Hunger in the night got worse

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Hi I have been on 45mg Mirtazapine for four years and am reducing the dosage to come off it.

The initial severe insomnia stopped after a few days, but I'm waking up three times in the night to eat as I'm ravenous and feel sick if I ignore it.

Everything I've read indicates people eat more on the drug, not off it.

Had anyone else had this, and does it pass?

Thank you.

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    I have been on 15 mg for 6 months and have not experienced any hunger attacks! Did take 30 mg for about 3 months and  major side effect was a strange kind of dizziness ( Spiral). Thus decided to reduce to 15 on gradual basis- a reduction of 3.5mg  a time. You may try some exercise and eating small portions. Also some oats cereal last thing at night. This regime may help overcome hunger urge. I also do some yoga and deep breathing to combat any side effects to cope with withdrawl  when needed. Good Luck
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    That's why I came off them I can't afford to put on any more weight I came off them by myself and didn't tell my doctor but need to tell psychiatrist soon as I need more medication soon

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    Hi Anthony,

    I am like that when I take my Mirtazapine.  After about half an hour I am ravenous and HAVE to eat.  I don't feel hungry in the night because I have sleeping meds.  I have gained quite a lot of weight.  I see my GP tomorrow and going to talk about coming of them

    Good luck

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