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Re: Does anyone not gain weight on Remeron?

Posted by Scotty on June 15, 2001, at 15:18:25

In reply to Re: Does anyone not gain weight on Remeron?, posted by bissie66 on April 7, 2001, at 11:42:48

> > > I don't have weight gain on Remeron. I did on MAOIs.
> >
> >
> > I put on a stone when I went onto Lithium (one dress size more, basically). I then went onto Nardil (MAOI), and put another 2 stone on. This means that I have actually gone up 3 dress sizes in all.
> >
> > I`m due to start Remeron (Zispin in this country), which means coming off the Nardil and being `clean` for a week. I`m really concerned that I will not lose the weight I`ve already put on (something which totally does my head in - I have NEVER been this big in my whole life, it`s just not `me`, and I hate it), because of the weight gain that seems to follow with Zispin/Remeron. However, being very treatment resistant, I don`t feel that I can say no to this med. It would be silly.
> >
> > What I`m hoping is that it`s merely an appetite stimulant, as that can be controlled (with difficulty, I don`t pretend otherwise). Also, this med will be used in conjunction with Venlafaxine, which actually cites weight loss as a side effect - I`ve been on this drug before, and I did lose weight (not loads, but some). Am I barking up the wrong tree to think that the two might cancel eack other out. It`s probably convaluted logic, I know. But ... maybe it`s possible.
> >
> > Any thoughts, anyone?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Anna.
> My experience with REmeron was that it *was* merely an appetite stimulant. it makes you very hungry and then you eat a lot. i took it right before bed so when it hit me i was so tired that i chose to go to sleep instead of to the fridge to pig out. i stopped taking it b.c. it didn't work on my depression but i did not gain weight.

Hello. I've been on 15mg of Remeron for ~2 weeks now. For the first few days I was heavily sedated, which carried over to the mornings. After taking the pill earlier in the evening I was able to avoid this, and now that effect is gone. However, I was shocked to notice that I've put on 5 lbs. in this timeframe. For me, that is a lot. I also tend to feel bloated after eating, as if I am a glutton. The benefits have been desireable so far, so the weight gain isn't such a problem. I've also been noticing that my workouts at the gym feel more difficult to finish; like I'm weaker on this med. Has anyone else experienced this?




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