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I started taking ssri, snri and benzodiopine in 2012 for chronic nerve pain and little bit of sleep problem caused by it. I stopped taking them in 2015 and I couldn't sleep for straight 15 days. Started taking escitalopram, clonazepam and mirt (7.5mg). I tapered escitalopram and clonazepam successfully. I reduced my mirtazapine to 3.75 mg and insomnia returned within a week. My doc increased the dosage to 11.25mg for 2 months but that didn't help either. Then I started a slow taper and I am now taking (0.2-0.4 mg) for last 2 months.
Last 6 months were very tough. I have come all the way to usa from India for my higher studies. I got an admit from top university but still I chose an average university because of the withdrawal symptoms. I have compromised on lot of things during last 6 months. Apart from insomnia there hasn't been a single day that I have felt happy. No excitement in coming to usa. I don't feel motivated. My libido has gone down and I m just 25. I am not sure if I ll be able to give my best in exams. I stay lost and confused during class.
This is the second time I am off antidepressants and I cannot live like this for rest of my life. I have already lost a lot of things due to the horrific withdrawal symptoms.
I am taking vitamin d, vitamin b, magnesium, ashwagandha,5htp, herbs and they have worked for some days but still I don't feel like real myself.
My question :
Can I start taking 1.875mg on a daily basis for rest of my life?
PS: I didn't feel any side effects on 7.5 mg for 2 years and I felt best on mirt for these 2 years . Currently I m sleeping for 4-5 hours but I don't feel refreshed the next day.
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