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Positive of Mirt


Charlee

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I wanted to post a positive effect of mirtazapine since most topics on here are negative! I've been on 15mg for 3 weeks now I think, and its allowing me to fall asleep straight away and get about 10-12 hours and that has been so good. I love it, just been able to sleep for the first time in my life has been like holy crap. I don't think its helped with anxiety and depression but the sleepiness effect is fabulous and makes my body feel a whole lot better. Though I do feel a little spacey during the day sometimes, but being able to sleep for now out-weighs any bad effect. I havent noticed much change in appetite, but Im also taking 75mg venlafaxine so that could be keeping my appetite more stable. Im not sure, maybe I am slightly hungrier but I dont wake up ravenous like some of you describe.

However, I'm still depressed and anxious so the only benefit im finding IMO is being able to sleep. And for now that is good enough for me. I can finally use sleep to escape crappy feelings.

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Great to hear your getting quality sleep. I was on Mirt for a few years (came off four years ago or so) and had the best affect on the 15 mg dose. I noticed a very positive uptick in mood after about 4-6 weeks which I think was  due to the consistent restorative sleep. The dreams were incredible. I think your depression / anxiety will really improve in the next couple weeks like mine did on that dose. It was a really good med for me. Good Luck and Im sending you positive vibes.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I take it back, after I posted this my sleep went back to being average again, and now Ive gained weight like everyone else so im considering coming off, I dont believed its helped really. I was hoping it would really improve my depression since people say they experience weight gain but the improvement in depression makes it worth it... blah depression makes life so difficult. Makes working out difficult, makes trying to eat well difficult.

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  • 4 months later...

Remeron is my life saver! It took forever to work but I've been on it for probably 5 years, if not more. It helps me sleep and helps with anxiety. If you feel you're gaining weight maybe try adjust your meals to make up for it. 

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  • 4 months later...

Anybody care to update the effects the remeron has on sleep. I need to find something that shuts me down for at least 8 hours. Can this be used occassionally to aid with sleep or is it like all the other antidepressants, and you need to use it for a while for it to work on anything. I use Lunesta and Zolpidom for sleeping but both only give me 3 hours at best...... 

any thoughts appreciated

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  • 5 weeks later...

It makes you sleep well. But first time I took it I couldn't handle the lethargy and sleepiness the next day so only took it a short while. I was on 15mg.

This time I have bad anxiety so am going to stick it out to see if it helps, this is my second week. And I'm getting 9 hours sleep, and could sleep longer. Some posters seem to have been in it for years so I'm trying to take a positive attitude to it and give it a proper trial of several months. I am due to increase the dose to 30 mg which I am wary of. I dont' want to be more lethargic through the day. 

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