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[Buddie]

Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« on: November 27, 2013, 12:44:03 am »
I already feel like hell.  Hoping it doesnt make things even worse. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 12:57:19 am »
How much are takin?

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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 01:05:27 am »
[...],   im not sure yet.  I heard the smaller doses have a greater effect but im afraid to take 15mg so i may start out with a quarter of that.   I have a swollen voicebox and it drives me nuts.  Feels like im choking and thats why i was put on the ativan.  Turns out the ativan causes so much dehydration that it made my throat even more painful due to extreme xeromstomia.  I completely lost my voice on the ativan.  Now that i have weaned down my voice is starting to come back but i still have the lump in the throat.  I am in a real catch 22 because it makes me swallow non-stop.   The doctors think i have silent reflux and possible neurological problems.   I havent slept more than 3 hours at a time in 8 and a half months.  I wouldnt even know what its like to wake up feeling rested. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 01:34:28 am »
I've been on Remeron for about 3 months now. Am on the highest dose (45mg)... I had some side effects, mostly some panickly like anxiety, in weeks 2 -3 but eventually it went away. personally it doesn't help me much with sleep, but for most people it does. i would say wait it out, it will probably be worth it.
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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 01:38:34 am »
I was on it in my first few months of withdrawal, highest dose of 15 mg. I found the low dose helped me sleep a great deal.

Talk to your doctor, and go slow with your doses. I found a 1/4 or 1/2 tab to be best help for sleeping.

I'm no longer on the med and sleep just fine now.

I wish you all the best!
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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 01:50:04 am »
Its the best. It has been a huge help for me during and in the aftermath of my hospital detox. It puts me in a blissful coma and I wake up startving and I can eat. A bit of a hangover for the first few days though. I take 30 mgs but I hear 15 is good too.
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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 01:50:31 am »
Yeah, the 3.75 dose knocked me for a loop!! Drowsy the entire next day. But, I got 7 hours of sleep at that dose. No matter what I take, I can't sleep past 4:30 am. Years of habit, I guess. I was a farm girl. Up early every morning.  :)

Warning!! It will dry your mouth out. Bad!! So, keep some water by your bed.

Good luck with it tonight.

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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 01:52:08 am »
Its the best. It has been a huge help for me during and in the aftermath of my hospital detox. It puts me in a blissful coma and I wake up startving and I can eat. A bit of a hangover for the first few days though. I take 30 mgs but I hear 15 is good too.

Does the 30 leave you sluggish the next day?

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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 02:14:56 am »
Thank you all for the replies.   I am quite nervous about the dry mouth because the ativan has caused me to have severe xerostomia and dry throat.  I am up so much during the night.  Last night i must have woken up 20 times to drink water, at least a half gallon.  Im afraid if i double the drying factor and dont wake up to drink im going to gag worse than i already do.
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[Buddie]

Re: Taking remeron tonight for the first time. Very nervous.
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 02:19:51 am »
Just take a teeny weeny bit.  I think they're capsules, aren't they?  I open capsules and take some of the powder out and just take a bit, then you won't get too much and can always take more after a few hours or the next night.  I asked the shrink if it's ok to open capsules and do that he said it was.  I thought it would make a difference not putting into the stomach, but he said it doesn't. 
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