Depression medication mirtazapine

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Avatar m tn Hello, I have just been prescribed Mirtazapine/Rameron by my doctor yesterday for Anxiety and mild depression does any body have any experience using the medication? I done a bit of research on the Internet and not much information have come up for the benefits it would have on anxiety just mostly depression. Any help would be great.
Avatar n tn I am currently on 75mg daily of mirtazapine (Remeron), I started out at 45 initially for GAD and depression, it has worked fairly well except for a few odd side effects (loud noises and light flashes send what feels like a charge through my body) I have seen the typical dosage at 15 to 45 mg, the Psychiatric nurse practitioner I am seeing assures me that this is a safe dosage, has anyone else see dosages this high? I was just curious.
1294632 tn?1306362530 It's annoying because it really helps my anxiety and depression. Since I've start taking it I've got back to going to the gym 3 times a week and playing football as well and still I'm putting on weight. I could only imagine how big i'd be if I wasn't doing the exercise in the first place. Should I ask my doctor to switch, is there other medication like Zispin without the weight gain?
Avatar f tn After a week and two days of stopping fluoxetine after 5 weeks and starting straight on mirtazapine my mood is really low and snapping at everything and feel rubbish, I can burst out and cry at absolutely anything and come dinner time everyday I have this heavy feeling behind my nose it that means anything to anyone, I've got the shakes have hot sweats and feel sleepy(zombie) all day until tea time where I feel a little human again and then a few hours later I know I'm ready to take the mirtazap
Avatar m tn I am trying to come off my anti-depression medication as I feel that it is doing more harm than good. I have been taking depocote and mirtazapine for about 3 years. I have stopped taking the depocote 5 days ago and feel a bit strange. I am feeling more alive now than I have done for some time, I assume due to the fact that depocote suppresses the highs of manic depression. I need to ask advice as to whether I am doing this the right way.
953190 tn?1276519634 So, if you're depressed again, I would definitely go back on this medication. Always keep in mind that every medication works differently in different individuals. Every situation and body is unique, so go by what you know has worked for you.
Avatar m tn ALL local pharmacies say mirtazapine UNAVAILABLE.....I have been off for 2 weeks...need a replacement that is most like this....
Avatar m tn Hi all, just wished to get some ideas about how others have experienced mirtazapine in their treatment of depression. From trawling through the internet there appears to be alot of negative feedback about the side effects from this medication especially with regards to weight gain and over-sedation.
Avatar f tn It's possible your doctor started you off at too high a dose. The normal starting dose for mirtazapine is 15mg and titrating up to a maximum dose of 45mg. Since it seems to be very sedating, you might want to discuss lowering the dose with your doctor, which you have every right to do! If he/she insists the sedation will pass, as the patient, you still hold the right to request your dose be lowered. If the 15mg doesn't help you after a months trial, you can always move the dose up.
Avatar n tn I was recently given Mirtazapine in addition to other meds for my depression and anxiety. The brand name of this drug in the US is Remeron and Remeron SolTab. I have also noticed stomach upset which feels like a tightening of the intestines. The side effects also include stomach upset. This has gone away after about 4 weeks. I hope this information is helpful to you!
Avatar m tn Now she wants to put me on mirtazapine and i just can't understand how it can work because its serotonin and norepinephrine reuptaker, so how it will reduce my anxiety if i will have more norepinephrine in my blood, i thought they will block it, not increase it. This is a paradox that i fail to understand, what kind of treatment is that? I am scared that this will increase my anxiety/panic attacks/heart rate/blood pressure just like escitalopram. What were your experiences with it? Thank you!
Avatar m tn Escitalopram: 10mg(morning) - 36 days (started 8th Jan) Mirtazapine: 15mg(half an hour before bedtime) 9 days (started 4th Feb) M-29 non-smoker, vegetarian, non-alcoholic, 100kg weight I was prescribed Escitalopram 10mg for anxiety and moderate depression. I was prescribed Remeron (on 4th Feb) because after Escitalopram kicked in which was in the 3rd week, i started feeling a bit overactive and it badly effected my sleep....
Avatar n tn As was noted in other responses, severe fatigue could be a symptom of the depression or could be overdosing. When I started medication, my dr. started me on very low doses and then inched me up every few days until I got a good response without sedation. I responded to Effexor but got high blood pressure from it; also lost sexual response. Switched to Wellbutrin -- had no discontinuation response to Effexor probably because I was simultaneously starting on Wellbutrin.
Avatar m tn Hey, I know this has nothing to do with any medication you are taking. The best thing I can recommend is just to exercise as much as you can. Try and keep yourself busy all the time. Try to help people as much as you can e.g chores etc. The most important thing is to build your confidence up. Sorry that I never answered anything to do with your medication. Just trying to help. Suicide doesn't end the chances of life getting any worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.
2206935 tn?1373642205 ( I have severe depression and anxiety..I feel so sick daily that I can't do anything..;( had too much emotional traumas..I hate living in this world..
