Help feeling suicidal off mirtazapine withdrawl

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I've gone cold turkey and I can not bare these side effects anymore I wouldn't do anything stupid though

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    Hi Pamela, how log ago was ur last dose? maybe take half a 7.5mg dose until you can see a dr?

    Which side effects are they?

    Knowing that these awful feelings are only temporary and a result of the withdrawal hopefully makes I easier to bare.  Hopimg you feel better soon smile

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    Go back on your full dose for at least a month, then consider a very small reduction and so on. Get used to the idea that if you reduce by 10% per month it could well take you around a year to get off these. Cold turkey is too much for your body to take. It has taken me 6 months to reduce from 30 to 15 and I'm fine, however, I am certainly under no illusions that this is easy as I tried before and in my experience it's the last bit that's the hardest. I wish you luck. I can't emphasise enough how slowly you need to take this. Keep us posted

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      How is your titration now?  I am finding having gone from 7.5 to 3.75all the old symptoms coming    back, anxiety high, agitation internally.  I really want rid of these but pdoc will just try to give others which always have made me worse.  I seem to be a person who cannot get any relief from this condition, surely there must be something out there?
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    i am in same boat but taken two months to reduce down from 7.5 which wasnt doing anything much.  I am getting worse depression and anxiety along with headaches etc.  Now only down to 3.75 and dont know how much longer i can do this.  Need a change of anti dep i think but appts are sparse
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      I'm thinking about giving in and trying 15mg to see if that helps...feeling so desperate hate waking every morning knowing I have to face another day feeling like this 😢😢😢 please keep in touch with me Ann with updates on how you are feeling ?

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      Will do.  I feel your pain. Try to hang on there. I dont know why drs dont tell us how bad this can be. Calmer is very knowledgeable here if you have queries.   Do you find you feel terrible in morning but can feel better by dinnertime somedays?   Dont know where you are but know there are others like us and they get better.  Message me anytime.
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      Thanks Ann my doctor finally rang me at 6 30 only waited 10 hours for his call!!! He has give me some propranolol and I feel so much better...hope you feel better soon Ann x
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      Hi Pamela

      Sorry to read of your suffering.  Great post from Switchman-says it all.  I agree with him - don't go back to 15 mg, go back to 7.5 & WAIT.  

      Mirt is not a matter of getting this chemical out of your body as some imagine, it is more to do with letting the brains neuro transmitters reform very slowly, the sliwer the better.  Just jumping off Mirt CT pulls down the support "Mirt trellis" - reducing slowly allows homeostasis.

      You may not recover to your 'Mirt normal' overnight but it will help you more than staying completely off.  Hang in there, you will stabilise & then when comfy you can do a slow taper & come back here to tell us how well you are doing 😊

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      How are tou today Pamela?  Have you managed to sleep and how is the anxiety?  I still have nausea every day as i wake, do you get it at all?  I am hoping that as i decrease it may go, makes everything so hard to get through.

      i have never had propanolol, does it help?  I think it is for racing heart, i dont get that though.

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      Hi Ann I'm sleeping well I got sleeping tablets off doc...I have nausea all day too and it eases about 5pm I've lost 6 pounds this week!!! I took a 7.5mg mirtazapine last night and it hasn't done anything!! Propranolol helps a bit I'm constantly in a panic mode so it's eased off abit. Hope you are ok ann

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      I’m on 30mg and stopped cold turkey because of insurance issues. I finally got in for appointment tomorrow because i can’t take this side effects and physical symptoms. I can’t stop crying and it’s feel a wreck.
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    Pamela, do that. It's not giving in. Don't beat yourself up about it. I've done it twice.

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      I really want to try it again but the only reason why I stopped it was because it wasn't working it seemed to off pooped out I was only on 7.5mg...if I try 15 mg it might start working again? I've been sat here waiting for the doctor to ring me since 8 am 😯

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