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User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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6.9/10 Average Rating
75 Ratings with 83 User Reviews

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I have taken this med for over 2 years. I've been suffering from insomnia, anxiety, and depression my whole life. I found that nothing that could help. Every night I tossed and turned, waking up every 2 hours. The first night I took this, like magic, I slept a whole night without waking up. And every night since then it has worked. However, BEWARE, it will make you binge eat. You have NO control over it. Studies say weight gain from this med only affects like 15% of people. Use look at the reviews on here and across the internet–it's more like 90%. I've always been skinny and I put on 14 pounds within a month of starting it. I quit for a week, which made me extremely depressed and unable to sleep, but I immediately lost all the weight. But I was so depressed, it hurt, so I got back on it. That's why I give this a 7, it's a conundrum, it helps so much with insomnia/depression/anxiety but it makes you FAT. Don't try this med unless you've tried ALL other SSRI's and sleep meds."

   
7.0

medtaker92 September 7, 2018

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"I was referred on to this medication due to my depression and insomnia, it left a horrible taste in my mouth all day. For sleep, it did help me sleep however I experienced the feeling other people on here have described as foggy feeling all day, forgetfulness and just a ‘zoned’ out feeling. The big thing for me I felt with this medication was the dark thoughts, I’m an ex self harmer .. I felt awful, thoughts of deep negativity and wanting to hurt myself. So for me, I’ve stopped this medication in under a month of taking it. However, every individual is different and will have their own experience. But for me it was a no go."

   
3.0

Echo (taken for less than 1 month) August 27, 2018

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"I have taken mirtazapine for 3.5 years now and it has been an absolute miracle for me and has changed my life. I suffer from major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and anxiety. Before mirtazapine I has tried almost every AD you could think of, ( Celexa, Prozac, lexapro, amitriptyline, Effexor, Zoloft),none of these helped me much. Before I was on this medication I would just sleep all the time and had no interest in ANYTHING and couldn’t be a mother to my children. I’m on 30 mg Mirtazapine at night, in the morning I take 300 mg Wellbutrin and 100 mg Lamotrigine (mood stabilizer) and buspar 15 mg x 3 for anxiety. I have my life back! Only side effect I have really noticed was the weight gain, I gained 50 lbs shortly after starting mirtazapine, I have lost all the weight gain due to me working out and really watching what I eat,I have to workout 5 days a week to keep the weight off."

   
10

Daisy Mae (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 19, 2018

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I've been on Remeron and Abilify for a month now and I can say it is true to what the doctor says it is. I paid 8 a piece for them both, at my insurance's expense. When I first started , the first two days were horrible. I was drained and hungry as heck, but my body adapted quick. I lost 25 lbs before taking remeron and so far my weight has increased by 5 to 6lbs. I have nightmares almost every night and mood swings when I don't eat.. but thats just the downside. Overall the medicine helps me sleep, eat and feel better. I just have to get my rump back into the act of working out to avoid weight. Stay positive lovebugs <3"

   
8.0

Rockel (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 9, 2018

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I love love love Remeron. I have been severely depressed for more than a decade. I was on bupriopion before, but then had a seizure on it and could no longer continue. I had not taken any helpful medication for years after that. I told my doctor my problems and with the things that I was looking to have alleviated, he recommended Remeron. I have had extreme appetite suppression for a long time as well due to my depression, and I needed a medication to increase my appetite. I was having trouble sleeping due to overthinking at night. I had a lot of ideation. Remeron helped me with all of these symptoms. It helps me eat like a normal person would. It is quite sedative, so it helps with sleep, which is super important for depression, to get enough. And it helped overall with mood. A good one!"

   
10

Kay (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 7, 2018

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I think this medicine should be banned, its very dangerous it make you feel like your in a coma, dragging your body around no energy and very weak. I could hardly walk the dog and I felt constipated too. I think the reason people gain weight is because you want to eat to counteract the sluggish feeling with fuel from food - although it doesn't work. I l slept all day and night and am still to weak. I think it is a bad drug and will harm more than help. You couldn't pay me to take it again. consider a natural way instead."

jean (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2018

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I took this because I was severely suicidal and depressed due to seasonal MDD. I started it because my mother was worried and I though If I went on medication it would let her relax a little. It helped me sleep and completely erased my suicidal thoughts and urges. I got a restful full night’s sleep every night. At the start the downsides were an inability to focus, feeling extremely tired during the day and having my suicidal thoughts and urges increase drastically. These only lasted like a few days then everything was okay again. The only side effect that didn’t go away was weight gain, but I’d rather be heavier and alive than skinny and dead. I only went off of it because my depression is seasonal so I don’t need it at this time of year, but I will definitely start again in the fall."

