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Re: Remeron now lexotan » tsvetaiova

Posted by yxibow on July 6, 2008, at 2:53:47

In reply to Remeron now lexotan, posted by tsvetaiova on July 5, 2008, at 1:01:01

> I took Remeron for 1 year and a bit. A 30 mg dose, and it really helped since i was so depressed i Couldn´t even eat anymore at the end. I stopped taking it after a year and a bit and it wasn´t so hard, i was at a very stable point in my life and I think that helped. I´ve been off any antidepresive or anxiety medication since may of 2006 until now. Just last week a crisis emerged and i´ve been taking lexotan, a 3 mg dose every night to help me sleep and function.My psychiatrist recommend it, instead of an antidepresant since he doesn´t think I am depressed, and i didn´t think it either until tonight. Although Laxotan has helped I don´t think it´s going to be enough. I think I am going to need Remeron or other antidepressent soon, what do you recommend? By the way I´ve never posted anything on any page, less something like this, but i Came across the remeron and excessive sweating post and it made me want to put my crisis and worrying in writing.

I'm not sure about excessive sweating -- generally tricyclics are more known for that than Remeron. If the weight gain from Remeron induces excessive sweating, that's another story. The higher the dose, in general, the more likely weight gain is going to be. However, its not clear that it is entirely the medication. Subtle changes in diet that aren't noticed can produce significant gains.

Remeron is an excellent antidepressant were it not for that issue. Monitoring calorie intake though can help alot.

Lexotan, bromazepam, is a benzodiazepine only available in parts of Europe where I assume you are. It, like all benzodiazepines can eventually (unknown period of time) produce habituation (not addiction -- well not unless there's addictive behavior which is a different story since I think the terminology is mixed up a lot).

If you can fight depression or anxiety without medication, more power to you. But sometimes people go off their medications only to find that they felt better when they were on them. That's often the case with SSRIs, which can produce subtle gains.

As for the concept that going back onto the medication will not be the same as the previous experience -- thats hard to say, I mean I've experienced different results with retries of medication, but one should remember that biological imbalances are a moving target and they change a lot over time, just like the rest of our body.

-- best wishes





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