My mother's psychiatric nurse practitioner (PNP) recently put her on Remeron. She has been on it for three weeks now. There are good effects and bad. She is more attentive and active, which is good. But she is more obsessive and mean. She is also totally off our normal schedule and will not work with me on it. She wants to do what she wants when she wants. This includes eating and taking medications. The worsening of her behavior has been since starting the Remeron.
We go to the PNP next week and I know he will follow my advice on whether to continue the drug. I like that she is not sleeping all day long and she doesn't seem as depressed as before. But the drifting schedule and behavior problems make caring for her more difficult. I don't know what to tell the PNP about staying on the Remeron or getting off of it. Does anyone else have experience with the drug? Any advice is most welcome.