Flu-like symptoms

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I've been getting flu-like symptoms since dropping Mirtazapine, also VERY VERY tired.

5+ weeks now, not really sure. Maybe 6.

Anyone relate?

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    Are you completely off mirtazapine now?  I’m off it 8 weeks and some days I’m so exhausted I can’t get out of bed then other days I’m in so much anxiety and panic that I’m hyper

    Hate these withdrawals 

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      Completely off it yeah.

      Was off it for 3 months 6 months ago, reinstated for a while at a really low dose, and now off it for 5 weeks again.

      Did you taper or go cold turkey?

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      I tapered over five months which was hard now it’s the head pressure that is the worst I feel so disoriented sometimes and the pain at the top of my head is awful 

      I have windows and waves but this past week only had waves and my hair is falling out which doesn’t help my anxiety 

      Have you had any bad withdrawal symptoms 

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    Yes, me and dropping Mirtazapine from 15mgs, now on 7.5mgs and going to stay on for another couple of weeks, then will cut to 3.5mgs for 2 weeks. My Psychiatrist wants to swap me on to another drug hence reason for cutting. I am also on 40mgs of Citalopram, hence reason for not swapping now. Yesterday I felt so tired like I had flu and my limbs were aching. Additionally, my sleep is poor. I go to sleep easily but wake up and can't go back to sleep. I just want to feel normal again. Am I tapering too slowly as I really want to get off this drug?

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