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Review: could Mirtazapine cause Migraine?





Summary: Migraine is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Migraine.

We study 17,075 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Mirtazapine 17,934 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Migraine 47,669 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 17,075 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 38 people (0.22%) have Migraine.

Trend of Migraine in Mirtazapine reports

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Mirtazapine * :

FemaleMale
Migraine67.57%32.43%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Mirtazapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%7.41%18.52%22.22%11.11%18.52%22.22%

Severity of Migraine when taking Mirtazapine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (6 people, 15.79%)
  2. Depression (6 people, 15.79%)
  3. Anxiety (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Chronic fatigue syndrome (4 people, 10.53%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (9 people, 23.68%)
  2. Topamax (5 people, 13.16%)
  3. Vicodin (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Fentanyl (5 people, 13.16%)
  5. Paroxetine hcl (5 people, 13.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Why when i have a migraine i feel the need to eat more and more?
    (Asked by a 43 year old woman who has Migraine)
    Can someone please help me why when I get a migraine I have the need for excessive eating? I get the feeling that if I eat more I will feel better. I am now 43 years old woman and my migraines the last three years get worse and worse. Both more intense and more often ( like twice or even three times a week). I am on Effexor that is treating depression 75mg per day. Can someone advise me what can I do? I feel so much helpless and frustrated as my quality of life has deterioted so much.
  • Does mirtazapine cause dehydration?
    (Asked by a 48 year old man who has Dehydration, and takes Mirtazapine)
    Dehydrated lately. Urine is very concentrated showing dehydration. Wondering if the drug in question is the cause.
  • What happens when mirtazapine 15mg is taken daily and smoking marijuana is also done
    (Asked by a 58 year old man who has Apathy, and takes Mirtazapine)
    Mirtazapine started 4 days back 15 mg daily but smoking of marijuana continues. Person is adult, 27 years and frail.
  • Can i take l-theanine if i am taking fluoxetine?
    (Asked by a 82 year old woman who has Adjustment Disorder With Mixed Anxiety And Depressed Mood, and takes Fluoxetine)
    I went off Paxil about a year and a half ago. Ever sense I have had terrible trouble with anxiety and depression. Never feel myself. The Dr. gave me Fluoxetine 20mg and remeron 15mg. I have been on this for 9 months. No change.
    I am litteraly at my wits end. Afraid to tell my children.
    Would taking L-Theanine and or L-phenylalanine and the drugs do me any harm??? Or might they work OK together.
    I have tried so many sites. I hope I have found the right one.
    Thank you so very much.
    Fay
  • What are possible drug interactions?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who takes Prilosec Otc, Lisinopril, Lipitor, Remeron)
    Are there any known adverse drug interactions and/or side effects for the prescription drugs I am taking?

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    (Posted by a 58 year old woman who has Migraines, and takes Imitrex)
    I have taken both Imitrex and Butalb/acet/caffeine and I have to say that Imitrex works far better than the other one! The substitute I was given for Imitrex doesn't even touch my migraine pain.
  • Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
    (Posted by a 37 year old woman who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar 2, and takes Mirtazapine, Implanon, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Seroquel, Cymbalta)
    In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.

    My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.

    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

    I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.

    I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.

    I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.

    My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.

    As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
  • Wheezing stopped after topamax sessesion
    (Posted by a 62 year old woman who has Meniere's Disease, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Migraines, and takes Fexofenadine Hydrochloride)
    Wheezing noted by primary physician in this non-smoker. Stopped Topamax per doctor's instruction. 48 hours later was examined by physician and noted that wheezing stopped.
  • Patients having false positives while on remeron
    (Posted by a 43 year old man who has False Positive Drug Test While On Probation Or Parole, and takes Sonata, Lunesta, Diazepam, Prozac, Lexapro, Ambien, Remeron )
    I have had a few patients complain they are failing drug tests for Amphetamines while on remeron, and have claimed to have not used any type of Amphetamine or any (Mixed Salts). These patients are all or were on probation, parole, or under some stipulation. Iv realized most of these patients are taking another psych med. The list consists of insomnia meds such as Ambien(zolpidem), Sonata(zaleplon),Lunesta(eszopiclone). Also the Anti-Depressants Lexapro (escitalopram)and Prozac (fluoxetine). One of my patients was on Diazepam (Valium). I have switched medicines, particularly the Ambien, Lexapro, and Prozac have reversed the false negative. I prescribe many of my patients remeron. I'm a big believer in its effects on my patients moods and everyday depression. I have heard this happening before, but this was the first time I have ever had this happen to one of my own patients.(These were 5 separate patients in the span of 16 months) Of course none of these patients were criminalized based on lab results, but the issue still lies there. I know this is common for a lot of script meds to give false positives for narcotics. This is just obviously one I am putting out there. Let me know if anyone has experienced something similar.
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