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User Reviews for Mirtazapine to treat Anxiety

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

Mirtazapine has an average rating of 6.6 out of 10 from a total of 370 ratings for the treatment of Anxiety. 54% of those users who reviewed Mirtazapine reported a positive effect, while 23% reported a negative effect.

Mirtazapine Rating Summary

6.6/10 Average Rating

370 ratings from 394 user reviews

Compare all 141 medications used in the treatment of Anxiety.

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15% 55

Reviews for Mirtazapine

Becky March 4, 2021

“I was prescribed 15mg mirtazapine to take at bedtime due to anxiety and trouble sleeping at night. Within half hour I almost passed out from it, I had dizziness, nausea, my hearing was muffled and I lost peripheral vision. I managed to make it upstairs to bed but then passed out for 13 hours. The next day I felt "floaty" and really happy, I didn't take a dose the following night because I was going to have a glass of wine for my birthday celebrations (I wound up having two, this is not a lot for me and again I didn't take another dose) the following day (36 hours after my 15mg dose of mirtazapine, I couldn't stay awake, my dad had to pick me up to take me to his house as I didn't feel able to drive and was worried about not staying awake. Its been almost a week since taking that one 15mg dose and I still feel odd, light-headed and dizzy some days and I'm sleeping up to 14 hours some nights ( I was barely sleeping all year prior to this). My doctor has advised me not to take anymore”

3 / 10
HT March 3, 2021

“I have been on Mirtazapine for a few years. my experience had been positive overall. Initially I was very under weight due to depression, couldn’t sleep and found other tablets that weren’t sedatives made my anxiety worse. I had the normal side effects of the tablets of feeling worse at the start but the sedative side really helped me to rest, as sleep is so important. I did have very strange dreams but these passed for me. I did put on weight however I am a very active person so feel I’ve kept a lot of the weight gain at bay, for others I know the weight gain can be a big thing. I get some water retention in my face from these. I was on 15mg every night and now am on this every other night. I’m looking at dropping this to 7.5 mg every other day to try and slowly come off (quite sad about it as I’ll miss the good sleep) my experience overall on these has been positive.”

8 / 10
Blue · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 3, 2021

“I was prescribed mirtazapine while going through an unimaginable crisis, I was in constant panic, couldn't sleep or eat. Mirtazapine has been a great for me, I am much calmer, can sleep and eat. I've been on it for nearly two years now, only 7.5 mg, I'm not sure if I could ever come off it though as I worry that I won't be able to sleep again. I have probably gained nearly a stone in weight but that's not a problem for me as I've always been thin. Hope this helps others.”

10 / 10
Moetheiguana · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 23, 2021

“Mirtazapine has completely eliminated my chronic anxiety. I have PTSD and panic disorder with agoraphobia. The mirtazapine has given me the chance to live life without carrying around all of the toxic anxiety I have been suffering from for decades. I'm so glad that my doctor recommended this drug.”

10 / 10
Ray February 16, 2021

“Beware unless you're a person with insomnia or very thin and need to gain weight. Stay away from this medication, because its a sedating medication, and literally after a month all the benefits of that goes away, and you just feel like a zombie or numb to all feeling. I stopped it 6 days ago, I am finally starting to feel like my old self, anxiety still there, but more manageable. This medication should not be in the same class as other antidepressants...good luck”

4 / 10
Terryann · Taken for less than 1 month February 13, 2021

“I took one 15mg before bed for anxiety and insomnia went straight to sleep. I woke at 2am to going to the bathroom I struggle to walk there as I was very wobbly and disoriented. Went back to sleep. I had horrible dreams all night that woke me several times then I couldn’t wake up. When I finally woke I was in a daze all day with blurred vision and I was being clumsy and couldn’t focus on anything. I will not be taking anymore just speaking to my doctor as obviously not the right one for me”

1 / 10
Hopeful · Taken for less than 1 month February 10, 2021

“I’ve been on Mirtazapine for around three to four weeks now, started off on 15 mg then quickly went up to 30 mg as had taken that dose before. I am feeling dizzy have terrible indigestion and feeling nauseous, still have no appetite. Think I need to go down to 15 mg again as the higher dose gives me too many side effects. Have been sleeping better and anxiety levels are better, guess it’s a long haul ride sometimes. Fingers crossed.”

