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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    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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