How Fast Does Remeron Work For Anxiety And Depression?
Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:20 PM
Some of you know my story, but I will briefly mention it here.
I originally tried Lexapro for 4 weeks. It numbed my emotions and never lifted my mood. I think it did help with Anxiety a little. I was on 5mg for 6 days and 10mg for 3 weeks. I'm sure I was still in the start up phase. Anyway, as soon a I tapered to 5mg for 4 days, my mood lifted a little. Then I started Remeron at 7.5mg. I slept so good and my mood lifted more and I felt pretty good for a few days, then I went to 15mg, felt about the same, then 4 days later I felt better than I had in years. Then my mood dropped a little then three days later I had a relapse. and my anxiety and low mood was back. Not sure if it was Remeron poop out, or Lexapro withdrawal, or what.... I tried different things but just couldnt' get a handle on what was helping or not helping. I ended back on lexapro, and went back to 7.5mg of Remeron.
Now, I'm in 4th week of Lexapro, (3 weeks at 10mg), my mood hasn't lifted, and has been worse if anything, my anxiety is still there a bit....
I decided to go back to 15mg of Remeron to see if my mood would increase. I took 15mg last night, and today I'm actually feeling a little better. Not sure why....
Anyway, I'm still trying to figure out what is going to work, Lexapro or Remeron, or both. For now, I just wonder how long does it take Remeron to help with Depression, and anxiety? I hear that it can work as quickly as one week for depression, but what about anxiety? I'm not sufe if 15mg is enough, but I guess it depends on the person.
Any thoughts, experiences?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:16 PM
I want to increase my Remeron and hope that it will pull me out of this depressed anxious state.
I'm currently on 15mg of Remeron for the past 4 days. I thinking of going to 22.5mg for a bit, then 30mg.
Anyone with Remeron success stories?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:44 PM
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:08 PM
Thanks for the post.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:08 PM
Well, as of late, I've been on Remeron at 7.5mg for some time. Then 6 days ago I went to 15mg about the time I started tapering Lexapro (after 4 weeks). Yesteday afternoon, I started feeling heavy headed, and felt VERY tired. But, a different kind of tired. I normally feel the wired-but-tired kind of feeling, but this was just a really tired feeling. I hear heavy headedness can be from Lex withdrawal, but also Remeron usage. Last night I went to 30mg of Remeron. I didn't feel as heavy headed today, not as tired, but I started to get a stiff neck and shoulder muscles. I hear that can be from Lex withdrawal, but also Remeron. Now and then I get a quick little dizzy spell, which can be Lex withdrawal or Remeron.
So, I'm not sure if I'm exepriencing Lexapro withdrawal side-effects or Remeron usage. I didn't have any issues with Remeron when I first started it at 7.5mg or 15mg . So, this might be Lex withdrawal. I had one really good week on Remeron, but I think that was messed up by Lex withdrawal (first time withdrawal). So, I'm hoping to get back to that point with Remeron. I might try 22.5MG for a while then go to 30mg.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:55 PM
I can realte to the heavy headedness. I experienced that the first few days taking Remeron. So (in my opinion) this comes definitely from Remeron. But it shouldn't last too long. If it does try a lower dosage.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:05 PM
thanks for your post.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:24 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:21 PM
I had to take more (30mg) and for a few weeks I was feeling good and then it slowly faded away again. So my PD prescribed me 45 mg, which I took for about a year. The relief didn't really fade away this time, because there was no difference between the state of the faded relief of 30 mg. It was a hard year, I didn't want to take less, because I thought that I'd feel even worse and I couldn't take more.
Now I'm on 15mg again- I wanted to quit completely, so I stopped cold turkey. After not having taken Remeron for 1 or 2 weeks I learned how much it actually helped me. So I started taking 15mg again and till now I'm feeling ok with it. Much more free than with 30 or 45mg. I never thought that I'd say something like that, I always wanted more, but I had to learn that less can be more.
For emergencies I take another drug.
My advice: if you're feeling ok with 15mg, keep taking 15mg. If you still feel very bad, try more.
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