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 4  depression and anxiety Couldn't wake up from scary dreams...became so anxious and panicked while sleeping...but that left after a couple of months. Weakness in all my muscles and can't get rid of the extra weight...gained about 30lbs. Otherwise this is the the best I have felt my entire life. F 54 9 months
15mg
4/10/2014

 5  anxiety Weight gain F 65 1 days
15mg
3/22/2014

 4  Depression Stomach upset, cloudy headed first couple hours after waking, weight gain Remeron helped me through a horrible time. It worked really fast, ending suicidal ideation and weeping in days. The weight gain is real, I picked up 10 pounds in two months despite running 3-4 times per week. It seemed to peak pretty quickly, I felt great the first two weeks, but the AD effect faded and sides increased. I've stopped taking it and don't feel any worse. M 41 2 months
15 1X D
3/9/2014

 4  to get off ativan Pros: made me sleep well and made weaning off Ativan easy. cons: gained 45 lbs in a year, and I cannot get it off. also VERY difficult to wean off I had to go through a compounding pharmacy to wean me off 1-2 mgs at a time. its brutal. I'm down to 5mg, and its getting more difficult. I hope I can get off it completely. The weight gain is terrible. F 48 1 years
15mg 1X D
2/21/2014
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 3  Suicidal tendency Slept great for the first few weeks, without being "knocked-out", but getting much better rest and waking up at a decent hour, ready for a good day to happen. Started eating again, and had my first menstrual cycle in over a year, along with healthy weight gain. Starting to have cognitive problems, becoming very easily irritated, not sleeping so well, intense cravings for junk food. I was put on a 15mg/d dose after a 3-day ICU vacation, which resulted from a suicide attempt during my abusive marriage. Three months of separation, on this dose, and with my family, later..my dose has been recently doubled to 30mg/d and I'm feeling dazed and generally un-enthused. This was the reason why my dose was doubled, but I'm not sure that I want to depend on a higher dose of Remeron to fix it..? F 19 3 months
15mg 1X D
2/20/2014
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 5  Depression/Anxiety Lethargy, zombie-like for a couple days, difficulty waking, cravings for carbs Only two weeks on this med, but I've gone from suicide risk to functional. I've been in a deep depression with physical symptoms that I had never experienced before, like extreme fatigue and constant stomach pain. This was in addition to the usual hopelessness, guilt, lack of interest and suicidal ideation. All of those symptoms are gone, and the side effects are tolerable. M 41 14 days
15mg 1X D
1/13/2014
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 1  Insomnia Sleep was great for first couple weeks. Then not so great along with burning sensation everywhere. F 44 1 months
15mg
12/28/2013

 1  Sleep/Depression I thought I got nerve damage from an lumbar injection from the same time I started this. Numbness in extremeties. Extremely life-altering. I'm terrified the symptoms aren't reversible. When the heat is on, for example, I'm freezing. When it's cool my skin feels like it's on fire. Just spoke to pharmacologist and he never heard of this! ?? Apparently not a benign drug, to say the least. I have no history of exceptional side effects to anything and I've been all all kinds of psych drugs over 35 years. I would love to hear that this is reversible. Please. F 57 5 weeks
15 1X D
12/16/2013
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 2  Insomnia Emotional detachment, indifference, restless legs, itch, loss of creativity and initiative. With persistent secondary insomnia this was supposed to help me quit the hypnotics. Unfortunately I started having restless legs and also found that I get this now with all the other "psycho" meds that are supposed to help you sleep. I'm also in theory against taking anit-depressents if you don't suffer from a clinical depression but just feel a bit low because of a chronic condition and insomnia. As a creative person in touch with their feelings I found this an unaccepable drug although I was able to get off the benzos while I was on it.. F 47 5 months
15 1X D
12/11/2013

