Martizipine withdrawal

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im on 30mg martizipine I've tried to come of it cold turkey after 3days I feel tension in my head feel is though I'm going to slur my words and agitated legs and arms feel heavy and shakes could this be withdrawal.ive been on it for 2 years

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    I've been on Mirtazapine for 6 years, the highest dose being 45 mg. I am presently titrating down, at 7.5 & 15 mg on alternate days. At the suggest of people on this site I have been following a  10% taper, with minimum side effects.

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    Hi Tadger,

    Are you desperate to stop Mirt?  CT can be pretty horrific for most folk, carries a health warning to stop suddenly.  I would reinstate at 10% less than the 30 mg you were on - this might seem difficult but you could ask your doc for Mirtazapine Sol Tabs, they dissolve.  Until you get sorted retake the 30mg if you feel you need to reinstate.

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    Sounds like WD to me. One of the most noticeable symptoms I have had during withdrawal is a severe tension in my legs. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has experienced this.

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    Taper down really slowly! I would get a pil splicer and cut the 30mg in 1/4 tabs. Take 3/4 for a month see how you do, then try 1/2 for another month again write down a morning note every day about your sleep, what aides you took. As mentioned I use L-trytophan 500mg a hour before bed and again if I wake up. I know I started experiencing insomnia again even before I decided to taper down. I expected this because in the beginning Mirt was wonderful putting me to sleep. I had no other side effects until I went down to a 1/4 tab and a few days after that I got 3 days of headaches and night sweats. I was only on 15mg so you wanna go real slow starting from 30mg. Good luck
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