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Re: Remeron anyone?
Oct 14, 2006
anxiousagain-----it sounds like it might be worth a try for you to start remeron again. what were your side effects and how long did they last?:wave:[/QUOTE]

Well, you and anxiousinnj are seriously making me reconsider the Remeron. My aunt passed very early this morning and so now I have yet another funeral to face. It's all just become too overwhelming for me at this point.

There were two main reasons I came off the Remeron (besides just hating the fact that I had to resort to meds to get through this thing called life). Number one was that I felt like the pills had numbed me and thus were not allowing me to grieve properly. I still think that was the case because I've been wallowing in crying misery since I stopped taking them. I think it's important that I allow myself that kind of emotional release, painful as it is.

The second reason I stopped them was that they were becoming WAY too sedating. I could sleep a good ten hours and still wake up exhausted, although if I'm being honest, I'm still waking up exhausted without them...just not spending quite as many hours in bed. I cannot even imagine splitting doses and taking half in the morning and half at night as you suggest. That would probably have me sleeping round the clock. I suppose I could work myself up to a little higher dose and see if that eliminates the fatigue, but I'm leery.

I just want my life back. I want to wake up happy and excited about life. I want to enjoy all the things I used to enjoy doing before the anxiety and subsequent depression set in. I'm still pretty certain a pill can't do that for me. It scares the living daylights out of me that I might never feel the way I used to. I've never felt this way in my entire life. Having watched so many people die lately, I'm also back to obsessing about my own health. I have to go in for routine bloodwork soon and I'm terrified that they are going to find something deadly wrong with me. Yes, I'm a mess.

I still have clonazepam/klonopin available as needed, but I haven't touched it. First of all, I don't think it does much for me (at least at the .25mg dose I was prescribed). Second, I fear the rebound anxiety that might materialize when I come off it. And third, I've read that benzos can actually cause depresion. That's the LAST thing I need right now!

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