 2  Dysthymic Disorder Insatiable, persistent hunger. Deep sleep. Weight gain. Joint pain. Muscle pain. Feeling of heaviness. Strong erections. This is a good drug if you have problems sleeping and/or are underweight. I gained twenty pounds in five weeks. I had to stop taking it because it made me feel very heavy. It made my joints crack constantly. It made my muscles feel like they were burning whenever I stretched. I couldn't run because of the joint pain in my knees and ankles. When getting up from the sofa or going down the stairs it was as if I were 80 years old because I felt so stiff with joint pain. It didn't give my sex drive a boost but my erections were stronger than when I wasn't taking it. My mood never lifted. I really liked it at first but after a while the constant hunger becomes annoying. I slept like a baby on it, though. 8-10 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. I can only recommend it to those who can't sleep and/or are underweight. Other than those two things, it did nothing but make my body sick. M 42 5 weeks
15mg 1X D
11/10/2013
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 1  Severe insomnia Serious weight gain, extreme hunger and cravings for carbohydrates, lethargy, fatigue, just feeling awful in general, severe dementia like cognitive problems. I took this drug in 2007, was on it for 6 months. Then had to taper down for 1 year using a liquid version because the withdrawals were horrible. After having been off it for over 5 years, I still suffer from side effects that never went away: really bad cognitive problems and short term memory problems (I had to drop out of my PhD program in Economics because I couldn't do even the simple math anymore), I never lost the fat that I gainedon my legs (legs were my strongest body part and now they are fat no matter how much I exercise and I eat ridiculously healthy), it permanently ruined my sleep quality and since I took remeron I have never ever had good quality sleep, ever since, not one night but I always wake up feeling as if I never really slept. Remeron destroyed my life forever. F 38 1.5 years
45 MG 1X D
10/21/2013
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 3  Anxiety and depression Completely knock out the first week on 15mg. Has taken the top of my anxiety but nothing more. Still anxious and depressive. F 34 1 months
30mg
10/19/2013

 4  Sleep Disorder Drowsiness and hunger as it's kicking in. Works well as a sleep aid. I think it helps my mood as well. M 23 6 months
15MG 1X D
10/16/2013

 1  Depression & Insomnia Chronic Fatigue, Diahrrea every day, abdominal pain, weight loss, itching all over, hair loss, dry eyes, sinusitis, rashes, acne, loss of co ordination, depersonalization, panic attacks & anxiety (never used to be an issue), nausea, vomiting, apathy, suicidal thoughts, irritability, weakness, no energy at all, ear infections, dizziness, anaemia, sun sensitivity (never used to burn even in tropical countries... Now I get freckles from 10 minutes in the sun in the UK!) This drug has ruined my life!! Only should be used very short term to help you sleep, it causes all sorts of horrible problems which go unreported because drs will try & tell us we have a hundred other health problems which are unrelated to Mirtazapine when they definitely are! I'm coming off them but the withdrawal is BAD! Drs lied about that part. It has taken 6 months so far and I am almost off them! I really hope the horrible side effects go away soon after I stop because otherwise I may lose my job. Please think very carefully before accepting a script for this, I have totally lost 3 years of my life at a crucial time of development. I have been in hospital because of having diahrrea every single day for over a year!! They think its crohns but there's no evidence for that I just know its Mirtazapine!!! F 21 3 years
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10/13/2013
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 4  deoression and anxiety 1 days
9/16/2013

