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mirtazapine for Anxiety: I have been put on many different anxiety medicines for the past 20 years now, many with bad side affects, then Dr. tried me on mirtazapine 3 years ago. I love this medicine. It is the only one that works for me with no side effects. I only weigh 100 lbs and take 45 mg a night with no side effects at all from the start of taking it 3 years ago. I sleep like a baby and wake up full of energy.
mirtazapine for Insomnia: This pill gives me an appetite, helps my depression, helps my anxiety, and helps me sleep. I love it. I don't know what I would do without it to be honest, and if I need to be on one medication for the rest of my life this would be it. I have been on many pills and I'm normally really picky about side effects but this one is just great for me.
Review by Mathew De (taken for less than 1 month):
mirtazapine for Insomnia: I have tried many SSRI's which all left me feeling nauseated and with flu-like symptoms and had given up on medication until last week, i thought i would try once more with a new med.
I went to a new doctor and she prescribed me Mirtazapine. Day 1 i slept 10 hours and felt very tired the entire day, although Day 2 I woke up feeling great and cannot remember the last time i felt this good, since i have been struggling with anxiety and depression. Highly recommend this medication.
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mirtazapine for Insomnia: I have been taking Remeron for a year for my severe insomnia. it works great for sleep for the first 2 days for me. I now take it with melatonin and I'm able to sleep. Downside is that I gained 37 pounds on this med in a year. 8 pounds got put on in the first 12 days. I barely eat now and my weight still increases. so I have begun tapering off of this medication and will be going back to Vistaril. The Remeron isn't worth the damage to my overall health. I am a naturally skinny person who can eat anything i want and not gain. This medication affects your metabolism. It is not just increased appetite. I was a size 0-3 when I started. I'm now size 11. I would only recommend this as a temporary fix.
Review by Not giving up (taken for less than 1 month):
mirtazapine for Depression: Started on 15 mg which I highly recommend, first 3 day I sleep 10-11 hours and felt a little vacant in the mornings but not a zombie, appetite does increase especially sugary food, weight control is good as I do exercise regularly which is great for the natural serotonin kick to the brain. Two weeks in and the vacant feeling has gone but I do seem to have lots of dreams which isn't bad, I do recommend you stay away from alcohol though as you will feel completely monged if you mix these, but I highly recommend this medication.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: No effect on mood or anxiety, did help with sleep though. Gained 22 lbs over 3 or 4 months, which really made me depressed! Slowly tapered off on my own, am now losing the weight and just started Celexa. Can already feel a difference in anxiety level, am amazed.
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mirtazapine for Depression: So far I have been using the 15mg for about ten days. I was transitioned over from being on Lexapro 20mg and I was on that for 5rys or so. I am diagnosed BPD with PTSD. I am 38 yrs old and I weigh about 48kg. I have noticed my moods have leveled out nicely, however I haven't put food down easily. I always feel like I need some sort of food to make me feel relaxed, but I am not sure which one will do that so I just keep eating! I do have the restless legs and notice it at night when I am in bed. It's so annoying so I get up and eat something! Good thing I have a home gym! I hope this helps anyone out there. I am also getting counseling and we are working on DBT.
Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I started taking Remeron about 2 weeks ago. I feel better, less depressed, but I am experiencing a different side effect than what is listed. My tongue feels numb and I can't taste anything very well. Everything has the same taste. I called the advice nurse. She talked with the doctor and I was advised to keep taking it until my appointment next week. I am going to wait to see the doctor before I report this to the FDA.
mirtazapine for Insomnia: I was prescribed 15mg mirtazapine to help with insomnia and have been taking it for about 3 weeks. Mostly I've slept very well but am still struggling with severe grogginess and am concerned that it's negatively impacting my mood and anxiety. Trying to be patient for now and let it do its thing, since there are so many positive reviews.
mirtazapine for Depression: Taking 45mg in the evening, as it makes me very sleepy. I am tired all the time and feel like going to sleep. When I first started taking 30mg, I felt really lightheaded but it went away after two weeks or so. Yes it does take my depression away a little bit and keeps me from being suicidal. So all in all it is a good medication.
mirtazapine for Anxiety: I am taking mirtazapine for anxiety for the past 5 months now. After 3 weeks of start of this medicine, my anxiety was gone until couple days ago. All of a sudden I started getting anxiety attacks and palpitations. It feels like the effect of medicine is gone. I am seeing my doctor in a week and lets see what he suggests. Currently taking Xanax to control my anxiety.
