High eye pressure and internal shaking

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Hi,

I've been on 7.5mg mirtazapine for over two months now after a break of two months and it's been ok apart from getting flashes of light in my eyes at least couple of times a day (which I had checked and the dr said I now have a higher pressure in the eyes which may cause it) and in the last week I have developed something that I remember one of my doctors described as being conected to the mains (something you may expect as a side effect from mirtazapine). I didn't have any other symptoms which could indicate anxiety but now I started to worry as I'm about to travel with my little son. I also feel like there is some pressure in my head as my ears hurt sometimes and the tinnitus (potentialy caused by mirtazapine withdrawal that went wrong) is louder. Please can you let me know if you've experienced something like that?

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    Hi, I was on 7.5mg for just over two months,when I came off them I ve some horrible side effects,one of them is a heavy pressure feeling in my head and ears,I hope this helps you x
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      Thank you for the info. Did it go away? I hope your withdrawal has been easier than most that I hear of smile
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      Hi,no I ve still got the fullness,the withdrawl has been very bad,I still ache a lot,don t sleep or eat well,very bad anxiety it s 5wks so I m hoping it won t be long before it goes away.
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      Thank you! I really feel for you. I do hope it will go away for you very soon. Many people have come on the other sidesuccessfully, it just takes time and patience. I will be going through the same in a ahort while. 
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      Thank you that's very kind,are you not off it yet? Be careful don t do it to quickly,I did because I didn't t know anything about side effects or how to come off it.if you look at others comments on here they will advise you,the people on here are lovely x
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      I was on and off, lately I've been diagnosed with a disease that needs a long treatment so I've decided to stay on it until I'm well and able to handle withdrawal. I know it's bad. I dread to even think. But I hope it won't be long for you!

      x

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      Aw I m sorry you re going through a bad time,it probably is best to wait until you re stronger.if you have a moment to look through some the comments on here you will get a better idea how to come off it a little easier,manuel is the man to talk to, hope everything is ok take care x

       

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    Good morning all you kind ladies who have responded to my plea for help.Thank you.I  know why I was changed  to mirtazapine. Medical reasons.I have to accept this and get on with my life.  I won't be sharing anymore. God bless.Sian X
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    HI 1980

    I too havent had the best experience with Mirtazapine, pressure in the head, tinnitus, lightheadedness. almost a head 'lag' feeling.

    I am a dual medication regime with Lexapro & Mirtazapine but I clearly know the Mirtazapine has caused these side effects.

    From all accounts we must withdraw very slowly and in Australia we can use a compund chemist to make up small doses to withdraw slowly.

    I agree with you about your symptoms and I feel for you.

    Move slowly with whatever decision you make.

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    I forgot to say 1980 that I also feel like I am plugged into the mains with internal trembling like an idling car. You are definetly not alone.
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      Thank you very much Sue. Did you get your side effects right away or after a period of time? I've been taking it for over two months this time (after an unsuccessful withdrawal that lasted 2 months mirtazapine free) and the internal tremor started a week or so ago. The tinnitus started after the last withdrawal in May (as a result of changing doses up and down and then an abrupt stop) and never left me but I think it's worse now with the pressure in the whole head. But trembling comes from my gut. I checked my blood pressure today and it's 112/65 when it used to be 90/60 and tge puls higher too. It's a very hard decision now as it did help with eating and sleep and it will be a huge struggle if I stop it.

      So sad with this all.

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