Are there any pills comparable to remeron and viibryd?

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  Hi everybody, brand new to the forum. I'm writing in because I may be on the hunt for a new pill in a few days. I've tried a good few, but had the best results with rem and viib. Unfortunately, as good as they work, they lasted the shortest amount of time. I'm still on remeron, but am thinking of adding abilify to it. Has anyone tried that combo and had success? Anyhow, the remeron seems to not be having the same therapeutic effect it was for awhile at the 15 mg dose. I tried upping it a couple times, but felt junk, so lowered it back down. So ya, was just wondering if anyone had had good results with either of these two, ended up stopping, and found a replacement that works as well? Thx for taking the time to read  :  )

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    Hiya, hope this helps ya. Remeron as I understand it is another name for Mirtazapine which is what I'm on. If I'm wrong ignore the following. When you say you tried upping it for a while, I did that after being advised to and felt even worse so I decided that if my body at first was ok with a low dose of the drug then I'd go back to that low dose. I ended up, my own decision, taking 2 x one half of a 15mg tablet daily. I'll take one half at about 8:30am after waking at 5am and the other half between 3pm and 4pm. This really has worked for me and the psychiatrist I saw at the time was surprised that I was taking such a low dose and that it was doing what it was designed to do, i.e. take away the depression. So far it's been a few months since I did this and though things aren't perfect I'm relatively fine and can cope with the mild epression I still have, sometimes it's almost gone especially if I have a couple of bottles of beer which is fine according to my psych', only two or three though, no more. Perhaps it would be an idea to try what I tried on just the Mirtazapine, not the beer. Doctors don't understand how these drugs affect different people so we are all left to kinda work it out for ourselves after "listening" to our bodies. Let me know how you get on. Keni
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        Hi Keni. I tried upping it and taking it all at once; a 15 mg tab and another 1/4 - 1/2, but was met with feeling junk. It hadn't really occured to me to split up the dose. You have a particularly interesting approach; taking a piece in the morning and afternoon. I thought this was strictly a before bed pill, but if it works for you in that capacity, that's cool. My Dr. is also surprised by my adverse feeling when upping the dose. She says I should be taking more, but the side effect bars me from doing so. I will consider your pill schedual.                  

        

        Thx                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ps: And I will omit the beer from the mix- Lol. Thx again and feedback appreciated.

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      You're welcome and if anything good comes out of what I've said that would be great. The trouble is that everyone is different, perhaps try what I did before going onto another a/d? The reason your Dr. was surprised at the increased dose having an adverse effect (as my own specialist was) is that the medical profession don't fully understand the drugs and how they work. You are the person to know how the drug is working.
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      Ya, I have an appointment in a week to see what I'm going to do pill wise. I don't know that I want to do another pill. I am thinking about adding abilify to it though. And ya, it's like Dr's go by a

      whole different set of stats for pills than the patients. They often seem very surprised when I tell them when a pill doesn't seem

      to be having the right effect or so on. Also right in the wa

      y where they just don't get it. I tell them too how I go onto the forums and people have also reported similar situations. And

      Sometimes they just sound like in disbelief and have that response or look of "well you can't believe everything people are

      saying there" like people are actively going on there and "telling stories". Good talking to you Keni and have a great weekend.

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    My pdoc gave me the option of Remeron or Trazedone or Imovane, but that's mainly for sleep. For my MDD I am taking Wellbutrin and Sertraline. For anxiety (very slight) Klonopin (chlonazepam)
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