MIRTAZAPINE - Comparing WITHDRAWAL PLANS

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So, to sum it all up: there are 3 internationa organizations trying to help people come off ad. The road back, point of return and Cita.

The first two suggest to taper off by decreasing the drug at a 10 per cent rate avery two weeks. Cita also suggests a very interesting tapering plan by alternating doses.

After reading almost everything on the web about mirtazapine (I'm now at 11.5) I know that:

1) Many people jump from 45 to 0 without problems. It's as if the drug would taper itself off

2) Many people found difficult to jump from even 1mg to 0

3) People who jump from 7.5 to 0 suffer like crazy

4) there is a scientific evidence that also jumping from a minimum dose to 0 can create problems: Studies prove that sert occupancy remains at 80% even at low doses

5) The WS hits you 8 days or 2 weeks after a decrease in dosage.

5) Which leads me to believe that may be the CITA protocol is the best oone...Since even a small reduction can create a problem...It would be best to alternate doses to allow the drug to abandon the body gradually...

Please have a look at the charts about Mirta and tell me what you think.

Have a great Sunday!

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    Before anyone tries the road back, I spend £180 on their suplements and it was no help, some of their capsules are funny shape and irritated my throat, others like cod fish oil gave indagestion. Having said that I didn't taper by 10% as they recommend but if you had to supplement while doing taper (as they recommend) it would be a fortune!
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      I also got their supplements, had a good impression...But it's too expensive, I agree.
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    Hi

    Thanks for your reply it's very helpful. I have the cita book. My dr would not give me the liquid firm and said there was No evidence it was needed!! And to take half every other day for a week then stop. Do you think what I am going through could see be withdrawal? What did you take mitt for, also have every tried 5 htp

    Thanks

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      Get your doctor to read the forums. The plan he gave you it's nuts, it's going to trigger off a major withdrawal. Taking 5htp while you're taking mirtazapine is also dangerous.
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