Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Remeron and sleep (Lots of it!)

Posted by saint james on November 6, 1999, at 12:49:25

In reply to Remeron and sleep (Lots of it!), posted by Greg W on November 6, 1999, at 11:50:36

> My Pain Management doctor prescribed Remeron to me for
> extreme depression I was having due to the use of Fentanyl
> narcotics for back surgery I had over a year ago. He said
> it would make me a little drowsy the first 3 or 4 days,
> What an understatement!!! The pharmacist says it's more
> like 3 or 4 weeks before you get used to it. I'm supposed
> to take a tab and a half (45mg), but that much puts me
> right to sleep in 15-20 minutes. I took a 1/3 of a tab
> at 5pm yesterday, and by 5:30 I was out like a light for
> the night. Is this a normal reaction, and will I eventually
> get used to it as the pharmacist says? I can only take
> Remeron at bedtime and have yet to see any results for
> the depression.
> Many Thanks
> Greg
James here.....

So you have 30 mgs tabs and you took 10 mgs last nite ? I take 15 mgs at nite just for sleep, and even though I have taken it for a year or so I still puts me to sleep fast, in the same time you mentioned. With me it took a week b4 the sedation was not so extreme. After that I was not groggy in the morning (after an hour) I would say stay at what you took last nite for a few days till you are not so groggy, then slowly move the dose up. With AD's you will not feel the AD effect for 4 weeks, then it usually comes on slowly over the next month or so. You do need to take enough (45 mgs) the get the AD effects. Remeron is not as sedating at higher doses in many people, and this is common with many sedating Ad's, once they start working and the depression lifts the sedation is less.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:saint james thread:14676