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Danxiety
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   Posted 9/27/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello.

Anyone able to lose weight while taking remeron? I've gained about 10 + pounds in the last 6 weeks...

Any tips? The medication seems to work great, but i dont want to continue gaining weight.

Thanks!
Dan
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 9/27/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was on it I didn't gain any weight, but at the same time it didn't work for me so I was on edge the whole time with no appetite.

Danxiety
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   Posted 9/27/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmmm... Yeah, its interesting how some meds work well for some people and not others.

I also gained weight on zoloft... And when i lowered my dose my weight drop too.
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Dan, hello there.

Remeron was at the bottom of my list as my Pdoc had it listed as a med that could cause a large weight increase.

Mitrazapine (Remeron) has been associated with significant weight gain, possibly secondary to interactions with the histamine (H1) receptor. It is not associated with gastrointestinal symptoms, sexual dysfunction, or increased heart rate, as seen with the SSRIs. Reference: PDR Pocket Guide, 7th Edition.

It does not seem right that the meds we need may cause us depression due to large weight gains.  However adding an exercise program 5 days a week if possible will help control the weight as well as watching what you eat.

Take care and keep posting.


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wen4003
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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dan,
 
My 15 year-old son is on Remeron - has been for about 2 years now.  Yes, has gained weight and he was starting to be rather distressed about it.  He had been a super thin kid before then, so a few pounds didn't hurt him any.  But he continued to gain and the doctor assured us that he was within the normal range.  We make sure we keep him active, so what weight he does gain will be worked.  He continues to be within the normal range for his age and height.  We just have to keep an eye on things.
 
Hope this helps a litle.
 
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Danxiety
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   Posted 9/28/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks! So it seems that it is controllable through diet and exercise -- that's great. That something i can do :) Eating healthier and exercising more will only make me feel better anyways, so its a win win :D

thanks again!
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