6 / 10
Tim · Taken for less than 1 month February 4, 2021

“mirtazapine was given to my 16 year old for insomnia/anxiety/OCD. It caused bad dreams and irrational thoughts and low mood during day leading to outbursts/panic attack. Ordered by doctor to stop taking it.”

2 / 10
Tee February 2, 2021

“I’ve been on mirtazapine 45mg for 3 months now and it has worked wonders for my sleep, appetite and panic attacks. This medication knocks me out every time I take it and gives me very vivid dreams. Only negative side effects is it has made my blood pressure and POTS worse and paranoia a bit more severe. But otherwise it’s the best medication I have taken mental health wise.”

9 / 10
Gustavo Bldn · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 31, 2021

“This is the drug that most leaves me in doubt. I used it (and continue to use it) due to the side effects and the increase in appetite (I am a thin person, 1.80m with 70kg-72kg). The anxiolytic effects have been very useful to me in the past. Of all, this was the drug that came closest to satisfying me in panic / anxiety disorder, but today (when I take it again) it no longer has an effect on my panic and / or anxiety disorder in general. It is a complete disappointment after a while to see that this drug has lost its strength.”

6 / 10
Carolinetruuu January 30, 2021

“This medication seemed great at first. It really helped reduce my panic attacks and I would only feel slight panic once or twice a day. I could get out and do things but it made me have a really weird body high and I felt like I was off balance and that it was so unsafe to drive— even after being on it for weeks. As soon as I took it, I would basically pass out and it caused me to have an appetite like no other. After about 6 weeks, I started having worsened anxiety and very intrusive thoughts to the point of being suicidal. Let’s just say this one wasn’t for me!”

3 / 10
Louise · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 28, 2021

“Been on Mirtazapine for 3 months, started on 7.5mg and increased to 15mg. Anxiety resolved after a week or two of taking it, which was great! Am having to stop taking it altogether though, as it's causing me to sleepwalk almost every night!!”

6 / 10
Phil · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 23, 2021

“Was on a heavy does of 45mg mirtazapine for 6 months and now down to 15mg. I'm being completely weaned off them, my mental health problems have eased up do feel ready to come off them, they help you get to sleep but it's not a proper sleep, have very vivid dreams and nightmares on them. They also make my mouth as dry as a dessert at night and they make me feel like a zombie all day. I honestly can't wait to be completely off them, not saying no one should take them but they aren't for me and I'd say plenty of people have shared the same experiences on them.”

3 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 22, 2021

“I have been taking Mirtazapine for approximately 3 months for I’m up to 15 mg. I had it prescribed because I was having PTSD, stomach issues/digestive problems, weight loss, and not sleeping. I was very hesitant to try it, my anxiety was telling me it would only add to my problems, after several Doctors told me to take it, I gave it a go, at first it would knock me out for 10 or 11 hrs, now I sleep 8 or 9 hours, still makes me a little dizzy sometimes but overall I think it’s worth trying. Haven’t gained any weight because of it.”

9 / 10
Ladybird Johnson · Taken for less than 1 month January 19, 2021

“I’m taking 30mg of mirtazapine with 150mg venlafaxine. (Started 11 Jan) Sleep is better, but it has completely set my nerves on edge. Like you jump out of your skin when anyone comes behind you, or the phone rings. Has anyone else experienced this?”

Jasper462000 January 15, 2021

“This is very strong especially at the lower doses which would be primarily for sleep. The sleep is more of a heady spacey kind of feeling that you would get with a big dose of Benadryl. Not the mellow deep relaxing kind of feeling you get with Ambien.”

7 / 10
Viva January 14, 2021

“I had experienced PTSD when losing my child's father out of the blue at a young age. My anxiety took off, I was able to fall asleep at night but I was waking up with inflammation internally, diarrhea, & nausea, panic attacks galore. I ended up looking sick and losing 20 lbs (I was average weight to begin with now I was sickly thin) I felt like I was slowly dying. I am only in my early 30's & athletic all my life. What was happening? The physician assistant suggested Mirtazapine 15mg. I began the dosage and it helped tremendously. I was sleeping and my stool was hardening so my body could fully absorb the nutrients. 18 months later I have gained my original weight back, the attacks have passed, I sleep great. I didn't want to become addicted I started cutting back the pill to once every other night and the night I go without it I drink sleep herbal tea & eat a few CBD gummies and I'm good to go! This drug helped me and you can wean off of it if need be.”

