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Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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7.0/10 Average Rating
229 Ratings with 230 User Reviews

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"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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"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."

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

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"Hi guys im currently on 30mg mirtazapine as I have depression and anxiety issues with autism. These tablets knock me to sleep with in 30 mins thats why I take them at night. I have been on them for 2 months as I was suffering with suicidal thoughts after taking mirtazapine the thoughts have stopped and I have been much more stable"

   
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Just jordy (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 9, 2018

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"Worst hell I ever experienced. Worked ok at first for sleep then the side effects got worse. Started making me feel more agitated, depressed, trashed my immune system, respiratory issues, horrid body pain in muscles and joints, made me more allergic to foods, bad eye sight, horrific nightmares, suicidal thoughts, skin sensitivities, akathesia, fogged head. Worst withdrawals shaking, diarrhea, vertigo, sweating, passing out feelings, vomiting, severe panic attacks, akathesia, terror, derealization, sensitivities to lights, sounds, smells, worse depression, agitation, anxiety off the charts, hard to eat because you want to vomit and food just sits in your stomach if you can eat, hard to walk some days at all. Itching and rashes, painful headaches, burning skin, neuropathy. Lost half my hair and skin like sandpaper. I was a beautiful woman before this drug. I have no idea if I will ever be the same. BEWARE this drug can change on a dime and destroy you!"

   
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Burnedbymirt (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 25, 2018

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"Mirtazapine helps my pain and helps me sleep. But I do have vivid nightmares. But that's okay it's a very good sleeping pills. It works very good for me..."

   
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RedWhite81 (taken for 10 years or more) July 27, 2018

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"To the poster anon: 15 mg generally is a dose that just puts you to sleep. Higher doses are actually used for antidepressant therapy. That is why you are lethargic I have experience the same thing and been on it the last 6 months. Drained of all energy everyday. Now have worse anxiety making the anxiety draining even worse."

   
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Proper med user (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 25, 2018

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"Hey guys! I have been on Mirtazapine 30mg for about a year and I just find they make me worse all round. I'm paranoid, I'm ratty, I'm tired all the time and now the last 6 months my anxiety has been the best it has ever been. I have paid to go to the priory for an appointment and he is switching me and giving me other options (letting ME pick a new one which doesn't make sense I'd rather more guidance!) but I don't know, I give up with them. Yeah they make you sleep, thats it! I eat more and always put on a stone or two lol I have no sex drive and I just cant relax or just see the good in life atm so for me they just haven't worked. Do your research before trying them and good luck peeps! x"

   
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Rhiannon (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 25, 2018

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"25 yr male. Prescribed 15mg at night daily. This drug will put you to sleep within an hour of taking it. Dreams are intense. You will have weight gain and hunger cravings. As for helping me with anxiety & depression I didn’t see much improvement. It did help with sleep. I came off of it because I felt handcuffed to it. I felt once I took it at night I couldn’t do anything like go get a drink with friends or attend a concert because the sleeping affects are that powerful."

   
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Manny (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 21, 2018

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"I take Mirtazapine for anxiety and depression. This medication has worked great for me, I am able to sleep properly also and eat normal. Before taking it I was around 60-62kg at 186cm (Not a good look at all) but I just could not eat due to the anxiety and depression, I had stomach aches pretty much all day...now after taking mirtazapine I am 75kg and feel so much better in myself. I find that when I wake up in the mornings (After a awesome 7 hours sleep or so) I am able to go on about my day and actually do things, unlike before where I'd just lay there and contemplate every bad thing in my life and think negatively. It feel it has made me relax more in social settings also, It has not cured my anxiety 100%, I mean I doubt a pill can do that but it has allowed me to relax more and just engage in life with more focus and positivity."

   
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seagull11 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 17, 2018

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"I was on mirtazapine for almost 3 months for anxiety. It started off good, it gave me motivation and I was feeling great everyday. After that, it just went downhill. I had never had depression or intrusive thoughts and the medication was causing them. Withdrawing from it was a nightmare. I would have panic attacks everyday and racing thoughts that would torture me. I'm still not myself again 100%. It may help some, but you should be wary that this could happen to you too. I didn't know it would be this bad."

