Help! I just started taking Remeron, and I can't stop eating. I'm craving sugar 24/7, and no matter what i eat I just want more sugar. Prior to starting it I was a fairly healthy eater. I don't want to stop taking it, but am not sure what I can do to control my appetite
Overeating on Remeron?
Question posted by londonluna on 4 Oct 2011
Last updated on 26 June 2012
What are you taking now? Are you doing better?
Hi--I have been on remeron for 11 years and just was told that you will gain weight on this drug. My doctor prescribed it when I was going through cancer treatments but never mentioned weight gain. But I put on over 40 pounds and begged for help for years. I. was on weight watchers and still couldn't lose weight. I'm pretty ticked that I didn't check this out way back when.
No joke! I hated Remeron; the side effects far outweighed the only benefit I felt from it and that was sleep. It's a sure fire way to gain weight and fast. A.B.H.
I know exactly what you're talking about. I took Remeron a few years ago, and it seemed like I had an insatiatiable appetite. It was so bad that my stomach would hurt from eating so much and yet I'd still want to eat... Luckily, at the time, I was underweight, so it sort-of helped in that sense, but I went off of it the next time I saw my psychiatrist - I just couldn't put up with it anymore! You could try taking it at night, but I didn't find that it mattered that much when I took it. Personally, unless you find that it's helping you a lot and nothing else has, I would talk to your doctor about switching to something else...
Good luck and take care!
Hi londonluna. I know exactly what you're going through. I'm currently on mirtazepine (remeron) and I've put on weight. Try taking it at night, thats when I take mine. I fill up on water and coffee best I can. also, by taking it later in the evening, instead of eating snacks I have my evening meal. Theres not much else you can do, its a common side effect to the drug.best to you.
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