to answer you back.

Aurora 


frar
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   Posted 6/25/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry if you thought the Remeron is for my husband. It is for me and I thank you for your input; sleeping has been a problem for me since menopause so if the Remeron helps...praise The Lord. Thank you for your kind reply.
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Aurora60
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   Posted 6/25/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Frar, I am sorry about the mix up about the med.  As I reread your post I see that the med is for you.  One of the benefits of remeron is that it is supposed to help with hot flashes.  I don't know if that is a problem for you.  I was just past menopause when I developed breast cancer.  I am on a cancer drug for 5 years and one of the side effects is that it gives me hot flashes, but the remeron has worked well to control them.  And if you are having difficulty sleeping as so many of us at that stage do then I think the remeron will be a big help. I imagine your dr. will start you out slowly but do give it a chance.  I think it is a wonderful med. and I am grateful my dr. put me on it. Take care and let me know how you are doing.

Aurora 


Shelter
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   Posted 6/27/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello again
Just wanted to note: that it does have side effects.... it as other anti depressants also sometimes effect, the sexual drive,
my husband has NONE... no feelings that way t all...
so we roommates... basically now.. but at least he is in a fairly livable mood state.

the last month or so... He's been down a few times, says really off the wall negative statements... threats...

he is on a 30 mg dose, perhaps its time for that to increase,
i will have to go with him to his next doctors appointment
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Gemsi
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   Posted 6/27/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I'm on Remeron (Mirtazapine as it's know over here in the UK)
I'm on the highest dose, and notcie less of the effects now I'm at the higher dose of 45mg. I do gain weight on it though, as it gives me an apetite, though I do no excercise really, and nothing to burn off fat. Think before I started taking it, I didn't eat so didn't have any fat too burn off. I also find my sex drive higher now, which seems odd. I guess before I was just that depressed, that the bi of a mod lift I get from Remeron works magic.

On the lower doses of 15mg and 30mg, I found that the sleeping side effects worked better, but the higher dose is still the best for me.
I've only tried one other AD before this one, though didn't deal well with it. Remeron is my super drug.

Good luck with it, and hope it works for you.

Oh just too say, was on it 6 months, off it 6 months, now been back on it a year. I can definately tell the difference, as can others around me.
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Aurora60
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   Posted 6/27/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gem, i'm glad to hear someone else has had as much success with this med. too.  In the US the generic is call mirtazapine which is actually what I take but it is the same as remeron. A lot of insurance companies here will only pay for generic but I have taken both and don't notice any difference between the two.  I am only on 30 mg now but my appetite has greatly decreased which is great for me.  Just wanted to respond to your post and let you know that someone else has had good success with this med.

Aurora


psychopharmacologist
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
The weight gain with remeron can be addressed by giving a long acting stimulant along with it, such as the ones that are used for people who have chronic sleepiness during the day, due to night time problems of one sort or another. Talk to your physician about this as the weight gain with any antidepressant can lead to the development of type II diabetes.

drkathyday

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   Posted 7/14/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
psychopharmacologist said...
The weight gain with remeron can be addressed by giving a long acting stimulant along with it, such as the ones that are used for people who have chronic sleepiness during the day, due to night time problems of one sort or another. Talk to your physician about this as the weight gain with any antidepressant can lead to the development of type II diabetes.

drkathyday
I'm just thinking back. One of my friends today, told me she is struggling with weight gain with medication (though cannot remember which med, just know it isn't Remeron).
She isn't well enough to do a lot of exercise, but eats an extremely healthy diet. Infact because of her ultra healthy diet, her GP has told her not too change a thing.
 
Is this quote good advice for all medication with weight gaining side effects? Just wondering, as I can always send her too her GP with the info if this is the case, to helps weigh up pros and cons and such.
 
 
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