Weight Loss on Mirtazapine

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Hello Everyone,

I am wondering if anyone has had success losing weight on Mirtazapine. My doctor has advised it slows down Metabolism.

I have gained 2 pounds, however I think that was from binge eating. I have started a new low carb diet and I started B Complex. I will let everyone know my progress, however if anyone could share if they've had success please message.

Some positive encouragement would be appreciated!!

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    I hate to tell you this but I have gained 30 lbs and now have high cholesterol. I am actually eating much healthier and less I ever have. I was diagnosed with celiacs, anxiety, panic disorder and depression. All this hit out of the blue almost 4 years ago. I wish you well on remeron. It gives you great sleep but the weight gain is horrible.

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    not sure if slowing down metabalism is correct or not, and i dont think theres much difference between the anti depressants for weight gain. put on 3 stone over a few years on seroxat, lost it in 3 months, when it stopped working, and i got depressed. been on ven for last year, and mirt added for last 6 weeks. i have kept the weight off, with active yoga, and an extremely healthy diet. when im less anxious on an anti depressant, i have much more control. if a persons medication isnt working fully, and you are more anxious or depressed, then you lose self control, as weight gain isnt your priority. when i gained weight previously, was because seroxat hadnt been working for a long time, and i just didnt care about myself. when it comes down to it, weight gain is mostly down to a lack of self control. the person should be asking themselves why this is the case?

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      Thanks for your response. I was on Cipralex and was able to lose weight no problem. You're correct when I am stressed I binge it. Hopefully, being on this medication I will feel healthier and make better lifestyle chooses.

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    put on 30 lbs and dangerously high cholesterol. trying very hard to get off it now

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