Mirt withdraw advice please

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Hi group

Advice if u can please, been on mirt 8 mnth, 15 for 3 mnth an 30 for 5,

Seen my pdoc last week to reduce, he said alternate 30-15-30-15 for a week so I'm on 15, I'm so anxious of withdrawals , please help, has anybody done it this way? So scared, this damn pill .....

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    Well, everyone is different and you'll have to see how it goes, but I should just warn you that withdrawal effects can be delayed by a few weeks. I tried a very small reductionvand was hit with the withdrawal effects, including brain zaps and muscle spasms, 2 weeks after I started and they just kept coming even after I went back to 30mg. So all I'm saying is, be careful and listen to your body.
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      Thankyou pixie for ur reply, ur right in what u say, my anxiety about withdrawal only kicked in when I made the decision to come off it, r u off them now then? xx
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      Sorry to report that I'm still on the 30mg. The muscle spasms aggravated my ME/CFS and left me really Ill and that has taken a long time to get over. But I am going to try again when I feel stronger. Actually I'm not in any particular hurry to get off the mirtazapine, because it's done me good with minimal side-effects. My psychiatrist said I could stay on it, but it's been 6 years and I'd like to feel I could do without it.
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      To be honest they av been a great med I think readin all the horror stories has made me want to get off them more, sorry to hear uve had a horrid time tryin to reduce, especially with ur other conditions, u must feel so awful at times, I wish u well pixie an thanx for chattin to me, wish we could all get off this rollercoaster lol xx
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    Hi Angela. I withdrew very slowly over six months. I had to buy a weighing machine and cut my tablets up down to 1 mg and I still got insomnia as a withdrawal going through th is now and been off for three weeks. Doing my head in. U may be ok. But my advise would be to taper slower. X
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      Wow u done very well susansasha, wot withdrawal symptoms did u have if it's ok to ask? I don't want to b on them forever, I got the cita chart an that's a really slow process, but it is what it is, thanks for ur reply oh an well done for gettin off them, xx
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      Just insomnia and itching. But itching gone now. I had to taper over six months. I would definitely advise this. I hope u get on ok. My doc said mirt was not addictive. He was wrong. X
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      Ov course they are otherwise we could just stop no problem, who r we to tell a doctor other wise, well I did!! An she referred me to a psi who actually listened to me, wow, it was a revelation, but again he told me there were no withdrawals that his patients av reported, oh wot to do, could u tell me how u done it? Sorry to b a pain, how long where u on them for? Thanks so much for ur help xx
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      Hi Angela. I was on 30 mg for six months. I had a breakdown. I suffer from anxiety. I then went to 15 mg for about four weeks. Then split tablet to 7.5 mg. Then I reduced by a mg a week and I did have some sleepless nights. I think now I should have waited until I was ok then dropped. Just reduce very slowly. U may be lucky and not get any withdrawals. Do it in your own time. I have had some awful days. But on good days and try and do as much as I can and enjoy the good days. I hope this helps. Susan x
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      Aww bless ur heart, hope ur doin much better now, did u go straight to 15 from 30 or do 22.5? They r a great med to b fair, but they created my anxiety which I didn't av before I took them, so frustrating, do u take anythin in it's place or r u free from all meds? They want to put me on something else but I'm not keen lol, just want off them, thanx for ur help Hun, best ov health to u xx
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      Hi Angela I went from 30 to 15 and was ok. I found the lower the mg the harder it is. In was only on mirt nothing else. I wouldn't go on anything else unless u are not sure u can cope without anything. Do what's right for u. I hope this insomnia is over soon. You take care and take things slow. Xx
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      Hi, may I ask about the weighhing machine?  I'm going to need one if I can't get liquid form when I start to wd.  Can you give details please?  

      Many thanks smile

       

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      Hi go on amazon and put in mg weighing machine. It should bring them up. Mine is called smart weigh digital jewellery scale. It measures mg. Good luck x
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