burning sensation and night sweats

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I've been taking mirtazapine for sleep and to aid with benzo taper which was completed 6 weeks ago. Started with 3.75mg and now 9 weeks later have tapered down to 2mg.

Since I started 9 weeks ago I've had night sweats which at first attributed to benzo taper but since I haven't seen any lessening of this symptom it makes me think it's the mirtazapine?

Also, last night I not only woke up sweating but my back felt like it was on fire. Almost like a bad sunburn.

Anyway, did anyone have these symptoms as a side effect of either taking or tapering?

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    I got night sweats when I started mirt - but they stopped after a few weeks.

    Best wishes.

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      sometimes I'll go a night or two without but mines is still pretty persistant unfortunately. The new burning sensation is what is concerning me more now as this is new.

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    Hi, I think is from benzo withrawl. I'm not a doctor,but I stoped clonazepam 6 months ago and I taking remeron 3.6 mg. I still have bad headache from benzo withrawl. But is getting better very slowly. Benzo withrawl can last for 1-2 years even. Is depend how long you were on it. I hope it will be shorter for you. Burning skin is one of the comen  symtoms. I'm on benzo body forum and I got lots of info from there. Check out sucsessfull story on BB

    Good luck 

    I think you taper to fast. They recommend only 10% every 3-4 weeks.


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      thanks Eva. I am aware of the 10% every 3-4 weeks but I'm wondering if that applies to even short term use? Otherwise it would take me forever to get off mirtazapine if indeed it is the culprit of night sweats and burning sensations. I know I should take it slower but I've been eating too much sweets on it plus having a hard time getting up in the morning any earlier than 8:30am. I need to start working again and this won't fly if I need to get up earlier.

      I am also on Benzo Buddies. How long were you on clonazepam? I was taking it total 10 weeks with the taper included. It's possible that it may be the benzo but 6 weeks still?

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      Hi Cheryl, 10 weeks is long enough to your brain to get use to it. They say after 2 weeks we are hooked on it. I was on it very short time to. Only 2 times 2 and half months last year. That time I did not know anything about withrawl or addiction. I never took any drug before in my life until last year. I believed doctors. Not any more. They have no idea what we going through. They never took any off the med. They don't mean any bad, they just don't have any idea what we going though. 

      Back tou you I think 10 weeks is not consider any more short term use. And yes 6 weeks is very early. You can go though withrawl for months. I'm sure you read some story who used it for short time like 2 months and suffered for hole year. She could not belive it either but that's how long it took for her. I'm hoping for you is going to be shorter. I'm 6 months out and still have anxiety and headache. Before this I never had anxiety or bearly had headache. Now is every day. But it is getting better. I hope for you is not going to be this afoul experience. 


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