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Diazepam vs. Mirtazapine for Anxiety

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Diazepam

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/ 336,611 posts
Other Names: Valium   Mogadon   Valrelease   Diastat   Stesolid

Mirtazapine

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/ 36,045 posts
Other Names: Remeron   Zispin
Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 336,611 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Based on 36,045 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Diazepam , first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tracie
September 3, 2014
Tracie wrote
Mitrazapine and maxalon
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By KTB
September 2, 2014
KTB wrote
Bipolar - Medication - Thyroid - Weight Gain
Hi, congratulations on your Wedding, And your on going mental health.
I've been on a high dose of mirtazapine for 5 years and piled on weight, as well as a strong opiate, and gabapentin for arthritis.
Anyway, I've managed to lose nearly 3 stone so far by using diet whey protein, with almond milk.
I have two a day, one around lunch or a bit later which i add some fruit, like strawberries, pine apples etc, you can be it fresh or buy frozen packs made for smoothies from supermarkets.
and buy the
Kevin  |  September 13, 2014
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By Beenroundtheblock
June 26, 2014
Beenroundtheblock wrote
Mirtazapine and Weight Gain
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By Nellie
February 14, 2014
Nellie wrote
Mirtazapine
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By Claire
September 13, 2013
Claire wrote
Mirtazapine and Bipolar
Im on mirtrazine 15mg quietipine 125mg and i feel great on these drugs for BPD... Just today been put on 400 eplim as mood stabilizer.... I have high hopes as im doing so well... gl
Sarah  |  June 12, 2014
Hello I just wanted to let you Kno I was in the same boat and I can tell you now Mirtazapine will make it worse, because my bipolar is mostly depression with manic phases I was put on Mirtazapine up to 45 then told them I feel a lot worse this was a month after I had them put up so it wasn't like the first 2 weeks of feeling worse, anyway my psych lowere it to 30 and now take quetiapine 75 mg as well its an anti psychotic and its helped me a lot I think u should suggest to ur Dr that the meds
babygirl0690  |  April 2, 2014
Please look up Mirtazapine online, I had a doctor prescribe this med with out my knowledge. I ended up with swelling of my toes & ankles, passing out , and manic depression. I ended up baker acted from this med, please tell your Doctor you would like to try something else or seek another Doctor. Good luck I will be praying for you.
Nellie  |  February 14, 2014
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By Doris Lee
August 7, 2013
Doris Lee wrote
had a spell after taking mirtazapine and pramipexole. do they go together?
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By patsy
August 7, 2013
patsy wrote
mirtazapine
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What patients are saying about Diazepam vs. Mirtazapine

1,829 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
100mg propranolol to help with the physical symptoms...
...on meds,45mg mirtazapine, 100mg propranolol to help with the physical symptoms and 2mg diazapam per day! :9( Iv had gad before two...
again. Felt a bit better yesterday, but feel really dizzy...
...night to take a 2mg diazepam and I started to take my mirtazapine again. Felt a bit better yesterday, but feel really dizzy and spaced out today - I guess its just the mirtazapine working its way...
of mirtazapine and suffering tremendously, I'm going to...
...addictive substance? Glad I've steered cleared of it. I have taken diazepam for 12 months now and it has helped me through difficult ...45mg of mirtazapine and suffering tremendously, I'm go...
mirtazapine for depression and anxiety, and it does help...
...taking it for a long time, but know someone else who does, and also found it impaired his memory. He switched to diazepam (valium) and found it didn't ...mirtazapine for depression and anxiety,...
me. I stopped the Mirtazapine and moved onto Lafepramine...
...and Diazepam which unfortunately hasnt worked for me either. After a consultation with my Psychiatrist today I'm starting Venafaxine 37.5mg in the mirning. I'm nervous as to what to expect side...
but I kinda like Mirtazapine , its good and had a good...
...DOCTOR but I kinda like Mirtazapine , its good and had ...and it improved my Cognition. But it causes derealization and I prescribed myself benzos along with an Anti-psychotic that keeps my head...
get Tinnitus relief from Mirtazapine (Remeron). However,...
...found several people who also get Tinnitus relief from Mirtazapine (Remeron).  However, the most ...it is my opinion that the benzos reduce the associated ...really think the benzos actually ...
itself is a very effective at its job, I sometimes...
...not on Venlafaxine although I ...that. And as for Mirtazapine itself is a very effective at its job, I sometimes have a ...point I use 5mg of diazepam. But yeh it had definitely helped me thr...
from these pretty badly also. Mirtazapine also keeps...
...on Mirtazapine for depression as I suffer with it pretty ...my anxiety I take diazepam as and when ...panic attacks as I suffer from these pretty badly also. Mirtazapine also keeps my moo...
withdrawing. Also, mirtazapine makes me dizzy even at 7.5...
...went to psychiatrist and he told me I will be able to withdraw it in several weeks. He prescribed diazepam at 3 times 5 mg daily with a reduction to 0 ...Also, mirtazapine makes me dizzy even...
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