 2  Chronic, resistant depression Strange, sleep disorders, such as hypnogogic hallucinations and yelling out in my sleep which would freak out those around me...only one of two drugs to do this to me (the other being Manerix). Generally feeling like a slug which resulted in eventual weight gain Let me preface this review by saying that my case is not typical since I've suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life, and it has become more resistant to treatment since I hit my forties. So I tried Remeron, hoping it would be effective since it affects both serotonin and norepinephrine and has a unique method of action. Well the results were less than stellar, even at the high dose, it didn't really seem to help my mood at all. I didn't get the dreaded weight gain until I'd been on it for several weeks...which is usually the reverse of what happens but it wasn't that bad so not everyone will gain weight. I just felt apathetic and lazy which is probably the reason for the weight gain more than anything else. As mentioned it occasionally gave me some freaky effects while on the verge of sleep which was reason enough to discontinue it. I even tried it in combination with Effexor....the so called "Rocket Fuel" combo without much success. It could be I didn't give the combo enough time in retrospect...As far as it being more activating at higher doses, that was not the case for me as it never made me feel energized and I could have easily slept well into the afternoon. May be good for those whose depression is related to their sleep problems. M 43 90 days
60 1X D
9/2/2013
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 5  Depression, insomnia Extreme weight gain (20 lbs). I ran 3+ miles, 4xj week...couldn't drop the lbs. I also felt foggy, similar to a bad hangover (minus headache/nausea). The grogginess usually cleared up after 1-2 hrs. This med worked like a champ. for sucking me out of the depression I was in. It was also had the most wonderful sleep aide side effect. I slept 8-10 hrs...no matter what. I would advise taking it early if you need to wake up for school or work. M 30 1 years
45 MG
8/17/2013

 5  Anxiety/ Insomnia Food craving - cant stop eating, digestive problems - mild If you are in a state of deep depression or severe anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, this is the drug to take. I've started on 7.5mg at night and it knocked me out for 15 hours. I think it will knock out a horse as well. I gradually went up to 15mg and now on 22.5 mg. Minimal side effects - cant stop eating. This drug is perfect for skinny people suffering with anxiety and loss of appetite. You have to combine with SSRI for optimal effect. I'm on 10mg lorien as well. Works a treat. I think I will use this medication for the rest of my life in consultation with my doctor. Why suffer in these difficult times we living in. M 45 3 months
22.5mg 1X D
8/5/2013
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 1  combat other med side effect Recovery story, hang in there this stuff took away 18 months of my life, I still haven't the confidence to go back to a proper job, it took 11 Weeks to start getting energy back, I kept a diary, wrote how I felt day but only reviewed it monthly, after 18 months I'm as busy as ever but still need to work on the confidence it took from me F 37 6 months
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6/15/2013
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 1  depression and sleep issues weight gain, lethargy, low mood, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS DRUG! Coming off of it is a nightmare. Can't sleep. Can't eat. Feel sick all the time. Muscle pain. Can barley walk and my legs hurt so bad. I feel like I am dying. My feet and hands are numb. I am also completely suicidal. I feel like I am going insane. M 47 15 years
15,30 1X D
6/9/2013
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 1  Depression and anxiety Extreme muscle weakness, lethargic, sore muscles, brain fog, digestive issues F 47 1 months
45 mg
5/16/2013

 1  Depression It made me sleep all the time and unable to wake up. I got irritated and annoyed about everything the first 3 weeks. It made me have no filter in what I would say to everyone. I felt numb to any kind of other emotions such as happiness. I then got angry and felt destructive .. I ended up breaking over $6000 worth of my belongings being on this medication and almost arrested. I had contacted my doctor before the outburst and they told me to go to a walk in clinic, I also called after the outburst and got the same answer .. I felt extremely alone at that point and refused to continue taking it. After taking it, I finally felt guilt for the outburst and honestly mortified ! I do not recommend anyone taking this. It can cause some serious side effects so, unless you are being observed by a doctor and monitored 24/7, don't take it. I was never violent or angry my entire life, except on this drug, and now, after taking it I am fine ...? F 23 2 months
30mg
5/3/2013