Avatar m tn Cipralex (Escitalopram) 10 mg 1-0-0 Remeron (Mirtazapine) 30 mg 0-0-1 Medication prescribed above by doctor has been changed with immediate effect to the following: Cipralex (Escitalopram) 10 mg 1-0-0 Cymbalta (Duloxetine) 60 mg 1-0-0 Lamictal (Lamotrigine) 50 mg 1-0-2 Twelve months feeling of well being on previous medication. Mild to medium depression for last seven days hence reason for change in medication. One month prescription. Review in fourteen days.
Avatar m tn I am also medication resistant. About 10 to 15 percent of individuals with Severe Depression are what's refered to as "Medication resistant." From the sound of it you may also be med resistant too. In most cases like ours, it's not that antidepressant medication doesn't work for us, it just means that many of the SSRI and SNRI medications only work for us for a VERY short time before they lose there ability to produce a response.
1280947 tn?1278379932 I too had insomnia, waking up nightly with panic anxiety attacks and walking around like a zombie all day. It took me time, and medication, before I came to realize that he was right. Depression isn't just the 'sadness' and down mood most people experience as a result of certain events. It can happen for no reason at all. I DID NOT like not sleeping and not being happy. It was a living hell. Not wanting to sleep (or is it not needing sleep?
Avatar n tn I have just been put on seroquel starting at 50 mg and increasing every three days until 150mg at night. I have also been put on Mirtazapine 30mg which i have increased over the same time. I have also just withdrawn after a week tapering it off. I still feel the electric shocks and muscle aches from the withdrawal of my previous antidepressant (paroxetine) and I started getting a pounding heartfrom the seroquel.
Avatar f tn I'm pretty anti-meds so I don't want to put myself out there only to get fat. I respect your opinion a lot and just wanted to know if medication was safe. I'm pretty shut down and not functioning that well. I did join an athletics club and was running 20+ km in the weekend but ... almost every second thought was I can't and mentally and physically I couldn't cope. I'm trying to run now but have kind of flagged my goals of running several half marathons well.
6612652 tn?1382991563 Although many people are treated with anti-depressant drugs, these medications do not cure the underlying hurt or sadness that is the cause opf depression. Overcoming depression by practicing and understanding the ability to of your subconscious mind to neutralise or reprogram hurt memories., ability to focus mind and the ability to relax and release stress...
Avatar n tn There is also the possibility of it being a side effect of the new medication (the mirtazapine) but I think that that is unlikely. My personal opinion is that your son became depressed because of underlying issues which perhaps led to the addictive behavior in the first place. Addictions are good ways to mask emotional issues. I believe you should be discussing these concerns with a psychiatrist. I also believe that psychotherapy may be helpful.
2216810 tn?1420860476 I've been diagnosed with panic anxiety disorder and my new pdoc prescribed me MIRTAZAPINE an antipsychotic called RISPERIDONE !!!! I rode about this second med and it says that it used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder.Today its my 6th day of taking it and I'm having so badly side effect expect fast heart beat,dizziness,unbalance,vision problems,extreme sleepness,and I feel so nervous all the time...
1730432 tn?1310074847 I got addicted to sleep medication for last 3 years, after I had Depression on 2008. Now I had to regularly take combination of Clonazepam and Mirtazapine and sometimes lorazapam(combination of 30mg Mirtazapine, 1mg Clonazepam and 4mg Ativan) . Need help........... oh BTW for last 3 days iam trying to give all up only taking 15 mg Mirtazapine in a day before sleep. But also Iam feeeling horrible, how long it takes?
1730432 tn?1310074847 I got addicted to sleep medication for last 3 years, after I had Depression on 2008. Now I had to regulary take combination of Clonazepam and Mirtazapine and sometimes lorazapam. Need halp...........
Avatar f tn 08AM It could be depression, or if you're on medication that might be it. Not really sure about anxiety causing weight changes though, I'm now curious. Reported Report this Spam Abuse by mammo, Mar 16, 2010 08:53AM Anxiety and depression can cause one to lose weight, but the important thing is that you have gained it back. If you have been dignosed with anxiety and depression you need to start getting help for this.
Avatar m tn After a failed attempt to fix my anxiety and subsequent depression that has come from it over the last 14 weeks with Lexapro and Paxil, my psych is switching me too Remeron (Mirtazapine) 30mgs. I started my first dose last night and already started my taper down of Paxil CR 50mg to Paxil CR 37.5 and hold there for a week. I also take Clonazepam 1mg at night to help me sleep due to the paxil. And I take Clonazepam .25mg dissolvable tablets during the day as needed for anxiety.
Avatar f tn Klonipin is not always the best medication for many people suffering depression because it can add to the exaustion that depression is often famous for. I am a firm believer that Psycotropic medications should only be prescribed by a Board Certified Psychiatrist. BTW keep in mind that medications like Citalopram, AKA Celexa, can take up to 30 days before a response can be expected. Regardless I really think you would do much better under the care of a Psychiatrist.