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jay89

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  1. jay89

    Advice on coming off Remeron

    Don't be afraid of Remeron its a great drug for many people. Its also easier for most people to taper off of when the time comes. In my opinion Remeron is the best antidepressant for anxious insomniacs. The drowsiness,dry mouth,lethargy is tough at first but it does get better with time and most if not all side effects go away in about a month. Remeron brought me out of a pit of despair when no other medication could. I stayed on 15mg. I think it was the deep sleep that helped restore my brain because I was on a sub therapeutic dose but still saw a lot of benefits. The dreams are amazing too.
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    Mirtazapine withdrawal 6 weeks later

    I hope you start feeling better too.
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    Mirtazapine withdrawal 6 weeks later

    Hello Ob I'm the same as you and have been on 15mg for awhile now. Ive tried withdrawaing twice and go through exactly the same symptoms your describing. I inevitably end up back on because my sleep and mood suffer. Since I'm on another antidepressant that seems to be working so far (pristiq) Ill try another withdrawal this summer. I hope you start feeling better soon., Take care.
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    Fetzima

    Thank you Lady. Thats the antidepressant I was thinking of. I think they ll both be approved for depression and/or adjuncts to antidepressants but can still potentially help with anxiety too.
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    Fetzima

    Your welcome. Good luck if you do end up trying it. Theres a couple new antidepressants coming out later this year I believe that might be worth trying as well. One is Esketamine and another I forget the name (ALKS-5461 something like that not sure)
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    Fetzima

    They are different medications. Their both in the same class of antidepressants snri but fetzima has more norepinephrine action so should be more stimulating. I believe fetzima is almost identical to the drug used to treat fibromyalgia called savella.
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    ECT

    Hi NNicola Douglas Bloch has a YouTube channel that you should check out. Hes a depression counselor who runs a support group in Portland Oregon. He has survived five major depressive episodes and the last one two years ago underwent ECT which he credits for saving his life. He s an awesome man and would definitely answer any questions you would have. His Email is douglasbloch@gmail.com. He also does a live youtube stream every wednesday and sunday at 12pm pacific time where he answers all questions for an hour. Take care
  8. Mirtazapine s sedation eases up a lot, the longer you take it.(something about desensitizing the histamine receptors). For me it took about a month before I noticed the sedation go away. Your getting hit with a double whammy of venlafaxine withdrawal and mirt start up side effects. If you were already functioning and getting relief on the venlafaxine Id contact your doc and maybe staying on it instead(or taking it alongside mirt if your sleep is already bad) and treating the hypertension. I hope you start feeling better soon. If you decide to stary on mirt just know that the sedation will eventually get a lot better but either way do whats right for you. Take care
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    Fetzima Posts

    After awhile (about a year or so) I began to notice that my overall mood wasn't as good as it was for the first 6 months or so. For some reason my body wasn't absorbing the medication. I had to check my stool for the prisitq shell and noticed that some outer pill shells were still full of the medication. So I got off it and I'm currently only on Remeron but thinking of trying fetzima or something to add. I might even go back to pristiq and cut the time release capsule but we ll see. Theres a thread on here explaining the pristiq time release and problems some have with it. I will say though that my psychiatrist uses pristiq a lot and says I'm the only one whos eve had a problem so its very rare to have this absorbtion problem I believe.
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    Fetzima Posts

    thanks Steve Good luck with your new meds. I was on pristiq for a long while and felt great on it.
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    Fetzima Posts

    How are you making out on the fetzima Steve?
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    Advice on coming off Remeron

    Hey Brother Sorry you feel like crap. You are pretty much describing my last withdrawal attempt with mirt. Its weird because I actually feel pretty good for a month or so but I tend to go downhill from there. Whatever you end up doing I hope you start feeling better soon
  13. Abilify has an incredibly long half life. It takes a month just to get it completely out of your system. So you ve technically only been off abilify for a week. I think in another month youll be back to your pre abilify self.
  14. Jordan Peterson and Douglas Bloch are two of my favourite youtube channels.
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    Advice on coming off Remeron

    Hey Brother! I can relate with exactly what your going through. Those are all the exact same withdrawal symptoms I experienced as well. I lasted two months my last attempt until I finally threw in the towel. Ive been on 15mg for a couple years now. Im sending you positive vibes.
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