 1  sleep and anti-depressant Helped me sleep when I needed help. Then, the withdrawal This drug works if you are in the throes of a serious catastrophe. It enhances your antidepressant and helps you sleep soundly and fights anxiety (mind you, I took 1/2 of usually prescribed starting dose). Trying to get off it? PURE HELL. Sweats, tremors, suicidal thoughts, extremely high anxiety, all known side effects of withdrawal but from 7.5 MILLIGRAMS? If you need it, take it. But don't just STOP, wean yourself off very carefully. I'll never take it again. F 64 0 days
7.5 1X D
4/29/2013
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 2  add and dystimia I felt I couldn't get up the next day. It was so bad I almost fell out of bed so I ended up quit taking it. I was even drowsy at work. F 35 2 days
5mg
4/25/2013
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 5  insomnia Drowsiness, but that's what's intended. An hour or so after taking this med, I will want to eat lots of sour candy. You will literally eat sugar out of the bag. I do not think this has caused me any weight gain, as this effect does NOT carry over into the morning/next day. For me, it's an inducer of a mandatory midnight treat, but that's all. I am skinny by nature, and have remained so on this drug. Give this med a chance, it's disguised as a really nasty side-effect-laden drug at first, but give it at least a week to get past it's initial nastiness to judge if it's right for you. I felt like an absolute apathetic zombie the first two days I took this med (just 15 mg at the time). It was all smooth sailing after that though. Excellent sleep med after trazodone pooped out. It takes about an hour to hit me. I still need to take an SSRI for anxiety -- the remeron alone wasn't enough. An SSRI + Remeron may be a good combination for treatment-resistant depression. Does not cause sexual dysfunction like other AD's (specifically the SSRI/SNRI class of drugs). Buproprion is the alternative (may actually be sexually enhancing). Buproprion is the antithesis of remeron in terms of sedation/stimulation though. M 22 5 years
45 mg 1X D
4/14/2013
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 1  Anxiety, chronic worry Insomnia: I would fall asleep deeply for three hours, then wake up and toss and turn, awake off and on for the rest of the night. Weird, vivid dreams, some frightening, some fun. NUMBNESS/APATHY: I felt calm and not anxious at all, but I also felt totally numb. My boyfriend and I were having sex, and although I responded physically, I was so detached from him emotionally that I couldn't go through with it. We had to stop and talk out my numbness. ANGER and HOSTILITY toward my boyfriend. I was just angry and pissed at him all week, started fights and was unreasonable. Felt like I suddenly wanted to break up with him because all of his faults were intolerable and our relationship issues were not worth working through. This drug really calmed me down and made me much less anxious. But, that was only because I felt NOTHING. I literally felt numb, and when I wasn't feeling numb, I was feeling self-righteous anger. I stopped taking it and immediately felt back to my normal self -- including anxiety, but I'd rather be anxious than a raging, destructive bitch. F 43 3 days
3.75 mg 1X D
3/29/2013
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 5  Anxiety/Insomnia 1st year slight weight gain (10lbs.), lost it in year 2. No side effects anymore. My body must have gotten used to it over time because this drug continues to help my sleep and concentration. I have taken brand tablet, brand soltab, & every generic available. I stopped for about 6 months, didn't die, but missed it. I recommend using Wiki to read about how it works. It is no worse than ssri side effects or withdrawal effects. I don't drink and every year my liver/blood is fine. 15mg a night always works & 1 last thing, brand IS stronger otherwise Teva & Greenstone are good generics. Sandoz & Auerobindo not as good IMO. M 37 12 years
15mg 1X D
3/8/2013

 4  Insomnia It knocked me out but had a difficult time waking up. Had a very hard time getting motivated to do anything the next day. Will try half tonight. F 51 1 days
30 mg
2/24/2013

 3  Major depression Tingling in feet This medication was a lifesaver for me about14years ago. It worked for 7 years, and then pooped out!! I had to have my blood tested once a month, because many people had died on this med! F 40 7 years
100 mg 1X D
2/16/2013
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 1  Sleeping Aid I am tapering off benzos and can't sleep so Dr. suggested this for sleep. Yes, it works, but horrible hangover feeling. Hostility and depressed. Just don't care - about anything and that isn't "me". Hate this stuff and not taking it tonight. I am going to call my doctor and have a little chat with him. F 57 7 days
15mg 1X D
1/29/2013
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 4  Insomnia Extreme sedation. Tired weak and clumsy the next day. F 24 7 days
15 mg
1/15/2013
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 4  Insomnia Dry mouth, weight gain, nightmares. Has helped my insomnia tremendously. F 50 1 years
7.5mg 1X D
1/4/2013
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 1  Depression Dangerous drug, terrible side effects(very dry and peeling skin around the eyes, hemorrhoids, kidney problem). STAY AWAY OF THIS DRUG! F 36 60 days
30mg 1X D
1/4/2013