Kc · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 14, 2021

“I was prescribed this drug because my anxiety was running rampant. I lost my sense of hunger for MONTHS and this helped bring it back. I'm a naturally skinny person and I was actually able to put some weight on for the first time in my life. (About 10 pounds) Before going on this medication I was sleeping 4-6 hours a night. (I also have ADHD). I took this before bed every night at midnight so I could fall asleep and stay asleep. This medication helped me through therapy sessions where I learned natural coping skills.”

9 / 10
RH · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 14, 2021

“Started taking this medication 8 weeks ago for anxiety and being unable to fall asleep. I usually have pretty deep sleeps anyway but after taking this of a night the sleep is on another level, your knocked out within the hour and sleep 12-14 hours minimum like a dead body, it’s so difficult to wake up and get out of bed without feeling like a zombie, not to mention the dreams are crazy and feel so real. I have also NEVER experienced weight gain like this in my life, I usually have barely any appetite but I am starving 24/7 and crave big meals and sugar, my whole body looks like it’s swollen up. In terms of anxiety I would say one day it works the next you are in a dark place unable to get off the couch. Will never be taking these fat pills again”

3 / 10
cheetofish · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 4, 2021

“I’ve had generally a great experience. My sleep has been 10x better, including the amazing random dreams I get from it. I have trouble with gaining and keeping weight, and mirtazipine has kept my weight at a healthy steady weight. I haven’t noticed much about it affecting my anxiety, because I still struggle with it severely, but it definitely has kept the depression out of it.”

8 / 10
N0pe January 2, 2021

“I’ve tried over 6 antidepressants over the course of 3 years, and this one, mirtazapine just about sent me to the emergency room. I took it before bed as instructed, but I never got the sleepiness side effect. If anything, I felt hyper all night, and could barely get up the next morning at lunch. My eyes refused to open, I went from my bed to the couch, and was essentially half conscious because my body refused to start going for the day. We took my BP to find it was very low for me (I have hyperPOTS), and soon began to have trouble breathing. My doctor instructed I go to the ER, but miraculously I began to feel okay again. I stopped immediately, but being a complicated medical case with several issues and heightened intolerance towards medications, we later found that I should never have been put on this to begin with. I hope it works for others, but from my experience, I would never recommend this to anyone, especially those with complicated illnesses and/or sensitivity to medications.”

1 / 10
Dez · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 31, 2020

“I have taken mirtrazipine now for 4 months recently been put on 30mg. I would not really say they have helped me sleep better but I do take zopiclone 7.5 and 1mg Xanax. They have helped my depression and anxiety tho.”

8 / 10
Ben · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 29, 2020

“This antidepressant is something else. It has changed my life for the good. I finally found a medication that actually works for me. Anxiety gone within a few days, sleep is blissful, you might gain a few pounds but nothing you can't manage. The hidden reason why this is the best medication = 0 side effects. Literally. No emotional numbness, no sexual side effects, no excessive sweating. It has been a life changer. I take 7.5/15mg before bed and sometimes 30mg in the morning if I need energy. Fantastic medication. Also cheap!”

9 / 10
Loopy loo · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 28, 2020

“I was put on this drug for anxiety as I was going for gamma knife surgery on a recurring benign brain tumour . I was put on 15mg to start with and in a couple of weeks my dose was increased to 30mg . With the gamma knife treatment there is a slight risk of seizures and around 5-6 weeks after the treatment I had 2 focal seizures within a week of each other . I then decided to read the side effects on the mirtazapine antidepressant as even after I’d had a craniotomy I never had any sort of seizure, one of the side effects was seizure , I then read down the list of side effects and nearly every one of them I had. For weeks I’d been thinking it was the side effects of the treatment I’d had never thought it was any thing to do with any of the meds I was on! Lesson learnt always read the side effects , I’ve ended up going cold turkey to get of it a lot of headaches and prickly skin , starting to loose weight I’d gained and I had joint pain but nothing like my experience on this !”

1 / 10
Aussie · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 5, 2020

“I love Mirtazapine the best anti-d out, I take it for Anxiety/insomnia. I can sleep I cannot believe it this drug has been the best sleep aid I've ever had. You won't get a benzo feel but if you truly have troubles falling asleep and staying asleep give it a go and I promise you will sleep”

10 / 10

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