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Re: adding Remeron

Posted by bleauberry on May 8, 2009, at 5:29:19

In reply to adding Remeron, posted by Justherself54 on May 7, 2009, at 22:10:47

> My nite meds are pooping out from long time use so pdoc suggested adding remeron at bedtime and maybe I can stop the seroquel which causes me to go into a feeding frenzy about 15 minutes after I take it..but my question is..will remeron do the same and will it help with my sleep issues?
> I do fine during the day with eating, but get right out of control after I take the seroquel..I'd be really happy to get out of this night eating cycle..any advice much appreciated!

Remeron is known to increase appetite. Not always, but often. To deal with med-induced appetite, eat all you want...just make sure it is stuff without much calories, stuff that is healthy, and stuff you don't like that much. Stay away from the stuff you love. Eat those at other times when you are already pretty full.

Celery, roasted pumpkin seeds, any veggies or salads, lean meats. Just some of the things I could think of off the top of my head. If it has sugar of any kind in it, forget it. Use that as a dessert after a meal when you are already full on lower carb lower cal stuff.

Another healthy trick is to drink a lot of water before you get hunger cravings. Your stomach will feel full, even though it is just water.

I found Remeron an excellent sleep med, probably better than any other, much better than seroquel. My trick was to take lower doses than the doc suggested. For example, 15mg is too high. Lower doses actually feel more sedative than normal doses. Those little chunks can really pack a punch. Break off just a little chunk and try 4mg-5mg. A dose of 7.5mg was good too. To avoid tolerance setting in, vary the doses. For example, work up to 7.5mg over a period of time, then slowly back down to 3mg or so, and then back up again. The see-saw pattern will keep it working.

Not sure if you ever tried Lunesta, but I to me it was one of the best. Most of the other sleep meds were lousy for me. Lunesta was good.




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