... start 7.5 mg of remeron last week but I haven't yet because living alone I'm really scared of the side effects. Almost 2 years ago (around then ) I took 10mg of lexapro and had a 5 hour long panic attack. I'm really scared to start remeron if I get a full blown panic attack or if after a few days or weeks I start getting full blown attacks because the meds aren't working. I'm 5 ft 7, 131 lbs (I've been gaining weight rapidly due to anxiety), and it took me well over a year to even think of trying another med (being the remeron). Can you give me any tips? hints? Also can I also take a vitamin D tablet too? I do excercise. I sleep well even without remeron. I'm trying to break the fear of going out alone