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I've been off Mirt for just over two weeks now! Here's my journey.
For one year I was on 30mg for anxiety/mild depression. I do think Mirtazapine is a great drug for these conditions. However, weight gain is pretty much a guarantee, and this (for most people) will contribute to more anxiety. I did gain a few kilos - nothing overly noticeable – but I started feeling quite uncomfortable in my body/clothes. And the junk food cravings are the worst! You feel so out of control.
Anyway, my process for coming of 30mg:
Phase 1: A few days alternating between 30mg and 15mg
Phase 2: Two weeks on 15mg
Phase 3: Two weeks on 7.5mg
Phase 4: Nothing
This taper process might be too quick for some, but I was so desperate to get off Mirt that I wanted to speed things up. My doctor initially advised me to take three/four weeks on each phase, but I decided against this and it worked out fine. I felt well enough to come off. I didn’t notice any major withdrawal symptoms, but initially on some days I did feel more anxious. It was nothing I couldn't manage though. Now it has been over two weeks and I feel pretty good!
Please ask me ANY questions you may have and I will answer them happily and without judgement. You guys rock
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