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User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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Mirtazapine Rating Summary

6.9/10 Average Rating

185 Ratings with 181 User Reviews

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Reviews for Mirtazapine to treat Anxiety

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"I've been on this med for 5 days now. I feel the hunger! I am constantly craving food. Sleep wise it knocks me out and keeps me asleep which is great as my anxiety usually wakes me up through out the night. I do feel a little better mood wise but not enough. I am on 15mg, one before bed. The groggy sleepy feeling has started to wear off today and I am able to function. I feel like this could work if it wasn't for the weight gain, I struggle with my weight as a size 14. I don't want to now feel depressed because I've put on weight. I've given it a 5 as I am still unsure, I don't know if I will renew this prescription."

   
5.0

KMH90 September 8, 2017

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"I have had Generalized Anxiety since a child along with panic issues. I'm now 28 and continue a life of anxiety. I had my share of drug abuse as well to self treat my anxiety but in the end all that stuff made my anxiety worse. Not my fault my docs could not treat me. I've been on a variety of anti depressants and anti anxiety meds but I don't get access to benzos anymore, even if I have a panic attack because my doctor refuses to ever trust me with anything addictive so I'm stuck with meds like mirtazapine. It is great for sleep that's for sure. Also great for nightmares. Oh man the nightmares I've had! Great stuff I say. The nightmares.. Not the drug. I've been on it over a month now at 7.5mg and I still have a lot of anxiety."

   
5.0

Jimmyjn121 September 1, 2017

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"I've been taking the drug for about 5 years for an anxiety. It was an absolute godsend for me. It takes a few days for the body to settle in but it's worth it. It allows me to function normally. Yes it does have a sedative effect but l take it at night which only helps me get to sleep. Yes l still suffer from mild anxiety occasionally but it is manageable. This allows me to focus on the cause which is usually procrastination of life issues such as money/health."

   
9.0

Greggles August 28, 2017

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"I have started the mirtaz 7.5mg from last night. Unfortunately, I strongly feel the dizziness."

   
4.0

JH Alaric August 22, 2017

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"I was prescribed 15MG for anxiety, nervousness and troubles sleeping. I struggled to fall asleep and only slept for 3-5 hours I'm now getting a full nights sleep 8 hrs+. I recommend taking them a good 1-2 hrs before bed, (I usually take them at 20:00 and my alarm is set for 7:00 - 7:30). I find it a struggle to get up and out of bed but that is normal for me. I get a really good night sleep and some pretty funky dreams. If I do wake up for any reason it isn't long before I fall back to sleep. They melt on your tongue and have a slight orangey taste, and leave your mouth numb but not for long. My anxiety has calmed down a lot and was sleeping a bit better after week 3. My appetite increased for the 1st month but returned to normal."

   
9.0

Sarah199 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 18, 2017

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"I have been taking low dose mirtazapine (3.75 mgs) for about 10 wks now for anxiety, insomnia and mild depression. I was prescribed this after being unable to tolerate SSRI anti depressants and having a very bad reaction to Lexapro. Mirtazapine has worked well for insomnia and I started noticing improvements in anxiety levels and mood within 3-4 wks of starting. I initially had a mild increase in appetite but no weight gain, and my appetite is now normal. The drawback to this med is daytime fatigue/groggy sensation that does not lift until late afternoon. I was told this would improve with time, but it has not. For this reason I will likely taper off the med soon - not something I can put up with long term despite being effective for insomnia/anxiety."

   
7.0

Babe21 August 16, 2017

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"I have been on this mirtazapine for over a mo. Started out 30mg but went to 45mg, Then my dr. said stop taking it and started me on a different med. Could not take what he gave me so he said I could start back on 45mg. mirtazpine but it has been over a week and I really would try to to not take it, Would it be ok not to take it . I'm a little anxious today."

Anonymous August 9, 2017

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"Not only was this medicine not helpful, it made me a zombie. I took a quarter of a pill in the lowest dose available. Within 15 minutes I literally could not function and had to stop what I was in the middle of and go to bed. I woke up after a full nights rest and was still in a fog. As I drove to work, I was so out of it. I would snap back to reality for a second and be scared that I passed my exit, which was still miles away, because I just wasn't with it. I also nearly missed an appointment because (despite reminding myself more than once during the day that I needed to get to this appointment) I completely forgot. I stayed in a zombie like state all day."

   
1.0

Reddhead August 7, 2017

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"I have had acute anxiety since I was a kid, I am now 26. I have been put on a range of medications to help with panic attacks over the years and have been on Mirtazapine for 4 months now and it has worked better than anything else. I still have panic attacks but they are mild and infrequent, in comparison to the 6-10 I was having per week beforehand. excellent medication!"

   
10

Samjoy August 6, 2017

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"I have been on this drug for over a year now and it's safe to say mirtazapine saved my life I was having really bad anxiety for 3 to 4 month and that brought on the depression it got that bad I was running into the wall to try stop the feeling. After the doctors seen me they put me on Mirtazapine on 15mg for 6 week. I dramatically seen a difference in the anxiety but still was feeling really down so the doctors put in up to 30mg and have been on since. I can go to my job with no problems. But every now and then the anxiety still comes back but I'm learning to deal with the issue that bring the anxiety on"

   
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M moody July 30, 2017

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"My son was prescribed Mirtazapine for severe anxiety. It helped a little bit and also his medicine for his bi polar disorder helped (Depakote). However, once the anxiety decreased he should have had the Mirtazapine stopped by the psychiatrist. This did not happen and he eventually had a severe psychotic breakdown where he tried to smash up his home, attacked his partner and believed aliens were after him . He was in hospital for over 2 months after the police had him sectioned."

