Posted by paranoid_android on March 17, 2011, at 17:37:24
In reply to Re: 'Norepinephrine Syndrome' The Cause of my Anxiety » KarenRB53, posted by Cydnie on March 14, 2011, at 8:54:58
I think the same thing happened to me with Remeron. I took it for several months without any problems, but after someone in my family died, while I was on 30 mg, my anxiety went through the roof. The doc upped me to 45 mg and I got even worse. Had a constant panicked feeling for months, especially in the morning (after the sedation wore off). The anxiety I experience is physical, heart racing, palms and feet sweating, and from what I know this is caused by adrenaline, which makes me suspect the norepinephrine action of Remeron.
Anyway, it seems the sudden stress, combined with the 45 mg Remeron, put me in a bad way with anxiety for several months. Through looking at sites like this, I see other people have had anxiety with Remeron, and we are now reducing the dose, and have added Lexapro, which has always worked well for my anxiety.