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How Long Until Remeron Works For Sleep?


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#1 butterfly430

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

If it hasn't really worked for the first 4 nights, is it possible that it might eventually work? Does it always work right away for sleep? Should I hang in there? I feel anti-depressant effects the next day, but no noticeable effect on sleep. I've tried 7.5 and 15 mg - should I go up to 30 or will it have the opposite effect, as I've heard. BTW: I take Cymbalta in the morning. Thanks.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:14 PM

In my experience with Remeron, you have to take the dose at night but do NOT immediately get in bed after taking the dose. Take it an hour or so before you actually intend to fall asleep. For some reason, it only sedates me when I take it and then continue about my night as if I weren't preparing to sleep (i.e. something engaging, like reading internet forums :-P). Then half an hour later, I can hardly keep my eyes open. But when I take it and go straight to bed, it doesn't help me get to sleep all that well. YMMV
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:55 PM

In my experience with Remeron, you have to take the dose at night but do NOT immediately get in bed after taking the dose. Take it an hour or so before you actually intend to fall asleep. For some reason, it only sedates me when I take it and then continue about my night as if I weren't preparing to sleep (i.e. something engaging, like reading internet forums :-P). Then half an hour later, I can hardly keep my eyes open. But when I take it and go straight to bed, it doesn't help me get to sleep all that well. YMMV


Thanks for your response. How much are you taking?
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:44 PM


In my experience with Remeron, you have to take the dose at night but do NOT immediately get in bed after taking the dose. Take it an hour or so before you actually intend to fall asleep. For some reason, it only sedates me when I take it and then continue about my night as if I weren't preparing to sleep (i.e. something engaging, like reading internet forums :-P). Then half an hour later, I can hardly keep my eyes open. But when I take it and go straight to bed, it doesn't help me get to sleep all that well. YMMV


Thanks for your response. How much are you taking?

Currently, I am not taking Remeron. I took it last summer at 30mg/night as an antidepressant, then I took 7.5 to 15mg as needed for sleep from earlier this year til June. Then I ran out of it (I had been taking what was leftover from last summer) and started having sleeping troubles again. On my pdoc appointment a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try something that would help with both sleep and next-day anxiety, so I suggested Tranxene. My pdoc went along with it and put me on 15mg of Tranxene per night. After a couple weeks of that, I just recently decided to stop taking it. It does not help me sleep at night, but I almost always took at least one inconveniently-timed nap each day while on it. Also, it does not seem to help with anxiety, either. I have been wanting to call my pdoc for the past few days to tell him that I stopped the Tranxene (and the reasons why, of course) and to ask him if I could start taking low-dose Remeron as needed for sleep. I've been nervous about making the call since Remeron was stopped last summer as an antidepressant because it made me gain a lot of weight quickly, so I anticipate his answer will be "We've already tried Remeron and failed, so I don't think we should try it again" even though I know it works for me as a sleep aid when taken at lower doses. Urgh, I dislike this anticipatory anxiety. I've been thinking about just making one of those "Prescription requests" on Walgreens.com so Walgreens can send the request instead of me, haha. I'm such a chicken.

Edited by korey1015, 22 July 2010 - 06:47 PM.

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Wellbutrin XL 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 200mg, and Restoril 30mg

Things I have been prescribed:
Lexapro (escitalopram), Zoloft (sertraline), Celexa (citalopram), Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Effexor XR (venlafaxine), Remeron (mirtazapine), Wellbutrin SR/XL (bupropion), Eskalith CR (lithium), Topamax (topiramate), Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Tranxene (clorazepate), Ambien (zolpidem), Restoril (temazepam), Rozerem (ramelteon), Desyrel (trazodone), Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (amphetamine salts), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Inderal (propranolol), Lopressor (metoprolol), Thorazine (chlorpromazine), Lamictal (lamotrigine), Abilify (aripiprazole), Depakote (divalproex), Geodon (ziprasidone), Sinequan (doxepin), Somnote (chloral hydrate), ProSom (estazolam)


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:22 PM

I say go with what works for you.

Years ago I was on Lexapro and it made me feel better (and sleep better) but I went off of it due to the sexual side effects. Tried other stuff, including no meds, which was okay but I spent a lot of time trying to gain control of myself rather than being able to relax and enjoy life. Ended up using alcohol a lot, which I don't think is the best option.

So I went back to the doc and asked for Lexapro and he recommended Celexa which seems to work just as well as Lexapro for the anxiety. Additionally, he put me on Remeron (Mirtazapine) which help me sleep also, if taken 30 min to an hour before bedtime. I had feared going back and asking for more or different meds, but it worked out fine in the end. You should go for it also.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:51 PM

When I took it at 15mg it worked the first night. To me, the Remeron was a better sleep aid than Ambien.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:25 PM

I didn't handle remeron very well in general. Tried 15 mg to start and 2 weeks later I felt like a complete zombie. I was unable to relate to my own friends and had to struggle with empathy. The only real emotion I was able to hold onto was anger.
Plus it didn't help me sleep at all. I'd go into these cycles of 30-45 minutes asleep/1-1.5 hours awake. With each cycle I could recall a new and disturbing dream. It was so bad that I often had trouble discerning what I dreamt with actuality. I felt like I was going mad, essentially. So I rid myself of remeron as fast as I could. But as one can plainly see by the variety of reactions here that it is different for everyone.
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