I have not been on that cocktail so I cannot answer to the effects, however, I do beleive that timing can be everything. Perhaps changing the times you are taking the meds will help.
I am taking 300 mg. Effexor and 20mg. Celexa and 30 mg. Risperdal at night and now the doc has added Klonopin, (I have yet to take the Klonopin bc I am so afraid of becoming addicted). I still wake up in a very depressed mood untl I take my meds in the morning and they kick in. I think the effects just wear off during the night and have considered changing the timing of my meds till later to see if it helps to carry over till the morning. Don't know, just a thought.
Perhaps you just need a little boost to help? I would definitely make appt. with doc and discuss.
Either can make you fell that way. The reason you see all kinds of results from people is we all experience these meds differently since we're different people with different metabolisms. Remember that it usually takes about 4-6 weeks for ssirs to kick in, and that all antidepressants can be stimulating to someone suffering anxiety. Remeron is very sedating, and it's helping you sleep, but it's not telling you if the ssri would have worked by itself given the requisite amount of time. If this is working for you, great; if you feel side effects are too much, it could be too much med, especially since you report only moderate depression. But you're the only you, we can tell you our experiences but they won't necessarily apply to you, for good or ill.
I found out that remoron is more sedating at the commencement of treatment on lower doses and i found this also true when i first began mirtzapine over 6 weeks ago. The sedating effects wear off with continued treatment and they seem to have less an effect by increasing the doseas i've found this by initialling starting off with 15mg nightly, then 30mg and now i've just began 45mg nightly.
Having very vivid reams is something that comes with the medication i've learned from reading others people's experiences about it and the info leaflet with the medication as for me, this has been an improvement from the deadness with my depressed mindset I believe. I've read that ( although every person's experience is different), that it takes longer for the anti-depressant's full effects to come to fruition on mirtazapine as well as the initial significant weight gains to become less significant to the extent that one loses their inital weight gains. The wait is something i'm finding slightly frustrating, although i'm sure that i've overall began feeling better as feel more emotionally alive with the up's and down's of life, as i've cried and had some enjoyable moments over recent weeks. Both such things i've felt encouraged about for myself in terms of my recovery as i've not experiened anything but the blandness for such time.
I don't know how Mirtazapine interacts with Escitalopram what with it not being an SSRI but with it being something similiar i believe an snri, the augmentation strategy must work something similar and in itself take 4-6 weeks and sometimes longer to truly kick in. During this time keep close links with you Gp or psych to talk through such matters i thinks best.
I must tell you that sitting in the sun for one hour matters a lot. Further Neurotrat for a week can make a difference. These medicines can lead to shortage of vitamins which can also bring about mood changes. Iron and Folic Acid is very important. They both are there in Neurotrat.
Try it. Further exercise for about 60 minutes a day helps a lot lot lot.... But the exercise benefit can be felt only after the initial pains and acidity that comes when you exercise suddenly. I took pantaprazole for about a week, when exercising and now exercise dominates everyting... Full of confidence....
Dont take oil and spicy food for about one week while exercising....
give 2.50 Hours gap between sleeping and your dinner.... this is important.
PRANAYAMA HELPS TREMENDOUSLY TILL YOUR EXERCISE STARTS WORKING.
TAKE VERY SLOW DEEP BREATH FOR ABOUT 5 TIMES IN ALTERNATE NOSES EVERY ONE HOUR FOR ABOUT 5 OR 6 TIMES IN A DAY. THIS HELPS A GREAT DEAL.
remeron 15mg at bedtime was added to lexapro 10mg in am to lessen nausea and night-waking from lexapro. Needed to increase to Lexapro 20mg. This caused nausea to return. Will splitting Lexipro to 10 mg in am and 10mg with remeron help (eliminate nausea and not cause night waking)?
DO NOT take the klonpin… i repeat… DO NOT TAKE. It is currently ruining everything for me. I'm addicted to .75 mg. down from 2mg. SCARY stuff. Trust me.