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, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
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.
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.
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.