Re: Anybody taken Remeron (Mirtazapine)
I took it as an antidepressant, a sleep aid, and an anti-anxiety medication for a couple of months this past summer. I was up to 30mg/night before my psychiatrist finally decided that the weight gain was simply not worth it considering my history with maladaptive eating habits (i.e, bulimia, anorexia...blah) resulting from weight issues.
Remeron was a great sleep aid, I'll give it that. It did not knock me off my feet as most people say it does, but it did allow me to go to sleep quickly and without any grogginess the next day.
I think Remeron's anti-anxiety effects are probably just a result of its sedating qualities, which are exaggerated (IMO) as stated above.
I don't really remember if it was all that great of an antidepressant or not...
As with practically all traditional antidepressant/anti-anxiety medications, you might as well give Remeron a decent shot. If it works, great! If not, move on to something else.
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate