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I found this forum in desperation suffering chronic insomnia after abruptly stopping 15mg of mirtazapine. I naively thought I could just stop without any tapering as I thought my dosage low (15mg) coupled with the fact that I had only been taking it for 5 months.
I would like advice from anyone in a similar boat. My main problem is dreadful insomnia. I battle to fall asleep. I have had nights when I am awake the entire night, going to bed at midnight and still awake at 5.00am. It's a mixed bag at present. Some nights I will get 3-4 hours sleep. Other nights maybe 5 -6 hours if I'm lucky. My mind races and I get stomach gurgling and anxiety.
Please someone tell me that this state will pass. I would like to hear from someone who has withdrawn from this drug successfully and had their natural sleep pattern/rhythm return eventually. And when approximately this can happen. I did read that 3 months is a fair expectation for complete withdrawal but would really appreciate any first hand experiences.
I have explained all this to my doctor but refuse to go on a different AD so she has given me a 2 week supply of zopiclone as a security blanket for bad nights. I panic at the thought that two weeks is hardly a comfort if I thought that this chronic insomnia can last for many more months.
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