Anyone experiencing severe back pain on tapering?

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Im tapering off this drug,was on 45mg when I reached 45mg the back pain getting severe,I do have spinal problems anyway,but would be interested is this another withdrawel effect? Or is it mirtazapine at lower dose causing back pain?

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    It's absolutely mirtazapine I've come off 3 times now and had it each time, it's mainly my lower back, it's does go away as the first time I was on mirtazapine was over 6 years ago x

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      The first 2 time were for depression which I got rid of with exercise and CBT I came off cold turkey with hardly any withdrawals at all, this time was for anxiety caused by steriod induced pyschosis which shouldn't of been treated as it only lasts 6 weeks! Instead I was ploughed full of drugs one after the other which has totally messed up my central nervous system 😑 X

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      I've been on 30mg 15mg 7.5mg in the past and think it took around 6 months for the pain to fully go!

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      Thanks for that toria

      i have more pain the lower I'm going currently 22.5mg.hope you are having better days now!

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      Hi Chrisy, had a much better day yesterday, today not great but started taking B12 so fingers crossed x
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      Pleased you had better day yesterday,take the good ones and enjoy as best you can and hoping won't be too much longer before all your days are good.keep posting.

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      Thank you lovely I will do, nausea so bad today I've taken an anti nausea tablet for the first time in 13 weeks x

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      Hope it passes soon.I could never have got through this nausea without cyclizine from GP to take when nausea really bad,doesn't always completley alleviate it,but does help a bit.

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      My docs will only give me 1 lot of anti nausea as he wants me to have a camera into my stomach as he thinks I have an ulcer (it's mirtazapine I've been here before) even funnier I was on anti nausea on repeat before I told them to take them off! 

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    Do you mean you have back pain at 45mg or now you arw tapering down ?

    I am on 45mg and have back pain. I plan to taper soon.

    What tapering schedule did you follow and how has it been ?

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      I have pre existing get spinal problems,but found the lower I got on mirtazapine the back pains are much worse,did 15mg to 30mg all side effects migraines sweats tinnitus palpitations nausea,stayed there three months,then dropped by 25% to 22.5mg,stayed there 5weeks,then to 18.75mg then down to 15mg,all had same side effects mentioned above,but when I got to 15mg my back pain was so bad I up dosed to 30mg for 12 nights (gradually back pain improved), now this may be withdrawel effect at lower doses,or mirtazapine does work on nerves and I have spinal stenosis so this drug may be helping mask pain,but can't cope with nightmares anymore,so definatley tapering off this drug,currently at 22.5mg for last 6 nights,will stay hold for 4 weeks until all withdrawels go then taper again.have GP appoint later month discuss options re back problems.

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