Does anyone take Mirtazapine (Remeron) for anxiety?

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I've been on many antianxiety meds and have always ended up with more anxiety.  I take Wellbutrin since 2002 (which is more of an antidepressant) but it was the only med that agreed with me.  It also helped me quit smoking.  Anyway, my body is so immuned to the Wellbutrin (buproprion) that lately my anxiety has been going through the roof.  My doctor has tried paxil, celexa, gabapentin, buspar, and about 10 other meds.  I just end up with more anxiety.  

I remembered when I tried Zoloft (another antidepressant) that it worked well for me except I had sever diarrhea.

So, thinking maybe I should be on an antidepressant instead of an antianxiety med I called the pharmacy to see if Mirtazapine would interfere with my buproprion and he said they actually work well together. (NO GIVING ME ORDERS PLEASE)

Last night I took a half (7,5 mg) of my husband's Mirtazapine and slept 10 straight hours.  I can't remember the last time I got such good sleep.  I'm feeling a bit refreshed today.

Anyone else have good results with this med for anxiety even though it's more for depression.

Again, no telling me I should consult my doctor.  I consulted the pharmacist and he said it's O.K.  He's the one I refer to anyway.  Thank you!  

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    I take Mirtazapine for my PTSD and have been taking it for about 18 months now.

     

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    I just read about this drug (Prescribed for major depression).  

    But the off label use does include anxiety!  So...if this works for you...I would keep doing what you are doing...using hubbys....and then asking for a script change smile

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      Well, you are not a stranger to me, lol!  I'm going to keep taking it. I feel good today. I read it also helps with alcohol withdrawals so that's a plus! Just wondering if I wanna up the dose tonight or let it be for about a week.

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      Haha!  Because I'm off work tomorrow yet and then I go back.  I guess I could stick with the half pill for now.  You're right.

      If it's not broke why fix it?  Maybe that's all I'll need.  As long as the anxiety stays under wraps during the day I'll be fine.  Otherwise, I might need to increase the dose!  

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    I see you tried gabapentin did you have bad side effects? And what was your starting dosage? I've tried many too with no improvement or making me worse.i was recently prescribed gabapentin from new psychiatrist

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      I find it weird that psychiatrists are prescribing Gaba for anxiety BUT..I will tell you it works.  I had to stop all medication a few weeks back because of an interaction.

      Gaba was the first one to re introduce per my Dr. and it is prescribed to me for chronic pain and it works....but at the time I was also suffering alot of anxiety and I noticed about an hour after I took the Gaba my anxiety was MUCH better and then I started to google Gabapentin to see if it was indicated to work for anxiety.

      And it IS....so it worked on me for anxiety without me even knowing it was used off label for anxiety...and I only took 100g.

      I'm prescribed 300mg - 3 x a day....but it was making me gain weight...so I don't take that much.

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