Coming off mirtazapine

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I'm on day 5 since i took my last dose (7.5mg) of mirtazapine. I have gradually begun to feel a bit rubbish but nothing worse than a mild flu feeling so far. This may of course change. But one bonus is I've lost 4lb of the 21lb i put on during the 6 months i was on mirt. So yay!!! I will keep this post updated with withdrawal progress. But surviving so far. ❤️

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    Gill, I wish you the best. I came off 7.5, and it has been 12 wks, and at times I have thought that I would die. So if you get off easy, then count yourself blessed. Godspeed to you!
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      how long had you been taking mirtazapine for before you came off it?..i hope you feel better soon and i hope i do get off easy.. smile
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      yeah, it seems the worst withdrawal comes from taking it for a long time.. i was only on it 6 months so fingers crossed i'll get away with it.. i hope you improve soon.
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    Hi Gill I have had awful insomnia since coming off and gave in a couple of times over last three weeks. Took a 15 mg in middle of week two and three but i am determined I am not doing that again. I was so tempted last night but had to think of the reasons why I want off it. I want my life back not to become reliant on an tablet. Only withdrawal I have had apart from itchy skin but that has gone away what are your withdrawals?
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      hi susansasha, i'm the same as you, i want off them and want my life back, i don't really care how bad i feel as i know it wont last, so far all iv'e had is flu like symptoms, bit shivery and headachy and genery a bit under the weather.. nothing too serious as yet. good luck with your withdrawal. hopfully you wont need to take any more. x
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    great news Gill stick with it ive found the insonmia is the worst thing ive been off them a month now hardly sleeping at all but loving the fact im not eating everything sweet in the house that was so bizarre didnt like it at all...good luck
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