Mirt Withdrawal Abdominal Cramps

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Out of all the symptoms that I have had while withdrawingfrom mirt, the one that has been the worse, and hardest to seem to shake is the abdominal cramps / pain. I am on my third and las time coming off mirt, and each time that I went back on it was because I couldn't deal with the abdominal pains. They cause lack of sleep, fatigue, anxiety, and stress. Each time that I went back on the mirt, all the abdominal symptoms were gone withing a few days. I had to get off the drug the last time because of heart rhythm problems that I was already on heart meds to control. My cardiologist took me off them this time for good. So, going back on the mirt is no longer an option. My question is has anyone had significant abdominal cramps coming off mirt, and if so, how long before any relief? This time I have been off a little over 4 months. Thanks for reading and any response is appreciated. David

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    Hi David

    Yes I had really bad cramps coming down from 45mg to 15mg of mirt.

    I cant get off the 15mg but I have been told by my doctor I have to get off the last 15mg in the next two weeks not looking forward to it.

    I have had lots of checks on stomack problems so I know that when I get the pain now its withdrawal and there is nothing seriously wrong.

    Thats how I am going to try and get through it

    Stay Strongcool

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      Lynne, thank you so much for the response. I was on 45 mg for 8 years, and 2 years ago I started trying to get off them. And like I said, abdominal cramps/spasms have been the worst of it. I was at the ER March 17th, and had to be given Morphine for the pain. It isn't that bad now, but I am still having the cramps, mainly on both sides just under my ribs. I had 2 CT scans last June, and another when I was in the hospital ER in March, all of the abdomen, and all were normal. Are you still having the pain, and where is it located? I wish you well and Godspeed in your healing. Your Friend, David
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      Hi David

      Yes Ive had a CT and an endoscope all was clear.

      My pain is also just under rib cage I have been given pills for acid reflux

      I have to keep a food diary and improve my diet they say its anxiety related and maybe a bit of IBS

      Stay Strongcool

       

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      Good morning Lynne! I have been told the same thing, but since I am 4 months off mirt, I still feel like that may be a part of it as well. The last couple of days has been bad, and last night I didn't sleep very well because of the pain. Does this seem to be affecting your bathroom habits as well?

      Thanks for your reply, and I wish you well.

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      Hi David

      Thought I'd chime in here I found that lansarapole and busupan helped when I got tummy cramps

      Only lasted a week or so

      Uve done so well have been reading your posts they are a great comfort

      Hopefully this will all be a bad memory for you soon

      S x

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      I was given busupan but you can only take it for two weeks no longer.

      It was ok but no use for long term problems

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