i have stopped taking mirtaz but my depression came back after 3 months. should start taking again?

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i have been taking mirtaz for 8 month and it really helped me boost my moods. i then decided to stop taking mirtaz with the the doctors advice. during the first week i felt some withdrawal symptoms but i felt ok afterwards. then after three month my depression is now back. please advice me on whether to go back to mirtaz or what other alternative i can do. thank u

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    Did you titrate slowly off it.  Mirtazapine isnt easy to stop.  Some people even use syringes of 1ml doses to stop.  If you came off too quickly maybe this is the backlash and you need to discuss reinstating low dose for a bit longer

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    Hi Mirt.I would say if it helped you before go back on it carefully.I have been on Mirt for 7 months starting at 15mg pm going up to 30mg (15am,15pm) for IBS/anxiety/depression.I'm on some pther drugs as well as being weand off Paxil after almost 20 years.It's been a strugglebut I trust in God that He will get me thru this part of my life that's not so good.I think it probably needs to be a combination of Mirt(or another med),good counseling and a rationship with God.Also people in your family or a friend.It requires some of all.I hope you find your balance as I do soon or in God's time.Prayers your way.Have a good day!! God Bless You,Bob

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