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  1. So I took 15mg of the Remeron last night and i slept from 9:30pm to 4am, not bad. Felt groggy and tired this morning until I got some fluids in me and felt a little bit better. It's now a little after 3pm and I am so tired and just want to lay down for a nap. I don't think eating 400 to 500 calories is helpful with the medication. I feel like it is making it "stronger" than it would normally be. I'm wondering if I should take 7.5 mg tonight and If their is a medication very close to Remeron but doesn't have the appetite stimulant to it?
  2. Ok the 30mgs of Restoril did not help. I slept for about 4 hours then tossed and turned the rest of the night. My anxiety was high and I kept sweating. I know I was a little dehydrated from sweating in my sleep. I am trying to push fluids this morning. I have been journaling my daily routine since I had surgery and I went back to see if anything has helped me sleep and I did see that I took 15mg of Remeron and I slept the next day. It did make me hungry and have me a headache but I think I can deal with that rather than lack of sleep. I'm going to try the Remeron tonight and see if it h
  3. Can I take the Klonopin and Restoril together at bedtime?
  4. I might try the 30mgs tonight, not sure. I hate taking medication to sleep. I've only been having issues since my surgery. I don't really have problems with sleep. I know the Remeron helped me but I don't want to take it because it makes me so hungry and I'm miserable the next day from it. The Ambien helped me fall asleep but that was all it did. I belong to a bariatric support group on FB and some people keep telling me that I am dehydrated and that can cause my sleep to be off. I see the surgeon and nutritionist on Friday and I am going to ask them to check my levels to see if s
  5. Thank you Iceberg. I feel like I need an a Mac truck to run me over so I can sleep.
  6. Yes, he did say to increase it to 30 if it doesn't work at 15. Of course I am nervous to take the 30mgs.
  7. So I took 15mg of the Restoril last night and it didn't help. I was up every few hours tossing and turning. Also very hungry! I know its not from the medication and I am starting to get frustrated with my hunger and how it is affecting my sleep! I believe my body is in starvation mode and not happy with me. I remember when I was on Cymbalta and it wiped out my appetite but I would wake up in the middle of the night starving and I would eat a Protein bar and go back to sleep. Right now I am only able to eat high protein meals because I am not at the final stage yet. I did buy a box of
  8. So I met with the NP yesterday and I told him that the Remeron was making me so hungry and the Ambien did not help. I asked him about Resteroil and he gave me a prescription for 15mgs. He wanted to give me 30mgs but I was to nervous to take such a high dose so we split the dose. Now I have to pick it up at the pharmacy and make sure I can open the capsules and mix with water to take. I hope it helps me sleep through the night and I know this is only temporary so I won't be on it for that long. Since having the surgery I have been hungry and I wake in the middle of the night hungry and the
  9. I have never heard of Restoril? Is that a benzodiazepine? I have the disintegrating Remeron in 30mg and I take 1/2 of it but it makes me incredibly hungry! Plus it tastes like crap! I don't want to take it if it makes me hungry, defeats the purpose of my surgery.
  10. I appreciate your input and I am going to talk to my prescriber on Thursday. I didn't take the Remeron last night because I had a headache all day yesterday and I was hungry. Its difficult because I can only eat certain foods and amounts because of the gastric bypass surgery and only being 6 weeks out. I feel like I need a medication to help me sleep for a while but not one that will increase my appetite because that will defeat the purpose of my surgery. Does the Belsomra give you the munchies? I'm wondering what else I can try that won't make me hungry. Thank you. PS: I kno
  11. So I took the 15 mg of Remeron. 1mg of klonopin, put on my headphones and put on some deep sleep music and I fell asleep around 9:30pm and didn't wake up until 5am! I actually slept!! I feel a bit groggy this morning and hungry but I am SO happy that I finally was able to sleep. Thank you for your support!! Hi, They gave me trazadone in the hospital 3 years ago and it didn't help me sleep. It gave me nightmares and my blood pressure shot up. I appreciate your advice, thank you!!
  12. Do you think I should try 7.5 of the Remeron instead of the 15? I am desperate for sleep and I don't know what to do.
  13. Thank you Mike for your input. I was going to take the Remeron 1/2 of a 30mg with one 3mg. Melatonin tonight to see if that will help. The Ambien makes me sweat so I don't really care for it. I see my NP on Thursday and I will talk to him about the prozac and see what he says.
  14. Hi, I had gastric bypass surgery on January 8th and ever since I have had a hard time sleeping. I can fall asleep ok but then I wake up a few hours later and my heart is pounding in my chest and I toss and turn the rest of the night. My NP prescribed Remeron 30mgs and Ambien 10mgs (not at the same time) and they both do not work. I have also tried melatonin with no good results. I have to have the pills crushed, chewable or liquid because of my surgery. I also take fluoxetine 40mgs and Klonopin 1mg. I have MDD, anxiety disorder and PTSD. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.
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