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Lexapro

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Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Sipralexa   Nexito

Mirtazapine

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/ 34,839 posts
Other Names: Remeron   Zispin
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 217,682 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 34,839 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... 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 miss dinguette
March 31, 2014
miss dinguette wrote
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
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By Lauren
February 17, 2014
Lauren wrote
Lexapro and Hiccups
Yawning is a side affect because of oxygen intake changing so the hiccups sounds normal when thinking about that. Any time I have to restart Lexapro I yawn soooo much.
Jamie  |  April 21, 2014
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By Nellie
February 14, 2014
Nellie wrote
Mirtazapine
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By Amanda
November 27, 2013
Amanda wrote
Antidepressants I
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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 Lexapro vs. Mirtazapine

599 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
too-quick withdrawal. I took Lexapro for anxiety for twelve...
...from too-quick withdrawal. I took Lexapro for anxiety for twelve weeks and ...didn't work for me. I was switched to mirtazapine and that has been much better but is quite sedating - it's not an...
my lexapro cold turkey to start mirtazapine. I would...
...different antidepressants, and mirtazapine was the worst for me ...head. I felt jittery & that's ...be a coincidence, considering I stopped my lexapro cold turkey to start mirtazapine. I wo...
I would say Lexapro is the best one for anxiety, It...
...years. I would say Lexapro is the best one for ...maximum dose. I was on Prozac but did not get on with it I was on Mirtazapine which worked well was good f...
worked, although I had to switch to lexapro because of side...
...mirtazapine for severe depression and sleep difficulties a couple of years ago. It worked, althou...
on generic lexapro and do not have this problem. if you go...
...has been 12 months then it is unlikely you're gonna get relief. i am on generic lexapro and do not have this problem. if you ...take mirtazapine and maybe that's why i do not have this problem. ...
and esctialopram can be the top two most effective...
...dont understand how mirtazapine and esctialopram can be the top two most effective? Mirtazapine is weight ...me mania and lexapro did nothing it did not even touch the sides Venlafaxine is n...
been on lexapro for so long and it was working great and...
...I had been on lexapro for so long and it was working great and then my body ...to it so my doctor then switched me to mirtazapine, I have been on ...recommended that I start the lexapro back ...
mirtazapine also gave me problems, cant take wellburtin...
...something that doesnt give erection problems like lexapro, over time mirtazapine also gave me problems, cant take wellburtin...
mirtazapine 15mg to help me sleep/anti-depresstion and...
...a question about taking xanax while being on lexapro 20mg and also i was prescribed today mirtazapine 15mg to help me sleep/anti-depresstion and azithromycin...
finger. I was on Lexapro, then was switched to Mirtazapine...
...I was on Lexapro, then was switched to Mirtazapine when the ...drugs, and am on Welbutrin & Amitryptaline now, and the tremors are pretty much gone now. I occasionally get muscle twitches now,...
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