Has anyone had success with Remeron but weight gain? I cannot take SSRIs or SNRIs because they are too stimulating for me. Remeron has helped more than anything else plus I take mood stabilizers.
Remeron combined with Lamictal, Serzone, and Xanax have worked very well for eight years. Before Remeron I had a lot of trouble eating and sleeping. I've had no weight gain with the Remeron, or my other meds. Like you, I cannot take SSRIs or SNRIs because they make me too amped-up, agitated, and anxious.
Paige, thank you for your response. I have always been able to look at a pillow and fall asleep but had lost my appetite and lost a considerable amount of weight. When placed on Remeron my appetite returned and food tasted like gold. I am battling weight gain now but it encourages me that you did not gain weight. Maybe I just need to watch my calorie intake and not blame the Remeron. Thanks again.
I take Remeron at night because it can be a little sedating. I have taken it on and off for a couple of years. I stopped it when I had ECT and as gaining so much weight but I have to be honest..... It is one of the best medications that I have taken for chronic depression. I just have to be a little more activ and resist carb cravings..