Posted by phillybob on June 8, 2001, at 12:30:50
In reply to anyone taking Remeron?, posted by Bob on June 7, 2001, at 12:17:01
Bob, we are mimicing each other in more than just name. (re: topamax experiences)
I too am taking Remeron (45 mg/nite) which potentiates hunger, but am also now using Adderall (10mg/2-3X/day) which helps on the hunger front as well as the energy and concentration front.
I really thought I was a soft bi-polar for quite some time, but after learning about adult attention-deficit disorder, I am not so sure. (about.com has some good info). It may just be a symptom of ADD.
So far, so good on this combination. Started out at 30 mg/nite of Remeron about 4 weeks ago and moved up to 45 mg/nite about a week ago. Adderall has been one of those very difficult drugs to dose properly.
I actually abandoned trials of Ritalin and Adderall so much in the past because I found they made me more depressed. Might have been just exagerating my depression and needed to get that under control with the increase in Remeron. Who knows. I do know that ADD-type problems cause much of my depression (depressed because I am not as I feel I should be).
I believe you are only taking 15 mg/nite, Bob (as well as various other meds)? You really might want to up it to 30 mg/nite and see how that goes. I believe up to 60 mg/nite is often used, though 30 and 45 seem more prevalent. Also, some of your other meds might be conflicting with or clouding your symptoms.
I'm stickin' with the Adderall. If that fails after a while, I would recommend to myself to try other stimulants (Ritalin, Dexadrine, etc.), Wellbutrin and then Effexor in that order. More benign, fast-acting to less so. Just my thoughts. Good luck.