Just started Remeron(Mirtazapine) 15 mg a night for anxiety. 5 days after I started it, I developed a sore throat and flu feelings. Told my doctor and he said its more than likely a virus, and not from the medication. I have had the sore throat now 6 days, and it hasn't turned into anything else, and i just got checked for strep which was negative. The adverse severe side effects state sore throat, fever, flu like symptoms, etc... so ofcourse I am worried. If it were from the Remeron, would it have happened just after 5 days of taking it? My doctor is really waving it off
It's possible. I was on this and Cymbalta and after 4-days I had the exact symptoms and the Doc said the same thing. I had the doc help me stop both and the symptoms went away in 3-days. Hope this helps.
Hello tammy9876. I have been on Mirtazapine now for several years. You best stop taking it or at least get a second opinion for these are as you pointed out a, more a serious reaction to taking the drug. There are other drugs available to help your anxiety levels.Regards pledge
Hi, you posted your question here a few years ago so my answer is maybe not relevant anymore but I have been on the max dose, 45mg of Mirtazapine (Remeron), for maybe 18 months and on lower dose for over three years. I became increasingly ill with nose and throat problems, also diarrhea It took almost one year to see a nose and throat specialist, now I have been on a waiting list again for a few months and the whole time I became increasingly ill. The doctors had no answer. When I started to go down to 30mg my colds and flu like symptoms became so bad that I don't sleep anymore. I sing and it has wrecked my chances of progressing so if I had a depression to start with I am far worse now. I feel so ill right now that I am on my way to the see the doctor (again) and I have stopped taking the medication altogether. I don't care about what can happen, living like this is not an option anymore. How is it possible that I had to find the answer myself. Don't doctors know what they are doing? I hope you and all the others contributing here are well because I am not!
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