I just have been prescribed Mirtazapine having previously taken Escitalopram for 12 years which I stopped over a year ago and now 14 months down the line I feel in a deep hole.
I have been reading 100s of testimonials of people using Mir and far too many attribute massive weight gain on this med.
I gained 10 kg while taking escitalopram as i believe it definitely slowed down my metabolism and it made it impossible for me to lose weight . In the last 6 months as my depression worsened I have had very poor appetite and manage to lose 3 kg which I am happy with.
I like the idea of having an appetite again but the thought of binge eating is a put off and I will not be able to cope with becoming fat. I also cannot visualise myself doing that as I’ve never been a big eater.
I will like to know if anyone on Mirtazapine has manage to keep their weight down and control their hunger and if the appetite regulates itself after a while or it is something that stays for the duration of the treatment.
Love to you all