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My doctor originally put me on 15 mgs Mirtazapine to help with my sleep and anxiety. But now I'm sleeping too much and upon awakening in the AM (even after 8-10 hours of sleep), I am still so majorly fatigued and feel like a zombie. Plus, I've gained a lot of weight and want to eat all the time. So now I'm weaning off of Mirt and went down to about 7.5mgs a night. Even at that dosage, I am still having these side effects. Now, I'm literally shaving a tiny tiny piece of the tablet a week at a time until I'm completely off. This is my 2nd time trying to go lower than 3.75mgs. The 1st time I tried to go lower than that, my anxiety increased and I also was not sleeping very well.
Now there are other possible contributors to my anxiety and insomnia increase. I suffer from chronic pain which tenses my muscles up constantly. I feel like my body is in constant "fight or flight" response and just cant relax, no matter what I do. I also have mild sleep apnea, which may be a contributor, so between the chronic pain and sleep apnea, my sleep gets interrupted.
I am also on Fluoxetine, Buspirone, Lamotrigine, and Clonazepam, along with the Mirtazapine..
I would appreciate any feedback on my post and wonder if anyone has any safe and good tips on how to get off of Mirt without dealing with so many withdrawal effects.
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