I was on Citalopram and without realising my medication was changed to 15mg mirtazapine.

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I am horrified and more depressed with my weight gain.Only just realised what is causing the weight gain.This is worse than the reason I am on AD's. I want to wean myself off it. Has anybody any experience of just taking 1 every other night and gradually coming off it? What side effects do I look out for. I am a diabetic, and have even asked my nurse to see a dietician? It's not my diet, it's Mirtazapine??

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    Hi Norma and sian,

    how are both of you doing.

    Sian, sorry you were put on the mirt...it caused weight gain for me too

    Norma how are you doing on CITA?

    wishing you both a good evening...

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    Hi Rose Im not doing to well because I think I was put on Mirt for the wrong reason.        I was put on it for Ibs 4yrs ago at 45mg I'm now down to 15mg with one day a week at 7.5mg. My biggest problem comeing off it is my tummy pain gets worse as I come down.Im just hopeing that will level out a bit but my Gp said it won't.So god help me when I'm totally of it. Also my temper is really bad my poor husband can't understand what's happened to me . Are you totally of it Rose and if so how do you feel.Thank you for asking it's nice to have this forum to have a rant on. Take Care 
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      Sorry Sian that post was meant for ROSE. It wasn't meant to worry you your withdrawal symptoms might be entirely different to me .Take Care
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    Hi to all,

    I should be off next week if all goes well. I did have a set back with the bladder infection and then, a cold I guess.

    so things are going pretty good.

    i think mirt can cause Irritable bowel because I had many times with tummy troubles .

    dont worry Norma, you'll be able to get off. Just keep reducing at your own speed.

    hope you have a good day and evening. I'm glad you have a husband, and although your temper might be up, I'm sure he realizes that it's the medication.

    good health....

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    good luck with the new doctor, it makes a world of difference if you find a good one and also one who meshes well with you personally. I've had my share of both!

    be well, come back and post let me know now you are doing ...


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