Hi, I was on lexapro for 5 years but was only on 5mg, then a few weeks ago I woke up with overwhelming anxiety and deep depression, my doctor told me to go up to o 10mg, well it was so bad I didn't want to live anymore and was desperate to try something else so the doctor said stop taking lexapro now and tomorrow night start taking avanza, I started on 7.5 and the nextt morning I felt like a zombie but my anxiety had lifted a bit, 3 days later I upped my avanza to 15mg, its day 10 on them now , just wondering will the fog lift sometime soon, I sleep ok probably 8 hrs but when I wake I feel scared bout day and think when will I feel alive again and not feel im not here .ill potter around trying to keep busy to take my mind off things and the way im feeling, at night im more relaxed..just want to feel alive and normal again... ive been staying with friend from when it started, i just couldnt function. . thinking bout goin home tonight to see how I feel im scared as I live on my own with my 6 year old..will I get better
This was not the time to change medications. What did he put you on? I'm not finding a drug named avanza.
Hi, donna! Mirtazipine (Remeron or Avinza if you're in Australia) can take 4-6 weeks to reach full effect. Your 15mgs is a low starting dose and can be raised to as much as 45mgs if you're not feeling significantly better after about 4wks.
You should start feeling better soon if you can just try to hang in a little longer.
Try to be positive, eat healthy food, keep yourself hydrated, and maybe try to get out for some sun and exercise.
Best wishes, WCV
donna - I have been on Remeron (39mg) for quite some time now. 5+ yrs and never felt this "dark cloud" b/c of the med. I was given the med for the "dark cloud" feeling that just won't go away. It helps some, but not enough to help me be "happier". Still the same sad, sick, troubled person I was before Remeron, but, not as bad... Give it an honest try, as it can be very helpful, depending on your diagnosis.
- Remeron Information for Consumers
- Remeron Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Remeron (detailed)
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