Mirtazapine Tapering Up

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hi guys. I've been on mirtazipine for 4 years now and have come down from 45 to 7.5 but have had a really bad time. I decided to go beak up at first to 15 and now I'm on 30. but I still am experiencing brain zaps, hypnic jerks, anxiety, odd vision. i don't know what to do whether to go up to 45, go down to 15. this has been happening for 5 weeks. i have slept very little, 1-2 hour blocks. I have the worst doctor and just don't know what to do. I feel like death. haaaaalllp

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    hey andy, you need to stick to a dose until you get stable, you had withdrawal and now you have symptoms from increasing, try your hardest to ride it out x

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      hey andy, yes at least until your body catches up, also any dose higher than 15mg doesnt help sleep, lower doses are more sedative, fingers crossed you sleep as i know how tough insomnia is bless you, it is possible to get off as ive done it 3 times (long story) it just takes time x

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    andy.

    You are experiencing "rebound ". The brain is trying to reach homeostasis. After

    taking Remeron that makes you sleepy, the brain reacts to compensate and insomnia

    is the result. All sleep medicines do this. All. Doctors do not tell us that.

    I have been suffering insomnia for 25 years, after physical addiction to Xanax.

    Do not panic. I have been weening off of Klonopin for over a year ! ! and getting

    only about 2-3 hours a sleep a night for over a year ! ..

    Do not give up hope. With enough people willing to tell the truth, maybe

    someday, the medical experts will not blame us. They will look in the mirror.

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