I just finished my first month on Remeron (Mirtazapine) and although my depression has lessened, my anxiety has not. Should I ask my dr. to switch? I also have "different" kind of anxiety..I am not a neat, organized person (but not a slob), and all of a sudden the "clutter" in my house is sending me into almost a panic. I am very irritable, and constantly on edge. I also have another question... besides benzo's. what AD has worked for you all to lessen anxiety? Thanks.
Hello Haley4540. Not amount of increases to the Remeron/Mirtazapine is going to help you in regards to anxiety. Remeron is perscribed as an antidepressant, because that is its function. It is perscribed off label but not for anxiety. Your doctor will have to perscribe you another drug for your anxiety. I currently take Mirazapine (off label for insomnia) and I take Paxil (Paroxetine) for anxiety. Regards, pledge
I took Zoloft and Paxil for ten years.
The anxiety may be from realizing how depressed and slowed down you were, and trying to "catch up" on normal daily tasks.
Me never been "organized" but did a demanding techie job all through my years of depression.
Short story -- anxiety is much better than depression.
Anxiety you can work with --you can actually do stuff that will reduce anxiety - clean the house - support your kids and spouse - whatever.
With depression -- I was so slowed down and out of it I couldn't do hardly nothing -- hard to even move.
Adjust the meds if you're really bothered by the anxiety -- but consider that the anxiety may be a really normal response to the recovery from the depression. With the depression going away, you can actually be active and respond to the things that trigger anxiety. And that is a really good thing.
In my experience, it takes a while to "catch up" on all those normal things after a bout of depression. Fell so far behind on so many things when depressed.
But now recovered -- hope you do well -- just don't fall into the guilt trap and the residual depressing factors.
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