Mirtazapine Tapering

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I am currently taking 15mg.  I started off on this dose in February,  then upto 30mg and then 45mg.  I went back down to 30 and stayed  on it for about 5 weeks. Only been  on 15mg for about 11 nights.  Haven't had any major side effects.  I know everyone is different,  but is it too soon to go to 7.5mg,  I didn't bother with the inbetween doses .I also take 100mg of Pregabalin.

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     Hi Swanscity.  Im sure you will receive feedback from other people sharing their experiences with cutting back Mirtazapine.  As you said 'everyone is different'.  I guess it would also have a lot to do with other meds that we may be taking as well.  Im in my 2nd week of cutting back from 30mg to 15mg & no probs that I have noticed.  Perhaps Im digging myself in a hole here for not going with Dr's advice, but after reading some other posts I thought 'why not'?   Hope you continune to feeling well wink

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      Hi.  I might give a 7.5mg a try and see how it goes.  I'm still feeling tired on the 30mg.  Dreading going to the 7.5mg as they say the lower the dose the more sedating.

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    Hi Swancity as far a your question goes I would maybe give it 2weeks then try tapering it.If you dont feel right increase again and maybe call your Dr. goodluck  you Cat196111
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      Hi.  When I was on the 30mg I had the most painful joints ever.  Back pain was like being in labour.  I asked the Dr to put me back upto the 45mg,  but I didn't bother taking it as I knew that if I kept going up a dose I probably won't be able to get off them. I might give the 7.5mg a try.

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    Hi Swanscity,

    I started on 15mg at first for abt 4 weeks and then went up to 30mg for at least 4 months, I then cut down to 15mg and have now tapered down to 7.5mg. I feel absolutely fine. I am also on Fluoxetine 10mg, which i am going to stay on indefinitely. Good luck with you coming off Mirtzapine. You shld be fine.

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      I'll probably stick with the Pregabalin.  I can't wait to finish the Mirtazapine.  Thought I would have been much worse tapering down.

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    Hi Swancity - I'm doing a cross taper, reducing Mirt from 30 to 15 mg but at the same time taking Sertraline 25 mg increading to 50 mg over a 7 day period, I've had no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever but i think that's probably because of the Sertraline which I plan to stay on if it works for my symptoms.  Wishing you well with your taper and hope you continue to feel well. 

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      I'm wondering maybe because I'm also taking Pregabalin,  the withdrawal from Mirt won't be so bad. Dr said to come off the Mirt before I up the Pregabalin.  I just want to get off the Mirt as soon as I can.

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      that sounds like the same instruction I've been given . . . on Wedensday I stop the Mirt altogether and increase the Sertraline . . . 

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      How long have you been down to the 15mg? I see my GP next week.  I'll see what he thinks.  The Mirt is making me tired.  I just want to stick with one med.

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      Hi Susan I saw my Dr today and he cut my mirt down to 15mg for 2weeks and then stop it.hopfully things will go good for me.I will keep you updated.Cat196111
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      Hi Swancity - today is day 5 of tapering Mirt so two more days to go then I stop the 15 mg mirt and go onto 50 mg sertraline . . .  the only issue I've had has been feeling a little slow, I think that's because the mirt is more sedating at lower doses . . . I have a lot going on in my life and feel a little sad and anxious this morning but i think that is a reaction to what is going on rather than the lower dose of mirt.

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      Hi Cat . . .  that's good and hopefully you will make the reduction and the stop without any side effects,   Stay in touch and let me know how you get on . . . I only have two more doses of 15 mg mirt then I can stop it altogethr and increase the sertraline . . .  .

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    Hi Swancity saw my Dr today I start tapering my mirt down to 15mg for 2 wks then stop.then see how it goes from there.will keep in touch Cat196111
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