Mirtazapine and weight gain

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Hello, again, guys!

I have a question for you all about Mirt, and more specifically, the weight gain that is said to come with Mirt. A lot of you, in your posts, have said that you have experienced the weight gain, and this worries me because I am already quite a big dude. In fact, I am about to start dieting and exercising more to shed weight, so the thought of Mirt causing me to gain, well, it's not a very nice thought!!!!! Ahhhh!!!! eek

When you guys say it caused you to gain weight, is that because it made you hungry and therefore you ate more? Does the weight gain happen to everyone? Is there anyone that has been on Mirt that did not gain weight? I am only on 15mg, which I think is the lowest dose. I mean, if it does start to make me extremely hungry, I'll certainly try my best to snack on stuff like fruit or something like that. Of course I have literally on taken one tablet, which started yesterday, so I am curious to hear from the people who have taken the drug for months, even years. If Mirt is going to make me gain weight, after I told the doctor of my plans to lose weight, I am gonna march down there and offer to fight her after her shift finishes!!!!!! razz

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    I've been on 30mg mirtazapine for several years and not gained any weight, just stayed level. In fact I didn't know that weight gain was a possible side effect until I read about it on this forum site. I hope that reassures you that it's not inevitable.
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    I have been on it about 2,5 months and have actually lost weigh but then again I am tapering off now as it does nothing for my anxiety and that is what is making me lose weight. 
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