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I am considering a slow taper. I am on 15mg, very afraid after almost 4 years to withdraw and this forum has frightened me I must admit lol!
I am ill with an underactive thyroid and chronic fatigue but I feel the mirt is adding to it. I feel sedated all day, I never felt it this bad until a year ago so it could all be related to my thyroid. I just have noticed my mornings I feel so dizzy eyed, weak, foggy head and heavy eyes. I have this worse on some days but every day I have those symptoms until around 11am or till after lunch. I am sure that's mirt even if it is worse in the last year. I have chornic fatigue due to my health conditions but my concern is mirt adds to it. The first 2 years were fine, I ran, did yoga, worked out, and had bags of energy but after 2 years my thyroid failed and I had chronic fatigue. I just worry with how bad the mornings are it has to be mirt related.
I have also not found losing weight easy even though I needed to gain weight. I also have high cholesterol since on them. I have found they helped me through a traumatic time, I found them very helpful as I have felt so much calmer on them. I was attacked 4 years ago by my brother and had to walk away from my mother and sisters who made mylife hell for not forgiving him. It was a horrific couple of years and mirt did give me some peace, I felt much calmer so I do think that on them I am a calmer, more content person. I used to be quite short tempered and stressed but on them I am so calm and chilled, my children would get away with murder haha. So I do worry coming off them I'd go back to feeling that high anxiety, not sleeping or eating and short tempered but maybe the short temper and not sleeping was all due to the severe anxiety and trauma i was going through. Maybe I am now just so drugged up I am unable to be anything but laid back ;-) Yet I do still have anxiety and low mood, and my agoraphobia has returned in the last year due to the chronic fatigue and dizziness, it has all made me lose my confidence.
Every day I drive myself mad worrying mirt has caused the fatigue, my high cholesterol yet I am scared to wean off incase i have a bad experience and I go back to severe anxiety, insomnia etc... There is only one way to find out and I can't stay on them forever can I. I may be wrong and it's just my health issues causing my fatigue and weakness.
My GP won't prescribe liquid, I am currently on the 15mg Activis tablet. Has anyone used milligram scales and weighed them out to withdraw? any advice? I want to do a slow taper as advised here by Calmer.
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