there is evidence that the effectiveness of antidepressants is improved when they are supplemented with folic acid, so let me ask, are you taking an antidepressant along with the deplin?
i think it has been a while since dr. schwartz, our expert in this community, has looked in on this particular thread. my response will bring this thread to the top of the list. however, if dr. schwartz does not respond within a few weeks, you will have a better chance of catching his attention if you re-post this inquiry as a separate discussion with "dr. schwartz" in the title (see PS).
i send you caring thoughts and hope you will keep us posted on how you are doing.
-- susie margaret
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the initial customary adult dosage for mirtazapine/remeron (see PS) is 15 mg/day at bedtime. the maintenance dosage is 15-45 mg/day. people with kidney or liver problems may need to take lower dosages.
mirtazapine tablets come in dosages of 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg.
i'm not sure from the wording of your Q whether you are asking about the possibility of increasing your dosage without consulting your dr. do not do this; it won't make it work any better, it can increase side effects, and it could be dangerous. if you think your psych med isn't working as well as it should, talk to your dr and tell him/her so.
i had my ECT treatmts in 2004, and it is now 2010, so i guess i am qualified to give you the benefit of my experience with future side effects as they have applied to me from then until now!
i haven't had any long-term side effects that i am aware of; however, it does turn out that i have forgotten some relatively memorable things, such as a two-day trip i took with a friend to a music festival, which is something i would never forget normally!
i keep discovering things like this, but i'm not sure if they are part of the general fog that surrrounded me that whole time when i was hospitalized and then had ECT treatments (about four months), or if they are attributable to the ECT treatments themselves. so far, nothing i've discovered that i forgot has been so significant as to hamper my daily life except for a few "what are you talking about?" moments.
i had 12 treatments, 3/wk, starting out inpatient and ending up outpatient.