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My doctor put me on 15 mg of mirtazapine about three weeks ago for a severe depression that's lasted about 6 months already. I had tried several other meds but had side effects to them all. A week ago at the doctor's recommendation, I stopped taking the mirtazapine because I had been on it only two weeks, and I was on only 15 mg.
The night after I stopped the medication, I had severe nausea, vomiting, headache, unsteadiness on my feet (like standing on a boat's deck in a storm), nystagmus, and at the same time, a sound like a light saber from Star Wars. Weird!
Although the nausea has stopped, the most disturbing problem remaining is the nystagmus. It happens when I look sideways, and I get 3-5 flicks of my eyes, accompanied by the "light saber" sound.
Has anyone had a similar problem? If so, does it subside?
I'm still having withdrawal symptoms besides the nystagmus -- insomnia, jitteriness, irritability, headaches, huge appetite, and sensitivity to light and sound. I'm not going to taper off -- I'm just going to tough it out. I'm going to look into conservative ways to detox, too.
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