Is this mirt withdrawal? 6 weeks

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Hi just wonder if anyone has had anything similar.

Was on mirt for maybe 12 months or so. Ended up on 15mg I think (half tab at night). Decided to taper because really groggy exhausted feelings in morning / during the day particularly if I hadn’t got to sleep early (even if I slept a long time).

tapered to 7.5 for a few weeks then stopped. Will note I used tramadol some days for back pain and stopped around a similar time.

Felt fine for 2 weeks without mirt, far better. Then stomach issues began (I do have ibs but haven’t had it like this). Burping, bloating, ibs, upper LH abdominal discomfort. This has been lingering for the past month and GP days IBS but I’ve seen a lot of people withdrawing talk about gastro issues. 

Quite uncomfortable still but I believe symptoms are not as bad but now I am eating low FODMAP but still not great at all - hard to function daily. Anxiety is high and sleep isn’t great, trying to relax as I know this affects digestion but it’s difficult. 

Apitite was very low for a month but coming back now and I’ve lost about 5kg.

Will also mention really tight muscles particularly in back. 

I know it’s all subjective and I have tapered of multiple types of SSRI with nothing similar. Just didn’t expect lengthy issues. Main issues are bloating, feeling of trapped air in stomach, consipation, acid reflux, anxiety. 

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    Have you tried Passiflora for anxiety, great reviews. Your stomach problems may or may not be withdrawals, I know my stomach ached when I reduced them. I just keep telling myself it's these symptoms or living on chemicals, personally I choose the first. All the best

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    I’m tapering from mirtazapine to and my stomach is the worst it’s ever been I suffer with ibs to but my gastro consultant said it’s due to the withdrawals 
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      Ok thanks for that! Yeah it’s uncomfortable, I didn’t expect a drug to have such a lingering effect but a lot of people talk about lengthy withdrawals...
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    Yes I’ve been tapering since December 20th and I’ve never experienced anything like this it’s the hardest drug to get off but I’m not giving up 
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      Good for you Caroline 👍 having just came off diazepam, coming off mirtazipine has been much easier, nevertheless a struggle.

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