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User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 8 reviews 13 medications
   
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Insomnia 89 reviews 109 medications
   
8.2
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8.0
Major Depressive Disorder 34 reviews 46 medications
   
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Anxiety 93 reviews 63 medications
   
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Summary of Mirtazapine reviews 441 reviews 7.9

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For Depression: "Was put on these 2 x 30 mg Mirtazapine over 10 years ago, for major depression, depression went but Dr's keep prescribing 2 a day, so I asked if I could stop, which was met with "WHY" and recommendations not to reduce any medications!! But after convincing my GP that taking high dose psych drugs didn't make sense to me when the initial complaint/condition had vanished, could she help me reduce and come off totally. To her credit she did a great job, and after 12 months slow reduction I am off, have also stopped 4 x 5mg Valium daily, all with no side effects. The moral to this story is Dr's are the distribution arm of big Pharma, and kept blissfully ignorant to good health care, It's up to "you" to take back responsibility for our own health"

   
7.0

johnc2222 February 6, 2016

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For Depression: "I have been on this meds for ten days , it certainly has helped with the sleeping but the mood swings are still there , although gp has said to give it two weeks , I am eating like a pig though and joined the gym ( bonus ) . When I have a couple of glasses of wine at night I don't notice any difference . I still wake up a lot during the night , but the dreams are amazing and I don't feel troubled or anxious when I wake up . Very groggy in morning for an hour or so. then rest of the day fine , but prone to wanting a nap about lunchtime , not sure about this form of medication . I suffer from an acute back problem and was prescribed , paracetemol , naproxen and tramadol. The tramadol was amazing and I was full of fun and elation"

Quintos February 5, 2016

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For Depression: "I have generalized anxiety disorder and take mirtazapine along with several other meds. It helps me sleep and does help the depression lift somewhat. It has more of a calming effect on me rather than the energizing effect other antidepressants had. I take 15mg per day. The only drawback I've noticed is an increase in appetite, with a craving for carbs."

   
8.0

Serene Celine (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 5, 2016

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I was Rx'd Remeron for PTSD physical issues. After years of treatment for vertigo 'imbalance ' and 'globular' sensation my doctor prescribed me many medications. This one finally worked! Although I gained 35 pounds because it increases your appetite. I'm so happy to not have vertigo or any other symptoms. We will see I how I do off it. I've been off it for 2 months now with no side effects at all:)"

   
6.0

TW7445 February 4, 2016

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For Depression: "I was prescribed this med during a stay in the Psychiatric ward at a hospital. I am 64 and was admitted because of suicidal thoughts. The drug side effects were very minor and the benefits and improvement to my wellbeing were significant and positive."

   
10

Hugedoglover February 2, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "It's effective as a sleep aid and a increase in appetite but, my anxiety got extremely worse."

   
5.0

Anonymous January 30, 2016

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For Depression: "Only been on mitazapine for a few days only on 7.5mg to start. First night I took it, I was very drowzy after 45 mins of taking it. However the following morning I could barely keep my eyes open all day & with a 4 year old around its challenging. Last night it took a bit longer for me to get drowzy but slept well of course. But my days now consist with weakness feeling, isolation - in ways I don't really want to speak to anyone or go anywhere. Lethargic just over all crappy feeling. Just want to take another one and go to sleep. In saying all that its the only medication thats taken away my racing thoughts, its nice that my brain feels like a cloud..however I struggle with normal conversation now as I cannot think properly ! See how nxt 4 weeks go"

   
5.0

rachhmaree (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2016

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For Depression: "Have been taking this for near on 2 months. Firstly 15mg which helps me sleep, psychiatrist upped the dose to 30mg which keeps me awake. I have a very high metabolism and have been between 8 and 8 and a half stone for as long as I can remember. I have gained 3 stone and am now near on 11 stone and can never feed my appetite. I am constantly hungry and people keep asking if I'm pregnant as my stomach looks bigger than my friend who is 26 weeks gone! would recommend for sleep but not if you don't want to gain a ton of weight!"

