Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canberra area, Australia
What does mirtazapine (Remeron) feel like once you're used to the sedation?
I am very interested to know just what it feels like to be taking mirtazapine/Remeron at 30-45 mg/day (or higher) once the antidepressant effects have fully kicked in and the sedation is no longer a problem. Is it the emotionally calmed, tranquillised, serotonin sort of effect that people always talk about with SSRIs, or more of an energetic, motivated, norepinephrine type of antidepressant effect (or both)? I need the latter effect more than an SSRI type of feeling, and would put up with mirtazapine's sedation for weeks (if necessary) if it does indeed produce this. I have been prescribed it but haven't been able to hack the 24-hour sedation long enough to give it a fair trial, and am now thinking of asking for mianserin instead (which did give me a norepinephrine type of mood lift).