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Mirtazapine Dosage For Insomnia
Remeron (mirtazapine) 1wk@15mg, 1wk@30mg, 3d@15=insomnia x3d?! I was only on higher dose 1wk. On med for 2, why sudden mod/sevr dc effects? (going bk to 30 per dr
Remeron (mirtazapine) and Sleep: Apparently in order to control your insomnia and hopefully help with your depression and possibly even weight issues, your body is telling you it needs 30 mg to sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) is often more sedating at lower doses than at higher doses, but for you this apparently does not hold. Take the 30 mg as recommended by your doctor. There is no withdrawal from remeron, (mirtazapine) rather just the return of insomnia. ...Read more
Mirtazepine (remeron) is a noradrenergic/specific serotonergic antidepressant [nassa]. It is used for major depressive d/o, various anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and others. In some, it can help ssri-induced sexual dysfunction & "poop out." it can be sedating and also increase appetite -- good for some ...Read more
I've been on 75mg of mirtazapine for 7 months, primarily for anxiety and insomnia. Is this high dose normal? How would you reccommend cutting back?
Almost, but why?: The dosage for mirtazepine may include and, rarely, exceed 90 mg. Dosage must reflect how your body metabolizes the drug. The important question is" how are you feeling? " if you have had very good or excellent relief of anxiety, and if you have learned anxiety management skills or remedied the situation for which you started the medication, then slow reduction is possible over months. ...Read more
Might have anxiety or thyroid issue. Main symptom tachycardia and insomnia. Taking remeron and Xanax (alprazolam) at night. Should I try a low dose beta blocker?
No: I think you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Does sleep eventually return after stopping mirtazapine for sleep? I read stopping mirtazapine causes insomnia.
Insomnia.: That does not mean it is permanent. To get back on track use good sleep hygiene. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to sooth ...Read more
I have been on mirtazapine for 6 months (15mg) my insomnia is back after tapering. It's day 7 on 0mg. How long until it stabilise?
Depends: Sedation is a common side effect of mirtazapine. It may have helped you with insomnia while you were taking it, but the effect won't last once you stop it. If you continue to have trouble sleeping, see your doctor. There are a number of helpful options for insomnia, including good sleep hygiene, CBT or short-term medications. ...Read more
I take 15 mg remeron (mirtazapine) for insomnia for one week and a half. I slept great, but the last 2 nights I couldn't sleep at wall. Why?
Physical dependence: A common issue with sedating sleep medications, dependence occurs when your body expects to receive the medication. When the medication is not received, you have the opposite effects. It is not the same as psychological addiction. You can try not to use the remeron/mirtazapine every night, try a lower dose, and be sure to be practicing good sleep hygiene. Alternative sleep aids are also an option. ...Read more
I am trying to come off Mirtazapine. I have come down from 30mg to 7.5mg but when I go lower ie to 3.75 I get very nauseas and very bad insomnia.
Insomnia: You may need another medication to help with your depression and insomnia. If depressed, you may have to try another antidepressant. If only having problems to fall asleep, you may try melatonin or diphenhydramine over the counter. If not improving, you may need the advise of your psychiatrist to diagnose and treat your symptoms. ...Read more
My insomnia improved, but never went away after stopping remeron (mirtazapine) at dr' s order, one yr ago. For the last wk I keep waking up at 3. What to do?
What are the advantages of remeron (mirtazapine) and amitryptaline in insomnia managment? Which is better? What time do them take to have effect on insomnia?
Remeron, (mirtazapine) etc: Both Remeron (mirtazapine) ; amitriptylene can be used to aid sleep. Neither is "better, " but are available for use depending on need of the particular patient. It sounds like you have a significant insomnia problem and need a full evaluation of it rather than trying to cover it up with medications. Please work with your doctor to assess and appropriately treat your sleep problem. Take care. ...Read more
Maybe. . .: Yes Remeron can be added to Cymbalta (duloxetine) but you need to discuss this w/your prescribing physician, preferably the one prescribing both. More concerning is that your Medications list doesn't show Cymbalta (duloxetine) but rather Zoloft, Risperdal & Ativan. While side effects of Zoloft are comparable to Cymbalta (duloxetine), Risperdal & Ativan carry other potential complications. Bottom line, check w/your psychiatrist. ...Read more
When the first time I take mirtazapine sandoz, it really helps my insomnia But after 4 mths, I still exp diff in sleep do I need take melatonin too?
Sleep problems: Try to get to bed at the same time every night. Turn off all electric devices an hour before bed time including texting? Listen to soft music. Take a warm bath and drink warm milk before bedtime. Hopeful these few tips with help you rather than taking more medication ...Read more
I was on remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg for insomnia for 2 months prescribed by a psychiatrist. I tapered for 2 wk and then stopped. I still have insomia. What to do?
Call psychiatrist: If your psychiatrist prescribed you Remeron (mirtazapine) for insomnia and it worked, it's possible, if not likely, that whatever was causing the insomnia is still there. Did your psychiatrist recommend you taper and stop, or did you or someone else recommend that? I explain to my patients that many psychiatric conditions, like many general medical conditions, require long term treatment. ...Read more
Currently taking mirtazapine (remeron) 22.5mg. It helps w/ insomnia and appetite but not anxiety/panic. What would be a good second med/combo with remeron to help with panic/anxiety?
