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Over the past couple years, I have very slowly lowered my Remeron dose from 60mg to 3.75 with a 3.75mg-at-a-time drop each decrease, with anywhere between a few days and several months for each dose decrease. It would usually take 10-14 days to normalize after each decrease and the weird withdrawal symptoms (nausea, anxiety, brain fog, dizziness, malaise) would go away entirely.
Usually I just split pills, sometimes alternate doses the first few days, and it's not too bad.
However, going from 7.5 to 3.75 has been particularly difficult. It has been nearly 4 weeks and I still feel the aforementioned symptoms, including some "heavy, raw brain" sensation. The only regrettable part about this process is that I tend to utilize klonopin to help with withdrawal anxiety, and when on less remeron, I tend to have more cravings, so it's sort of an odd cycle. I would, of course, like to quit klonopin entirely as well.
So, to go from 3.75 to 0... Right now, I have 7.5mg tablets and cut them in two to make 3.75. I know some people make an aqueous solution by dissolving pills. I don't want to do that. Does anyone have advice on how to slowly taper off? I have a couple long jobs that involve travel over the next 2 months, but I don't want to wait until after to do this. Should I try taking 3.75 6 days a week for a couple weeks, then 5 days a week for a week, 4 days a week, then begin to alternate, then go every 3 days, then every 4 days, something like that?
I feel like if I extend my taper too long, I'll be more inclined to THINK I'm withdrawing and take a klonopin or whatever. So I need a good balance.
I would love any advice - thank you so much in advance!
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