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User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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Mirtazapine Rating Summary

7.5/10 Average Rating

168 Ratings with 165 User Reviews

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Reviews for Mirtazapine to treat Insomnia

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"My doctor prescribed this for insomnia. I also take paroxetine for depression and anxiety, plus birth control meds for PMDD, and one tiny dose of Xanax before bed. This stuff was so intense, I can't quite believe I went through the experience. I rapidly gained 30 lbs.!!! I could not stop eating and didn't care even though I knew it wasn't good for me. I also slept all day as well as at night, often in what felt like a semi-awake state but without being able to move and super vivid, bizarre dreams."

Kjl3cats (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 23, 2017

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"I have suffered from diagnosed depression and anxiety for years. The last 6 months I have insomnia that keeps me awake all night. I have tried many meds with limited success I have now been put on 1/2 tab (7.5mg) for one week and then I am to go to the full 15mgs for one week and see my doctor. After my first 6 days I sleep all night and all day. I am retired, I do not like the all day dizziness and sleepy feeling. I am on other meds too and suffer from chronic vertigo related problems from a TBI (traumatic brain injury) I don't like being too sleepy during day time tho I will try the 2 week formula. the comments from others have been very helpful,TY."

   
4.0

balenced (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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"I was prescribed Mirtazapine for Insomnia. At first I thought the tablets was working well. Until I saw my weight increasing within 3 months from 63kg to 86kg and I also noticed that I battled to breath just after taking the tablet at night. Battling depression I am now faces with an image problem as well. Not a good tablet to use"

   
5.0

Yvlemach (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 10, 2017

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"I had 2 days on this drug for long term insomnia. Side effects were horrible. Walking around in a fog beyond dense. Can barely function. Much rather not sleep."

   
1.0

Anonymous September 7, 2017

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"I was prescribed 15 mg Remeron for insomnia. I will say that it worked to put me to sleep and keep me asleep, HOWEVER, I notice that I am super groggy in the morning even after a full night of sleep. It took me 3-4 hours to shake off the effects of the meds, which is definitely not ideal."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2017

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"I am a leukemia patient and after all the meds I've been on and still are on sleep can be a challenge to say the least. I was originally put on 15 mg of Remeron at bedtime to help gain weight for Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) but found it helpful for sleep as well. After taking it for 2 years it started not to work as well, so now I take 1mg Ativan and 15 mg Remeron for sleep. It takes about 2-3 hours to kick in but I sleep an average of 8-9 hours a night. Cup of coffee after breakfast and I'm not groggy. Hope this somehow helps."

   
7.0

ENS74 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 30, 2017

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"Knocks me out cold for 10 hours with no break in between. I wake up in the morning with my bladder ready to explode. But the sleep I got was not restful. I did not wake up feeling fresh. I started with 15mg and moved to 30mg after 2 weeks. It worked for 8 months that I took it. Then I stopped it to test myself. Have hardly slept in 2-1/2 months since then. May have to go back to Mirtazapine. But I am thinking of trying something else before I do that."

   
8.0

cant_sleep01 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 18, 2017

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"Overall, I would rate 7.5mg of Mirtazapine two hours before bed as an awesome remedy for severe to extreme Insomnia, with little to no side effects. I had tried all kinds of sleep aids ranging from ambien to benzodiapines, with no effects. I am non to limited responder to Ativan and other benzos. Mirtazapine works great for me, I get 7-9hrs of sleep, but only when I use the 7.5mg orally disintegrating tablets from Aurobindo. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT use the regular tablets. They had very limited effect on me. Mirtazapine will cause some drowsiness if I do not get the full 9 hours of rest, or have to get up early. This is easily mitigated by vitamin b12/C powder. Mirtazapine sleep feels natural and refreshing."

   
9.0

JaMeS44538 August 8, 2017

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"This drug has helped me immensely with sleep. I have been taking it for almost 3 weeks at 7.5mg. I got on it after a bad run with benzos. My insomnia was relentless insomnia from the withdrawals. Seroquel left me feeling gross. Mirtazapine has allowed me some relief by sleeping around 5 hours a night. Wish it was more but the insomnia from benzos is almost impenetrable and I just hope it improves in time!"

