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Re: need sedation/no weight gain??

Posted by JaneST on August 13, 2000, at 12:56:28

In reply to need sedation/no weight gain??, posted by bee on August 13, 2000, at 11:44:22

> I have read posts and searched the archives for a med. that is as/or just about sedating as Elavil. I have gained about 25 lbs. on elavil and am tired of the weight gain and carbohydrate cravings.
> Remeron is a newer med. but I read that weight gain is common. I realize that each person reacts differently to meds. but wonder if I will gain more weight if I switch to Remeron? People say to watch your diet but I definately find it hard not to eat cookies, cakes, etc... while on Elavil!
> I have tried to decrease and even go off of Elavil but within a week, I crash and have to go back up. When decreasing, the cravings go away.
> The SSRI's make me jumpy, insommnia and aggressive. Not a happy homelife while I was on these! Effexor, Zoloft, Serzone, Paxil, Wellbutrin.
> I also tried St. John's Wort and tryptophan but had problems with them also. This is very frustrating.
> I have also tried imipramine but still found insommnia plus bad dreams and night sweats. Another option is trying Sinequan or Surmontil. How are these two compared to Elavil?
> Thanks.
> Bee


Wanted to let you know that I have been on Remeron for 4 months and have gained TWENTY pounds...and it's the only med I've ever gained weight on...I'm taking 30mg and hear that if I go to 45mg the weight gain should stop...but that I won't lose the weight 'magically'.

Rem. is sedating at lower doses but all side-effects eventually decrease with increased mgs.

Just wanted to let you know my experience. Hope you find something that works for you...but if you don't want to gain more weight, I wouldn't recommend Remeron.





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