Insomnia

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I had to come off Mirtazepine last Wednesday after reducing it from 30 to 15 for a few weeks then from 15 to 0 for 2 weeks. The problem is I can't sleep now. How long does it take for insomnia to improve? I was on Mirt for 4 months.

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    going through the same thing rn... have you tried taking melatonin?? Alsl, if you dont mind me asking, since you have came off of mirt, do you ever wake up out if your sleep feeling like you cant breathe??

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      How long have you been off it? I have been off now for a week thank god. I am also on Venlafaxine and a small dose of Sertraline. I really started to panic about my sleep 2 days ago because even if I take XANAX or antihistamines I tend to wake up a lot and often just can't get back to sleep. I tend to alternate and one day I would take benzo and another antihistamine. I have also tried melatonin 3mg but it didn't really help or maybe the dose was too low... I will also try to have nights where I don't take anything and I know it will be tough but it will have to get better!!!

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      been off completely for a week also! and the melatonin dose probably was too low. they have extra strength on amazon and it works really good!

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      Would you mind to write what is it called please so I will check. I have melatonin gummies called Sleepwell. How many mg are you taking?

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      I am using my phone and can't see an inbox icon. would you mind to write a name please? Your previous message is still getting moderated. Don't know why.

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    Hi, it takes a few weeks for some sort of normal sleep pattern to return. I take melatonin sometimes and a antihistamines as they make u drowsy. valaren root from health shops is a herb that also helps sleep. going to bed at a set time and maybe reading a little also helps. I'm just about managing now with sleep but it's taken awhile. hope my info helps.

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      Ala and Tempest

      Please please be extra careful with taking antihistamines during withdrawal and discontinuance of mirtazapine! You can develop anaphylaxis,

      Mirtazapine has antihistamines in a VERY big way. when you reduce or stop your histamine receptors (very complex system) are trying to nomalize up and down regulate to homeostasis) , Taking antihistamines circumvents this healing and can result in flared w/d, prolonged w/d or worse, anaphylaxis. Please be careful!

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      Are you also on other meds? I tend to alternate between Xanax and antihistamines (the last week) , but I will try to have nights where I don't take anything. Even if I take something to help me sleep I still wake up a lot and often struggle to get back to sleep for hour or would be awake since 2-3am.

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      on nothing now. I take propanol for morning anxiety. I only use the antihistamine if I'm desperate so about once, twice a week. I mainly use the valaren root which is a herbal tablet and that helps. I did take pregablin for anxiety but have managed to stop that as well. I have banged a few nights with nothing and do fall asleep but only for 2/3 hours.

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