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User Reviews for Mirtazapine systemic

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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For Anxiety: "I've tried mirtazapine a couple times for my anxiety, and always found the cons to outweigh the pros. Some people can tolerate antidepressants, and unfortunately I don't think I'm one of them. Besides the initial sedation it caused, I don't think it helped my anxiety, and I was too scared to keep taking it or up the dose because of the side effects, and the concern of withdrawals that in some cases are semi-permanent. The sleep effects only lasted a week, and it caused akathisia for me. My teeth would chatter and my eyes would twitch randomly. The final nail in the coffin was that I had what I can only assume was a near-seizure while playing a video game, which has never happened to me before. It's a dirty drug with an affinity on a ton of different receptors, so take at your own risk. If you're prone to side effects from medication I wouldn't recommend this."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2018

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For Depression: "I was constantly depressed from early age on due my mother's alcohol abuse that led her death. I never had slept well by the age 28. Also was tall and skinny as skeleton. When my partner did suicide 10 years ago, I finally went for help. After trying several medications, this one suited best *FOR ME*. Mirta gives me good sleep and upped my weight from 55kg to 72kg (180+ male) by giving a healthier appetite. Quality of life got better with better sleep and health got better with the appetite. Depression is at manageable levels to live at somewhat normal life. Doesn't take all the anxiety away, but takes the worst edge away, and no more panic attacks. I've tried dropping them off few occasions, but my sleep quality went back down and that affects everything. Made decision to live "happier" life with Mirta than without. It's not magic pill, you have to stay active, but it helps a lot supporting that."

   
8.0

Ex-skeleton November 3, 2018

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For Depression: "Been on mirtazapine for nearly two years had no weight gain , after years of depression and insomnia this has helped me so much."

   
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Tigerfeet (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 2, 2018

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For Insomnia: "Found this medication to be very helpful with sleep half a tablet seems to be great for me even though having some groggy feeling so next day I had a pleasant night of sleep I have been on Xanax and Ambien for about 9 years this seemed to be a better medication for me half of those I would recommend to test and see how your body feels"

   
7.0

Pierreudaman007 (taken for less than 1 month) October 30, 2018

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For Major Depressive Disorder: "I started on 15mg of mirtazapine 5 days ago after a major depressive episode. By day 5 I have felt normal for the first time in years. It does help me sleep and has kept my anxiety at bay. Its not for everyone but it has helped me massively and I have only craved food once"

   
7.0

Mick (taken for less than 1 month) October 22, 2018

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Been on mirzapine for 2 weeks and it is horrible - I feel worse"

   
1.0

be (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I have been taking 15mg at night for 2 weeks now. The first week I slept well but felt really sedated the next day well into the afternoon. My anxiety seem to dampen down which was a relief but after a week, the sedation effects started to wear off and I was having broken sleep. My anxiety has intensified slightly and now I’m having trouble sleeping again. It also has not had an effect on my depression."

   
7.0

Lucy (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2018

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Appalling medication! Health professionals wouldn’t take my side effects seriously! The moment I started taking Mirtazapine, I became agitated, aggressive, jumpy at the slightest sound or movement and really suicidal. I also couldn’t stop eating - like literally felt hungry CONSTANTLY! The medication made me so aggressive that I was nearly sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Health professionals told me that I was making it up to excuse my behaviours. My son was permanently removed from my care and I was misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Mirtazapine has completely ruined my life."

   
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Dystopia (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2018

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For Insomnia: "Was prescribed Mirtazapine for insomnia and depression. Tried it for a week and it does absolutely nothing for my severe insomnia, it makes me tired for sure but I still cannot fall asleep and the next day I feel extremely lethargic and moody. The only things that work for my insomnia are Zolpidem or Zopiclone, yet doctors say these are too addictive to prescribe long term but there's increasing evidence Mirtazapine has withdrawal symptoms too with long term use yet doctors are not hesitatant in giving them out."