   
2.0

ShannonD2410 January 28, 2016

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For Depression: "So I'm a long term user, 13 years. Most of the reviews I'm guessing are short term. Well this is what you need to know before you start taking this, how it impacts you several years later. In a word, negatively. My dose started off high (120) now 15. But I am now experiencing the side affects of what I call Mirtazapine abuse. I believe it has progressively slowed down the reproduction of Serotonin and Noradrenaline and caused numbness through my nervous system. I now feel little sensation in my body, struggle to maintain erection during sex as result but above all I find it hard to feel emotion and thus have passion for anything. I can't compose music well anymore without forcing myself. Take this drug only on a short term basis. Be safe."

   
2.0

Kinh January 27, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Prescribed mirtazapine 30 mg for insomnia. First night I fell asleep in 20 minutes. "Slept" all night, not a "good nights sleep." Had strange dreams. Woke up but couldn't open eyes. No energy, hard to get out of bed, slurred speech, couldn't walk straight. Didn't leave couch all day. At 2 am (2nd night) took 15mg, asleep in 20 minutes. Dog woke me up at 8:30 am, could barely get up, couldn't walk straight, dropped & broke dish(never do that), stumbled back to bed, had a very tiring dream. Woke up at 12:30 pm, can't get up, can't open eyes. Its 4:34 pm and I'm still on couch. Feel like a zombie, no energy, feeling mood swings and more depressed. No way I could drive car. Will try 7.5 mg tonight. My last attempt with this medicine."

   
1.0

sleepdeprived57 (taken for less than 1 month) January 22, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "Have been prescribed 15mg Mirtazapine with Lamotrigine for severe Bipolar depression/Unipolar disorder GAD. Just to say if you're taking this medication with another as I am, unwanted side effects may be greater. Restlessness in legs and arms, cold sweats, vivid nightmares/night terrors, no appetite, no mental stimulation/dullness. These unwanted side effects should weaken over time since this medication is still pretty new in my system. I wish LOTS of luck to those who are really trying to treat their depression (if you've mentally been to Hell and back). You're not alone, look at all these reviews!"

   
7.0

'Ello, Guv! (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2016

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For Depression: "After taking this drug for a few days it has helped me alot, this is the only drug that help my depression, it is also excellent for sleep once you've taken 15mg you'll be asleep within an hour, made me more hungry but well worth it for how it helped. I've tried lots of anti depressants and this is the only one that worked, unfortunately after a year on this it stopped working now I'm in need of finding a new drug to help"

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 20, 2016

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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Major Depressive Disorder: "My experience with Remeron is short. It worked wonders for me, but I stopped it as it causes awful weight gain. 21 pounds in 4 weeks. I looked pregnant. It made me more depressed. I would just eat. It does something to your brain that makes you feel as though you are never full. At night I would sneak food. I could not stop. I was at 30mg. I've heard 15 mg is worse for weight gain. Also, this drug is also given to elderly patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and also given to people with eating disorders. (Bulimia and anorexia ) As I said. In one respect, it did Wonders for me with anxiety and depression and stopped the voices in my head and helped me sleep. But I couldn't go through gaining any more weight."

   
6.0

Sweeks2222222 January 17, 2016

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For Depression: "Very strange anti-depressant with severe side-effects. I've been on many different SSRIs over the years, finally settling on Sertraline which has served me well. It did however cause me to sleep too much so my GP suggested I try Mirtazapine. I'm only a few days in but I have to say this stuff is more like a powerful sleeping pill than an antidepressant. Far from solving my sleeping problem, this stuff has exacerbated it! It hits you really hard and sends you to sleep for 12 hours! The rest of the day I feel like a zombie; dizzy, exhausted and with strange visual disturbances (everything looks several shades darker and somewhat fuzzy). I'll keep trying for a few weeks but I can't imagine it will be worth sticking with them."

   
2.0

JonseyJ January 14, 2016

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For Depression: "I was given 30mg yesterday as I suffer depression very bad and its getting worse. I am 82 years old and struggle with daily life. I took my 1st tablet last night and have slept for 26 hours. My head has stopped racing around with thoughts and I have enjoyed my sleep as I haven't slept for a long time. I feel hungry now as I haven't eaten for months because of my head being very upset. It's almost liking having a migraine all the time. I will persevere for a month with medication. I hope this side effect passes."