   
3.0

L Hegarty (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 26, 2017

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"Was prescribed for anxiet. I don't get anxiety daily but certain situations cause horrible anxiety and panic so doctor thought this might keep me calmer overall to avoid moments of panic. Started on 7.5mg for 6 days. First few days on that felt like I was on a low dose of diazepam. Then felt nothing. Increased to 15mg for three weeks. Noticed I still felt anxious in same situations. Upped to 22.5. Anxiety felt worse. Went back down to 15mg and tapering off it. No withdrawal symptoms lowering dose. Currently on 7.5mg at 5 weeks of being on this. I sleep deeply on it but have very vivid dreams. I've experienced sleep paralysis one night which was scary. Some other horrible dreams too occasionally. Have had increased appetite."

   
2.0

Btcctb (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2017

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"god sent for anxiety"

   
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Anonymous July 10, 2017

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"I think it's gonna help me just got on it yesterday with 1mg xanax "

   
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Texaschic98 (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2017

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"I was on this medication for approximately 8 weeks. I felt it did a great job with helping to sleep @ night but I felt more and more anxious and not able to sit still for long. It did help a bit with anxiety attacks but overall I would say this drug was mostly beneficial for sleeping at night."

   
5.0

Allisgood123 July 7, 2017

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"I found this drug increases appetite rapidly and is very sedating, I do not feel it has worked for depression or anxiety, I am on the maximum dose and take it alongside another anti depressant. I have taken for approx 12 months, I am now reducing with the aim of stopping due to the weight gain and lack of real benefit."

   
3.0

RknR July 7, 2017

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"I see a lot of negative reviews on here of people who have only just started the medication.. all I can say is that you need to actually be on it for more than 2 weeks to even begin to be able to judge it. I've been on mirtazapine 45mg for about 8 months and I find it to be great an enhancing energy, motivation, creativity and social behaviour. There is no depression anymore whatsoever. The only negative thing is perhaps I am a bit emotionally blunted, but that is a fair trade off."

   
9.0

Ron1234 June 24, 2017

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"This drug helped with insomnia almost immediately. But antidepressant effects seem to be lacking as I feel it really only increases my mood swings. I am usually groggy the next morning which wears off, but it's still a significant factor in the morning. My anxiety is helped a little bit but I still have random panic attacks that seem to be brought on by my moodiness so it's give and take. So far the sleep benefits started to really decrease after the first month but I started taking two a night and I'm sleeping better again but we'll see for how long. I don't feel that my anxiety has been helped very much by this drug but I am mostly calmer due to the sedating nature of the drug. I am scheduled to follow up with my psych about this drug."

   
7.0

klee979 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 8, 2017

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"This drug did help me sleep, but it did not put a dent in my anxiety one bit. In fact, I had a major panic attack while I was on the drug earlier this year, which I rarely have."

   
1.0

CAL_STUDENT May 18, 2017

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"This medication has been a miracle for me. My anxiety has improved tenfold and it's not near as bad as it was. Most meds have side effects but the improvement in my life outweighs any of them. Although I don't feel any side real effects, I do know my appetite has increased which is good for me and I just try to eat healthy & keep away from junky food. Overall I feel so much better and sleep better too. I felt a little sleepy in the evenings when I first began taking it but this has gone away now and I don't notice anything. I'm feeling so much better."

   
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Friarhemhappy May 10, 2017

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"Mirtazapine is initially sedating, this gradually reduces over about a month. The sedation rapidly reduces anxiety and improves sleep. After the first month the sedative effect wears off and you may feel the drug has stopped working, it has not! The longer term antidepressant/anxiety benefits take several months to reach maximum benefit. After 3 months most side effects disappear. My biggest side effect is increased appetite, I compensate by exercising more as I love to eat! I started on 15mg dose and increased this to 30mg after a month. Overall 6 months on my anxiety is 80% better than before."

   
9.0

Mohc (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 29, 2017

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"Was prescribed this for depressive and anxiety symptoms relating to BPD (borderline personality disorder) And for SAD (social anxiety disorder). Started on 15mg for one month then 45mg. Few months in and so far no effect at all on any symptoms."

   
1.0

Speed292 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 19, 2017

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"I stopped zoloft 2 month ago . Now my anxiety returned with severe insomnia and bouts of depression . Was prescribed remeron. Am scared about trying it .will it help me sleep from day 1 ?"

Anonymous 12345 March 30, 2017

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"Taking Mirtazipine 45mgs for anxiety at night get a good nights sleep and no hung over feelings on waking do get a dry mouth but its worth it for the help this drug gives me"

   
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Mirtel (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 20, 2017

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"These are absolutely horrible! I Literally took one tablet and they've knocked me out for 3 days. I feel like an absolute zombie, can't drive, can barely string a sentence together, and sleeping horribly. They're making me have very weird vivid dreams and I wake up exhausted. I will never ever take these pills again."

   
1.0

Sarahap (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2017

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