   
1.0

GazM (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2018

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For Depression: "My sister was talking this drug and she committed suicide, so I recommend no one takes this drug - it is the absolute worse thing that could have ever happened to her."

Bill bill (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 13, 2018

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For Depression: "I'm 18 and taking Mirtazapine for depression, I've been on it for about 1 month now at 15mg, so far I've experienced a few side effects such as dizziness, shaking/muscle spasms, but the worst side effect is the extreme anger I've felt, yes it helps me sleep but it's making my depression lows much worse and the anger is terrible, it's the kind that if you don't let it out it eats away at your insides, but I don't want to let it out as I know I'm not supposed to freak out at every little thing, the smallest things can set me off even the dog just being in the way I've had to restrain myself from yelling at the dog so many times now, I don't want to hurt her I don't want to hurt anyone that's why this is so difficult because I'm usually a very reserved and unemotional person"

   
3.0

Duckie (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 10, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "I have been taking remeron for 15 years for sleep. My eating was out of control and I gained 20 pounds really quick. Could not lose that weight for 10 years, until something tragic happened in my life which made me so depressed that I couldn't eat much for 6 months. That was 3 years ago. Back to my normal weight, still taking remeron and have not gained one pound since."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) October 8, 2018

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For Insomnia: "I been taking remeron for about a week. Last night I was able to get a good night sleep. My dad passed away in December 2017 I was finding myself not sleeping.I also take lorapam buspar hydrocodone and I have diabetes. Remeron 15mg is just right for to get a good night sleep."

Kim (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Mirtazapine is a good drug if you’re struggling with appetite and sleep. It consistently knocked me out every night, but you wake up groggy. It didn’t do much for anxiety at any dose. When anxiety provoking situations came I still felt completely anxious. It’s a good drug, but I doubt it will solve anxiety issues."

   
7.0

Bmwdude18 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 5, 2018

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For Depression: "I'm not sure why you all are saying it causes weight gain. I've maintained my weight, even though I have something sweet everyday. This med has done wonders for my sleep, I have bipolar disorder and this med has not triggered a manic episode, so its an alternative to some bipolar meds. I'm waiting for the onset depression to fade. I've been on this med a month now, hasn't really helped my depression but I have no side effects and pretty happy with the way it helps me sleep at night. Be patient. Don't be afraid of the weight gain, that only happens to some people, not all."

   
8.0

sleepy (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 28, 2018

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For Insomnia: "First of all, this medication is a huge weight gainer & causes binge eating disorder. I gained 80 lbs in the 1st 8 months. I'm pre diabetic, I've got hypothyroidism and my cholesterol is elevated. Now I have to take phentermine and vyvanse to block the weight gain and the binge eating. I've been on it 3 years and I'm stuck on it. It habit forming. Don't let anyone else tell you differently. Overall, I'd say avoid it. Unless you're an underweight person who can't eat. Truth be told, it almost feels like a benzo, Restoril, and I think that's why I can't stop. It does relieve some anxiety and eventually puts me to sleep. But I built up a tolerance years ago."

   
5.0

Valley_Of_The_Dolls (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 27, 2018

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For Insomnia: "At first, had a strong effect that lasted well into the next day. Now, after years of use, still helps a little."

   
9.0

Jormas (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 25, 2018

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For Depression: "I was put on mirtazapine 15mg after trying citalopram and also sertraline for depression and mirtazapine has saved me from committing suicide. The first couple of days were rough where I felt awful and sluggish but then those side effects just disappeared and now feel great in the day and have enough energy for anything I want to do. It's been a godsend for me and I hope somebody out there will read this and ask there doctor for it because honestly I just wanted to die and now I'm getting back to being my old self"

Wayne 84 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 25, 2018

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For Insomnia: "I was first given 15mg of Remeron for depression. It put me to sleep, but the morning grogginess wore off after a week. It didn't help my depression. The dosage was increased to 30, then to 45mg. Higher doses didn't help my depression either. Wellbutrin (bupropion) HAS helped. I began to have a terrible time with restless legs caused by Remeron. Since I knew that the high dose of Remeron (45mg) wasn't putting me to sleep, I started taking it in the morning. This solved my restless leg problem at night. I finally decided to taper Remeron. I tapered slowly (about 5% a month) and I am down to 15mg again. I had to switch back to taking it at night, because 15mg does make me sleepy. Studies show that lower doses of Remeron are more helpful for sleep than higher doses, so I take 7.5mg around 8 and another 7.5mg at 10pm. The split dose helps me sleep through the night better."

