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n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?

Posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 9:31:21

Hi, i been on remeron for 9 mnths just raised to 45 mg as the 30mg pooped out.. i weigh in at 249 pounds u used to be 190 before i started the remeron..... the past 2 weeks i been breathlessness, i wen to the doc today and i told him etc, last week i was given an inhaler, today i was told to lose weight, i explained about the remmeron he told me to stick to it untill i see a phsyciatrist as he doesnt want to try me on no more meds as all ssri's he knows caused my bp to high...... has anyone ever had success dieting on remeron? is it the med that makes u put it on or is it what you eat? i admit i pig out alot..... i just bought aloud of weightwatchers meals i am starting it... stick to eating 22 points a day see how i do.. but i am curious.. much appreciate some feedback and advice..
Thanx
Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk

Posted by PoohBear on January 28, 2004, at 12:47:29

In reply to n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?, posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 9:31:21

Crazychick:

I know you've seen my prior posts, so you'll know that I put on 12 pounds in two weeks on Remeron. I'm off it and on Topamax now. Good ridance too. My weight is slowly starting to come back down, 2 pounds off this week...

Good Luck!

Tony

> Hi, i been on remeron for 9 mnths just raised to 45 mg as the 30mg pooped out.. i weigh in at 249 pounds u used to be 190 before i started the remeron..... the past 2 weeks i been breathlessness, i wen to the doc today and i told him etc, last week i was given an inhaler, today i was told to lose weight, i explained about the remmeron he told me to stick to it untill i see a phsyciatrist as he doesnt want to try me on no more meds as all ssri's he knows caused my bp to high...... has anyone ever had success dieting on remeron? is it the med that makes u put it on or is it what you eat? i admit i pig out alot..... i just bought aloud of weightwatchers meals i am starting it... stick to eating 22 points a day see how i do.. but i am curious.. much appreciate some feedback and advice..
> Thanx
> Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?

Posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 15:16:54

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk, posted by PoohBear on January 28, 2004, at 12:47:29

Thats just the thing, i can not come of it cus i aint got nothing else i can take till i see the proffessional which i have been wiating for a yr now.. (uk for u) i am in desperate need to lose weight.. i just want to know is it possible whilst on the remeron? is it the remeron itself that makes u put on or is what you eat? any experience plse?
Thanx
Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk

Posted by PoohBear on January 28, 2004, at 16:28:09

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?, posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 15:16:54

Donna:

In answer to your question, I think it's a little of both...

I'm on Weight Watchers, and I had just made my goal weight after a year. I found that I was pigging-out. I don't know if it was the Remeron or not. I was really craving carbs. Some here have said that it (Remeron) alters the body's metabolism. I think I would concur. Many have said the same thing about other SSRI's.

You can certainly diet and exercise, which wouldn't hurt anyway.

They have Weight Watchers in Britain. You might want to join. It's been great for me, as it made me accountable and helped me to set goals, even though there aren't many guys at the meetings so sometimes I felt out of place.

If you don't now, try to go on a walk every day, even if the weather sucks. Start with 15-20 easy minutes per day, then increase it by 5 minutes a week to about 30-45 minutes per day, 5 days a week. You'll be amazed at how good it'll make you feel and your body will metabolize your food better. Plus when you exercise, your brain produces endorphins, chemicals that are related to opiates. you'll get a natural "high" and it won't cost a thing except some time.

I really want to encourage you to try these things, because I think that even if you can't see a doctor right away, it'll give you a couple things that you can take control of right now. And isn't that a lot of what you're feeling right now, like you have no control?

Best wishes!

Tony

> Thats just the thing, i can not come of it cus i aint got nothing else i can take till i see the proffessional which i have been wiating for a yr now.. (uk for u) i am in desperate need to lose weight.. i just want to know is it possible whilst on the remeron? is it the remeron itself that makes u put on or is what you eat? any experience plse?
> Thanx
> Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?TONY

Posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 16:31:37

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk, posted by PoohBear on January 28, 2004, at 16:28:09

R u still on the remeron? that what i want to know if it is possible to lose weight on remeron? i am doing the weight watchers...
Thanx
Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?TONY crazychickuk

Posted by PoohBear on January 28, 2004, at 16:39:06

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?TONY, posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 16:31:37

Donna:

No, my doctor pulled me off it and put me on Topamax. I was only on it two weeks and gained 12 pounds.

I wish I had a magic wand that could take care of the ills of socialised medicine for you, but alas, the @sses are trying to push it here too...

Tony

> R u still on the remeron? that what i want to know if it is possible to lose weight on remeron? i am doing the weight watchers...
> Thanx
> Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk

Posted by Sad Panda on January 29, 2004, at 2:18:22

In reply to n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?, posted by crazychickuk on January 28, 2004, at 9:31:21

> Hi, i been on remeron for 9 mnths just raised to 45 mg as the 30mg pooped out.. i weigh in at 249 pounds u used to be 190 before i started the remeron..... the past 2 weeks i been breathlessness, i wen to the doc today and i told him etc, last week i was given an inhaler, today i was told to lose weight, i explained about the remmeron he told me to stick to it untill i see a phsyciatrist as he doesnt want to try me on no more meds as all ssri's he knows caused my bp to high...... has anyone ever had success dieting on remeron? is it the med that makes u put it on or is it what you eat? i admit i pig out alot..... i just bought aloud of weightwatchers meals i am starting it... stick to eating 22 points a day see how i do.. but i am curious.. much appreciate some feedback and advice..
> Thanx
> Donna

Hi Donna,

I'm on 225mg Efexor + 30mg Remeron. I think it depends on how Remeron affects you. Remeron doesn't give me any cravings & hasn't caused me to eat any extra. Does it make you eat more & do less? Do you use food for comfort like I do? I know that's a hard habit to break. When you say SSRI's increase your BP have you tried all of them? I am overweight & have high BP so I was worried Efexor would make it worse, but strangely it is lowering it.

Cheers,
Panda.


 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?

Posted by crazychickuk on January 29, 2004, at 6:32:43

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk, posted by Sad Panda on January 29, 2004, at 2:18:22

My bp is high on all ssri's i have been on so thats why doc wont give me no more to try... i am sticking with the remeron and on weight watchers now, before i conforted eated choccolate crips etc no proper meals BUT now i eat more than before and am lossing weight i lost 6 pounds last week... weighed today i am so pleased...
Donna

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk

Posted by PoohBear on January 29, 2004, at 9:32:41

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?, posted by crazychickuk on January 29, 2004, at 6:32:43

i lost 6 pounds last week... weighed today i am so pleased...
> Donna

EXCELLENT!!! WAY TO GO!!!

Tony

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk

Posted by Sad Panda on January 29, 2004, at 9:42:42

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?, posted by crazychickuk on January 29, 2004, at 6:32:43

> My bp is high on all ssri's i have been on so thats why doc wont give me no more to try... i am sticking with the remeron and on weight watchers now, before i conforted eated choccolate crips etc no proper meals BUT now i eat more than before and am lossing weight i lost 6 pounds last week... weighed today i am so pleased...
> Donna

Congrats on the weight loss! , you answered your own question. :)

For people that suffer hunger/cravings from Remeron increasing the dose is supposed to reduce that side effect.

Cheers,
Panda.

 

Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron?

Posted by crazychickuk on January 30, 2004, at 3:23:55

In reply to Re: n e 1 had success dieting on remeron? crazychickuk, posted by Sad Panda on January 29, 2004, at 9:42:42

Thankyou guys :-)


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