Re: Ginny-trouble sleeping...remeron?

From: Gina (
Thu Oct 28 13:04:32 1999

Thanks Ginny! That's what I was afraid to hear. I am already about 30 Lbs. overweight, and can't afford to gain more, LOL I am almost ready to risk it though if it works for sleep. The insomnia drives me nuts after awhile.

Sorry to hear it didn't help your pain :-( I don't have much faith in using an anti-depressant for pain anyway.

What is nerotin? Gina

At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Ginny King wrote: >
>Hi Gina,
>I am on Remeron for pain. It has not helped in that area, but it does
>make you sleep. The biggest sife effect that most people do experience
>is weight gain. If this is an issue for you I would not take it. I
>have always maintained my weight before and being sick would tend to
>loose weight quite often. On Remeron I have put on 10 pounds in three
>months. My neurologist who put me on the neurontin wants me to come off
>the Remeron since it has not helped with what it was intended for. He
>says that most people do experience weight gain on this medication up to
>10-20% of their body weight. I don't think it is supposed to be
>addictive though. I think it works like most anti-depressents and is
>not addictive. It is supposed to be one of the better ones for pain, I
>just did not have any success with it. I have seen others who have
>found no relief from the neurontin, but I am feeling somewhat better on
>it. I found it interesting that someone experienced increased
>depression while taking neurontin. I have been experiencing this as
>well, but attributed it to my backing off the Remeron and having some
>other problems right now. It will be interesting to see. Best wishes.
> At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Gina wrote:
>>I was told someone here takes remeron and I wanted
>>some info on it. You can email me privately if you wish at
>> . I would appreciate it!
>>I am having severe insomnia since my 2 surgeries and
>>can't seem to find anything to help me sleep. I have tried
>>chamomile tea, kavakava, benadryl, tylenol pm, trazadone, etc. My Doc
>>prescribed remeron which is an anti-depressant but I read the side
>>effects and that stuff scares me!
>>Isn't there anything that works that isn't addictive?
>Ginny King

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