ANyone ever tried Remeron/Mirtazapine

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 8/24/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I think i tried this years ago and asked my dr to switch my prescription from effexor (which i never filled) to remeron because i think i remember it making me sleepy so i could sleep through the night after my father died.
 
anyone have any experience with this drug? if so, i would appreciate any feedback. thanks!
 
is it safe? ever read anything bad about it? thought i did not too long ago but it was prob. just a negative user review.

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   Posted 8/24/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I took remeron but didn't like it because it made me so sleepy so I stopped it. Hopefully somebody will come on who has had good results with it.

Why didn't you fill your effexor. I took it for years with no problems.

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 8/24/2011 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i know two people who have tried it and had bad side effects.
i have tried lexapro and zoloft and felt wired! hated them. so i didn't want to try another ssri.

ugh

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   Posted 8/24/2011 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
i found effexor very good. jamie

switched from mirtazapine. same with lexapro and zoloft. (not good at all)
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   Posted 8/24/2011 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
so jamiee and karen: you didn't have the first week or two "wired" feeling or nausea with effexor? when i tried the other two i felt like i drank 10 cups of coffee. it was awful. ugh

i have more anxiety thank depression i think. but anxiety is depressing. ha

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   Posted 8/24/2011 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
some nausea, but it passed in a few weeks. jamie.
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   Posted 8/25/2011 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have any nausea. I am now on pristiq. I had very little nausea with that in the beginning. But that went away. I really like it. I take abilify and xanax with it. I hope that you find what works for you. I was on effexor for many years, but got sick of taking so many capsules of it. Five a day. I only take one pristiq. Such a relief. Best wishes to you.

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   Posted 8/25/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on remeron for seven weeks and it is the first of many that has helped me with my depression and helping me to sleep at night. I am also on pristiq and wellbutrin. No side effects from any of them.
Hope you can find a med that helps you.

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   Posted 8/25/2011 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on remeron/mirtazapine for almost 9 years. It is the one a/dmed that has helped me. Take it at night as it does cause sleepiness. The higher the dose though, the less sleepy you will be. I have gone from 15 mg up to the highest dose of 45 mg. I am now down to 30 mg. I have had no side effects except for the sleepiness at the beginning. It has truly kept my depression under good control. Everyone is different but I really like this med.
 
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hazelnut86
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   Posted 8/27/2011 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys! i wonder how it does for anxiety? aurora does it make you groggy during they day at all? or did it at the beginning?

i read about the side affects and notice that the ssris and snsis have side affect warnings of increased heartrate and i already hve issues with that sometimes. ugh i read wayyyyy too mcuh on here about user reviews and warnings wich i'm sure are the rare ones they have to post to cover their butts.

i didn't know that effexor or snsis are actually stronger than ssris and have more side affects. i'm afraid to take anything!!!! stupid i know.

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   Posted 8/27/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
remeron has really helped my depression on the most part, and first med that does in the last three years
i have some increased heart rate and can feels its palpatations
but can deal with that
i'd rather that than this awful depression (mine is due to chronic pain) and crying all the time
i take 30mg at night, it helps my sleep as well and i haven't slept well in years, so a first for that as well
no other effects
give it a try and see if it helps you
if you don't like it then you can come off of it
good luck

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   Posted 8/27/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have always taken remeron at night so I have not had issues with being tired during the day. And I started very slowly, 15 mg for about the first 4 months then went up to 30 then 45, the highest dose. I am back to 30 and hope that my next pysh appointment in Nov. I will be able to go down to 15 mg again. One problem with these meds is that they increase your appetite and I have gained quite a bit of weight which I really need to lose. Also I have ativan for anxiety to that is a big help. Remeron is the only med out of many I tried that helped my depression. Hope this helps you.
 I want to add, I posted about how terribly lonely i am most of the time. I feel that my loneliness is different than the depression I have had. I have a hard time coping with being so alone but I can't say that I am feeling the depression. It is a hard thing to describe. Does the depression cause the loneliness or is the loneliness a symptom itself. When I am out and about with people the loneliness goes away and I don't feel at all depressed. So I can't really say if one causes the other. Just wanted to explain the situation.
 
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hazelnut86
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   Posted 8/27/2011 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah i'm lonely too. how old are you? i'm almost 42.

well if you have to take ativan also then it prob. doesn't help anxiety very well.

geez so many ppl seem overmedicated. i mean if one drug works so well why do you have to add another? i don't get it. i think it's the pharmaceutical cos. getting richer and richer. ugh

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   Posted 8/27/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I take ativan on an as need basis. I don't need to take it every day. I have panic attacks and it helps me. The only reason I take the meds I do is because they truly help me. Otherwise I would get off of them. I am just too fragile right now and need the help. I am quite a bit  older than you, I am 65 but I don't think age matters when we all have the same problems. I became an empty nester last year and i have not been able to get used to living alone and not having someone to talk to when I get home. I lost my dog this summer so I don't even have a wet nose to greet me. I am not going to get another dog, at least not for sometime.
I have two sons, 37 and 32 but they have their own life and they tend to let things go with me so as not to have to be concerned with my problems. They are always there for me though when I need them and I guess it is more of a question of me not wanting to get too dependent on them or make them feel any quilt. So that is my brief story, would be glad to chat with you if you want.
 
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