Mirt withdrawal help

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I have been on mirtazapine since July 2019. I have never felt good while on it. I was having dry heaves due to anxiety every morning so went on this. It did help stop the dry heaves. I am trying to taper off. I was taking 7.5 mg and down to 5.62. I got down to 3.75 but dry heaves started again so went back up. I wake up every morning 5 am and feel exhausted, diarrhea, cold then warm, nose stuffed up constantly. SLOW tapering isn't helping. Thinking going cold turkey because can't feel any worst. I am also on Celexa which been on for 15 yrs. It was lower to 20mg while on mirt.

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    could be celexa withdrawals.

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    Hi Pam, I've also been on Mirt since July. I've tried to reduce my dose twice and got down to 3.75 and then stopped altogether as I felt OK, but 3-4 days later I started to feel sick, faint and dizzy. Both times I reinstated the dose and now I'm doing a slow taper, 10% or so every 3-4 weeks. I'm currently on 6.75. I would love to go cold turkey, just to be free of the drug, but am worried about not being able to continue working with the probable side effects. I have felt OK on it, just sedated most of the time and, of course, have put on lots of weight very quickly. I now have back and rib ache, which I have never had before. Good luck if you decide to go cold turkey; if you feel so bad on it you probably won't feel much worse!

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      Thanks for your comments. It is so hard getting off of this. Luckily I am not working. Got down to 3.75 mg also and went back up. If I get brave enough might go CT. The mornings are the worst.

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    could be cit withdrawal! ive stopped mirt 3 times cold turkey, ssri's are a different beast altogether x

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