I have experienced that whenever I have anxiety, 5 minutes of workout (treadmill or fast walking) it does help relieve my anxiety. Try it.
mirtazapine for Anxiety: At first Remeron was amazing. Felt so much better in a short period of time. After being on it approximately 6 weeks I began to develop horrible leg pain. Random joint pain in elbows, hands, knees. My fingers also started to swell. As soon as I was off and out of my system these side effects went away. If not for the side effects I would still be on it. I've just about run the line with these medicines and don't seem to tolerate any very well.
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Review by ixzlazuzuixz (taken for less than 1 month):
Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: This medication has worked great for me. I was feeling pretty well with Prozac, but had to switch doses from 20mg to 40mg. The main reason I got off Prozac was because I had NO appetite and lost 17 lbs which, in my case, was a bad thing since I was already skinny and wanted to bulk up. I switched to Remeron, which not only made me feel better mood wise, but increased my appetite and helped me sleep great! It's a 3-in-1 drug for me. It also helped a bit for my anxiety. Only have been taking it for about three weeks so I hope my mood, sleep, anxiety, and appetite stay this way.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: Thay gave me Remeron in the hospital. I took it for two and half years. It worked wonders for me I have no luck at all with SSRI'S. My doctor told me usually people that have no luck with SSRI'S usually have good luck with tetracyclic antidepressants. The only drawback is I gained 85 Lbs, which needless to say did not help my self image. I'm considering Ludiomil (maprotiline).
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mirtazapine for Insomnia: I love Remeron so far. I have been on so many sleeping pills since I began to have terrible insomnia 3 years ago. I was taking Seroquel at 50 mg but it took forever to put me to sleep and made me foggy during the day. I switched to Remeron 15 mg two months ago, and it works a lot better. It will make you hungry after you take it and you will feel foggy the first couple weeks, so tell your doc to start you off slow, maybe 7.5 mg at first. I have had a few pounds put on me but I am eating more and I stopped exercising, so that might be it. On Seroquel I tried to eat healthier and exercise and I gained 12 pounds on it anyways. Remeron works way better and helps with depression and anxiety too, it also gives me very vivid dreams.
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Review by perfectlypotty (taken for 1 to 6 months):
mirtazapine for Depression: I started taking mirtazapine 30mg five weeks ago and it has made such a difference to me. I also take 20mg Paxil but that had stopped helping with my depression. I have an anxiety disorder and also obsessive compulsive disorder, pure O. I was zonked out by the Mirtazapine for about 10 days but after that the fog cleared and right from the word go my anxiety practically disappeared. I have had increased appetite and gained some weight but nothing to worry about, probably about 8 pounds. I am small and weigh now about 139 pounds. The other side effect which was annoying was a bloated stomach and swollen feet but that has gone away over the past week. I would seriously give this medicine a good few months if you are suffering as I was, give it time.
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mirtazapine for Depression: I have suffered from severe depression over past 12 years and was on Citalopram which was not controlling my depression at all/ Now having had my meds changed two months ago I am like a new person- no I am like how I should be. I had a change in my mood after less than a week and now can look forward to a hopeful future. Unfortunately I did suffer side effects including very weird vivid dreams, feeling exhausted, confused, dizziness, vertigo and increased appetite. All of these symptoms have now subsided and I feel they were worth battling with to get to where I am now. However I would not have been able to work during this period or make responsible decisions. Overall I would recommend.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I have been taking 3 mg 1/2 hour before bed for about a month. The first night I took it I woke up in the middle of the night incredibly thirsty, went to get a drink and lost all coordination. My husband found me whining on the floor, sweating profusely, burning with fever. He had to carry me to bed. By the time he decided to take me to the ER I was cool as a cucumber and sleeping like a baby. I decided to stick with it and try again. (no luck with SSRIs for relief from moderate/severe depression & anxiety and insomnia) I slept the entire next day, took the 30mg pill again and had no similar episode. Very gradually the sleepiness has waned along with symptoms. Am optimistic, though I do need to resist over eating, as have gained 5 lbs.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I have been prescribed Remeron for about 8 months now and It is a miracle. it not only help me put on weight when I needed to because I have lost so much from all the anxiety it also gave me an amazing night sleep every night yeah it does give you some crazy dreams sometimes and you might gain a few pounds but your quality of life is so much better I was so happy the next day when I woke up I finally felt like I figured it out I say yes to the REMeron CYcle
mirtazapine for Anxiety: I was originally put on this to boost my poor appetite----and accidentally changed my life for the better! I sleep through the night, don't have that drugged feeling, I don't get road rage or stress anymore but can still fully feel all human emotions when pressed, including anxiety and anger. Just on a more normal scale.
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mirtazapine for Depression: I am so sleepy during the day that it is interferring with my usual busy life. Unlike other patients, I have lost my appetite but like others my dreams are more vivid than ever. I have mild depression, which it may be helping with but I think I must discontinue this product because of the somnolence.
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