 5  Depression Sedation Best drug ever for my depression with anxiety. M 28 14 days
30 MG 1X D
12/17/2012
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 3  Depression Constipation and sleepiness (I like this side effect) on 15 mg; Voracious appetite and zapped of energy on 30 mg. I started on 15 mg of Remeron 3 weeks ago. I slept amazingly well the first night. The next day on Remeron I had this "euphoric" feeling, as though all my cylinders were firing, and I was myself - happy and free. Best.day.ever. It only lasted that day. :( I did not expect it to last and I dont' know why I had those feelings . I am not sure it is helping with my depression at 15 mg. I incresed it to 30 mg 4 days ago and it zonked me out sleep wize. It also felt drained of energy, as if I could not move all day. I took 30 mg for 2 nights and went back down to 15. I wasn't going to succumb myself to that one more day. I am not sure this med is for me, but I love it for sleep! F 52 3 weeks
15 mg/30 m 1X D
12/7/2012
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 5  Anxiety/PTSD/Insomnia I know a lot of people have said this gives them nightmares ect, but in reality, they ate actually reaching REM sleep. After having insomnia, I was put on a maintenance dose, and found that the first month I did have nightmares and dreams. But this was because I was actually sleeping. It takes a while to really get the full effect. No drug is a wonder drug. Everyone's body is different. I stopped having really crazy dreams after about 3 weeks. Weight gain- well I have gained 10 lbs in a year. It does slow down your metabolism, but with proper diet and exercise, you should be fine. I am in the military and in the healthcare field,.so I was pretty well informed about the side effects. This drug, like any other is not one to be judged in a week or two. Like other antidepressants, it takes 2-6 weeks to really get your body adjusted. My advice, if it still doesn't really work after 2 months, then try something else. But give it at least that amount of time. It's worth the try. F 32 1 years
15mg
10/22/2012

