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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: Had a deep depression combined with insomnia. I was helped from the first day with Remeron, it was an incredible feeling! The side effect is increased appetite. But since I know it's a side effect I can control it. It's better to feel hungry than to feel like the end is near ... Have been on it for a month now and still fall a sleep as a baby after less then 30 minutes when taken the pill. My doctor recommends that I continue with it for approximately 4 more months and then lower the dose (from 30 to 15 mg) and phase it out after a month or so. Let's see what happens, but it's really great now!
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Remeron (mirtazapine): I was put on the Remeron initailly for insomnia. It caused me to gain a little weight but I only weighed about 95 lbs. so that was a plus for me. I took it for about 7 years. Then the sleep got worse and Ambien was added. I have been diagnosed with anxiety, stress, and panic disorder as well as fibromyalgia. It finally got to a point where nothing was working. Two sleep specialists later, I am just dealing. I had to quit work because of the inability to sleep and function in my job. I am on Seroquel for sleep which has caused me to gain about 25 lbs unfortunately it has been the only thing that has helped with the sleep and the Klonopin. Remeron was great for depression and sleep for about 7 years. I gained very little weight from it and it works.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I started this for depression and insomnia, mostly the insomnia. When I first started taking this I pretty much slept 3 days straight. I have not noticed any difference in my depression or anxiety during the day and am 15 pounds heavier. I want to stop taking this but my doctor won't replace it with anything else to help me sleep. I am hungry constantly, I can't stop eating. It would be worth it if it helped my depression and anxiety.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: Remeron at low doses worked beautifully for my insomnia. At high doses (I was on 90mg. at one point for depression), it was useless for me. As my doctor once put it, "For depression, Remeron is not a heavy lifter." But for insomnia, it was a God send. The only problem came when I tried to wean myself off of it. I had little trouble until I got down to a quarter pill (0.375mg). I got terrible rebound insomnia and eventually had to go back on. It also made me gain 14 pounds.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Anxiety: I suffer from insomnia and anxiety and was prescribed this as a sleep aid in a hospital once, which is when I discovered the pill's wonderful added bonus as having a slightly noticeable anti-anxiety effect. Usually doctors mention that when prescribing a new medicine, but this really was a great bonus. I just didn't like the weight gain, TOTAL mind/body grogginess and increased hunger ALL the following day. So I appreciated the anxiety effect and the help with sleep, but those effects (when pill is taken for a few months) slowly fade and no longer help. I pop one every so often when I need sleep now, but cannot rely on sleep medicines anymore due to such hangovers, so am off all night time medicines now. But this drug wasn't too bad for a while. Just be prepared to lose your tiny figure!
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: Great medication, worked like magic for me. However, the major side effect that makes me stop it is the weight gain aspect. It makes me eat all the time and have cravings to sugar all day long. I have been on and off Remeron for the last 5 years and the only reason that I am off it is the weight gain. I have tried many many medications but nothing worked for me. Remeron is the only anti-depressant that gives me back my life.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I'm taking it for 5 weeks now. Maybe makes me feel better. I'm not sure if it's from Remeron or Acupuncture therapy and homeopathic drugs that I'm on or a combination of both.
The only side effect that bothers me is that I can't easily get out of the bed in the morning. I'm waking up but I do not want to get out of bed...Very strange thing?
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Anxiety: My doctor gave me this for anxiety and depression. I took half of a 15mg pill as directed and slept for 16 hours and everytime I stood up I felt like I was going to pass out. I was unable to care for my daughter and had to have her grandma come take care of her till the side effects wore off later that evening. It was just a horrible drug for me but I know everyone is different so it may work well for someone else.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Insomnia: So I am on my first day-after. I took 15mg of Remeron at 7:30 and still did not fall asleep until 1 am. However, I did sleep until 11:30 today, but woke up feeling groggy. I didn't eat any more than usual last night and I'm kinda hesitant now that I've read about the weight gain side-effect. I also take Seroquel XR and put on about 25 pounds in about 2 months. I can't take another weight gain. That is one of the sources of my current depression.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I have been taking Remeron for a month now for depression, anxiety, loss of appetite and insomnia. I have experienced a red swelling burning sensation in my face and neck - almost like a sunburn, painful, lasting at least two days then still feeling a little sensitive in my face and neck. My sleep is better, however there are still nights when it takes me a couple of hours to fall asleep, other times I go out like a light. My appetite is better and I am not as anxious anymore. I have tried many other anti-depressants and Remeron(30mg) is the best for me by far. I only hope that the face problem goes away. I did read a comment here by someone who was experiencing facial edema. In the monograph it does allude to this.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Anxiety: I have a panic disorder and my doctor put me on the Remeron. I thought it was great at first. It caused my panic attacks to slow down and my anxiety to die down. Then the side effects started. I had an increased appetite and put on nearly 30lbs. I didn't mind that, but then it also began causing me to become very irritable. I started feeling like I was going into blind rages. I immediately contacted my doctor and switched medicines. Use caution.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Insomnia: I'm using this medication in conjunction with Effexor XR, clonazepam, and Vyvanse to help sleep and to help with my as-of-yet depression that hasn't responded to medicines. It knocks me OUT, but I can force myself to do things (not complicated) before I actually need to sleep. Haven't been on it long enough to assess it as far as depression.
I guess we'll see.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Anxiety: I am taking this medication in combination with thorazine, I take the Remeron at night due to the sleepiness, the thorazine in the day and also in combination at night. I was not aware of the weight gain effects of the Remeron, but now I realize that both are causing weight gain. As far as the help with sleeplessness, this has been the only one that has helped.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Insomnia: Initially, I was thrilled with Remeron for treating my sleeplessness and restless nights. Then, I realized that I had gained considerable weight - like 15 pounds in one month due to insatiable eating. It wasn't worth it to me so I quit taking it. Still working on the pre-Remeron figure 2 months later.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: I have been on Remeron (now Mirtazapine generic) for about 9 years now. It works great and I have NO sexual side effects, in that I can easily have an orgasm, which other SSRI's that I tried would not allow.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: This antidepressant has been a blessing in my life. I was 25 lbs underweight due to depression, and also had speratic sleeping. The side effects are a benefit for me. It makes you hungry, especially after you take it at night. Crave lots of carbs, and have been eating like I have never before. I have gained 11 lbs in just 1 month on Remeron. It also has a nice sedation effect to help with sleep. When I take my 30mg dose at night, I have everything ready because after 45 minutes I can barely keep my eyes open, and then get a great night sleep. Side effects are worse during the first week, and then everything balanced out! If you suffer from sleep and or eating, then Remeron could be the biggest blessing in your life also. It gave me hope.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Insomnia: Really good for sleep. I don't like it as an antidepressant, however. It makes me too hungry, and when I took it for an entire month I did not like the effects it had on me. I only use it for sleep occasionally, however, I do begin to build up a tolerance if I take it too many nights in a row.
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Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression: Taking this medicine in conjunction with Lamictal. Doctor gave it to me because I wasn't eating/had no desire to eat for a week and I wasn't sleeping at all, and also for depression.
This drug gives me crazy hunger cravings I have been on it for about 2 1/2 weeks now. When I first started it I was eating everything. Butter toast is still my favorite. I notice I crave salty and sweet foods. I am sleeping all of the time and I am on 15MG at bedtime. I have to drink coffee so I can get up and function if I have nothing particularly important I sleep until 3 or 4 o'clock. So it definitely has helped with the insomnia and the not eating, but it makes me feel high.
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