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    Old 01-31-2001, 09:51 AM   #1
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    Remeron-constipation

    my girlfriend has been on Remeron for 5 months and her constipation hasn't gone away as her Psychc said it would. She has tried Flax oil, psyliium fiber, eating 2 salads a day, drinking 60oz water daily and lately prunes. Has anyone had recurrent constipation with Remeron and found any relief? The only thing she has found for relief is Ritalin which she doesn't want to take just for that reason.

     
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    Old 01-31-2001, 10:21 AM   #2
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    Hi..

    I've been taking Remeron for about 3 years and haven't experianced constipation while taking it.. It seems with all the oils, water, salads etc your girlfriend is using that she should be all right..

    Maybe this is a silly suggestion, but, has she tried drinking maybe 2 cups of coffee each morning? Or instead of prunes.. Drink prune juice?

    Hopefully others will be along soon with better suggestions for her..

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    Old 01-31-2001, 11:07 AM   #3
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    thanks Panzee for your response I will suggest Prune Juice to her. I think coffee with caffeine is probably not an option but she will see it in your reponse. Thanks again,
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    Old 01-31-2001, 11:18 AM   #4
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    Oh.. another thing about Remeron that many who use it don't know about.. Is you must get white cell count and cbc bloodwork done on a regular basis, because Remeron can effect your blood.. So maybe your girlfriend should ask her Dr about getting some bloodwork done..

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    Old 01-31-2001, 11:22 AM   #5
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    I'm sorry.. I didn't see your response when I posted again! Tell your girlfriend if she has any more questions.. I pop in at this board around twice a day and I'll be more than happy to answer any questions about Remeron for her..

    Have a great day.. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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    Old 01-31-2001, 02:32 PM   #6
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    I've been on Remeron for 3or 4 months now and I have never been constipated.

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    Old 01-31-2001, 04:28 PM   #7
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if Remeron is a good antidepressant or not? My doctor put me on it(still haven't taken it yet) and i want to find out about it first. Also, has anyone put on weight?
    And does it give you energy.
    thankyou

     
    Old 01-31-2001, 08:19 PM   #8
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    Hi ginli..

    I've been on Remeron for about 3 years and I love it.. I have tried every AD known to man except Effexor and the MAO's! And, Remeron is by far the only med that has helped my depression and panic disorder.. Its a very serene med, so, no.. it will probably not boost your energy level.. But, it takes away all the excess wasted nervous energy one may have..

    People have been known to gain weight on it and I gained around 15-20 pounds when I first started.. I was Starved all the time.. But, I realized that I was not really hungry, it was just the Remeron making me Think I was.. So, I stopped pigging out and lost the weight very easily.. I no longer have the hungries and haven't for over two and a half years.. And my weight is fine..

    Don't be afraid to take it.. Like I said its very serene and the only thing you may feel at first, is tired..

    Good Luck with it and if you have any questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them for you...

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    Old 01-31-2001, 08:37 PM   #9
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    I always forget stuff... Grrr..

    The starting dose for Remeron should be 15mg for 3 or 4 days and then up to 30mg which is the amount that works for me.. The average dose is 45mg, but, I've know people who take up to 60mgs.. Oh, and its best to start it on a weekend or days when you don't have to go to work early the next day! The nice thing is.. It only takes a day or two to get used to Remeron..

    When you get up to the 45mgs and over.. Its just been discovered that if you take Ativan and Remeron together there can be serious side effects.. But, please ask your pharmacist about this.. Even some of the Drs are not yet aware of this fact..

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    Old 02-02-2001, 11:41 AM   #10
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    Panzee,
    Whats this about Ativan and Remeron together causeing side effects? Where did you hear this and what are the side effects? If you can answer these questions I'd appreciate it.

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    Old 02-02-2001, 09:43 PM   #11
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    Re: Remeron-constipation

    Hi Panzee and Kyle,
    I saw my girlfriend Ayla tonight and showed her your reponses. After talking about neither of you experienceing constipation on Remeron we are investigating the possibility that instead of a side effect of Remeron it might me a withdrawal syptom of her stopping taking Ritalin.
    Thanks for your feedback so we could turn a different direction.
    Bruce

     
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