 4  Anxiety and Depression Extreme sleepiness- solved after reducing dosage to 30 mg, as long as I didn't have to be up too early. Dry mouth. Oh well., I can live with that CRAZY vivid , hallucinogenic, dreams the first week, then went away. Weight gain- wight has been piling up since I started. So, first thing: I am grateful this med is out there and was prescribed to me. It really save my life since I was unable to work, anxiety ridden, suicidal, unable to sleep or eat , exhausted and nauseous and throwing up every morning. I was also reluctant to go back to prozac and it numbed me emotionally. With this drug I got my sleep and appetite back, and the depression lifted enough that I could function- while at the same time being able to experience a normal range of emotion from sadness to joy. During this year I did have a few depressive episodes but adjusting the med helped ( I went back and forth between 15 and 45 mg with my psychiatrist's indications). It's amazing to sleep again, to eat again and not to wake up as if you're on plane that's crashing. Was able to resume yoga practice and that has also helped immensely. My main issue is I've piled up weight, and that is crashing my self-esteem, so my psychiatrist has reccommended wellbutrin. Feeling bummed I can't be off meds, but trying to take baby steps back to a place where I won't need them again. F 48 1 years
45 mg 1X D
10/7/2012
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 3  depression Increased triglycerides to 550.....A VERY dangerous level.....you can get pancreatitis if you are not careful with triglicerides and that is deadly. went off it in a month gradually and after a month (2 months since i started tapering off) I checked my triglycerides and they had gone back down to 250...............a great sign. Hope soon to have my triglycerides return to normal around 150. This drug worked initially, made me feel great for about a month.............then i would get nausea (as my triglycerides must have skyrocketed and poisoned my blood serum) occasionally. M 37 1 years
30 1X D
10/4/2012
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 3   sore scratchy throat please email me if you have had a sore throat from this med. I told the doc about it and he waves it off F 46 7 days
15mg 1X D
9/12/2012
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 5  depression with anxiety and insomni Finally able to fall and stay asleep. Before taking remeron I was taking seroquel and trazodone. They did not help me sleep any PERIOD. I take Soltab at bedtime and rest a good 8 hous and do not wake. It has caused my life to become normal for once. It will make you drowsy at first in the mornings but soon goes away after about a month. I now wake refreshed and not so hungover as many meds have made me. I had not slept good in over two years due to problems from PTSD from being a retired veteran where I witnessed to black side of war. I would have nightmares when I would briefly doze off and would have the same nightmares like I was still trapped behind enemy lines. My wife is now able to sleep since I do not get up all hors of the night looking for and intruder in the yard. I shot my neighbors dog thinking it was an insurgent trying to case out my home. I spent 30 days in jail and didn'y sleep a wink and now I use a pellet gun to shoot the dogs since now I know they are only trying to see what why I am out in the yard at wee hours of the night screaming to my platoon to "take cover", 'ememy spotted 5 o'clock.... My psychotris says I should scald the dogs with hot bleach water and give them antifreeze on bread to tide them over until reinforcements can arrive. Soltab has save my life and my platoon and the neighborhood dogs if they stay out of the bait stations since they are so poor, they sometime go for the sntifreeze even though I have marked the sites with skulls and crossbones signs, but M 43 6 years
30 mg 1X D
8/29/2012
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 1  sleeplessness vomiting, lack of sleep, shaking this is the WORST medication i have ever taken i took it twice and i've been sick for a week. M 15 2 days
30 1X D
8/25/2012
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 4  depression/anxiety Weight gain! 16 pounds in 5-6 weeks.Makes my sugar levels go crazy if exercise. It does help with my depression/anxiety. M 22 6 weeks
30mg
8/9/2012

 5  Severe major depression/anxiety Dizzy first couple of days. Slight increase in sugar cravings but controllable. My 16 year old daughter was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts, severe major depression and anxiety. She was given 15mg remeron at bedtime and 20 mg Celexa in mornings. All I can say is wow! She was like a different person in 2 days. I didn't expect such quick results as therapeutic dosage has not been reached with Celexa. She sleeps well and deep. Has energy, no anxiety. She is craving sweets some, but is able to control the eating. No weight gain so far. She says she feels like she is living her life for the first time ever. I have never seen her so relaxed and happy. For all the negative comments...I would say its worth a try because for some people this is a miracle drug. F 16 2 weeks
15mg
8/5/2012
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 2  Long term resistant depression Weird sleep disturbances (yelling in my sleep). Lethargy, increased need for sleep. Constipation. May have contributed to weight gain over a few months. I had high hopes for this one but it never seemed to have any antidepressant effect on me at all. I felt like a slug, could have slept fourteen hours a day and had a terrible time getting up and motivated to start the day. I even took it in combination with Effexor, the much vaunted "rocket fuel" combo without much success. For me it was good for sleep and nothing else, depite going up to a higher dose where it was supposed to be activating. M 44 3 months
60 1X D
7/25/2012
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 5  Anxiety/depression and Post-Partum Weight Gain- but after 2 births in 2 years- I had other reasons for being overweight. I did drop about 15 pounds when I stopped the med. The first few days I was so sleepy I wanted to stop the med. But I was told to wait it out a few days- and glad I did. After losing my baby at birth- and then developing medical complications a few weeks later and ending up in the hospital- I became severely anxious and depressed. I began anti-depressants for the first time in my life because I was having severe panic attacks and my mental health was deteriorating fast. My symptoms of depression were loss of appetite, just wanting to sleep, loss of interest in life, didn't want anyone to visit me, anxiety so bad I was crawling out of my skin. After beginning the med- It took about 2-3 days of severe tiredness and wanting to do nothing but sleep. On the 3rd day- I was discharged from the hospital- and my friend bought me a drink from Planet smoothie and ate a piece of pizza. I was so grateful to desire food again. Before that i was just eating peanut butter and drinking gingerale and could barely stomach that. It did have an effect such as "having the munchies" but for me this was good at the time. I noticed an improvement of mood, and a desire to get out of bed and face the world. It also helped my IBS symptoms (stomach). When I delivered my second baby a year later - alive thankfully (went off the meds during pregnancy), I went into post partum depression pretty fast. Within a week- I asked for Remeron again and within 24 hours (after a long night sleep and my mom caring for the baby) I felt so much better and felt like my old self- able to eat again and care for my baby. This was a miracle drug and worth the side effects. I did g F 40 1 years
1X D
7/19/2012
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 2  am taking it for depression I've been having nightmares everynight since I began taking the script remeron. I also awaken approximately every 3 hours. Coincidence or are nightmares a result of the new script?????? I don't believe I've been taking it long enough to have a definite opinion on grading it 1-5. F 60 4 weeks
15
6/20/2012

