quarter doses of remeron

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Hi everyone, i am currently taking remeron as a sleep aid. The dose that was prescribed to me was 7.5 but i never take that much. I normally take a quarter of that and some times a half dose. I only take it as needed. My question is do you guys think that such a low dose (quarter 1.87) really does anything? 

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    It doesn't seem likely. Well try it without.
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      I think its all in my head lol. The main reason i use the remeron is because i was finally able to wean myself off using sleep medication like ambien and lunesta. But after taking them for so long sometimes i feel like if i don't take something i wont be able to fall asleep. That low dose of remeron probably doesn't do much but i think it just helps me calm some of the anxiety down.
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    Do I understand you right that u use it just as an alternative to sleeping pills? So you don't use it every night?

    I don't know if mirtazapine is intented to be used like that, however now and then I use it that way too because I don't want to take benzos every night. I think only a pdoc can answer this question.

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      I asked my pharmacist and doctor that question and they both said yes. My sleep issues are mainly due to anxiety issues. Issues that i started having after i stopped taking the sleep medication.
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    Hi . I was prescribed that for sleeping after my Zopiclone was withdrawn. At first it was 15mg, then 30mg.  Neither of which sent me to sleep. But i am a chronic insomniac. I think you should up your dose and see what happens.
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      I just don't want to be stuck on taking a new medication every night for sleep. I take them because i got hooked on lunesta and ambien. But after taking them for so long sometimes i feel like i wont get to sleep unless i take something.
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    I was on Zopiclone for around 15 years and have taken sleeping tablets of one sort of another for many years.  I only take one Zopiclone a night which is all i need but i fear gp`s are becoming reluctant to prescribe them since they became a class c drug. Which is a shame because i have never abused them.   I personally did not like Mirtazapine, 
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      Are you worried about some of the long term effects that they say sleeping pills cause? I have read a few articles were they say that sleeping pills users mortality rates are 5 times higher then non users. Also that the use of these pills causes cancer.
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      No i am not worried about the long term effects, i am nearly seventy, so the importance of getting a few hours sleep is worth it to me.  Also, at the moment, i am reasonably fit and healthy, Most drugs have side effects and are a risk,
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