Mirtazapine for 1 week now experiencing weird symptoms

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I was taking 15 mg Mirtazapine for 1 week which was for insomnia and panic attacks during the night. however upon stopping the medication I am experiencing the following symptoms

Muscle twitching

muscle pain

buzzing sensations in my legs at night

toes twitching

It it possible that these symptoms are from the Mirtazapine. I am now into the third week and it feels like I'm going crazy, the symptoms seem to cycle on a daily basis, however I have constant muscle twitching, the buzzing in my legs seem to come and go.

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    The body pain today is really bad, I'm not sure If I can stand it any longer.

    my current symptoms are

    Tinnitus -developed 2 day off the drug

    Muscle twitching

    muscle pain - increasing in duration

    buzzing sensations in my legs at night - feels like electrical currents (buzzing and tingling)

    toes twitching

    arms burning

    I'm three weeks off now and desperate have been pacing around the house constantly thinking of ways to die.

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      had similar sensations when i stopped cold turkey .PLEASE PERSERVERE TOM they will slowly go away just hang in there i used to go for a walk or keep myself busy and try not to focus on sensations ! my mantra was: and this too shall pass! because once the symptoms pass you will feel amazing !

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    • Posted

      Hi tac

      can I ask the timeframe did you get good and bad days. my whole family think i have got a mental illness and my career is going down the drain.

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    My family were not that supportive at all i guess because that is all i spoke about they thought it was all in my mind !!!!! i felt all alone without any support system initially it was hard but i learnt to deal with it on my own knowing i was not going crazy my pain was real and it was just withdrawel symptoms . my symptoms were worse in mornings and at night burning on my skin but i did affirmations and felt them come and go deep breathing helped but get the app insight timer they have great healing meditations good luck and hang in there! you got this!

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  • Posted

    hi tom, ive come off mirt 3 times the last time i was only on it 8/9 days and had all you describe plus some, it took me about 4 months to recover!

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  • Posted

    its withdrawal. the more you worry and stress over the symptoms the worse they will get and feel.

    even with only being on for 1 week it was enough to make adjustments to your CNS apparently. everyones genetic markup is different. AND cold turkey is never the way to come off antidepressants.

    persevere and try to live and accept the symptoms you are experiencing presently. it will pass.

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    Hi Tom,

    withdrawal symptoms definitely!

    Last time I took only 3,75mg/10 days for insomnia!

    10 weeks off and still have some symptoms left!!

    Good days and bad days come and go !

    Hanging there and like someone wrote earlier, don't take too much stress about! Those symptoms will go away eventually!!

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