 3  Anxiety/Depression Weight gain like crazy from the start and increased nightmares (which were horrible before). Loosing seconds in memory or dizziness. The first day I was so groggy, I couldn't function. Has helped a bit...but not much. F 20 14 days
15MG 1X D
6/13/2012
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 5  Anxiety and depression Started with 30mg. Heard it was bad for weight gain, so I was VERY careful the first couple of years. The weight gain did catch up to me, however. Never found it made me tired (at night). I thought this drug was a miracle for my depression and anxiety. I took it at night, slept through the entire next day, and woke up a new man. Also, no negative effects on libido. Alas, after 11 years, and up to 45 mg, it just isn't working for me any more, so I need to find a new anti-D. Whenever I missed a dose (not often, but...) or changed doses, I would have to start again on a Friday because I could sleep thru a Saturday. Again, though, the following day, I was good as new. I came to this site to find out if anyone has been having memory problems with long term use of Remeron (brand). If anyone has, or has some interesting info to offer, I'd like to hear about it. As I said, I do have to find a new med, but an 11 year run with no libidinal problems, I think, is damn good. M 53 11 years
30 MG 1X D
5/28/2012
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 1  Insomnia Frightening, vivid, psychedelic dreams The sleep was so deep I knew I was dreaming, yet could not wake up. It was terrifying. F 37 3 days
15mg 1X D
5/23/2012
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 5  Bipolar disoder Knocks him out, and increased appetite. This medicine has helped my fiance so much I had to share. He was on zyprexa but when it went generic it was just to expensive to buy. He would throw up multiple times a day from his stress level. This medicine stopped the throwing up completely. He was at 122 at 5'11. In the last month hes gained 15lbs. Maybe thats not good for everyone but for someone who couldn't eat and would throw up like he was from the stress he felt its been an amazing blessing. He no longer has psychosis symptoms either. Everyone in his family says they have never seen him so healthy, even on the zyprexa people thought something didn't seem right but now everyone would describe him as normal. This has been a miracle medicine and I hope it continues to work so well. M 27 30 days
30 1X D
5/17/2012
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 4  Anxiety, depressiom and insomnia First week increase anxiety and depression to the point that I wamted to stop taking it. My dr convince me to hang on and wait one more week. On day ten everithing changed. My anxiety stopped and my depression lifted. What a change!!! I starting sleeping great some times with vivid dreams that became rare after a month. Please give the medicine a chamce. Dont stop it until at East two weeks of taking it. The bad effects will go away. Yes yo do gain weight but if you control your cravings and excersise you can keep it under control I gained 7 pounds un four months but I like them since I was under weight. i has since bought an scale to monitor my weight and have not gained any more pounds. My quality of sleep is great. Three weeks ago I started lowering my dosis to 15 mg and so far I have no withdrawal. maybe my sleep is not as great but still good. At 30mg your feeling are a little num so you dont over react to every day thinks. Also, it allowed me to make difficult destions becau F 50 6 months
30 mg 1X D
5/17/2012

