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  1. Thanks for the explanation. I love remeron. It's too bad that it can cause such bad weight gain and sedation. I've never really had an issue with the weight gain at all and the sedation does get better with time. Those two probably scare people off without even wanting to try it or just don't get give it a fair shot. It's somewhat understandable as that day after the first dose is pretty terrible sedation wise and really the first couple of weeks can be difficult but I wish people would stick with it more.
  2. Hey sorry for the super delayed response. I'll just attach a snippet of the report that says I should stay away from SSRI's: I'm a normal metabolizer for the CYP2D6 as well as the others you mentioned. I am an intermediate for CYP2C19. Your explanation does make sense but I just know that SNRI's and Remeron have been okay for me. I'll never touch an SSRI again.
  3. If you're going to be on a benzo long term I'd consider something with a much longer half life like clonazepam or valium. Xanax has too short a half life IMO to be a daily driver. It's too much of a roller coaster ride and this can have negative implications in the long term. Xanax is heavily abused and a lot of it is unintentional due to it's fast acting/short half life pharmacology.
  4. I tried it when it first came out and it pretty much acted like a straight SSRI to me.....in that after about a month all hell broke loose. Crazy anxiety, ruminating thoughts, just terrible. I had the same reaction when I tried lexapro way back in the day. I just don't do well with SSRI's. A genetic test years later with a big red flag to stay away from SSRI's confirmed this. I've generally done okay with SNRI's(cymbalta, nortriptyline) and Remeron. It's classified as a "Serotonin Modulator" but I find this to be just marketing bullshit. It's an SSRI that does some extra agonism/antagonis
  5. A little more info would be helpful. What's your sleep schedule? How much sleep have you gotten when you wake up early? Do you feel rested when you wake up?
  6. As already stated Mirtazapine has a half life of 20-40 hours(I believe it's on the shorter end in females for some reason..Edit: I had this backwards, its generally on the longer end for females) which put's it at about a medium half-life AD. Doubtful you would get withdrawals from missing one dose. Don't underestimate the power of knowing you haven't taken your mirtazapine and having anxiety(realized or subconsciously) that you won't sleep without it. OMG, I didn't take my Mirt, I'm never gonna sleep tonight!!! Especially if it's happened before. And while everyone is different, Mirtaza
  7. 2nd dose is usually around noon. Bedtime is usually around 10.
  8. So I’ve been on 15mg IR twice a day for about the last month and a half or so. I’ve done really well on this dosage except for one thing. Sleep has been pretty tough. I’ve held out hoping I could get used to it and the insomnia would go away but if it’s still hanging around this long I have my doubts. I basically find myself having to take a break a couple of days a week and pop an ambien to get a good nights rest. Before this I might’ve taken a total of 3-4 ambien in the last year. And it’s not something I really don’t want to get in the habit of taking every night. My second dose is usually
  9. I find it really irritating when people literally give an AD a shot for one day. Good luck. Remeron is obviously not for you. Not for me. *shrug* I believe you gained 20 pounds in 2 months. I don't believe for a second your diet didn't change.
  10. AFAIK, it's one of the most potent H1 antagonists ever created. Hence the reason alot of people use it at low dosages for sleep(looking for sleep inducing effects and not AD effects). It will definitely kick your ass when you first start it. But it's my steady ready.
  11. My first thought would be cymbalta. An SNRI like effexor but more balanced working on serotonin and norepinephrine across all dosage ranges compared to effexor which only really turns into an SNRI once you hit a certain dosage(that dosage escapes me).
  12. Ive been on and off it a few times over the last 8 years. Looking back I might've gained some weight on it the first couple of cycles. I started back on it again last summer and have not gained any weight. I've actually lost weight since then but with that said I have rekindled my love of running the last couple of years and am pretty active. I try to run about 35-42 miles a week. I am curious to see if I could drop a few pounds by keeping everything basically the same and coming off of it. I suspect I wouldn't. But I have no desire to stop it right now. My experience is it definitely gives th
  13. So I took my first 5mg dose this morning at 7 on an empty stomach. Effects came on slowly for the next couple of hours and by 9 I was alert, focused, and mildy euphoric. By 11 the effects started winding down. I took another 5mg at 130PM and almost an hour later I feel rather sleepy to tell you the truth. I feel like I could lay down and take a nap. I don't know if I actually could but that's how I feel. Feel a little strange. Body feels rather relaxed. A bit dizzy. I work in a hospital on medical equipment and just took my blood pressure and heart rate. Both normal. Thoughts?
  14. Thanks just asking because I was just reading up on Adderall experiences and see a lot of complaining about differences in Adderall generics. But I've been around long enough to know this is common for a lot of crazy meds. My prior auth came thru and the adderall I picked up is made by Sun Pharma. I also wanted to ask because the pharmacy I go to seems bad about switching generic manufacturers a lot. I've probably had 5 different brands of clonazepam over the last few years. But with that said I've never personally noticed a difference between them, although you will find lots of complaints ab
  15. Did anybody find variations in effectiveness between generic brands?
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