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Hi! I was on Mirt 7,5mg for 4 months taken in the evening. For the first month it was great and my sleep and anxiety was in check. Then I started having random adrenaline releases, panic attacks and a feeling of having little emotion - however on the flip side I would sometimes have extreme anger. When people started asking why I had become very quiet, I decided to stop taking Mirt. This was exactly 8 weeks ago. I only tapered at half the dose for one week then stopped completely.
Since stopping the first 2 weeks were great as I had become more alive, but since then I have had all sorts of problems that are random and come on at random times. For example I can feel good for 2-3 days then I have 2 days where I get blood pressure spikes (avg. 140/100), nausea, vertigo/dizziness, tight chest and jaw, random positioned muscle spasms, upset stomach, head pain stabs (lasts less than 3 seconds), feeling of crawling on head and of course anxiety/panic. However, I'm not sure if anxiety is causing the psychosomatic symptoms or the symptoms cause the anxiety. It's a bit of chicken and egg. The strange thing from all of this is that my heart rate does not increase - if anything my heart rate has been lower in the 50-65bmp range, but most likely because I'm sitting around most of the time. Keep in mind I'm unfit with no training for 6 years. Each time I have an episode, I literally feel like I will pass out and die. Again, all pointing to common anxiety/panic symptoms. But you know the physical side feels real. I have randomly been taking 0,5mg of Lorazepam in emergencies, but I'm also clean of this longer term.
My quality of life has diminished rapidly and my doctor has said I should've stayed on this med long term but also denies I could be having side effects. I've lost all trust in my doctor and now trying to go completely natural in my recovery. 12 years fighting anxiety has taken its toll.
Does anyone else relate to my story? I'm kinda at a loose end and feel my only option is to find like minded stories and comfort in a network of real experiences. Thanks!
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