   
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Nati (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 10, 2018

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"Hey everyone! Been suffering with anxiety, then depression that came because of anxiety and also lots of allergies for years... Been on Prozac and Xanax but eventually they stopped working. Mirtazapine is miracle to me! It literally knocks off everything that I mentioned above! I love to eat so this drug just made me enjoy food more but not gaining fat,the only side effect that I find quite annoying is dry mouth in the morning. I was on 15mg dose then went up to 30 and it's not even making me that dizzy anymore I can go for hours after. I take medicine before I go to bed and it just makes me so calm and I sleep very well. Tt also aids my allergy medicine. Great med!"

   
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Luks (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2018

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"I don't know where to start. I suggest you start at the end if you are considering this drug. Do as much research as you can. 17 months into withdrawal and no end in sight. If you take one you may not want to stop because you might just feel amazing. Really really amazing. The end is different. Very different. With the correct nutrition and exercise your body is coded to heal itself. Withdrawal stories are real. So is the paucity of response to others in withdrawal calling out for anyone who might have made it out the other side. Two people I know didn't. Please be sure before you take this. Sure that you have researched what the end looks like from patients testimonies on withdrawal. The middle might not be so enticing either. But the start. Wow!"

   
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J (taken for 10 years or more) July 5, 2018

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"Depression and anxiety all my life. My anxiety is pretty bad, to the point of paralysis. It's really ruining my life. Feels like I will faint often, body tremors, lethargic, panic attacks... And I have social phobia as well. I have tried a lot of med for the past 20 years. Now I'm taking 1 mg of clonazepam at 10 am and 0.5 mg before bedtime with 30 mg of mirtazapine. Mirtazapine is a very strong drug. I started with 1/4 of the lowest dose and it knocked me out right away. I like it because it helps a lot with my insomnia. Once you pass the side effects it's not too bad. But I wouldn't take it during the day as I find it hard to think after taking a dose. The mornings are rough. Feels like a bad hangover. But so far it's the best combo for me. If I take more than 30 mg I start to get the side effects while I was on Paxil, Lexapro and Effexor. I gain over 50lb in one year which sucks... Good luck to you all."

   
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LifesAbitch (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 3, 2018

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"I just love Mirtazapine. I am 21yr old Male. I am a college student and find hard to work in everyday life. I am very socially anxious and find hard to communicate to people and feel awkward around them. My friends are social and whenever I see their posts on social media I used to get depressed. In college it's very important to communicate with people but always I find it hard . I used to have negative thoughts, I thought I was ugly . When the problem got worse I went to psychiatrist. I have tried many SSRI and SNRI such as Zoloft, luvox, paxil, lexapro, effexor, cymbalta, vilazodone, pristiq but nothing worked. Finally doctor prescribed me Mirtazapine and within 2 weeks I felt confident, I can do anything , negative thoughts stopped, appetite increased, anxiety was gone, depression was gone. Now I love myself and got my life back again. I don't care about what people say .Mirtazapine is great for me. First 2 weeks was hard I used to have nightmares, vivid dream. My dose is 7.5mg. THANK u MIRTAZAPINE."

   
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Ayush145ch (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2018

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"I take remeron, cymbalta, and concerta. With this combination, I went from staying in my room for 10 years and now have a full time job. Remeron saved my life"

   
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Fox (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 12, 2018

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"I am taking mirtazapine 15mg for acute anxiety since February. I was on Citalopram before that but got insomnia, then I went on sertraline but side effects were worse and I got more anxiety. So along came Mirtazepine, first I thought it was a wonderful meditation I slept like a log and worry free for 6 weeks. But anxiety returned so my dose was upped to 30mg. Plus 40mg propranolol 3 times a day. I couldn’t sleep and things seemed a whole lot worse. So then I was upped to 45mg I was simply not able to “ do life “ so yesterday after 60 hours without sleep I was told to go back to just 15mg Mirtazepine and was given 14 Zopiclone and told to take 1 at night to get my sleep back in check. I am so confused, for 6 weeks I was brilliant no symptoms sleeping and eating now I don’t know what to think? Had anyone else experiencing similar, don’t really want to try yet another anti anxiety medication. Thanks Mini"

