Losing weight after remeron

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627145 tn?1230305626 I took Remeron for several months, but I could not tolerate the weight gain on it. It worked ok, but not well enough for me to put up with it massive weight gain. It takes time to kick in and work.
Avatar f tn Within a week I quit smoking, sex drive returned and I actually started losing weight. Because of side effects I had to stop the Wellbutrin and I started Celexa that I had taken before. The good news is I'm still not smoking. Go talk to your dr. about switching antidepressants....you should be able to go from one to the other depending on what he prescribes you. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Hi. I'm on tamoxifen so I can't take any meds which inhibit cyp2D6 enzymes. I've been on almost ALL SSRI ( Effexor, lexapro, celexa, nortriptyline, fetzima, & viibryd) & my depression worsens with them (suicidal thoughts, etc). The only one that has helped is remeron but every time I've had to return to remeron I gain weight. I'm usually 110-112 and eat very well & workout almost everyday.
256161 tn?1196879046 I was wondering if anyone has been on Remeron and had issues with paranoia after they started it? Since I have started it 2 weeks ago I have been paranoid, feeling like I am seeing things, & irritability. I haven't called my doctor yet since it has only been 2 weeks for fear that he will say I have to give it time, but I feel like this medicine is making me feel crazy.
Avatar f tn Since one of the causative factors is poor body image you need therapy for regaining your lost confidence. I will advise you to stay away from people who always talk about diet, losing weight, weight reduction etc.Avoid reading any such magazines or literature. You need to start eating normally to break the binge-purge cycle. Relaxation exercises, yoga, walking may help. Discuss about your medication causing weight gain and if any alternative drug can be taken.
Avatar f tn t even started working yet. It should be easy to stop taking it. On Remeron, watch out for weight gain -- if you start gaining quickly, tell your doc right away.
Avatar f tn I was wondering, at what dosage did you notice a gain or loss of weight? I've read about people either gaining or losing weight, but no one says what dosage they're on. I'm taking 25mg right now and the doc and I were talking of moving me to 50mg. Standing at a whopping 5ft, I of course worry about the weight gain.
Avatar f tn i'm using remeron for 2 month now and i faced 2 problems,1st gaining weight,2nd my period doesn't came,,i need to stop it plzzzzzzzzzz ,,how can i stop it
Avatar f tn Part of me knew it may be the remeron but it seemed a small price to pay at the time. Now, after a three week battle of what another poster called the unquenchable urge to move. For me it was mostly my legs, RLS. It was so severe and still is about three nights a week that I would do anything to make it stop and sleep was not even a forethought. It was impossible.
1070971 tn?1299614110 Is there a possibility that I could lose some weight now if I watch what I eat or does Remeron just keep the weight on no matter what! Just curious! I am really tired of being *FAT* and see all the clothes in my drawers that used to fit!
736475 tn?1281259327 i stopped taking remeron a couple of days ago. the doctor put me on it for the side effect of weight gain. i haven't gained a pound in the 4 months that i have been taking it. i don't really suffer from depression too much. when i got down to the last 2 pills i took them every other night. i have a new job starting this week. although i am well versed in stopping opiates, this is new to me. i am not really worried but forwarned is forarmed. spelling? any thoughts?
Avatar f tn I took Remeron for 12 months, it worked ok at best. The main problem is that Remeron is the #1 king daddy of weight gain antidepressants. It makes Paxil look like a diet pill. I never gain weight from antidepressants, but that damn Remeron put 60 Lbs on me in 12 months. That was with cutting my food intak down to 900 Calories a day. Once my friends started calling me tubby I had to switch.
Avatar f tn Hi after onwe month of being on Remeron im stopping it the dizziness haas got worse and i have gained almost 10 lbs and a pant size.
Avatar n tn I seem to be at a weight now that is right for me as I still eat the same, but not losing any more weight nor gaining any. Are you sure your not retaining fluids? You've gained a large amount of weight in a short period, I would keep pushing for answers.
Avatar n tn The Remeron made me very sleepy so that is why I took it at night only. Problem is that the Remeron made me gain weight like a mad man. The Lexapro also gave me ED problems as do most SSRI's and SNRI's. I understand your frustration. It's like you can't win with these meds sometimes. Have you tried just taking The Remeron at night ONLY? The med company that comes out with an effective antidepressant that does not cause weight gain or ED will probably make billions.
574042 tn?1217656418 I could tell very little differnce in my moods and I gained alot of weight which is a known side effect of Remeron. I will say though, it helped my Headaches. I was eventually taken off of the Remeron and put on something else and for the life of me, can't remember what it was. It started with an L I think. It's been a while since I've taken an Anti-Depressant.
711224 tn?1344771687 Even with the diet, I did put on about 10 kg in 3 months without changing anything in my diet. I was wondering if there was a medication similar to remeron w/o the weight gain side effect? Thanx a lot for your time. sophie.
Avatar f tn I have a zero 0 viral load and no appetite...losing weight. Someone suggested using dronaninol....does anybody know if or how long dronabinol shows up in a drug test and whether it shows up as thc?
Avatar m tn I've been prescribed generic Remeron since I wasn't having much luck with the SSRI meds. I've been off meds for about six months and am not having much success on my own. I'm also going for CBT (cognetive behavior therapy) for my anxiety and am going to my first group support meeting this friday. Has anyone had recent experience with generic Remeron? Don't know what to expect for sure but the SSRI side effects were miserable. Thx again, Thom.
Avatar f tn Just switched from Nortriptilyne to Remeron 15 days ago. Been 15 days on Remeron at 30Mgs before bed each night. Yes, it will Zombie you out right after you take it. That's why only before bed. The Zombie feeling should lift during the day, then when you take it again at night it will sedate you again. Thus far it seems to be helping with the Doom and Dread aspects of my Severe Depression, but is doing very little for the other sympoms my depression gives me.
Avatar m tn I would get a full 7 hours. The main problem with Remeron is the extreme weight gain, and the combo of Remeron and Ambien made me sleepwalk. Since I'm now pregnant, I'm not allowed to take these drugs, but found another alternative therapy. Lately, I've been taking two Benadryl at 11pm and then when I wake up at 3am, I take another Benadryl. I'm still not sleeping that well, but this has been the best therapy for me so far for pregnancy.
Avatar m tn My hands stopped shaking in stressfull situations, I got a good job, I went out with friends, I felt 90% cured while on Paxil. I took celexa and lexapro after this with mixed results. All these SSRI's definitely effected me sexually, I couldn't "finish" during sex, this was very upsetting to me, so I stopped. Now I am on klonopin (have tried beta blockers--they didn't work), it helps a bit but I still think that an serotonin drug may make my physical symptoms better.
889582 tn?1246676663 i just started weaning myself off of remeron, i haven't told my doctor i'm doing this yet, extremely irritable since. i don't know if it's just me or what but i have been taking remeron for over a year. i am taking it for sleep, it has helped. but i read all the horror stories about weight gain, although i really haven't noticed much of a gain, people are always asking me, "did you just wake up, your eyes are puffy".
Avatar f tn Has anyone taken Remeron? What are your experiences with the drug. My doctor just prescribed it for me and I am concerned because there are potential serious side effects. I am starting at 15mg.
Avatar f tn I thought I remember a while back someone posted that they were doing OK on Lamictal but when the doc increased the dosage, the person started having anxiety attacks. Is that true? I recently went up to 200mg/day and I've started having anxiety and now wondering if I should ask the doc to decrease the dosage. He also discontinued the Seroquel but now I'm having major depressive episodes.