Itchy skin

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Is anyone experiencing itchy skin, or the sensation that spiders are crawling on them?

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    Mirtazapine contains an antihistamine so when withdrawing etc you get itchy, I itched that bad I had bruises on my legs, also some food are high in histamine so should be avoided, mirtazapine withdrawal can also cause you to have new allergies until withdrawal symptoms have gone, I have the spider sensations sometimes too.
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    Me Gretel

    its driving me crazy...

    have you notice dry skin from stopping mirtazapine?

    kaz

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      My skin is just itching but really dry to the point were it's like flakey. I used body cream for yrs and never suffered dry skin until now so really has to be another bloody gift from mirt

      how you feeling now ?

      any better ? I hope you are 

      kaz 

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      Skin does get back to normal, I think it was around 6 months for me the first 2 times quitting also Epsom salts in the bath help, make skin soft, help keep you calm (ish) and contain magnesium so win win win x
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      Gretel

      thanknyou so much for letting me know il have look now for it .pm me and let me know brand you got as if it's working for you I'm sure it will help me,,my skin is getting more dry by the day

      kaz x

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    Yes gretel,two 10 days to three weeks after a taper my legs itch and burning sensation like mad,calms down again,then after all withdrawels gone another taper!!!
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    It's a living hell for me now. Itching like never in my life, hole body. I did not use any antihistamine yet, just some cream any vitamins. Does not work as expected though. How did you cope with your problem?

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    hi

    i wonder if any of you can help me. I'm not sure of how common this is but I came off mirtazapine in November 2017, i had no skin complaints during my three years on it but as soon as I came off I had severely itchy skin. i have been diagnosed with urticaria and dismissed my doctors. I have to take two anti histamines a day otherwise the itchiness is unbearable.

    I had no idea that these tablets would cause this. Please let me know if you know of anyone who has experienced this..... and if they got over the symptoms

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