Weight gain on Mirtazapine 30mg

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So i have just started on the 30m Mirtazapine and it's my 3rd night taking them ans i have read up on a lot of different forums that there are patients gaining weight off these? well i would like to know what the odds are of gaining weight because i have always had problems with weight gain, i can never put on any weight, no matter how much i eat, i have a fast metabolism and i am wondering, will the mertazapine surpass my high metabolism. also in some cases i've heared it slowes your metabolism down too..   but it would actually be a benefit for me to gain some extra weight.

thanks in advance

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  • Posted

    hi dean

    yes apparently most people gain weight on this drug.. although a few do not


  • Posted

    i had an excellend matabolism and i could eat what i want always staying at the same weight. now when I started to use mirtazepine, the good times are over, i gained 7 kg, then i started to have a diet and managed to lose 2 kg but now i am back to 7 and i feel on my weist every extra calory i take sad

    i never imagined that something like that could happen..

    • Posted

      I know. It's a shock, isn't it? Even when you diet, the mirt seems to readjust your body so you stop losing weight. I have been dieting since Christmas without a break and I cannot shift the final 7 lbs that I want to.

      To stay the weight I am right now, I have to constantly diet and exercise.

  • Posted

    I was on the thin side too before going on mirtazapine. I was able to eat whatever I liked and not gain an ounce. However, I put on over 20lbs in my first 6 months of mirtazapine. I have lost nearly all of it now, but it has been a struggle and I have to watch every calorie and also work out. So from my experience, I would say that you are very likely to put on some weight.
  • Posted

    Mirtazapine has originally been developed for people with Eating Disorders to make them gain weight. So yeah. The likelyhood that you will put on 20 lbs is quite high.

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