 1  Sleep aid AWFUL I took 1/2 a 15 mg pill at night for sleep after a terrible personal tragedy. I stopped taking it when the psychiatrist told me it was why I GAINED 15 POUNDS. I stopped five days ago. I have had the chills (no fever) since the third day off this drug. I now see this is a side effect of WITHDRAWAL. Very dry mouth while taking it and I sleep just fine without it STAY AWAY FROM THIS DRUG. The more you take, the more dangerous it is to get off it. F 65 14 months
7.5 1X D
5/12/2012
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 2  insomnia terrible dry mouth and really sleeping worse than before. Not helping my insomnia at all. M 63 6 days
30mg 1X D
5/11/2012

 5  Major Depression and Insomnia Weight Gain (I needed to gain what was lost anyways). Increased appetite especially sweets. Like a sweet feind almost Dreams everyday regular though. Grogginess in the AM. Very good sleeping pattern now. F 38 4 weeks
30mg
5/9/2012
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 3  depression and sleep Restless Legs, less sleep, I wake up a few times then can go back to sleep Taken before bed, you get sleepy about 30 min after taking F 55 3 months
30 1X D
4/28/2012
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 5  Insomnia & Anxiety 1st year gained about 10 pounds and had all of the other minor side effects. Augmented an ssri (prozac) with it for awhile. It's effective for ssri side effects (sweating, insomnia, also.) My body must have gotten used to it over time because this drug continues to help my sleep and concentration. I have taken brand tablet, brand soltab, & every generic available. I stopped for about 6 months and did not die but I missed it. I recommend using Wiki to read about how it works. It is no worse than ssri side effects or withdrawal effects. I don't drink and every year my liver is fine. 15mg a night always works & 1 last thing, brand IS stronger otherwise Teva & Greenstone are good generics. Sandoz & Auerobindo not as good. M 37 12 years
15mg 1X D
4/26/2012

 4  Depression/ Anxiety/ Sleep Weight gain right out the gate/ but it's great cause I had trouble eating and keeping it down because of my high anxiety levels. But my choice in foods is not good/ lots of soda and junk food. But overall this has been the best medicine I've been on and I've been on almost everything. Less serious side effects with remeron. I'm very pleased! M 24 8 months
30 mg
4/26/2012

 5  PTSD, and nightmares Weight gain, no dreams I started it because I couldn't sleep I was having nightmares constantly. My past(Iraq) was comig back to huant me two or three times a week. I actually lost 50 pounds in three months, my doctor thought I was dieing, I've gotten back 35 of it so far, though not as in good of shape as I was. I feel better my wife says I act better I have motavation to live and go, where I didn't before. One downside is if I miss one dose the nightmares will keep me up all night, random one at that. Also I don't dream at all anymore. I used to have fantastic dreams and even lucid dreams. Now I take my pill and go into a coma for six hours. But I'm ready for the world when I get up. I went a four day period with none because my doctor refused to fill it until I saw him. It was four days of hell. I do not recommend quiting cold turkey, EVER. M 30 90 days
30 mg 1X D
4/25/2012

 1  Depression F
1.875 1X D
3/30/2012
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 5  MDD/Anxiety Weight gain. Constipation. Very effective. I gained about 20 lbs. in first six weeks. Started on Atkins to counterract this. Constiaption: A lot of water, green veggies help. Occasional laxative. I sleep great. Some morning grogginess but nothing a cup of coffee can't cure. No sex problems. Feel free to correspond. M 52 2 months
45mg 1X D
3/29/2012
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