24th January 00:28
Remeron Vs Zoloft (zoloft anxiety)
Seeing a doc on Tuesday, any personal insights appreciated. I was
going to give zoloft a try (GAD and OCD (pyre O)), In reading I
diascovered Remeron which sounds like a possibility for anxiety. I
read that those reacting badly to SSRi often do well on Remeron ( I
failed on Paxil and Effexor- much increased anxiety). Anyone with
experience positive or negative appreciated. I especially would like
to hear from those om Remeron as it is new to me.
24th January 02:12
Remeron Vs Zoloft (zoloft depression anxiety prozac remeron)
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I'm on Remeron (well its called Avanza in Australia :P). I was switched
from Luvox due to increasing anxiety levels. I've been on it for almost a
year now and the pros and cons listed below are just my experience with it
* My depression has lifted in so much now that I can pretty much function
on a day to day level. Some days are awful still though..but I think thats
more to do with life as well .
* Similar to above, I feel more like my old self, and not so numb. I have
* Due to its sedating effects, it helps me go to sleep.
* I've got my *** drive back. It wasn't until I switched from the SSRI's
(I'd been on ciprimil, prozac, zoloft and luvox at varying times), that I
realised how much they dulled it. To me, its not that important..but its a
* Weight gain, I've had a moderate gain (5kg), but alot of people have had
more, and have had difficulty getting it off. (I'm okay as long as I watch
what I eat and exercise - which I've been slack doing lately )
* It did nothing for my anxiety (maybe increased it even?). I'm on valium
for that now though..which helps.
* Sedative effects - when I first took it (half a tablet), I wound up
sleeping for like 20 hours. As my body adjusted to it, effects have worn
off a bit.
I have read that remeron/avanza is a good all around tablet for
depression/anxiety, but I think it does depend on the individual. I
definately think its worth a try..especially if you have reacted to SSRI's
24th January 04:01
Remeron Vs Zoloft (depression anxiety clonazepam)
I've tried Paxil, Zoloft, and Celexa, and they all greatly increased my
already high anxiety (I couldn't take even low doses for more than 3 days
before I was too afraid to leave my house, flu-like symptoms, etc.).
Remeron at 30 mg is fine for me, it seems to help with the depression, helps
me sleep 8-10 hours a night. It doesn't do much for the anxiety, for which
I'm taking clonazepam (Klonopin) 1 mg 3 times/day. As long as I get enough
sleep, both medications are fine, I'm not lethargic or sleepy during the
day, just calm (which is a HUGE relief).