cold turkey mirtazipine

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Dear All

I thought my thread may be of interest to those few individuals who have been advised by medical professionals to abruptly stop mirtazipine without tapering. (Cold turkey) last night I did not take any mirt and was expecting some horrible WD symptoms today. I spent time stressing 'when is it going to hit me'! Corresponded several times today with Si (forum member). Who is further through WD cold turkey, to get reassurance and information on what to expect. (Big thank you to Si)

Day 1. Apart from a little tired I feel completely normal. Hooray! I understand it can take a few days before WD kick in. my plan is to do a spring clean, just in case I have a few days down. Interestingly I have had no tears or rages today. (Something I have been getting over the past two weeks)

I know my thread will be of little interest to most, but trying to aim my thread to those individuals who are asked to quit abruptly for medical reasons. Will try and update throughout my WD to hopefully help and reassure others. In turn this also helps me on my journey.

I can honestly say i loved mirt for bringing back me! It feels like a sad but necessary parting of the ways!

Wishing health and joy in abundance to you all ♥♥

God bless x

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    What a shame you have had to come off it after it seemingly helping you. I think this thread will be very useful for others doing the same, and even for those jumping off after tapering, because with mirt, the severity of withdrawal doesn't seem to be related to the amount you took or the length of time you took it for. Also some people can suffer terribly jumping off from a very small amount of mirt, whilst others can quit cold turkey with no problems at all.
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      Thanks evergreen ♥

      I think it finally dawned on the doctor that he couldn't work out if it was cit and mirt side effects/WD causing my rages and loss of ability to control myself! I have a sneaky feeling it was cit as had been on that one for six months! Poor little lovely mirt only got a five week look in lol! Being a peaceful person the rages did concern me a great deal evergreen. Oh well on a bright note I'm so thankful you are here! How is your tapering going? Any uncomfortable withdrawal?

      Love hearing from you ♥

      God bless x

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      It's going really well, thanks. I am down to 3.75mg now. Had a bad day yesterday, but feel better again today.
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      So glad you are doing ok. Tapering cannot be a walk in the park ♥

      Have you got a time frame for the final push?

      love and appreciation for you being on this site. Both you and betsy seem to have great knowledge and advice. So very grateful xx

      god bless ♥

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    Good luck with your decision to quit taking Mirtazapine. I'll be interesting to see how it goes for you.
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      Kind of you to respond shinkansen.

      Unfortunately docs decision rather than mine. I honestly loved mirtazipine for making me feel alive again .

      Six months on citalopram - no joy. My very first mirtazipine tablet. ...joy and clarity. My situation which led the doctor to suspend mirt came about from the onset of uncontrollable rage! He is trying to work out which med is the culprit eg citalopram withdrawal or mirtazipine. May turn out to be neither and I'm morphing into a rage driven granny! Lol ♥

      God bless x

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    Lorraine So pleased today has gone well - live in the moment ! And please continue to keep us updated with how things go - it will be  great help to those of us who have yet to begin the journey ! 
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      Thank you so much for responding. Today has been great! Done my spring cleaning, bath and hair wash, now changing light bulbs lol ♥

      Hope you are doing okay today?

      God bless x

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      Lorraine

      Really kind of you to ask. Had a much better nights sleep so thought hurray the Mirt is starting to work after a month but at breakfast high anxiety and tears returned.  I breathed through it, calmed down a bit and battled on. Mornings always the worst. What a crazy roller coaster this illness is. 

      So very pleased to hear you're having another good day and your grand-daughter is back home . Keep riding the waves and remember when the troughs come there's always another wave behind to ride.

      x

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      Hi♥

      I always hated the mornings when unwell. I would remain in bed unable to do anything, even brushing my teeth! The tears dropped by us all here could create a new ocean I'm sure! but you handling your side effects so very well. And for certain, good days will come your way shortly, followed by good weeks, months and years! You have a strong foothold on your hill, therefore no falling down! Only way is up! God bless x

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      Lorraine 

      You are a treasure with your words of encouragement - the help and experience from forum members is a god send.  x

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      Hi only,

      Your contribution is invaluable. I think your outlook sends inspiration to anyone doing searches. I will never cease being amazed that those really suffering as you currently are, find the compassion and inner energy to exchange information of symptoms and offer support to others. You manage this wonderfully. How is your day turning out? Any better? Or is it shaping up to be a write off? Thinking of you ♥

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    Hi Lorraine, Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones who comes off without a problem.  They are out there but we never hear from them because they are on their way!  Problem is, we don't know until we're in it :-)  

    I, too, thought it was the cit's fault for the rage, but i have since seen other reports of mirt causing anger issues, so I backtrack humbly!  

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      Lovely to hear from you betsy ♥ hope you are having a good day?

      I am cramming in everything on my to do list. ..just in the event of being a bit out of salts! If that time comes....at least I kept your posts on coping mechanisms. I will give myself a good talking too and remind myself any symptoms will pass.

      Much love and appreciation as always

      god bless ♥

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