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Like a lot of you I was prescribed mirtazapine for my insomnia and wow was it effective.
However I've never been too keen on being medicated for too long, and thought I was improving my mental health through regular psychotherapy, with the doctor who would prescribe me the mirt.
I also didn't like how the drug made me drowsy and I think dampened my thinking just subtlety, but enough to feel like I wasn't my true self, even though my true self would sometimes consist of anxiety and depression.
Admittedly the drowsiness did subside over time (I've been on mirt for 11 months), but I really wanted to try ridding it of my system, to see how I would go without it, and with my own natural body rhythms to guide me and to work with.
So, after first attempting to come off 15mg with a short 2 week tapering I felt like I was going to explode basically. I tried to sit it out but only lasted 2 days of this hell before popping one back in the system. To instant relief!
So, I had a new respect for this stuff and vowed to stay on it for the time being.
That was a couple months ago. Now here I am again. A lot slower tapering but at the cusp I think of pushing ahead or going back on the low dose.
I write this late at night. Can't see myself sleeping anytime soon but not sure how I'll go. One thing I do like is having that clarity back. However I realise the lack of sleep is a problem.
I might try getting some melatonin. Has anyone tried CBD (hemp) oil and had success for insomnia?
Appreciate you taking the time to read this
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