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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Mirtazapine
Other name: Remeron (Remeron)
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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt...
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Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo...
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5-H
Serotonin Syndrome
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Nausea
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Drowsy
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Vivid Dreams
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Groggy
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Nightmares
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Paranoia
1
Palpitations
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Neurotoxicity
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Stomach Problems
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Sedation
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Drowsy
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Nausea
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Sleepy
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Increased Appetite
4
Dizzy
4
Suicidal
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Groggy
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Nightmares
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Increased Appetite
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About 5-HTP
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt...
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About Mirtazapine
Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo...
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drug is a safe drug and doesn't cause serious side effects...
" ...your concern. Mirtazapine is NAsSA drug and it is a good drug for moderate to severe depression and in various anxiety disorder. The drug is a safe drug and doesn't cause serious side effects. It i... "

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I also find a homeopathic anxiety med called Anxiety Relief...
" 5-HTP has serious possible side effects ...research. Ambien has worked best for me. It helps to ...day and mirtazapine made me gain weight. I also find a homeopathic anxiety med called Anxiety R... "

for insomnia. It used to be soooo sedating that it worked...
" ...increasing my dose of Remeron (mirtazapine) from 2mg to 7.5mg for insomnia. It used to be soooo sedating that it worked well at very low ...been combining 7.5mg with 50mg 5-HTP and I sleep ok. ... "

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I also find a homeopathic anxiety med called Anxiety Relief...
" 5-HTP has serious possible side effects ...research. Ambien has worked best for me. It helps to ...day and mirtazapine made me gain weight. I also find a homeopathic anxiety med called Anxiety R... "

knocking me out. The Mirtazapine used to, but not any more,...
" ...not knocking me out. The Mirtazapine used to, but not any more, ...about it, but I have anxiety, so I worry about ...Thank for the tip on 5HTP, but you are right, not... "

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supposed to use 5-HTP with anti-depressants, right? I'm...
" ...supposed to use 5-HTP with anti-depressants,... "

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I have also been taking 100 mg 5-HTP per day and I have...
" ...have also been taking 100 mg 5-HTP per day and ...certain that it is the 5-HTP that is responsible ...of the anger/irritability that mirtazapine was causing. This sounds wonderful because f... "

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I have also been taking 100 mg 5-HTP per day and I have...
" I have been taking 30mg mirtazapine for about three months ...I have also been taking 100 mg 5-HTP per day and I ...fairly certain that it is the 5-HTP that is responsible because... "

on to mirtazapine which was working well until a few weeks...
" ...tremondous anxiety and panic... Had panic attacks daily for 2 weeks! Moved on to mirtazapine which was working well until a few weeks ...with st john wort, 5 HTP and ashwagandha... At least... "

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5-HTP for when I'm off Mirtazapine completely. good luck...
" ...tried St.Johns Wort or 5-HTP as an alternative? I ...them but have got some 5-HTP for when I'm off Mirtazapine completely. good lu... "

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