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hello, I am back. Update on how I am doing:

-I was admitted into a psychiatric hospital because my mental health got so out of control that even my own doctor couldn’t help me

-found out that I, in fact, do NOT have a brain tumor

-got prescribed new medicine 

so I’ve been on remeron for coming up 4 weeks now. My sleep and appetite have improved very much, and my mood has been a lot better. However, I still have certain symptoms. Does the mirtazipine take longer to work for anxiety? Or should it have already worked by now. My symptoms are: feeling like I’m in a dream. This is what bothers me the most. Before I got help, I was experiencing extreme dp/dr, but now it just seems like I’m in a dream. Sometimes I think that I’m really in a coma and I’m just waiting to wake up. Sounds absurd, I know, but I can’t help it! I get twitches, which I didn’t notice until I took a dose of buspar, which I stopped taking right away because it make me extremely lightheaded, and I though I was going to pass out, make me weak in one arm, and make me twitch really badly.  I still notice eye floaters and sometimes my vision does weird things but it doesn’t bother me as much. I guess my question is.. does remeron take longer to help with anxiety? Should I be worried? Does anyone relate/have similar stories? 

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    In view of your health issues I think that you should rely on specialist medical advice as I doubt that any of us here are qualified to advise you
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    All I can tell you is that I experienced some restless leg, some twitching, and parts of my body (left foot and left hand) that felt detached.  My gait was disrupted because my left foot felt weird. This was noticeable when I was walking down stairs.  Vision was slightly impacted, mostly blurry.  Received new eyeglass Rx so it's not due to my eyeglasses.  I was not taking for anxiety, but I have read a lot of people on this board do.  Most recently, I have read some that say Remeron either doesn't alleviate their anxiety or actually causes anxiety.

    I have since discontinued the drug.  I hated the way it made me feel.  Totally unmotivated.  Difficult to get out of bed.  I feel so much better since I stopped taking Mirtazapine, dare I say I'm almost feeling close to normal again.  Remeron has a lot of weird side effects.  It's not your garden variety antidepressant.

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    What dose are you on? I know what you mean about feeling like being in a dream.... I am on 45 and I am experiencing exactly the same. I don’t really like it... I will wait until I have been on them for a month and if I still feel the same I might ask for a lower dose... 
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    I think mirtazpine can make you feel a bit detached. I have it for anxiety. I guess it depends on what strengththis you are taking, but I do agree you are best speaking to the medical people. Glad you are now home and please take care. I have a supportive gp and a good pharmacist and always ask them if I am worried. Good news that you do not have a tumour.x
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