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I`m Back To Remeron


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#1 Barak

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:45 PM

Hi
my dr put me back on remeron 45mg for severe depression and anxiety,he said that remeron is not a stimulate AD like SSRIs or SNRIs and it should not trigger my anxiety. i took my first dose last night and today in the late afternoon i got a very high anxiety attack.
has anyone had an increase in anxiety when started Remeron?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

Barak, there will be some initial anxiety surges because an AD stimulates your happy hormones, because of this there will be some initial increase in anxiety but it should fade away within a couple of weeks. Its really hard for any medicine to stimulate those happy hormones without causing *some* increase initially in anxiety. But bear with it and stick it out and eventually that anxiety will go away with time or at least vastly reduce. It always takes some time to get use to a new AD because of this. Thats why they say allow six to eight weeks for an AD to kick in working for you...
it takes time to readjust the brain chemistry for the better. Hang in there I know you can do it...
Good Luck and best wishes.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:06 AM

Barak -

I have been in the process of changing from Prozac to Remeron. It only been a month and the change is not complete. Of course we are all different.
I have suffered from really horrible anxiety since at least grade school. I'm 57 now. I'm finding the Remeron helpful . My fear is she wants me to stop talking (or take less) Tranxene (7.5mg 4X a day) one of the older benzodiazepines with an extraordinarily long half lie. Which I s great I never feel it come and go and have had alcohol problems in the past.

I have high hopes fro Remeron. I have been on Prozac for like 15 years.

I fight any change because well _ I am anxious and I hate change ! ((Smile))

Please continue to post. It may or may not be the bear medicine for you.

I wish you what I want for myself : PEACE OF MIND.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:20 AM

Did he start you at 45mg? That would have blown my brainbox.

I started with about 7mg and built up to 45mg over 3 months.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:31 AM

Barak, there will be some initial anxiety surges because an AD stimulates your happy hormones, because of this there will be some initial increase in anxiety but it should fade away within a couple of weeks. Its really hard for any medicine to stimulate those happy hormones without causing *some* increase initially in anxiety. But bear with it and stick it out and eventually that anxiety will go away with time or at least vastly reduce. It always takes some time to get use to a new AD because of this. Thats why they say allow six to eight weeks for an AD to kick in working for you...
it takes time to readjust the brain chemistry for the better. Hang in there I know you can do it...
Good Luck and best wishes.


Thank you BetterOff~
are you on Remron too?>

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:01 AM

Hi
my dr put me back on remeron 45mg for severe depression and anxiety,he said that remeron is not a stimulate AD like SSRIs or SNRIs and it should not trigger my anxiety. i took my first dose last night and today in the late afternoon i got a very high anxiety attack.
has anyone had an increase in anxiety when started Remeron?

Barak--


Remeron is more activating at higher doses, if anxiety is a big problem you may be better off starting low and working up. Should speak to your pdoc about that.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

Hi
my dr put me back on remeron 45mg for severe depression and anxiety,he said that remeron is not a stimulate AD like SSRIs or SNRIs and it should not trigger my anxiety. i took my first dose last night and today in the late afternoon i got a very high anxiety attack.
has anyone had an increase in anxiety when started Remeron?

Barak--


day fifth on 60mg anxiety is on the roof. it gets better around 3pm.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:17 AM

I am even higher, the psychiatrist puts me on 90mg, nocte ( before sleep), I got to bite and crush the tablet and swallow with a bit of water, if not, I could sleep until 2 pm the next day.
Almost 4 yrs I've been on the dosage.
Yes, it's true that it's not stimulating as SSRIs/SNRIs. But, as for depression, I don't find it effective.
So my Psychiatrist puts me on Moclobemide ( Mannerix / Aurorix) a RIMA- Reversible Inhibitor of Monoamine.

So far so good.
Mirtazapine is only good for sleeping to me.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:10 AM

I am even higher, the psychiatrist puts me on 90mg, nocte ( before sleep), I got to bite and crush the tablet and swallow with a bit of water, if not, I could sleep until 2 pm the next day.
Almost 4 yrs I've been on the dosage.
Yes, it's true that it's not stimulating as SSRIs/SNRIs. But, as for depression, I don't find it effective.
So my Psychiatrist puts me on Moclobemide ( Mannerix / Aurorix) a RIMA- Reversible Inhibitor of Monoamine.

So far so good.
Mirtazapine is only good for sleeping to me.


Thanks Davevanza!
is there anyone here who finds remeron helpful for his depression?




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