See below: Talk to your prescribing provider as s/he is the most familiar with you and your medical history. Meanwhile try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Be well! ...Read more
I take 60mg mirtazapine every night before bed, since 45mg has more of a sedating effect can I take 45 then the other 15 right before bed? Insomnia
Am I likely to suffer any ill effects by stopping 30mg mirtazapine after 1 month and switching to 100mg trazodone plus 30mg buspirone for insomnia?
"Ill" may be too strong a word. Doctors will probably disagree about this.
Drect switching from 30 dose of mirtazapine to a 100 mg dose of trazodone may be too sudden, and it may require more of a cross taper; without it, there may be various discontinuation affects that wouldn't help sleep. buspirone, even though it is an anti-anxiety medicine, is, for many, stimulating, and may keep you awake. ...Read more
Just starting to lose weight other drugs was on, now dr ad 20mg mirtazapine to cipralex20mg, clonazapam2 for insomnia, appetite. How avoid weight gain?
I am currently taking remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg to help with my anxeity/insomnia. I have gained 15lbs. Are there any anxiety medications that help in sleeping and don't lead to weightgain?
Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?
Evaluation: You haven't said what type of evaluations you've had for your chronic insomnia. Medicating it has so far not been effective for you. Insomnia can be part of certain psychiatric conditions -- like depression, anxiety disorders, & substance abuse. There are also primary insomnias, which formal sleep studies can discern and for which focused treatments can be given. Please ask your doc about this. ...Read more
Got insomnia & need sleep I take 30mg citalopram daily can I take 15mg mirtazapine tonight to help me sleep? Took mirtaz on its own before citalopram
Talk w ur doc first: Both citalopram and Mirtazapine are both antidepressants. Mirtazapine has a side effect of making a person sleepy so it sometimes is helpful in this regard. However your doctor may not want you to take two antidepressants so you should discuss this with him or her before you make that decision. ...Read more
I was just prescribed hydroxyzine 25mg, mirtazapine 30mg, and seroquel (quetiapine) 450mg for a severe case of insomnia is it OK and safe to take this combo?
Hello May I combine atarax with remeron for treating insomnia? Also can I combine atarax with inderal (propranolol) for treating anxiety?
Talk to your doctor: Combining your meds with other sedating medications is something you should do only after consulting your doctor. You can combine these meds. Just be careful and know that you should not drive after taking your medication. Also, avoid the use of alcohol with these medications. Combining these meds can make you very drowsy. ...Read more
I have anxiety disorder & insomnia. I very sleepy in the day but when night comes I can't sleep even with mirtazapine, what cause this? How to solve?
How is your sleep: Hygiene? Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
I have tried mirtazapine 15mg and zopiclone 7.5mg I have built a tolerance to both what sleeping tablet could I suggest to my GP to help with insomnia?
Insomnia Treatment: 2 suggestions: a) ask your GP or do a google search for CBT I for Insomnia - it's a well-researched and effective non-medication approach to insomnia that's better than meds. Nonetheless, medications may be helpful. So, b) Ask your GP to try Trazadone. Pharmaceutical Melatonin, Rozerem, (ramelteon) is another option. But basically, no medication should be relied upon indefinitely for insomnia. CBT is best. ...Read more
I have insomnia. Tried everything trazadone remeron (mirtazapine) syriquil ect now on clonazepam it works well but am afraid it won't worklong-term. Anysuggestions?
Aromatherapy + eval: I agree w dr. Latif that seeing a sleep medicine specialist is in order. You may need at polysomnogram. In addition to the sleep hygiene tips from dr. Ali, I am offering some aromatherapy info. Aromatherapy can help to promote deeper sleep and to increase sleep time. Lavender, chamomile & ylang-ylang essential oils are beneficial. ...Read more
I'm on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 40mg can remeron bi add at 15mg for insomnia. Ther any interaction?
Increase zoloft (sertraline): Yes, serotonin syndrome with high blood pressure and seizures can be one risk. It is not a good idea to take two SSRI-type medications with similar mechanisms of action. It would be better to raise the dose of zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) if it works for you. Zoloft (sertraline) is indicated for just about all anxiety disorders. If zoloft (sertraline) doesn't improve your symptoms, then it would be a good idea to see a specialist to switch. ...Read more
If somebody bullimic and has GAD with depression insomnia losing weight is remeron (mirtazapine) good option?
I took remeron (mirtazapine) 15mg for 13 days for insomnia but I stopped it after extreme tiredness, headache, neausa, rapid bpm... Is it serotonin syndrome?
My doctor prescribe me seroquel (quetiapine) 500mg, nozinam 50mg and mirtazapine 60mg together for insomnia is it OK and not dangerous to take them together??
More questions: This is not a normal regimen for trouble sleeping. If you have never taken these medicines before, this may be a dangerous plan. If you have taken any or all of these medicines regularly, it may be safe. All of the medicines can cause drowsiness, it may be concerning that you would drive and take these medicines at the same time. ...Read more
Started on 15 mg mirtazapine 2 nights ago for depn, anx & insomnia. 2nd night unexpectdly laid awake all night feeling distressed. In morn felt agitated till midday. Should I stop taking it?
Talk with Physician: Rather than just stop a new medication it is important to discuss what is happening with the person who prescribed it. Such meds do not work immediately and can take several weeks to have the benefit hoped for. Some side effects can go away in a week or so. However, depression and anxiety themselves can cause sleep and energy problems. But if these are new, talk with your physician! ...Read more
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