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I have a bit of a long history with Mirtarzapine. I started taking it in Feb 2011 and was given 15mg. I took it for two years and I absoluutely loved it- it made me feel better and I had no problems with it at all. In July 2013 I decided to come off- I took 1 every other night for 2 months (so one packet lasted me 2 months), then 1 every 3 nights for 3 months (so one packet lasted me 3 months) then one every 4 nights for 4 months (so that one packet lasted me 4 months). Then I stopped completely. I had very little withdrawal using this method other than itchy skin & a decrease in appetite! (I did try to come off completely after I finished the packet where I took one every other night but the withdrawal was horrid!)
In the end i had to go back on them because my depression came back with a bang! I was originally put back on 15mg but after still feeling Down for 2 months the Dr upped it to 30mg. I've been on that for 5 months now and although I generally feel better, I feel sooo tired! I'm literally like a zombie everyday, I work full time which is a struggle but I'm even more tired at the weekends and I find it hard to get up and do something. I know that mirtarzapine causes tiredness but I was never really tired on the 15mg and I've read that youre supposed to be less tired on the higher doses so it's not really Malone sense to me.
I'm thinking that maybe because I came off the drug, that my body can't handle taking it again and it's too much for me.
Has anybody else had this problem? Also, has anybody upped the dose from 15mg to 30mg and been tired? Ha anybody else found that no matter how long you have been on mirtarzapine that the tiredness just doesn't go away? Sorry for all of the questions but I'm at the end of my tether! I would like to hear from people who have been on mirtazapine for a while, or people who have successfully come off it then had to go back on it.
For reference- I'm a 23 year old female who is generally active and otherwise healthy.
Also, if anybody would like to ask me any questions about how I came off mirtarzapine then I am more than happy to answer it. Please get back to me, any advice is greatly appreciated!
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