39 patient evaluations for Mirtazapine

SaraJean
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SaraJean
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
35 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
PTSD

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Jan 2, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weight gain: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Somnolence

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weight gain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this pill does make me quite sleepy. I learned on PLM that others here have experienced the same side effect, even more so at a lower dose and less so at a higher dose. My p-doc said I could take one or two pills at bedtime. Taking 1/2 a pill makes me MUCH sleepier than taking 1 or 2. I usually take 1, but sometimes just a half if I really want to get good sleep. I've yet to try taking 2, but perhaps I will to see if sleepiness-effect is less. The only bad thing about the sleepiness if it's hard to wake up in the morning, I just want to keep sleeping!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Somnolence

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daddytom
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daddytom
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Took mirtazipine to help with sleep and mood. My neiro and I decided did not need anymore
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Parkadele
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Parkadele
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 58
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sexual impotence, Weight gain

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EmersonAilidh
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EmersonAilidh
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 19
Condition: Lyme 11 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Lyme

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Nov 1, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tourette Syndrome: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MISDIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME BY AN RXHAPPY DOCTOR. This was prescribed when Trazodone gave me headaches so bad they made me vomit. When my Narcolepsy came about my doctor saw how tired I was, assumed my sleep wasn't restful, & put me on sleeping pills while refusing to give me a polysomnography/MSLT. Remeron was markedly better than Trazodone but for obvious reasons only made my fatigue worlds worse, although I did enjoy the lucid dreams. Also, take the spontaneous orgasm warning seriously.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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TooTiredToPlay
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TooTiredToPlay
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 1, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleeplessness: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took it as prescribed, but it had no effect on helping me sleep. The pain still kept waking me up every half hour or so to turn onto a new position, fall asleep, then wake up again & again to do the same til about 5 am when I finally fell asleep for about 3 hrs of solid sleep, only to wake up again in restless pain, and just give up for the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Big Baz
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Big Baz
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 68
Condition: Bronchitis
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: n
I have:
Bronchitis

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Sep 3, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick with doseage, overdose Caused extra Vivid Dreams allmost nightmarish
Side effects: Increased appetite, Vivid dreams

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Abel Nightroad
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Abel Nightroad
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Dysthymia

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Jul 5, 2009 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a good treatment for insomnia, but the vivid dreams can be a problem. Always take it before bed time. Never take it before doing something like driving.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Difficulty waking up, Vivid dreams

Sep 12, 2008 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you suffer from insomnia, low doses of this med could help.
Side effects: Difficulty waking up, Vivid dreams

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Kpain
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Kpain
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F55y
FM:15y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 31, 2009 (Started Jul 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication helps me sleep the best when combined with klonopin, and I can always tell the next day, by my mood, if I haven't taken it.

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tremor
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tremor
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 14, 2009 (Started Apr 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

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alternachic83
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alternachic83
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Moderate
31 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 10, 2009 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was very effective in helping me sleep for pretty much the whole day and I was always sleeping that I didn't hurt myself. But when I did I didn't feel it.

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