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Saw a shrink today for sleep problems. Asked me very, very few questions and then prescribed Remeron (mirtazapine). Thoughts? This par for the course? Just do it?

Common but ok. It is common and acceptable to leave a session regarding sleep issues with a psychiatrist with a prescription for a medication to help sleep. Mirtazapine (Remeron) is an anti-anxiety and antidepressant drug unlike traditional SSRIs. It has a significant drowsiness side effect therefore often prescribed for sleep alone. It can also lead to increased appetite and weight gain. CBT is better option. . Read more...

I was prescribed remeron, (mirtazapine) for sleep problems and also hope to knock out situational depression with it. 30mg daily. Is this a good medication?

Depression. Every medication is good that is why its prescribed to address issues, but the side effects have to be monitored and dose should be adjusted and should be evaluated during the whole course of treatment. Some appetite stimulation and sedation and 2 main se associated but discuss with you psych. Read more...
Yes. It is a dual acting, effective, antidepressant--what helps one patient may not help another give it time check with your doctor and let him find the dose and medicine best for you. Read more...
Good med. This is a good medication and you are taking a reasonable dose. Side effects to watch out for include sedation and weight gain. Work closely with your physician to find the optimal dose for you. Read more...

If I have chronic depression and severe sleep problems, can I take trazodone or remeron (mirtazapine) to help? Which is better?

Depends. Trazodone is often used to help people sleep but it is a very weak antidepressant. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a much more effective antidepressant. Make sure your diagnosis is correct, though. Bipolar depression frequently causes severe sleep problems and requires different treatment. A psychiatrist or family physician with an interest in psychiatry can help you sort this out. Read more...
EITHER. Both are sedating antidepressants. Do you mean to help with sleep or for the depression? Many things to help with depression and sleep. Speak to your physician. A lot of reasons for insomnia including but not exclusively depression. 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?

Remeron (mirtazapine) Remeron (mirtazapine) works well for sleep at lower dosages, higher dosages has opposite effect, even at lower dosages you can build up tolerance. Read more...
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 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?

Remeron (mirtazapine) Remeron can cause weight gain. There are other alternatives such as Lexapro or viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) but please discuss your concerns with your prescribing doc. To explore all options. Read more...
Remeron (mirtazapine) Is antidepressant , it can help with sleep and anxiety , there are other medication for sleep and anxiety that does not cause weight gain, discuss with u provider for advise. Read more...
SSRIs. There are other medications for depression and anxiety that generally do not result in weight gain, such as ssris. Best to consult your physicians about options. Read more...
Remeron (mirtazapine) As mentioned above, your prescribing doctor can explore with u the other options. Read more...

I have insomnia - both trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I've tried CBT, and I've tried Trazodone, Remeron, (mirtazapine) diphenhydramine and Seroquil. None have been romotely effective. Is there a drug that might actually help?

Some patients. respond well to herbal remedies auch as Valerian root, Passion flower and Magnesium. Try other the counter melatonin as well. Read more...
Other options. other options that may work include Zolpidem=Ambien, Temazepam=Restoril, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) and Belsomra which is the newest sleep aid and may help if one has a racing mind. I would have to see a physician in person to get a Rx. Other things to consider are no alcohol at night, exercising in the morning instead of afternoon, not eating before bed, reading in bed instead of watching TV, and hypnosis even. . Read more...

I am on sertraline 100 mg I have stopped taking the amitriptaline and mirtazapine could you recommend what I could take to help with sleep problems?

Work w/ your Dr. ever a good idea to stop psych meds w/out professional guidance. Work together to find the right plan for you and add CBT theapy to optimize effects as well as learning skills to better life. This will include sleep skills! Best wishes. Read more...