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Withdrawn from 45g (2 years) to 15g in 4 weeks.  No problems so far.  Why am I not suffering,when people are?

 

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    Think yourself lucky! Use the opportunity to get on with your life. Do you feel better for the reduction?
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    I to reduced from 30 after 2 years and I successfully came off them. I personally think (and I may be wrong) that quite often people don't give themselves to recover and think they are not working therefore come off them to soon and think that they are experiencing side effects when in fact they are still not recovered. I have had three relapses in 15 years and have recovered and successfully come off Mirt on all three occasions x
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      The withdrawal effects I had were actually very different from the symptoms of the original illness. I'd been on 30mg mirtazapine for more than 6 years, and completely recovered for well over a year when I tried reducing the dose. I was defeated by brain zaps and muscular spasms which left me struggling to walk, but there was no depression or anxiety. I'm now back on the 30mg and in no hurry to try again!
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    Hi Heather,Great that you have no WD effects,your very lucky.

    i have been talking with people on this forum now for over 18mths,that have greatly suffered WD effects,a lot of them I call my friends it's been that long.

    For the person who put a post to you saying there's no such thing as WD from Mirtazapine must be a complete idiot.  There are one or two people like you who in my oppinion has been lucky,just read the amount of people who are in such distress from WD. I can't tell you my story it would take to long,but the chronic pain I suffer daily through being put on Mirtazapine by mistake is unbearable at times. That's just Stomack pain for me,for others it's much more.  You have to remember we're not all the same so suffering is different for us all.  Believe me this is one drug you don't want to go on again,considering you got off light . I did the first time but not now.

     

    Sorry to rant on so but it just makes me angry when people make such silly statements as there's no such thing as WD.

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      And may I ask who is making silly comments??????? Believe u me I fully understand the suffering of people on this forum who try to withdraw and who also try to get used to taking the drug.... Yes I was fortuneate that I could easily withdraw from mirtazapine, but I would never be unsensitive to anyone needs...I have been on this forum for a few years and have given people some very good support.... Yes ur rite not everyone can be treated successfully with the same med , I was merely stating that there can b lite at the end off the tunnel for some people when they hear some success stories .....RANT OVER ....AS U SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      I also NEVER said that there was no WD symptoms from Mirt I said that I never experience any !!!!
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      Hi Jacqueline,I've obviously upset you,and I apologise for saying you said there were no WD symptoms. 

      But the WD symptoms in comparison to the illness is entirely different,now there are also another point to make here,people are not put on Mirtazapine just for depression,there put on them for all sorts of reasons,and I'm sure you wouldn't like to insult people's intelligence by saying they don't know the

      difference between WD and the illness they were put on Mirt for.

      To say that don't seem to me that you understand the differences in how  people's WD affects them.

      NOW RANTS OVER AS I SAY!!!!!!!! 

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    Hi heather I sure hope you are on if the lucky ones that doesn't have WD from Mirt.

    I didn't get real sick till I was off Mirt for about a week and a half

    I'm not wishing it on you but it's different for everyone and for some they have no problems

    I do hope you are one of the lucky ones

    Best of luck

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    Half a tablet 7.5 mg is enough to stop my withdrawals when I get bad believe me I wouldn't wish it on anyone, some people don't get the withdrawals at all though I hope you are one of the lucky ones, I've stopped 3 days, this is my third attempt im hoping the ttazadone doc give me will help now the panic is setting in, so far the trazadone seems to be helping and for me its a great anti depressant so far I've been happy so far which is a first in years x
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    Thanks guys for all your replies

    I seem to have probs sending any posts.  Will try this.

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