Mirtazapine (remeron) - Help Me Understand How It Works!

Updated



Conversation Starter

Kestonyyou Says:


Hello, I need help to understand how this antidepressant works for anxiety. I am suffering from severe anxiety (suspected hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome - hyper pots) which causes my heart rate to increase by 30-50 beats per minute upon standing, along with a blood pressure increase, and so it's hard for me to even stand because of heart palpitations, fatigue, dizziness, etc; and so i lay in my bed for 22-23 hours daily for 8 months, my muscles are GONE, & I am only existing. My medicine history story in a few sentences: After more than several heart tests a year ago, they found nothing except mentioned sinus tachycardia episodes and high blood pressure when anxious. For example it was 170/90 with the heart rate of 120 just sitting and talking to the cardiologist cuz of anxiety and many body posture changes, but it's in the 40s when i sleep and it varies from 50s to 140s every hour during the day, which cardiologists think relates to anxiety. I decided to go to psychiatrist and so she saw severe anxiety and gave me the ssri antidepressant escitalopram which made me a lot worse. My heart rate was 90-100 even when i wanted to go to sleep. Now she wants to put me on mirtazapine and i just can't understand how it can work because it's a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptaker? So how will it reduce my anxiety if i will have more norepinephrine in my blood? I thought they will block it, not increase it? This is a paradox that i fail to understand. What kind of treatment is that? I am scared that this will increase my anxiety/panic attacks/heart rate/blood pressure just like escitalopram. What were your experiences with it? Thank you!



Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

More Discussions:

Understanding prednisone and how it works
I've been taking prednisone for 7 days (5mg tablets 4 times a day) I started with a chest infection, took two lots o... 2 replies
Remeron(Mirtazapine) Diapam(Diazepam)
Dear Pharmacist, I am 52-year-old man. I take Remeron(Mirtazapine) for anxiety and depression. I started to use this med...
help me understand
I feel I was discriminated against. Ok, so my appt was at 4:20 pm. When I made the appt I made sure they new I needed as... 2 replies
Help with Understanding Script
My Dr. prescibed me Fentanyl 75 X/J patches I don't understand what the X/J means?? Can someone help me out?? ## Did... 1 reply
can someone help me understand why someone abusing vicodin f
Why in the world would someone with a limited hydrocodone habit of #60 5 mg. tabs for 2 months ever consider a suboxne p... 1 reply
Need help understanding my medication
I went to my doctor who prescribes me percocets 10/325. He said I had opiates in my urine. Doesn't percocet 10/325 h... 1 reply
Need help understanding my dosing regimen
I just started taking topamax and I never seen this "twice daily x7 1wk" before. What does this mean? ## Usually... 2 replies
I Have a fatty lobes through out my liver, all labs have been getting worse. Help me understand... I lost my Brother to Cancer of the Liver.
I feel so sickly ill everyday. Its like a slow death. my body changed completely, I went from looking 36 to 59 and 9 mon... 1 reply
Mirtazapine help please
Hi all, recently I've been given mirtazapine to help me sleep. I also take 40mg citalopram, plus 7.5mg zopiclone, pl... 2 replies
mirtazapine help
I have been on a lot of different ad over the past 6 yrs , 2 mth ago my doc put me on mirtazapine 30mg and valdoxon 25mg... 1 reply



Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 9 August 2017.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA