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I dont really post, but I since have read about all this weight gain with mirtazapine from everyone, I am wondering if its a case of "You only hear bad news and nobody ever wants to rave about how sucessfull the drug is". Kind of like watching the evening news. Its always about murder, terrorism and disaster. Never about happy amazing changes in the world.
Anyways, I currently take
-Dexamphetamine 25mg daily
(ADD stimulant medication for my ADD that i have taken for 10 MONTHS, i never used to treat my ADD and had panic attacks since a teen before stimulant medication).
Clonazepam/Klonopin 0.25mg to 0.5mg daily (for panic attacks and have also been on this for 10 MONTHS.)
I have suffered panic attacks and depression for well over a decade and I have tried ;
and im sure i am missing a few.
Non of them helped anxiety and non ever touched my depression.
The only thing thats helped my anxiety is the klonopin/clonazepam,
but i dont want to stay on this forever as i know its addictive, dependant and I know it causes brain/memory problems and increases dementia risk. + it is acfually making me more depressed.
I also have eating disorders and obsess over my weight. Being fat =severe depression. So its not an option for me.
Im wondering how many people dont gain weight on this? and how long were/are you on it for? I was reading diet and exercise doesnt help either because the drug changes the way you store fat etc increase appetite.
Also, is anyone else taking it alongside an ADHD med and find that the ADHD med counteracts the weight gain side effect and they dont gain weight?
I am currently a "healthy" weight, but am at the highest end of "healthy", so a 4lb gain will drop me in the 'just' overweight category, so in other words, i cant afford the extra lbs.
I have started Mirtazapine last night at half a 15mg tab (7.5mg) and it made me groggy, and this morning when i woke i felt spacey. I know this isnt a theraputic dose for anxiety etc, but im going to work my way up slowly.
Thanks for all of your help guys =)
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