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Was wondering if anyone has had similar experience / could advise...
I tried Citalopram (upped from 20 to 30mg) for 3 months and while I had some good days, I was very up and down and had a few big meltdowns near the end.
I also wasn't sleeping so my doc changed me to 15mg Mirtazapine.
This happened 4 days ago and for the first few days I was ok and it has helped me sleep. He told me to stop the Cit (all this was done over the phone as no time for appointments) but after internet research I didn't stop the cit and decided to taper off (going from 30 mg straight to 10mg cit in the morning while taling 15mg mirtazapine at night).
Last night I had the most terrible pains and was rollling around, sweating and vommiting all night (never had anything like it and can only imagine it would be similar to heroin withdrawl) and today I am feeling completley dazed and achey.
Not sure if I made a mistake and should've come off Cit like he said. Worried might have seratonin syndrome or discontinuation syndrome. The symtoms seem to be similar.
Doc is ok but don't think they listen / care / know what they doing and I also feel embarrassed as I can feel he is exhausted with me and my depression and will be angry that I didn't follow his advise. The bits that I did find on the internet was 50 / 50 on tapering off / mixing mirt and cit / stopping cit. Anyone had similar experience of taking mirtazapine and citalopram together?
Also sleeping ok but bloody hell so groggy / tired during the day. Does this wear off?
Also been suggested hormonal problems (as well as depression), which sounds probable as my meltdown often (though not always) coincide with the time before my period. Any experience with hormonal imbalances and depression (particularly suicidal behaviors) citalopram / mirtazapine
Sorry lots of information there and questions. Advice on any of these points much appreaciatted
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