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User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 4 reviews 13 medications
   
9.2
Major Depressive Disorder 12 reviews 44 medications
   
8.4
Insomnia 64 reviews 102 medications
   
8.3
Hot Flashes 1 reviews 30 medications
   
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Anxiety 70 reviews 61 medications
   
7.8
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 9 reviews 6 medications
   
7.8
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Summary of Mirtazapine reviews 311 reviews 7.8

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Review by mae Strickland (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Depression: Good

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March 29, 2015 7:09 PM

Review by oldfart2 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: I've been taking 15 mg of mirtapazine and 10 mg of zolpidem about 2 hrs before bedtime for over 6 years. I rarely have the vivid nightmares and generally get about 6 hours of good sleep followed by an hour or two of drowsiness. Before I was on this regimen, I was lucky to have 3 hours of sleep, so I am pretty happy with it.

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March 21, 2015 8:00 PM

Review by Buzzy re (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: After 5 months of sleepless nights I was prescribed mirtazapine yesterday. Must have slept through hot flashes last night and woke up only once. Was reluctant to resort to medications, but the sleep was so great that I'm doing it again tonight. Felt very dopey today, so let's see what tomorrow brings after having tried every SSRI on the planet.

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March 18, 2015 12:42 PM

Review by anxiety joe:

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8.0

For Anxiety: I used it at bed time along with Paxil. I have anxiety and at times insomnia. The lower the dose(@ 7.5 mg), the more it becomes a sleep aid. It worked well for both anxiety and insomnia.

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March 17, 2015 5:54 PM

Review by boonking12:

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2.0

Remeron (mirtazapine) for Insomnia: Cannot sleep on Remeron

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March 11, 2015 7:47 PM

Review by MR ATKINSON (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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7.0

For Anxiety: I have been taking mirtazapine for 5 years now and at first they were very, very helpful. The doctors told me that it was dangerous to stop taking them but my depression and anxiety was getting worse and the medication wasn't helping anymore I must have got used to them. My personal experience with this medicine is ok for short time use.

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March 10, 2015 4:07 PM

Review by Catastrophe19 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Insomnia: It used to take me a good 3-4 hours to fall asleep at night, now it takes me around 20-30 minutes. I feel much more energised during the day and actually enjoy sleeping again. It has also helped decrease the amount of nightmares I used to have.

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February 10, 2015 4:45 PM

Review by Paste (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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3.0

For Depression: Worked for about 7 months. Now I have to find something else because my depression is coming back.

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February 5, 2015 9:25 PM

Review by yorkies (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Depression: Great med feel a lot better. Tiredness in the morning and a few weird dreams but otherwise great hope it continues.

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February 5, 2015 1:48 AM

Review by Sleeping fine:

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7.0

For Depression: I have been on this medicine for about 8 years now. It is the ONLY thing that helps me sleep and not have panic attacks at night. It however does not do much for my anxiety, which I have taken many different medicines for and no luck with any of them. I would recommend mirtazapine to anyone who cannot sleep, but beware getting off this. The withdrawal symptoms are not pleasant at all.

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February 1, 2015 10:27 AM

Review by Anna1238 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Mirtazapine is a great medication. It was my first antidepressant. I would say it's very mild compare to other antidepressants. The only problem was that I was eating too much, waking up at night to eat chocolate and I put on weight a lot! I think that I had restless legs syndrome too. Apart from that I was happy, no sexual dysfunction, great sleep. But after couple months I had panic attacks again. My body got used to it and my doctor increased the dose, even that couldn't help. I was on the highest dose...So I had to change my medication.

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January 30, 2015 5:33 PM

Review by Sheikh Yabhouti:

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9.0

For Insomnia: Was only sleeping 2-3 hours a night, some nights none at all. This on top of house, kids and a stressfull job, I was a walking mess. Started taking mirtazapine on my doctor's advice and it has changed my life completely. No stress and I sleep like a baby.

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January 25, 2015 12:53 PM

Review by John GIII (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Major Depressive Disorder: I've had major depression mostly everyday for the last 2 years and this medication is a lifesaver. After being on mostly every SSRI and on several different dosages I never got complete relief from them. They helped to give me a slightly better mood on most days but the depression was always there. After doing a lot of research I told my psych I wanted to try mirtazapine. After roughly two and a half weeks on 30 mg (15mg didn't help) I've never felt better. It also took away most of the night sweats that I was getting from SSRIs. I've read some people complaining about weight gain as a side effect, I would advise to not worry about weight gain if you actually have major depression, once the depression lifts you will be able to eat healthy.

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January 24, 2015 6:06 PM

Review by coxysmelons93 (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Anxiety: Works far better than any SSRI but I do still have symptoms of anxiety. I also take Diazepam when I feel an episode of severe anxiety coming on. Haven't been on it for that long though. Physiological symptoms like heart racing etc. Have already decreased so looking good.