   
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Mini June 7, 2018

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"Was previously on citalopram which hindered my sleep messed with digestion and made me gain weight on also found sleeping a problem. Was initially scared of trying mirtazepine because heard of weight gain so doctor put me on low dose. Started falling asleep easier metabolism speeded up and now losing the weight I put on with citalopram. Up to now I'm finding mirtazapine brilliant"

   
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Kimbo (taken for less than 1 month) June 7, 2018

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"Hi Taking 15mg a day for two weeks now. Initially felt very drowsy in the morning and not with it for the best part of the day. After 5 days, it has eased. Full ache in back of head. Drained of all enthusiasm, which is not me. Is this the medicine stabilising itself or my own stress and worry? Anyone else's views will be welcomed. Thanks."

Anon (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2018

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"Hello Fellow sufferers, I have been on Mirtizipine 15mg now for two weeks and it enables me to get a good nights sleep. I was getting terrible perpetual panic with butterflies in my stomach and jelly legs completely unable to function, unable to drive, confined to the house.This Mirtazipine 15mg immediately gave me a lovely nights sleep. Over Easter I did not sleep for six days and six nights and was in a very desperate state with my wife struggling to cope with looking after me. Severe anxiety is a terrible condition and it is essential that you give these anti depressant medications time to work. To become fully effective you should give it 6 to 8 weeks and in some cases longer than that. I am also prescribed Citalapram 40mg each morning and I am improving. Get morning butterflies in my stomach but the Jelly legs have gone. Appetite is also better. You need a lot of close support from family and friends but stay with your medication at least three months min. I live in the UK"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2018

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"I have been on Mirtazapine for about 18 months now, went down from 15mg to 7.50mg mg per night. But the past few days I have had to deal with an issue which has caused my anxiety to kick in again. I'm wondering if I should go back to 15mg or try to ride out the storm?"

   
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Eileen (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 2, 2018

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"Have tried 3 diff anti depression pills all made the panic attacks worse. My doc gave me this mirt 15mg and after four days anxiety & panic attacks they basically stopped. I won't stop taking. It changed my live around 180. Before I could hardly leave the house, had panic attacks that were so bad there were taking my live away from me. Hate taking pills but gotta do what you gotta do."

The goat April 25, 2018

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"Been on this medication for years. Consistently it is able to knock me out (had insomnia my whole life) even though it's years down the road, amazing for anxiety. Not 100 percent free of anxiety but unlike lexapro I still have my sex drive."

   
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Nate (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 22, 2018

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"Been on his antidepressant for over 15 years, very good antidepressant, I started off on the highest dose what is 45mg per day, it dose help with anxiety and depression vey well. It is best to take it at night although I’ve now switched from night to morning as I feel this helps relax me throughout the day. Chances are you will gain weight but that’s a small price to pay for some happiness."

   
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Rammie (taken for 10 years or more) April 22, 2018

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"Started Mirtazipine 2 1/2 weeks ago. First morning was very out of it and was craving potato chips. But my anxiety was gone. It even helped my depression. My sleep was choppy though. For ten days I felt so great but was fighting serious appetite increase. Managed to lose 2 lbs due to diet and exercise. Then it started to stop working so well. I’m hoping an increase from 15mg to 30mg will help but usually when I’m on a med and it stops working like this, it’s basically over. Not happy as I felt free of anxiety. Would have given it a higher rating but this constant craving for anything edible is unbearable at times."

   
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AlwaysAnxious68 April 19, 2018

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"I was put on Mirtapizine 6 days ago. Had been on Zoloft for three weeks for anxiety. Horrible side effects. Lost 12 lbs, wasn't sleeping and felt darkly depressed. Stopped it and 5 days later took 7.5mg of Mirtapizine. Slept like a dead person. Groggy the next day but no anxiety. Now 6 days later the groggy feeling is gone and Im having increased anxiety in the afternoon and evenings so I'm thinking I need to increase to 15mg. I'll talk to my doc tomorrow. Also, don't know if its my anxiety or the med, I'm feeling jittery afternoons and evenings. I have gain back some weight as well."

   
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Barlcsw (taken for less than 1 month) April 19, 2018

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