Day 22 mirt withdrawal

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Dear friends

since stopping mirt 22 days today, I am still feeling so awful. I had one fairly good day on Saturday, but that was it! In bed most of the time feeling depressed and sick. I have a GP call back today and would really welcome your views. In respect of...shall I crawl through another week and then reassess?.....or throw Iin the towel!?

Thanks all, I'm trying to stay positive. ..but so fed up!

God bless ♥

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    My honest advice is to reinstate a small amount of mirt, sy one quarter of a 15mg pill and then slowly taper off it. The problem is with cold turkey, you risk protracted withdrawal. Best not to trigger that in the first place as the longer you leave it, the worse it can become and then reinstating doesn't work so well. I am surprised that my body is even able to recognise the minute amounts I am currently taking. I am only on 0.8mg now but would soon know about it if I just stopped taking it. I made myself a liquid from water, maple syrup and crushed mirtazapine tablets. 1ml = 1mg of mirt. Good luck, Lorraine. I really think you would be feeling better by now if the CT was going to work for you.
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      Thank you evergreen ♥

      So fed up with feeling this way. I am going to let the doctor know that I would like to reinstate the mirt. I think my rages stemmed from citalopram withdrawal , not mirt. I was hoping you would respond. ..Thank you so much! ♥♥

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      Forgot to mention. .you have done a fantastic job with tapering ♥♥ I now understand the devastation in the cold turkey approach!

      ♥♥♥♥

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      Good luck with the reinstatement, Lorraine. I think you are being very wise. You gave it your best shot with the CT, but not many people get away with it, sadly xx
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      Hi evergreen

      just a quick update. Spoke to my doctor, he doesn't want me back on medication, until he reassess me next monday. He wants me to complete the month of withdrawal. Don't know how I feel about it....just not looking forward to tomorrow! Who knows day 23 could be the magic number lol! Doubtful!!!

      Thank you for your help today

      God bless ♥♥

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      I don't think many doctors appreciate just how hard withdrawal from ADs can be. I would probably not be such an obedient patient as you are being. In fact, my withdrawal from mirt has been against the wishes of the last doctor I spoke to. And I have no regrets about pressing ahead with it. I hope you start to feel better soon. It must be hell for you xx
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      Hi evergreen

      I'm so tempted to take 7.5 mirth tonight, but worried about doctor, when he calls me Monday! I don't want to spend my life laying in bed, no motivation and so fatigued. Xxx

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      You know your body better than your doctor. He is not the one suffering. Unless the doc wants you off the meds for a very good safety reason, then I would be tempted to take a small amount. I would tell him the truth on Monday, of course. I would just say I couldn't stand it any longer and had to reinstate a small amount. Even 3.75mg would make a huge difference to you. As Calmer has said previously; it says on the leaflet inside not to just stop taking the med as it can be dangerous.
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    Hi Lorraine - you didn't mention what dosage mirtazipine you were taking before you stopped, also how long you were on the medication. Stopping cold turkey off any drug is not advisable, but since it is some weeks since last dose perhaps you should continue. If you are not happy with your GP's treatment of your concerns get another GP. I have found the general attitude of doctors rather flippant where withdrawal is concerned. Like evergreen has said, you know your body best and it is you that suffers, not the doc.

    Best of luck with your progress. Are you contemplating any other meds to replace the mirt or are you going clean?

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      Hi Wayne

      I was on 15mg but the last day or two before stopping 7.5.

      Day 24 day and I have woken up feeling good! So will press on with withdrawal. I was on 6 months of citalopram 40mg directly prior to mirt. (Didnt work at all) Then on both antidepressants for two weeks then fonr weeks only mirt. Mirt made me feel instantly better. Then rages began so doc stopped it. Looking back it could have been cit withdrawal!

      Going to make the best of today! The last good day I got was on Saturday (3 days ago)

      Thanks for asking Wayne. I definitely will not entertain more treatment, if I can get through this wd!

      How are you doing in your journey?

      God bless ♥♥

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