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January 24, 2015 1:05 PM

Review by coxysmelons93 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Made quite a difference quite fast to hypervigliance and anxiety symptoms. I am no longer as scared as I was sitting in my own house at night. It's no miracle, no medicine will ever take away the memories but this definitely improves functioning.

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January 24, 2015 1:03 PM

Review by 28YOMale (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

For Insomnia: I have struggled mightily with insomnia due to anxiety. Been on 7.5 mg for just over a year, and have made significant progress in that time. Feel very tired normally within an hour or so of taking it and generally have slept well with far fewer exceptions. Not sure it really does anything for anxiety/depression. But I also am taking escitalopram during the day. Would certainly recommend mirtazapine for anyone struggling with insomnia.

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January 8, 2015 1:17 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Major Depressive Disorder: This medicine is working well. I no longer suffer with severe depression.

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January 7, 2015 5:54 AM

Review by SmoothSailings:

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8.0

Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I didn't experience a crazy increase in appetite, however I did gain motivation that I previously didn't have to go to the gym and lift weights which helped me put my weight back on. Side effects for me included slight numbness of the tongue and I feel like I mumble a lot because of that. Side effects do not bother me due to the fact that I feel so much better because of the medicine.

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January 5, 2015 10:12 PM

Review by Steph H:

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7.0

For Depression: I was started on Mirtazapine at 16 after 5 years of Major Depression and suicidal ideation to the point where I was admitted into a psych ward 6 times for up to 5 weeks each time. I've tried Fluoxetine and Escitalopram and Mirtazapine has been the best. I felt happier and I wasn't as suicidal anymore which was a huge change. Warning though, as good as it is, be prepared to gain weight. I gained 10kg in six weeks and being already overweight I decided to discontinue its use and try something else.

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January 5, 2015 2:11 AM

Review by mfsjhc (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Depression: This has seriously been my miracle. After trying 5 different SSRIs with horrible side effects, Remeron literally saved my life. I was given it during a hospital stay (I was suicidal). The only side effects I've experienced were sleepiness (in the first few weeks) and increased appetite (ongoing). Personally, my depression caused me to have no appetite at all, so the increased appetite was a welcome effect, although it may not be for others. I can sleep, I can eat, and - most importantly - I can live. I can get out of bed in the morning and live my life. I am on 45 mg once a day (at night). With this medication, in combination with CBT and mindfulness meditation, my depression is almost completely gone.

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December 30, 2014 10:27 AM

Review by Thedarkrose:

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7.0

For Insomnia: Long story short, chronic insomnia for years, got really bad about a year ago, even benzodiazepines stopped working. Remeron works somewhat even where benzodiazepines have failed. I'm up to 3-5 hours of continuous sleep per night from ~45mins of spread sleep per 24-72 hours. It's not perfect yet but it's definitely on a good path! Only thing slightly troubling is that I gained 20lbs in 1 month (my insomnia had caused some severe weight loss and appetite suppression so since Remeron helps with appetite AND causes weight gain, as well as having stopped amphetamines for my ADHD, my renewed appetite might have made me over indulge too much) I definitively recommend this to anyone with either insomnia or appetite issues (of the lower end obviously)

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December 21, 2014 1:26 AM

Review by Anonnie:

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10

For Depression: I've been taking this for probably 3 months now. I feel like a completely different person. I went from not being able to get out of bed or do anything at all because I didn't have any energy to being able to do whatever I wanted/needed to do. I also struggle with anxiety and it has not helped me at all in that aspect. I've tried several medications for anxiety and nothing has helped the least bit yet. Otherwise, I feel great!

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December 16, 2014 11:59 PM

Review by redhot3195:

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10

For Major Depressive Disorder: Great medication ...miracle.

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December 16, 2014 9:07 PM

Review by d_88 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Insomnia: I have had insomnia related to anxiety for about 6 years, exasperated by shift work and taking Citalopram. Took me ages to fall asleep (some nights couldn't sleep at all and this induced panic attacks) and waking atleast 3 times throughout the night. Finally referred to a sleep disorder service by NHS (uk) and my consultant prescribed this at 15mg. I fall asleep within an hour of taking usually. It has really helped! Feels like a nice natural sleepy state and not overly drowsy like you can get with sleeping pills. Reduced amount of times I wake also. However, I now have cold sweats every morning which wakes me up, they start from around 6am and continue till I wake up. Going to see my doc about this as they are becoming unbearable.

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December 15, 2014 7:41 PM

Review by NY 50 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

Remeron (mirtazapine) for Major Depressive Disorder: Have often extremely severe chronic depression/anxiety and Crohn's disease. My Crohn's Disease can give me a great deal of acid reflux so much to where I now have a hiatal hernia. Remeron did wonders for not only my MDD mixed with an SSRI (Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin, etc) settled my stomach and helped me sleep a bit better. It doesn't work very well any longer for sleep. I tried getting off it at one point and I went totally mental! It was only initially making me constipated for the first month , but it helps me hang on somehow.

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December 3, 2014 10:00 PM

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