   
8.0

Seasonal Sadness (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 25, 2018

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I can finally sleep! I take this along with Pristiq, and it has evened our my mood swings, depression, and insomnia. This drug is a miracle."

   
10

Jenny (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2018

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"I took Remeron 30mg for about a year and a half. It helped my depression without aggravating my anxiety, which is something no other antidepressant I tried was able to do. However, I gained 40 pounds in a year, and got acne... EVERYWHERE... literally hundreds of blemishes all over my face and body. I am pushing 50, well past the age where acne would usually be a concern. I weaned myself off and my skin cleared up completely. Still struggling with the weight, though."

   
6.0

SymbaSymba (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 10, 2018

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "Literally a life saver. I have been on every antidepressant known to man and I thought they were all a joke, they never worked. I ended up in behavioral health facility for 2 weeks because of a major depressive episode and constant thought of suicide. They gave me this medication and I stuck with it. Initially it will make you sleepy and crave food like crazy. You will also have crazy dreams. This will pass in time. I haven’t fallen into a depression in over 3 years now , which is a record. I have recently lost my job, because of a different medical condition. I am on food stamps and might have to sell my home, but amazingly it’s no big deal to me. Remeron and other forms of therapy have changed my whole outlook on life. If anyone has tried every medication and it hasn’t worked give this one a try. Only downside at this point I can think of is, sometimes when you want to feel down or depressed ( I know it sounds weird) you are not able to."

   
9.0

TrustYourself (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 26, 2018

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"Avoid. Brilliant for sleeping but was still falling asleep the next day and I’m a mum to a new born baby. Felt foggy, lack of balance, dizziness, and the right side of my mouth felt frozen. Numbs you up so you can feel. Brings out your negatives . Didn’t know who I was on this drug . Never again ever! Please avoid"

evey44 January 17, 2018

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"I take 45 mg I suffer panic disorder that makes me physically sick but while I've been on mirtazapine I feel my panic attacks are less I take b12 medicines as well with mirt and I feel great I can eat what I want and I gained a stone I had anorexia I am now 7 stones 5lb from 5 stone 12lb its great for people who can't eat cuz they a're scared incase they throw up it gives you confidence to eat and it stops the panic attack from occurring. Euphoria confidence well being and it's fantastic everyone works well with diff meds. So if mirt doesn't agree with you don't worry it's trial and error I can't take antipsychotic meds cuz I can't keep still and my muscles clamp up but trying is overcoming and finding the right meds keep your chins up"

   
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Lou lou- December 20, 2017

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"I was prescribed these following a bout of depression, specifically aggression, irritability and frustration.. Unfortunately it appears to have made this twice as bad, very snappy and aggressive almost like my blood is boiling. However like others Mirtazapine does give me the best sleep I've had, sometimes I have issues waking up and feeling sleepy throughout the day."

   
4.0

Grinch4550 December 18, 2017

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I have had several bouts of depression in the last 30 years. SSRIs don't work for me. Tried them all. Remeron was a lifesaver. Started at 15 mgs and now up to 45 mgs. Didn't sleep well before this med. It cured my depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Only con, is weight gain which I'm working on with walking and eating a healthy diet. My husband said he rather see me chubby and happy and I totally agree. I'm so glad my doctor out me on this tricyclic antidepressant."

