40 patient evaluations for Mirtazapine

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NkstOne
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NkstOne
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
39 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Remeron is definitely a good medicine for insomnia however the problem that I have had is that often I get only four to five hours of sleep instead of a full eight hours when I wake back up. However I am thankful for at least some sleep. This medicine has also helped with my anxiety level.
Side effects: Drowsy in a.m.

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Blue Valentine
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Blue Valentine
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
47 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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Apr 7, 2010 (Started Feb 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Avoidance of people, Loneliness, Apathy, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps with sleeping, but increased my appetite significantly, which resulted in gaining weight. It does not help anxiety and mood problems at all.
Side effects: Loneliness, Avoidance of people, Apathy, Anxious mood

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Feb 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Avoidance of people, Loneliness, Apathy, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: significant increase in appetite, I cry more than before, feel sleepy all morning,
Side effects: Loneliness, Avoidance of people, Apathy, Anxious mood

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KOS-MOS UltraBlue
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 1 star
37 years
Male
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ATEC
I have:
Asperger's

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Mar 30, 2010 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Hopefully they changed this, but the way the REMERON SOL TABS were packaged (some type of blister pack) made them nearly impossible to open! It was very difficult and required extreme dexterity. REMERON is a strange drug. The more you take, the LESS severe the fatigue side-effect becomes. Thus, if one were to use REMERON as a sleep-aid, a doctor may likely prescribe only 15mg nightly. Higher doses mean less fatigue. having said that, I was surprised by how much energy I had when I went off the drug completly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jan 2, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Weight gain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Somnolence

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Weight gain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 60
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sexual impotence, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 21
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tourette Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F58y
FM:30y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 1, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sleeplessness)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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Abel Nightroad
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Abel Nightroad
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
57 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

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Jul 5, 2009 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Difficulty waking up, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty waking up, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F57y
FM:17y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 31, 2009 (Started Jul 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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