   
8.0

Dee_Dee1991 August 8, 2017

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"Remeron is very good for what it's for. The only problem I have with it is that I have to be very active during the day for it to work (put me to sleep) when I take it at night. It can get very annoying at times but hopefully once school starts it'll work better."

   
6.0

mikasa720 August 3, 2017

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"I took this medicine for the first time last night. I woke up several times, and when I woke up in the morning my nerve stress went up at least 3 times more, I was very angry . I will never take it again. I feel like the progress I made was erased."

   
1.0

Sharongu (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2017

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"Taking 30mg daily now for insomnia. Best medicine I have ever taken for insomnia. When I took my first 30mg pill it worked great. Maybe too good. I slept 8 hours and if I didn't have any repsonsibilities it felt like I could sleep another 4 hours. I had to drag myself out of bed, but it still was a quality sleep. I started taking as needed but at lower does. 3.4mg, 7.5mg, 15mg. Seems to have a long half-life so some days I didn't take at all and it still worked. After awhile the effects started wearing off so I started taking 30mg every day for about a month now and it seems to be still working. I tried to increase to 45mg but at that dose it seems not work for sleep anymore. The maximum I can take for sleep is 30mg."

   
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PKK July 31, 2017

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"I have had anxiety issues off and on and knew that given I was a less stressful, more happy place I didn't need to be on serious medicine. However, I was still having a hard time going to sleep and then once I did staying asleep. I have chronic back pain and was feeling very strung out and more anxious from lack of sleep I think, so Doc = 15mg per night. I've been taking it for 4 mo now and while I cannot stay awake two hours after taking it for the life of me (a good thing!) I am always groggy when I wake up (takes 13hrs to get out of my system from once I take it). I'm way less anxious though. The downside is at night it makes me really hungry, and I noticed that I have to fight carb cravings in day. I gained 5 pounds, and I'm big"

   
7.0

biba7777 July 29, 2017

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"I have been taking 15 mg Remeron (lately just 7.5mg) for about 5 to 6 weeks primarily to help with insomnia since I was taking Ambien previously for 2 months and couldn't get any more of it and wanted to stop taking. The first few days the drug produced intense somnolence, lack of motor skills and impaired abilities. However, this went away after 3 days or so. It helped with sleep the first 2 to 3 weeks producing noticeable sedative effects but that has stopped since week 3. I have been a bit lazy as of late and also have gained 8-10 pound; the drug makes me crave carbs. I may stop taking the drug once my second prescription runs out due to the laziness and it no longer helps put me to sleep. I wake up very groggily still."

   
6.0

Markov Chains (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017

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"Want to be completely fair because I haven't been using the treatment for long. The one thing I will say is that for three of the first four days I have had THE most terrifying nightmares I've ever experienced, including 5 minutes ago. Started four days ago with an incredibly lucid dream about being at my mums side as she died of cancer, and just now a whole manor of horrifying scenarios which would cause me to 'wake up', but I was only waking up in the dream itself. The last dream left me completely unable to move for what felt like an eternity and I woke crying which I haven't never ever done. For context, I do dream every now and again, that I can remember. My dreams are normally fairly lucid but never really anything at all..."

   
5.0

Davey M (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2017

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"By far, mirtazapine has been the best medication I've ever taken for insomnia - and I've tried, perhaps, around 20 different supplements and prescription drugs for insomnia over the years. Be wary of some of the "warnings" that others have given; their individual side effects may not apply to you. If you have insomnia, give it a try. Everybody responds in their own, unique way. I did experience an increase in appetite at 30mg, but not at 15mg or 7.5mg - and that's all most people need if mirtazapine is taken for insomnia. Good luck to all of you!"

   
9.0

CalMark123 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 21, 2017

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"I take 15 mg of Mirtazapine 1 hour before going to bed and difficulty falling asleep is gone. Difficulty staying asleep is gone, and deep, refreshing sleep increase. I have felt no side-effects, its great for allergies too. So my rhinitis is in remission. Daytime mood is great. All in all this is the best drug for chronic insomnia/idiopathic insomnia. I have tried eszopiclone, zolpidem, diazem, alprazolam, trazodone, escitalopram, doxepin and Mirtazapine is the best of them. Best antidepressant ever and best hypnotic ever."

