It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Panic Disorders Message Board

  • Remeron (mirtazapine) Disrupting Rem Sleep?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 08-26-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date: Jun 2002
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 185
    Tanki HB User
    Question Remeron (mirtazapine) Disrupting Rem Sleep?

    Does anyone know if this is a factor with this drug, or had this happen with something completely different?

    I will be bringing this up next Tuesday at my appt, i heard that it can disrupt REM sleep and that is why I wake up feeling crappy, never refreshed. I feel like I can sleep for days on end.

    How am I supposed to work feeling like this every morning? I've only woken up 2 times 6 months or less feeling awake.

    Got any ideas?

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 08-26-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Feb 2003
    Location: melbourne, vic, aust
    Posts: 7,368
    hry33 HB Userhry33 HB User
    Re: Remeron (mirtazapine) Disrupting Rem Sleep?

    I think all the antidepressants alter sleep but this shouldnt cause fatigue

    if recently started on the med, perhaps your body is still getting used to it, this can take 6 weeks, perhaps reduce the dose for a while

    if on it longer, maybe swap to another antidepressant, it can take several tries to find 1 that suits you

    Old 08-27-2004, 05:14 AM   #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date: Jun 2002
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 185
    Tanki HB User
    Re: Remeron (mirtazapine) Disrupting Rem Sleep?

    I've been on this for a while now , way past the 6 weeks, I don't always feel groggy ect when I wake up and it is only waking up that I have a problem with it's terrible I neve feel refreshed ect. My friend brought up this with REM sleep, I don't know i've never had this problem before.

    Old 08-28-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Location: MN
    Posts: 46
    Mushroomie HB User
    Re: Remeron (mirtazapine) Disrupting Rem Sleep?

    I have been takeing Remeron sinse March 2003 and it helps me sleep great yeah some mornings I feel like I could sleep some more but generally I wake up okay little groggy for a half hour or so but after that I feel fine. I also take 20mg of Lexapro in the Morn so that helps me wake up too. LOL Gives me the Kick I need. Caffine is great too.

    45mg of Remeron @ Night
    20mg of Lexapro @ Morning
    My cocktail of choice
    works pretty good

    Hope this Helps


    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Remeron + Seroquel Heuer Depression 0 07-30-2009 08:10 AM
    Remeron? Sebum Anxiety 2 02-22-2009 09:08 AM
    Mirtazapine sexual side effects or something else? BorkBork Depression 2 12-28-2007 03:07 PM
    Remeron (mirtazapine) taper Botcho Depression 10 08-27-2007 04:33 AM
    Remeron/Mirtazapine/Zispin 45mg Starbug Depression 4 01-18-2006 08:44 AM
    Remeron: dosage/sedation (weird relationship?) koolstof Depression 8 01-02-2004 09:11 AM
    Remeron/mirtazipine: forgot about my smoking!!! koolstof Depression 0 12-12-2003 08:46 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:03 PM.

    © 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!