   
7.0

bluesinthenight September 24, 2018

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For Insomnia: "Was prescribed this for chronic insomnia as my doctor is reluctant to keep giving me Ambien or Lunesta. The Mirtazapine doesn't work for me. I have severe insomnia and can wake up 5x a night. The only things that work to knock me out for at least 4 hours are Ambien or Lunesta. For people like myself with severe intractable insomnia I think mirtazapine probably won't be strong enough but there's no harm trying it like I did."

   
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GrantJ (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2018

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For Depression: "After two months of absolutely no benefit from citalopram, I was put on mirtazapine to help me sleep and to help with my appetite. It did these things, but eventually I started waking throughout the night. I'm not sure if the mirtazapine stopped working or if it was the effect of one of my other drugs, so my doctor has taken me off of it. Unfortunately he switched me to amitriptyline which has given me terrible acid reflux. I don't feel that mirtazapine did much for my depression, but for sleep and appetite it was good. I also didn't have any side effects from it except for occasional blurry vision in the morning when I first woke up and I didn't have withdrawal when I came off."

   
5.0

Cera (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 17, 2018

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For Depression: "I'm more than 4 months on this medication and it improved my mental health very well. I suffer from Treatment-resistant depression and I've tried about 6 different antidepressants. Only one (except for Mirtazapine) that was efficient to me was Venlafaxine which I took for about 3 years. But after a time it's effects diminished. I slowly decreased the dose of Venl. to 75mg and added 15mg Mirtazapine, so I'm taking both now. Within few days my state has quickly improved and the only side effects I felt was increased sleepiness and appetite. I slept about 9 hours per day but during the day I wasn't sleepier more than usual. Sleeping improvement was quite advantage for me because I had suffered from insomnia before. I'm young and I do sport a lot so I managed not to gain any weight on this medication. Other benefit of this drug for me is that it's a strong antihistamine so it improved also my allergy. After a time I increased the dose to 30mg and then I was less sleepy."

   
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S September 14, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I'm a bipolar with coexisting anxiety. I mean crippling anxiety. Remeron has been a godsend. Of course I'm on a cocktail of 5 different psych drugs so can't chalk it 100 percent to remeron however if I miss it at night I am completely unable to function the next day. If I miss the others no big deal as long as I don't miss several in a row. It is my cornerstone so to speak I hope and pray it doesn't poop out on me.... there's my condensed story. I have had practically 0 weight gain and do not crave carbs like most but I don't have a stomach so feeding is scheduled. It is very very important to take it exactly the same time each night and go to bed. This knocks me out within 10 minutes and sleep soundly for at least 6 hours."

   
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Coyotejuice (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I've been on Avanza for 10 months, first prescribed 120mg at night as I began treatment in a Rehab. I can say it really has helped me, from having panic attacks and severe social anxiety. I was then taking 30mg and then gradually coming down to 15mg. I've stopped eating again and anxiety and depression have increased. Anxiety around getting back into work and starting a new relationship has sent me downhill. Only negative effect I had while on a high dose was wanting to sleep during the day, now I can't take a nap if I wanted to. I did have increased appetite and weight gain on higher dose which is fine, I'm extremely insecure about my looks so I try to exercise as much as I can with weights. So I'd much prefer to eat too much than nothing fueling my body."

   
8.0

Mike (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 14, 2018

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For Insomnia: "This doesn’t work at all"

   
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Doeaa September 12, 2018

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