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Re: remeron side effects

Posted by allison on June 22, 1999, at 19:08:43

In reply to Re: remeron side effects, posted by jamie on June 19, 1999, at 3:35:36

I've been on Remeron for more than a year now, at 45mg, the highest dosage allowed here. When I first started, it hit me like a ton of bricks, in fact, my doctor suggested starting on a weekend, which I pretty much slept through. But that was wonderful as I hadn't slept for more than a few hours a night for months. I notice if I take it too late (after 8:30 or so), I have trouble waking up. It takes about an hour to kick in at night, but then I have trouble staying awake. I even get dizzy, wobbly on my feet, and my handwriting goes to hell so I can't do too much except go to bed. And I find having a glass of wine with dinner will add to this problem. Also, if I have to drive at night, I can't take it at a time when it will kick in before I turn the key. Too woozy. Things got worse in the winter and my doctor added lithium, which I loathed. Weight increased even more despite regular exercise, and I had to be very careful about any caffeine or I would get hand tremors. Plus I just felt bad -- more messed up -- having to take another medication twice a day. I'm off the lithium, but not feeling particularly great right now. Last Friday, for instance, I went into a pit and ended up constructing a really good suicide plan -- my best one yet. My concentration is vastly improved, which may be partly a function of the Remeron and partly because my circumstances are drastically less chaotic/catastrophic than they were a year ago. Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep now, but nothing like before. I often wonder whether the Remeron is even working except that I know it puts me to sleep most nights, and I don't want to lose that. Zoloft and Effexor were horrendous. Good luck to you.




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