   
9.0

Mabs33 January 14, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Am on a cross-over from Venlafaxine to Mirtazipine due to the libido-destroying qualities I experienced with the former. If ever there was a passion killer list then Venlafaxine would rate up there with halitosis. It is great anti-depressant but top of the flops in the pants department. Started on 30mgs Mirtazipine the other day and two things hit me straight away..... food and serenity. Will keep it going as am sure the initial 'hit' will subside and I'll rejoin my body sometime but certainly if the libido matches the serenity then 'hello baby!'"

   
9.0

rotundrob (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016

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For Depression: "I am a military service personnel and have been suffering depression and work in a hostile work environment. This medication has definitely helped me get through this horrific time. Helping me to love my career."

   
8.0

Jaddy10 January 11, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I am pleased to say, that I have been taking Remeron for about 4 months after recovering from severe acute pancreatitis, including surgery and a 5 1/2 month hospital stay. I take it at bedtime, sleep 8-10 hours , wake without drowsiness and it seems to have helped curb my anxiety due to significant family problems."

   
8.0

caringinco. (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2016

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "On 15mg of this for last 3 months for depression ...OCD....sad anxiety disorder. It didn't sedate me at all helped with sleep straight away took away anxiety after 3 weeks helps with OCD thoughts/harm ...all in all its a brilliant medication which worked for me immediatly keeps you calm and stable and just makes you happier. If you can get through first 2 weeks of side affects your laughing. It's a great medication been on 2 before which sent me crazy. Plz do give it a try but do not miss doses as withdrawal symptoms appear quickly on this drug and are horrific to say the least"

   
10

sam132 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 6, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have experienced sleep problems for 10 years, lost both parents , have a very busy life, house to run , full time physical job I was a complete wreck, worn out physically, to the point I couldn't function speak even to people. I dreaded going to bed & sat up all night trying everything to get to sleep, I had to be up for work 5.30 driving on motorways felt like a zombie. These tablets are my life saver I've got my spark back no side effects only aches in my joints that's nothing to me I feel human again no weight gain which is fantastic. I was scared of the weight gain, but I have been fine . Don't be scared of trying them they're a saviour."

Dopey blonde (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2016

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For Depression: "I have been taking merat zapping for 2 weeks now after trying several other medications for anxiety and depression. At first I felt very jet lagged but my goodness they knocked me out cold at night I have to take it early evening or I won't wake up till late morning the next day. I have little energy but have been eating like an horse I have gained about a stone in 2 weeks but it was also the Christmas period . I start 30mg from tomorrow my start dose was 15mg and also start my diet. My mood has improved and my anxiety refused but I feel unbalanced and have almost fallen over at times I have also had strange dreams . I will do another update in about a month I will see how I feel after taking 30 mg ."

Christabell51 January 3, 2016

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For Insomnia: "This has changed my life. I have long term insomnia with night terrors and a major depressive disorder. The first night I slept like the dead, I did find for a couple of weeks that I was tired during the day also, but that has now faded. I still sleep well most nights, and it's natural sleep, I don't feel like I've been drugged. My moods have significantly improved too, everything has become more tolerable and easier to handle. My lowest moods are nowhere near as low, and my good moods are better than they've been in years. I do find my appetite has increased, but as someone who has struggled all my life to gain weight it's not really an issue."

   
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MrPepper January 3, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "I do sleep about an hour more per night. That comes to about 6 hours a night total"

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 3, 2016

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For Depression: "This is my second day taking it. The first night I slept well 9 hours. The second nightI had extreme restlessness and barely slept at all. It has helped my depression very well, however the anxiety is worse with racing thoughts and I can't stop moving or doing things. I haven't had the incredible appetite, just the opposite, I'm not hungry. It's like I'm a calmer manic. I'm not sure if this med is going to help my anxiety at all."

   
8.0

Nelly1979 (taken for less than 1 month) January 3, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "Normally antidepressants work on me within a few days to a week if they are going to work at all. Not so with mirtazapine! It took about 4 weeks to work and when it did, it improved my depression and anxiety symptoms more than any other antidepression/antianxiety drug I have ever taken (Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Effexor, Klonopin). I am glad I didn't give up on it after a short time, for I never would have discovered how well it worked for me!"

   
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MagnusMalermann December 30, 2015

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