Can mirtazapine cause shortness of breath/ trouble breathing?

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Plz, anyone whos got experience with it , comment your story/ what you felt and how long it lasted, but only the ones who felt this side effect. Plz be specific !

Now a little background of my story ⤵

I never got any trouble or problem with my breathing. Yes, it was a bit short but it never gave me problems. I started tapering mirtazapine 1 year and a month ago, because i read so many bad things about antidepressants that i didn't want that in my system, so a started tapering. The first 7 months i didn't experience any breathing issue , although a few weeks before getting the breathing issue i noticed i was breathing from my mouth than my nose because i felt it a bit difficult? But it was mild and then boom! One day it started really bad and now is been 6 months almost 7 with it. It sometimes goes away or so i think, but it comes back and sometime a bit more bothersome. I have gotten check ups like: The air in my blood wish was perfect, an x ray of my lungs and multiple times check with a stethoscope to make sure my lungs sounded well and everything came out really good/ perfect, However i still feel and suffer from this and is very bothersome to a point it drives me mad. And on top i have another year left to taper, how am i going to keep handling this when is sooo annoying? Anyone can relate? plz let me know!

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    I have suffered symptoms like this several times last week , but it seems to pass again its like your throat is tightening up , i think its just anxiety for me

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      at least yours went away, i wish with all my heart that mine goes 2 😢 it had made me soo depressed because i have health anxiety/ocd and i keep thinking im gonna die. Gosh what a nightmare.

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      i have health anxiety also and ive only been on these tabs a few days i feel awful!... like im short of breath, my head feels drowsy and not with it, i also feel like im guna die which caused my anxiety to go through the roof:(, i hope it passes soon

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    I I also had a lot of problems breathing while on the remeron. I think that you'll feel better once the drug is completely out of your system and your body is no longer physiologically addicted.

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      i am tapering off and my breathing can feel laboured. it feels like i have a low level cold all the time cos of the histamine intolerance whilst tapering.

      what dose are you on ?

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      it was both while I was on it and tapering. I felt like I just could not catch my breath.I would have to take a very long deep breath and hold it so I could get enough oxygen in my lungs. scary feeling of suffocation. it's been a month now since I've been off the remeron and feel so much better because my nose doesn't get congestion and I can take long deep breaths

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      I was at 30 mg per day. Then the doctor put me on 45 mg per day and I took that for four days and just decided to get off it all together. it was becoming too much. since I was only on the medication 3 months I decided to go cold turkey and really didn't have any withdrawals except for the labored breathing

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      Breathing becomes sometimes a freaking task 😦 i'm so sad and mad, why did i had to end up in this drug? all i pray to god is to help me, because this is really a challenge.

      I get a tingling sensation that makes me cough, then i feel i cant breathe enough air, had to take deep breaths and is not that enough, my nose takes less air in so i breath through my mouth sometimes , feel suffocated , bloated.. ugh damn this!

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      you have it to?!?! omg , not to sound weird but thank god im not alone! for me, is been 1 years feeling like this, is horrible, i want to cream it feels suffocating! i never had any of this before starting this med and when i started tapering ( which im still am) after some 4 month of taper, it started and now ive been with it for 1 years and some days. i still have a long way to gotta finish this taper so im hoping once im out of this sh** ill be ok again. Tell me your experience with the breathing issue 😃

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    hi, its terrible, it makes my insomnia worse. How is your sleep?

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