Remilady (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 25, 2017

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"ruined my life. It caused me brain damage, destroyed my family, destroyed me. My life is ruined. My advice is go and take a month off and go travelling. That will help you a lot more. My brain damage makes it hard to write. I have a first class degree and now my brain is reduced to gravy. I say get away from these horrible meds"

   
1.0

Anonymous November 24, 2017

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "This medicine works great for me from 9 years"

   
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Vess October 14, 2017

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"Vile absolutely vile and addictive if your struggling in life and have an addictive personality as they make you sleep and give you some relief. The need to eat is intense. Please don't drink with them you will black out and not remember a thing. Take with caution Much love keep strong. Xxxxxxxx"

   
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Amy ash31 October 13, 2017

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "After years of being on depression medication and mood stabilizers my body stopped responding to my typical medications. My doctor called me in Remeron to try out. I took this drug for 2 days and had to stop due to extreme anger andk dar thoughts that are not typically me. My other half also went on this drug for a very short time because of the same issues. This medication is horrible"

   
1.0

MichelleAb September 3, 2017

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I have been taking Remeron for about three years, at various dosages. It does a great job of handling my depression without aggravating my anxiety. It also gives me severe munchies, especially for carbs. But otherwise I have no side effects. Which is a first with me and antidepressants; the SSRIs in particular wrecked me. My doctor told me that usually, people who can't take SSRIs will be able to tolerate Remeron."

   
9.0

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

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "This medicine is a godsend. Being 100% honest I didn't like it because of the vivid nightmares but THEY DO STOP WITH CONTINUED USAGE. Don't give up too soon. The vivid nightmares stopped after my 5 day of taking this drug. Now, 2 weeks later my nightmares are gone and have normal dreams that don't involve death, violence or carnage. I sleep well and awaken rested. Some days there is a little groggy feelings in the morning but they wear off as you start moving. A cup of coffee helps as well. My appetite has increased and several people complain of weight gain. YOU WILL GAIN TOO MUCH WEIGHT IF YOU STAY SEDENTARY. I started lifting weights and doing planks and push-ups. That keeps the weight gain at bay."

G-Dub (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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"At first it knocked me out and I felt achy and in a haze, but after a week I started feeling better. I ate the same but started gaining weight. I had to eat Whole30/Paleo to lose the Remeron weight and keep it off. It somehow reduced general anxiety but increased my social anxiety and I started blushing really easily all the time. I felt like my overall mood greatly improved on Remeron, but after a few months I started feeling depressed again, though no suicidal thoughts. I went up to 45mg, but it wasn't any better than 15mg. If it didn't increase social anxiety then I might've stayed on it since it did help some to smooth out my moods."

   
4.0

RemeronMildlyHelpful (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 5, 2017

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"I had been on quite a few SSRIs and nothing helped my Major Depression and Panic Disorder. This was a last route medication for me and ended up working like a dream. I was eased onto the meds slowly which helped my doctor determine the correct dosage once I got used to it. I have experienced weight gain but the weight gain does not increase with the dosage. Also, I've had some acne flare ups. I take the medicine at night so the drowsiness doesn't ruin my day. The side effects are a small price to pay for the exchange of a happy life again! ****If you have had trouble with Prozac, Zoloft, etc. please ask your doctor to try this medication next! I wish I had found this years earlier!****"

   
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Becks1315 July 31, 2017

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"I have been on Mirtazapine for more than a year. I am on 45mg dose, I take this at night time. At first I noticed it was helping with my sleep, as its also a sedative, it was also lifting my depression. However more than a year on & I don't feel any benefit from this drug, it doesn't make me sleepy like it did to begin with, and my depression has significantly declined too. I'm only 24 & I've tried so many drugs, I just feel like after a while the drugs don't work, or at least thats how I feel."

   
7.0

Bex10 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 23, 2017

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"Since beginning meds all I want to do is sleep, eat, and pee! Abdominal pain is the worse part after one week. More depressed and sad than before. This is the first new antidepressant medication after a 3 week drug holiday because Lexapro and Effexor didn't help either. Am I doomed to dealing with feeling depressed and anxious without meds?"

   
1.0

Gaw (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2017

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"Remeron at 30mg prescribed during Geodon treatment for my Supposed bipolar disorder . Geodon induced insomnia for the first time in my 43 years. Therefore the Remeron was given. I stopped Geodon when finally figuring out it's effects. Continued to take Remeron. Weight gain, hand swelling and narrow angle closure is what happened to me. I am tapering off. There can be withdrawal symptoms in some."

Tc343 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 25, 2017

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