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At my peak of taking the above 2 SSRIs, I was on 60mg of Fluox and 30mg of Mirtazapine. As of recently, I am on 40mg of Fluox and 15mg of Mirtaz but most recent, I have been reducing the Fluox by alternating days by going 40mg, 20mg, etc.
To reduce it further still (having spoken to the doctor about it) I have gone 20 mg, 20mg, 40mg, so the 40mg is on every third day. I have done this for the past 2 weeks...in the past 2 weeks, I have felt particularly anxious \ edgy \ OCD (the latter being the main reason I was on them, but depression was as well).
I just wondered as to whether or not I SHOULD feel anything a) so soon after reduction and b) for what seems like a fairly gradual reduction. The reason I wish to ultimately come off these SSRIs altogether is because I feel they lead to a numbing of my emotions- good for the reasons I was on them perhaps, but I am not able to 'feel' any happiness; I feel numb essentially.
What are other people's experiences with Fluoxetine and Mirtazapine reduction- would it take weeks for any effect to be noticed? I know each persons experiences will be different but wondered if anyone knew at least roughly whether the anxiety I'm feeling now is in line with my most recent reduction, or coincidental?
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