Ban Mirtazapine? Thoughts?

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Having been on Mirtazapine for 12 months - and having read extensively about the drug and it’s effects both going on it - being on it and withdrawing from it - does anyone else agree it simply shouldn’t be prescribed? 

I’ve read the posts on the forums here too and we all seem to have such an awful time with it. 

I’ve just reduced from 30mg to 15mg my GP advised cold turkey ! “Sure you’ll feel truly awful - but get it over and done with “ 🤨

Just thinking out loud .... 

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    I said the same thing about Diazepam, nitemare to come off in comparison to Mirtazipine.
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      Wow really ? Even worse than Mirtaz? That’s awful - are you on mirtazapine now u mean? 
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      In my experience, without a doubt. Diazepam withdrawal caused - anxiety, tremors, mood swings,insomnia, etc etc for at least 4 weeks.

      Mirtazipine caused me 2 broken nights sleep & a sore stomach.

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      Did you not have any side effects from comin off mitrazapine im tapering down but terrified of the side effects ive been reading about x
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      Sorry think im talking to you on 2 different conversations lol
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    Yes Rob, it should never have been available in the first place.

    Most of you will have been told there are NO withdrawal side effects when stopping mirtazapine.  Most of you will have been told antidepressants are NOT addictive.  

    The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have a system to monitor the effects and safety of medicines and their side effects.  This system is called the Yellow Card.  They receive thousands of reports submitted by the general public every year.  

    I have submitted a yellow card report detailing the very nasty withdrawal side effects mirtazapine has left me with.  The more of us that report this drug, the more likely  drugs such as these will investigated more seriously.  

    This is an easy process.  

    The Yellow Card website is www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

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      Thanks Christine I didn’t know about that but I will do this thankyou - we all should - maybe post this on a new thread and get everyone on here yellow carding ?!
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