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Hello fellow anxiety sufferers
I started taking Mirtazapine 2 years ago for servere anxiety..
During this time I have done every single piece of work to treat my anxiety that google can find for me..
3 months ago I felt I was in a good space to start to come off my medication..
With the guidance of my therapist we worked out a slow taper down plan..which was successful..
I was told that after I come off completely it would take around 3 weeks for most of the effects to subside..
Apart from an increase in general anxiety..and some increased sleep issues..I was pretty much doing ok on a whole..
It has now been 3 weeks to the day and this is what I am feeling:
4 hours per night sleep
OCD ing (checking phone constantly
Tingling in my lips
Now I should point out that these were all of the things that lead me to start taking the medication in the first place..
So on top of the above symptoms I am also feeling;
Depressed that all the work I have done hasn't assisted me at all
Is this the new normal for me?
What I would really like..is for someone who has made it past this point..to let me know if..
Is this only temporary?
Will this improve?
Is it normal to feel worse before you feel better?
and how long could this take?
Thank you Laura
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