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Our new doctor prescribed Mirtazapine for my husband to help

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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.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My husband of 43 years has always been fun and easy-going and ever since being put on this med for mild depression, his personality has changed. My main question is, I want to be more educated before talking to the new doctor here, to get him something for appetite and sleep. What can you suggest?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

medical marijuana can help improve appetite and can help improve sleep.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
we are not at a place where we can get this. Is there anything else that's 'natural' that you recommend?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

you can try him on CBD oil

you can get CBD oil any place in the country

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok thanks!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

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