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OKMH1017211 POSTANSWER can remeron cause vertigo I am very

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OKMH1017211 POSTANSWER Hi can remeron cause vertigo I am very afraid to take this for my postpartum anxiety that is severe that I have nausea and can't sleep or eat good. I do have vertigo sometimes how likely is it this will cause vertigo I am scared
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Marie Beasley replied 1 year ago.

Good evening! I'm a psychiatrist and I hope I can help. All of the antidepressants (Remeron, Prozac, Zoloft, etc.) have the potential to cause a little dizziness when you first start taking them--usually the first few days if it does happen. However, most people tolerate them just fine and without any dizziness. The dizziness that people do experience is usually a much milder lightheaded sensation rather than vertigo. Remeron is a great medication and many people do very well with it. I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing postpartum anxiety. I hope that you can find some relief with the Remeron. It should help with the appetite and sleep concerns as well. It's most important that you are feeling well so that you can take the best care of your little one. If you try Remeron for a few days and have side effects, please talk with your doctor about other options. I hope this is helpful!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will it help severe anxiety I have constant worry and intrusive thoughts and cannot tolerate ssri they make me nauseous badly
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can only sleep 5 hrs a nite
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was scared of remeron cause Xanax gave vertigo idk y but it was bad
Expert:  Marie Beasley replied 1 year ago.

Remeron is helpful for both depression and anxiety. It works through serotonin just like the SSRIs but in a different way so it is often tolerated differently. It does usually make people sleepy and should be taken at night time. It works much differently than Xanax, so I wouldn't expect you to have the same reaction to Remeron as you did to Xanax.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since I'm scared to take it would it be ok to cut in half to test the waters lol
Expert:  Marie Beasley replied 12 months ago.

Yes, it is okay to try a half of a pill to see how it affects you.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm scared to stay on this cause of the withdrawal side effects I heard about. What should I do? I am very afraid of vertigo and nausea
Expert:  Marie Beasley replied 11 months ago.

I hope that you were able to get some relief. If you are uncomfortable taking a medication, you should follow-up with the doctor who prescribed it since there are many options for treating anxiety. However, keep in mind that the best treatment for anxiety is to NOT avoid things that make you anxious. Avoiding anxiety provoking tasks or situations teaches your body that avoiding things will bring you relief when ultimately facing the anxiety and managing it is the absolute best way to conquer it. I hope this helps. Sorry for the delay in this response.