How to come off mirt

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I've tried coming off mirtazapine many times before but failed. I've gone 3weeks mirt free and boy it's hard. I'm having terrible anxiety the sickness feeling is horrendous. I don't want to eat anything, when I don't  eat I get what I can only say is trapped wind (indigestion) which then makes the anxiety twice as bad. I hated feeling like I was in a bubble every morning I woke. I look after my grandchildren so I need to have my wits about me. I have suffered since I was 22 I'm now 50. I've only been on mirtazapine for roughly 31/2 years on and off. It's nice to read everyone's comments to know I'm not alone. I've got a wonderful supportive family but it's great to hear from people going through the same thing. X 

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     Hi Sue, 

     I'm sorry you're going through this. I've only been on this garbage for three months  and stop taking it about two weeks ago. I wake up every morning with adrenaline rushes awful anxiety. Before I went off  I love it I was having a lot of pains in both legs especially the size and lower back and I thought it was the medication that I'm still having  The aching, do you have any openings through your muscles and stopping this for Deering talking it?  I was on a very low-dose for the three months only 3.75 mg, I know it's very low and it worked to help my anxiety so I guess it was all I needed and I would've never guessed that the small dose and shorter time could cause all this. I hope that you get through it this time I can get off of this horrible medication  

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    I'm determined to get off it Sue. I was on amitryptyline for years so I know how hard it is trying to taper down or get off medication.

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      Hi ninjawarrior, 

                              It is so hard, sometimes I think I should just stay on it but that's not what I want. I'm gonna try and ride the storm and hopefully these feelings will disappear. Hope you will be successful too. If I knew how hard it was gonna be I would never have taken it. X

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    I'm on 15mg. My doctor doesn't think it will be that hard to come off it because it's a low dose and I've only been on it for 6 weeks. She's told me to take it for 10 nights straight then for the next 10 nights alternate take 1 miss 1. I'm determined to get off this.

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