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1st part of the saga is here if you are interested haha http://patient.info/forums/discuss/long-term-mirtazapine-use-taper-withdrawal-so-far-507675 ;
On Mirtazapine for 9ish years, mainly 30mg and then 40mg. Tapered and stopped completely between january and April. Was ok for a month or so then quit a few other things whilst dealing with some bad personal stuff. Nosedived from there and i ended up reinstating at some point around June/July time at 7.5mg.
I Started tapering 3 weeks ago. My scales aren't 100% but i believe i took 6mg for 10 days and 5mg for ten days. Took a crumb of the stuff on Thursday and have had nothing since then.
Effects so far have been Itching (constant if i think of it but bareable) Nausea, reduced appetite and reduced sleep (down from 7 hours to 4/5). These started as soon as i started reducing the dose.
When i got to this dose the previous time i was having a lot of trouble with anxiety, and getting twitches in my eye lids and also what i read being refferred to on here as brain zaps, which were worse at night. Not had any of these at all this time except a little anxiety but nothing too troubling.
Sorted out a lot of problems i had since i last attempted and now it is just this i've got to deal with so it should be a lot easier than last time.
I lost 2 stone on the last attempt (I was slim when i started) and only put 1 back on. As long as im sleeping then this is the only thing i can see causing me a problem. I won't be able to lose 2 stone again!
Other information that may be relevant
Im 27, male, not on any other prescription medication, smoker, and i've had a decent mood the past couple of months. No other illnesses either.
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