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Re: Remeron for treatment-resistant depression w/GAD? jerrympls

Posted by Sarah T. on April 2, 2006, at 4:23:20

In reply to Remeron for treatment-resistant depression w/GAD?, posted by jerrympls on April 2, 2006, at 3:23:22

Hi Jerry,

I've read that Remeron is an excellent antidepressant. The main drawback, as you mentioned, is the weight gain. As you said, you gained weight from Seroquel, but Remeron has numerous advantages over Seroquel. The most important advantage is that it's an sntidepressant. It targets several neurotransmitters, and I'm starting to believe that is essential to long-term efficacy. Zeroing in on only one neurotransmitter, as the SSRI's do, seems to create more problems.
At least one study indicated that Remeron lowers cortisol. I don't know whether elevated cortisol is a problem for you, but it is for many depressed patients.

When you got nightmares in the past, how many milligrams did you take? If you decide to try Remeron, why don't you start with a very low dose and work your way up slowly?

If it weren't for the weight gain, I think Remeron would be a very popular antidepressant.




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