How long does mirtazapine withdrawal symptoms last?

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its been about two weeks since i stopped the drug and i still get the symptoms

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    How long were you on mirtazapine and what dosage ?did you taper ,I'm currently tapering off 7.5mg and now down to roughly 1mg after 7 weeks with hardly any withdrawl everyone on this forum will tell you to go very slowly with your dosage reduction which is sound advice ,going to take a few more weeks tapering before stopping altogether ,good luck with your journey off this med

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      hi

      i was on 7.5 to 15 mg for about a year for sleep, i stopped it competely about 3 months ago and switched to trazodone 7.5 mg as it didnt work as well as before, I stopped trazodone too one month ago due to side effect and have been experiencing the worst insomnia in my life since, I took 1.5 mg on a few night the past month just to sleep, but the last two weeks i havent took any

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      Hi

      Like I said you need to do a very slow taper ,I think you should get back to your docs and seek his or her advice about coming off this med sleep can be a bit of a problem stopping mirtazapine we just have to work through it ,lots people on here for good advice all the best

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      hi

      thanks Andrew, I am only able to take around 0.1 to 0.2 mg of mirtazapine without side effects, anything larger will give me side effects like i first took the drug a year ago, and i really dont want to deal with that any more. if i want to wait out the withdrwal symptoms, how long do i have to wait?

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      hi

      I can't give you a definite answer to this as I have not totally stopped the med yet I'm still tapering ,from what I have read on this site it's usually about a month or so but everyone can be different ,this is the only ante dep I'm on don't want to switch to another, on the waiting list for c b t hoping this will benefit me

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      hi, if u r you desperate for sleep vhy not stick to that low dose??? what's the harm? it's quality if life which includes good sleep that counts. I came off mirt 15mg after 7 months. I still don't sleep

      a year on. I take a quarter of mirt, that's 3.75 mg twice a week to get some quality sleep. Ive no problems with that. i hate taking the tablet but life's too short and i want a good life so taking that small dose helps.

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      so the insomnia from mirtazapine withdrawal lasted a year and still no recovery? or sleep its always been a problem for you before you take the drug?

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      im afraid sleep has been my main problem since coming off this. I took it due to loosing both parents within months of each other. could not eat or sleep. Mitrazapine fixed all that. Now my sleep pattern is up and down. I have to take something to drift off. Whether its 3.75 mg of mirt, also use melatonin and antihistamines. The odd night i can manage without and get 3 hours or so solid sleep. I accept this now and go with it. You can't die from lack of sleep. Things are improving slowly do hopefully i will get there. I read now before bed and that helps, also breathing exercises help too.

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