   
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PraiseAdonai July 15, 2017

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"DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION!!! I have lost at least 50% of my hair! This is horrible. I've had no other changes but this medication."

   
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jasminemeany July 15, 2017

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"I have battled anxiety, worrying, can't shut my mind off insomnia for several years. I usually take .75 mg of Xanax at night to relax me & help me sleep but I am starting to require more and that bothers me. Last yr, my nurse practitioner started me on Remeron 15 mg but told me to take half and see how that goes. She says I can take it with a little bit of Xanax but I may want to take them within an hour of each other, not at the same time. Wow does this help for sleep and I only take less than half a tablet, just under 7.5 mg, sometimes a quarter of a tablet. I am sleeping better that's for sure and my mood has improved but I have noticed I crave carbs big time and I've put on some weight this past year.. well known side effect!"

Kaz411 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 10, 2017

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"This med, at 15 mg, causes sleepiness within an hour. After 6 weeks I actually lost 1 kilo in weight, so weight gain isn't inevitable."

   
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Slppp July 10, 2017

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"My GP prescribed this drug to me to help me sleep as I have Borderline personality disorder and OCD. I was to take 1 tablet a couple hours before bedtime; I done just that. Within an hour, I started to feel slightly paralyzed and severely slow like a sloth. By two hours I wasn't able to properly hold a sentence without slurring. I went to bed and felt like I fell asleep instantly. The next morning on the School run I was completely unable to get up. My child stayed home and watched tv next to me whilst I slept until 12pm. I awoke feeling severely slow and like I had severe depression. The effects lasted until the next morning. Anyhow I took half a tablet a week later and the same effects were there but not as severe. PLEASE BE CAREFUL."

   
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Viper15 July 5, 2017

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"Bye bye insomnia. The good outweighs the bad for me at least. After having anxiety attacks after going so long without sleep, I am finally at peace. I am sleeping not much long after taking 7.5 mgs of Mirtazapin. The lucid dreams are a plus. I have woke up crying from nightmares (family member just passed) I am back to sleep within 10-20 minutes. These cravings suck I'm going to try to fight [some] urges. I came up with-drinking sixteen ounces of water before each time I stuff my face, and staying in motion. 3 pounds gained this month. The worst part in my opinion is getting up to start my day. I feel exhausted, craving more sleep. I push through that even if that means starting my day off slowly. I'M SLEEPING AGAIN!"

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 1, 2017

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"Prescribed Mirt for chronic insomnia, difficulty with both falling and staying asleep. 15 mg was stimulating and caused jittery, anxious feeling. 7.5 mg. Helped moderately with staying asleep but did nothing for sleep onset - still tossing and turning for several hours. No weight gain or carb cravings, but routine blood work showed that triglycerides increased substantially and blood sugar (which has always been normal) rose to pre- diabetes level while on the Mirt. Did a quick two week taper and stopped the drug. Bottom Line: not effective for insomnia and caused alarming rise in blood sugar. Glad I caught this early and got off this drug."

   
2.0

TotaLitarian June 17, 2017

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"Started taking this med at first prn for insomnia but then everyday due to stressful life events. At first it knocked me out stone cold and I slept good...but now just over a month of using it it does nothing for my insomnia. It just stopped working and I don't feel any better, I feel worse now because my insomnia has returned. Also, it does nothing for my mood but make me feel more aggressive. Food craving at first were insane, now that's gone. Overall, thumbs down."

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 10, 2017

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"WEIGHT GAIN, WEIGHT GAIN, WEIGHT GAIN!!! SO many reviews talk about it, it's absolutely TRUE!!! Absolutely WORKS FOR SLEEPING. Now I use a combo of Dalmane (30 mg), Gabapentin (600 mg) & 15 mg Remeron (VERY careful re: Weight Gain Side Effect, gained 20 lbs in short order), dramatically increases your appetite for Carbs & Sugars & overall appetite (what they don't tell you is that they give this to patients in the hospital who won't eat to increase their appetite)"

ehmwww (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 9, 2017

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