A 25-year-old male asked:
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 answered
12 years experience Psychiatry
Wouldn't: Don't stop medication without consulting the prescribing doctor.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Kevin Passer answered
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
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