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Re: Remeron and weight gain!!!

Posted by Greg on June 7, 2000, at 14:30:31

In reply to Re: Remeron and weight gain!!!, posted by Cari on June 7, 2000, at 14:12:25

I used to take Remeron for insomnia and gained 37 pounds in 4 months while taking it. Luckily I was really underweight from a recent surgery so it kind of balanced things out. It really was a good drug for me but I was afraid someone would eventually mistake me for a float in the Macy's Thankgiving Day parade and start tying ropes to my arms and legs...

Weight gain is a definite side effect of the drug, for most people it seems.


> > Has anyone been on both Remeron and Paxil at the same time? I'm on 45 mg of Remeron and 30 mg of Paxil (plus 2mg of Klonopin) for severe depression/anxiety. Remeron saved my life. Doctors had been messing me up with medications for the past 8 years yet I was still too depressed to work or function and finally got referred to a brilliant doctor after my last suicide attempt over a year ago. The doctor told me there was a medicine out that "has helped people who haven't responded to anything else and were at the end of their rope." This was Remeron. He asked if I was willing to try it, and at that point it was either death or trying it so I said "sure." Well the SECOND day I was on it I noticed that I felt NORMAL. Hard to explain exactly but all of a sudden, sitting at my desk, I realized that for the first time in YEARS, I did NOT feel like jumping out of my skin, or frantically waiting for the minutes of the day to go by, or the overwhelming sadness. Just felt NORMAL!!! That was about 15 months ago, and now I'm working a regular full time job and have my own place, and haven't had any severe relapses of depression.
> > The only bothersime side effect I've had is I've gained 30 lbs in 2 months. I'm 30 yrs old and my entire life I've been super thin and now I feel like a cow, but I'm not about to go off what has saved my life. Has anyone else had weight gain with Remeron??? If so, did you find anything to get the weight off?? I've tried Metabolife but all that speed made anxiety come back.




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