Posted by JohnX2 on May 13, 2002, at 22:56:25
In reply to Remeron increase - Day 3 Zoooom!, posted by BarbaraCat on May 13, 2002, at 13:50:52
> Geez, is it this simple? Raise the dosage of Remeron enough to kick in the NE and all the dopey dozey stuff is gone? I'm on day 3 after taking 56.25 mg (1-1/4 45mg tab). Woke up after 7 hours of technocolor episodic dream-laden sleep just rarin' to go. No sludgy hour to wake up, I just could not stay in bed another minute, put on my workout video and went to it. Almost like I have too much energy and need to burn it off, but thank God, with the motivation and focus to do so.
> I had a bit of extra trouble falling asleep, like the neurons of my eyes were firing more rapidly. It also feels like my brain has 'woken up', so I'm enjoying the pleasure of just thinking about things again. But if waking isn't the problem it used to be, then I can live with a few less hours (and hours and hours) of non-restoritave sleep.
> This almost feels hypomanic, but without the frazzled disorganization of that state. I have much more energy, more drive and focus, and feel so much more curious and open to what's going on OUTSIDE of me than dwelling on the sad inside of me.
> I don't want to push this level up for at least another week because going manic is not part of my plan. But really folks, this feels like a completely different med and so far I like it very much. I'm going to take Iago's advice and ask my pdoc for Xanax instead of the Klonopin. I'd like to have a soothing safety net if needed and Klonopin doesn't have that soothing quality for me anymore. More later... - Barbara
I'm glad to hear the Remeron increase worked so fast.
I wish you continued success!