A 25-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

4th week on 30mg mirtazepine/remeron for ocd/anxiety (hated lexapro) - finished cbt and can cope much better. dislike increased weight again and appetite on this medication. can i stop without tapering off? only took for 4 weeks, don't see benefits.

2 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
12 years experience Psychiatry
Wouldn't: Don't stop medication without consulting the prescribing doctor.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Stopping meds: You say you're better so how can you know the medication hasn't helped. What does your doctor say about stopping it. It is true that mirtazapine causes wt gain. In my opinion, there are more effective medications for OCD and anxiety. It can help with insomnia. Ask your doctor about tapering. Sometimes only when a patient stops a drug, do they then realize it was helping. Good luck.
Answered on May 23, 2017
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
More options: If Remeron (mirtazapine) has not been helpful - it may not be the optimal choice for you. Discuss this with your psychiatrist. What are you doing in a ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Withdrawal: These might be the signs of withdrawal. You need to talk to your doctor. Sometimes it can be serious.
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Try SSRIs : Psychosomatic illness responds to ssris better. Anxious brain does a lot of things to your body.
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
No.: You haven't clarified why you wish to stop it. Before doing so, discuss with your prescriber your reasons, and consider whether a lack of effectivenes ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month