Anyone tried Remeron?

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   Posted 1/2/2015 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone! I was recently prescribed mirtazapine (generic for remeron). I am a 21 yr old female and suffer from chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression and chronic daily headaches. I am desperate for some relief. I was wondering if anyone has had success with this drug? It's supposed to help me sleep and help ease the fatigue and depression. I have read that it can lower levels of adrenal hormones like cortisol and dhea which I am worried about because my adrenal levels are already very low. If anyone could share their experiences,positive or negative, with this drug I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks :)

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   Posted 1/10/2015 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc gave me 15 mg remeron on Tuesday. I tried half a pill before bed last night and not going to take again. I had to skip my flexeril and Xanax at bedtime last night. Now I am withdrawing from the Xanax. Went to pick up my daughter and couldn't remember how to set cruise in car. Feel weird still.
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   Posted 1/12/2015 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Jumping forums, just because Remeron is a med I know a little bit about. One thing about it is the side effects are worse the lower the dose. So, 45mg generally gives less side effects than 15mg. Always seemed a bit backward to me.

For me it helped. I have Cystic Fibrosis and find sleep difficult. It was the first antidepressant I ever tried and will honestly say it was the best one. I found within 15 minutes it knocked me out asleep and I slept like a bear in hibernation. I used to get a lot of restless leg problems and as soon as I lay down I struggle to breathe. It helped with that and I felt a lot better for the sleep I was getting. It was stopped for me because my CPK levels kept going up. It wasn't related to the mirtazapine, but it was a big argument with my doctors and they kept forgetting to inform important people (like my psychiatrist) whenever they stopped it. So they screwed me up a bit and I had to switch meds in the end as it stopped working. But, when it worked, it worked good for me.

Some people find it can make them a bit dazed and I think for the first few weeks it did that with me. As with all antidepressants they take time to get into the system so will take about a month before your body gets used to it.

I honestly don't know about those levels though. Can you ask a pharmacist or a doctor about that maybe? They might be able to put your mind at rest about the levels. Do you get your hormone levels checked regularly?
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Post Edited (Gemsi) : 1/12/2015 1:54:27 PM (GMT-7)

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