Our new doctor prescribed Mirtazapine
for my husband to help him gain weight and sleep. He had been on this drug before for depression, and it made him a zombie, who didn't talk or eat or do anything. It took weeks to wean him off this, and even taking a tiny corner of the pill kept him zombie. I told the doc this yesterday, but he wouldn't listen. What else can I ask him to prescribe mainly for weight gain and then sleep? Thanks!
JA: How long has your husband been taking Mirtazapine? Any recent changes in dosage?
Customer: He was on it for about a few weeks, given by another doctor before we moved, and it was a bad med for him from the beginning. I think the dosage was 15 mg.,
JA: How severe has the depression been?
Customer: That's the thing, he was so much more depressed on it, no personality, he didn't talk, no interaction, nothing. Once he was off it entirely for about a week or more, he started eating, talking, engaging in life. He's not dealing with depression now, just needs something to help him gain weight and sleep.
JA: Anything else in his medical history you think the psychologist should know?
Customer: He's 66, basically healthy, just had labs done with the new doctor and got results yesterday, his cholesterol is just a bit high. Otherwise, ok. Just needs to gain weight.