Coming off mirt

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Hi, I have been on mirt since July with slow increases to now 30mg so around 1-2 months on 30mg from 7.5mg-15mg-22.5mg-30mg.

What would be the best way to come off it to drop to 15mg? Should I go straight to 22.5mg tonight for a week then 15? Look forward to your responses.

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    Hi Ryan 

    my doc took me of 30mg to 15mg over night and withdrawals set in after 2days it was horrific... I'm almost 8wks free of mirtazapine and withdrawals are still horrible 

    good luck

    kaz

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    Hey Ryan,

    I believe the 10% dose reduction is t he best way to go. I think its 10% until stabilitization or per month. Someone on here will know and post. I wouldn't cut any corners. The d/c effects are rough. I went from 15mg to 0mg in roughly 2 weeks. I wouldn't recommend it. At 7 weeks off i have rebound everything: insomnia, anxiety, depression, agorophobia. And I have put on 5lbs since I stopped. Good luck. Keep posting.

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      Hi Gretel 

      sorry to hear your not feeling so good

      im the same I'm coming 8wks of any still the awful anixty and tummy is feeling sick...

      hard to believe that a pill can cause so much trouble to get off...

      hope you feel better soon

      kaz

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    The group I'm in Ryan recommend reducing 5% every 2-4 weeks. I know you haven't been on it that long but slowly is better. Big drops and you will suffer.

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    Hi I was 15 mg for a few months then increased it 45 mg for say 7 months, I stopped taking them against my doctors will, I hated feeling emotionless, losing my True personality, heard your body doesn't heal up as good etc on them with injuries etc and 100% killed my sex drive I'm hoping my sex drive returns ? I cut a quarter off my 45 mg pill so I was taking roughly 30 mg for say a month then I cut my 45mg pill in halves so roughly taking 22.5 mg for 2 weeks then cut it in 3rds and was taking 15 mg for nearly 2 weeks then stopped, I had zero side effects only issue was it was hard getting used to sleeping with no help from Mirtazapine. I feel so much better off the s**t. I've taken it 3 times in my life last time was on it 2 years I just stopped abruptly and had major sleep problems and think Even nightmares. I'm looking into starting Ready calm or redi night. Any one know of these ?

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    Thank's for all your responses, everyone. I have just started 22.5mg and will continue this for 2-3weeks and drop to 15mg? What is the best way to go about this? I have been on 30mg for 6 weeks but started on 7.5mg in July then August 15mg September 22.5 and 30mg mid-October. Surely i wont have too many withdrawals 

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