Mirt Withdrawal weight loss, fatigue, and nausea

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Could someone share how much weight they lost? I am into week 8, and still losing weight, 15 pounds so far. Also, although I had the best nights sleep that I have had in a while, I am still weak and fatigued. The nausea is still there, had the dry heaves yesterday and feel like it is going to happen again today. I just feel genrally sick.

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    David, I am sure you are losing weight because you have been unable to eat much. This is still part of the WD. Glad you had a good night sleep, but sorry you are still feeling so ill. You just posted recently that you were starting to feel better. One day at a time is all you can do. My thoughts are with you. I wish there was something you could take to ease these symptoms.
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      Kathy, thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I almost think that the good day / bad day period is worse than the all bad period, as you get your hopes up that things have made a turn for the better, only to have the awful symptoms right back in your face. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your input in this. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. It almost feels as though I have had an 8 week stomach virus. Thanks again, David
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      How horrid it must be, David. I am so very sorry. Try to go one day at a time. When the good days come, enjoy them, and remember there may be more bad ones before they all become good. This might help you keep your sanity...lol...I have had nausea for over 5 years, due to anxiety. The mirt never helped, then I was stuck on it for no good reason. I do understand your pain. And I pray those good days start coming a lot more often. Then you will know you are almost out of it. Hugs....
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      I'll take all the hugs that I can get. The anxiety is causing me to worry about everything. Just like the abdominal pain and cramps along with the weight loss makes me think that I might have stomach or colon cancer, even though I have had IBS my entire life. It makes you hyperaware of everything going on in your body. I recently had a CT scan of my brain because of symptoms that I was having, and if I hadn't, I would be worrying about the headaches that the WD is causing. I will do as you suggested and look at each good day as an oasis to be enjoyed, and know that there are more coming. Bless you Kathy, David
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    Not sure how much I lost overall but I went down a few notches on my belt. I lost weight really quickly when coming off mirt but eventually my apettite came back smile

    Sounds like you are doing better, I feel for you I know how lonely it all feels.

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      Thank you, Sandy. It is a lonely feeling. Like I have said before, I don't know what I would have done if not for you guys. One thing is for sure, the doctors don't have a clue! On top of it all, I have seasonal allergies, which are really bad right now, and due to a heart problem, I can't take antihistimines. So, I am having to deal with the sneezing, coughing, fatigue, sinus drainage, and throat irritation cold turkey as well. I don't mean to complain, but who else would understand? Regards, David
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    Just wanting to send you good wishes mate, i'm as you know withdrawing and a fair way off where you are. I am angry that these meds are so hard to get off. I am approaching 7.5mg steadily but already feel the withdrawals regulary. I have a couple goodish days then a lousy one, which questions everything. My only hope is the withdrawals make me more determined to get free of this drug..I am rotating 15/7.5mg at present under doctors instructions, the other day on 7.5 i was having a horrible day, that evening I took the 15mg as planned and within 30 minutes all the withdrawals went away and i felt great. Although I felt relaxed and relieved i was angry that my body was just craving the drug, easy to come off i don't think so
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      I think it's even harder to come off of when you switch doses. The brain doesn't understand and rebels. Dropping a dose weekly seems to take care of that. Best wishes.
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      Craig, I send you best wishes as well. It seems that there is no good way to get off this stuff, only degrees of bad. The word good should only be used when describing a good day, or wishing someone good luck, because luck is about all you can hope for when withdrawing from this awful chemical. By the way, kathy56977 is an informed angel of mercy, and I have received some good correspondece from her, along with others. Thank God for sites like this.
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      Hi Maggie, I have been told to rotate for 2 weeks at 15/7.5, then 2 weeks at 7.5 then stop. The only thing that can change it is if I become too unwell during this time to just slightly increase it, hope that helps
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      Thanks Craig. I have not heard of this before..I was able to come off a benzo ,oxazepam, with no withdrawal symptoms with doctors help by using equivalent amount of diazapam liquid to start off.This enabled me to get off by a ml a week. And easy to measure the small doses.Took 6 weeks and I had been on it for 20years, lol. Maybe mirt comes also in liquid.Ask your doc.Wonder of wonders,they may even investigate! Best wishes
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