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Re: Remeron or Paxil? Crazy Horse

Posted by Viking on May 8, 2007, at 9:37:46

In reply to Remeron or Paxil?, posted by Crazy Horse on May 7, 2007, at 20:20:39

> Dear trusted friends, if you had to make a choice only between Remeron or Paxil for Depression, anxiety, and OCD, which would you choose and why?
> Thank you in advance.
>
> -Monte

It is not a simple question. I would say that anxiety and OCD are best treated with some SSRI such as Paxil, but I dont have any personal experience with this drug. Neither do I have any experience with anxiety and OCD.

When it comes to depression the answer is not that simple. I have taken Remeron for some time until it pooped out. It is a strange drug. No matter the dose it will invariably cause sedation and weight gain. When you increase the dose the noradrenergic and AD effect of the drug will show up. Then the drug can be very activating. But it takes HUGE doses and very few people ever reach such a dose. They get frightened off by the sedation long time before.

If your problem is insomnia and weight loss then remeron in a low dose could very well be helpful. It wont have any AD effect but it will help you to sleep. In order to get an AD effect it can be combined with an SSRI allthough I am not quite sure about Paxil.

If you are already oversleeping and overweight I would not suggest Remeron.

A good thing about Remeron is that it is slightly pro-sexual.

I hope this can help you.

brgds
Viking


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