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I would have posted this in the anti-depressant or diarrhea forum, but they seem to get fewer responses.Anyway...I'm wondering if someone out there can help me figure out a different anti-depressant to try. I'm a type D exclusively and have been taking Remeron for the past 3 weeks. It has really helped with the D, but not my anxiety. I was hoping it would help to calm my nerves, but instead I've become very irritable and have very little patience with people. I just feel like everyone else is a complete idiot and I want to tell them all to shut up! Not the reaction I was hoping for! I also find it difficult to wake up in the morning. I've done some research and I don't think I want to try any of the SSRIs like Paxil or Prozac because of the side effects of sexual dysfunction and diarrhea. Other options are Effexor which seems to have *really* bad withdrawl symptoms, and Serzone which seems to actually increase anxiety.The other option is to go with a Tricyclic, and I'm thinking that Elavil might be the best choice for me, especially because they are constipating. Does this seem to make sense? Anyone else have experience with Remeron and a Tricyclic?BTW, weight gain is not a problem for me. I'm actually underweight and have only gained a couple pounds on Remeron.Do I just need to give the Remeron more time? It seems like it would be doing *something* by now for my anxiety. I have to go to the Dr. in a couple weeks to discuss whether to stay on the Remeron.