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User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

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6.9/10 Average Rating
70 Ratings with 77 User Reviews

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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"

   
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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."

   
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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?"

   
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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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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I have taken Remeron for over 6 years at 30mg before bedtime to treat life long suicidal depression and debilitating social anxiety. In the first few days of taking it I can say it was like a switch put to normal. It knocks me out within 1/2 hour of taking it and it is not possible to wake me into a coherent and alert state for at least 5 hours, that isn't an issue for me and the family is used to it now also. The hours of guaranteed sleep is an added bonus. I have my life back, I no longer have social anxiety & I can deal in very high pressure situations perfectly fine. I have noticed a worsening short term memory issues but given my line of work I can't say it has relationship to the med, & I will not go off med to find out."

   
9.0

Allswell45 June 21, 2017

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "This drug saved my life. I never thought I'd say that but due to a health issue I have had chronic tension headaches that have now disappeared! Oh and my depression and anxiety are gone on this. I'm able to feel blissful. I'm able to handle tough situations. I'm able to live. Give it time to work cause it could make your life so much better."

   
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Saved At Last June 1, 2017

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"I was diagnosed with border line bipolar and server depression I was put on mirtzapaine along with propanole and an alcohol tablet called campral to clearly help with my alcohol addiction. I found the mirtazapaine worked for me in terms of depression anxiety and panic attacks at that point in time because I was a alcohol dependent so i needed the medication i was on for weight gain, I put at least 1.5kg per weeks for bout 4 months I reached an average weight of 64kgs. That was more than enough me as new my weight gain was from excessive eating due to the mirtazapaine. I gave it up for a year and lost a lot of weight got back to 52kg im now back on it after a year have gained 6kgs in 4 weeks. Time to find something else to help me sleep."

DJERD871013 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 16, 2017

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Remeron (mirtazapine): "I have been anxious, paranoid and depressed since puberty (10 years). Doctors have tried SSRIs, SNRIs, and benzos, but nothing seemed to be working. The doctor wrote a script for Remeron. I was skeptical at first, and the initial side effects scared me (slurred speech, drowsiness, blurred vision), however I kept with it and I feel so much better. It is relieving being able to live without thinking I am about to get fired, or if I am getting fat (which is ridiculous. I actually have an eating disorder and I am clinically underweight). My neurotic paranoia seems to be somewhat cornered and I no longer depend on alcohol to keep me under control. I have only been on the drug for a week at 15mg. Hopefully this journey is almost over."

   
8.0

arnold layne (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2017

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"I was put on 15mg of Mirtazapine about a month ago and it was the best decision ever. I've been very depressed and underweight (unintentionally due to stress and high metabolism) almost all my life. I went to my doctor at the end of my rope, having been off any type of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety etc for 5 years - I told him that all the pervious SSRIs and SNRIs I'd been on hadn't worked because they made me both suicidal and lose more weight (I generally have a BMI of 15-17 max). He recommended this and if it weren't for me giving medicinal treatment one more shot, I wouldn't be sleeping, eating or in the process of finally getting my degree and my own place! The only downside was that in the first 2 weeks I had some dry mouth/tiredness."

   
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Megatron22 May 2, 2017

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"I have been taking Mirtazapine for a little less than 2 months for my Major Depressive Disorder, Insomnia, Underweight and have already noticed an improvement with my depression and insomnia, and have been steadily gaining much needed weight. However the side effects of this drug are not to be underestimated. I personally have suffered the following side effects - Exfoliative Dermatitis, odd dreams, dry mouth, nausea, eye pain, and at some points worsened depression. Aside from my negative experience with its side effects, I'm relatively pleased with the effectiveness of this anti-depressant."

   
7.0

Tylerjmm March 7, 2017

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