Mirtazapine tremors

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Anyone else experience inner shaking on mirtazapine?  I was started on 30mg 7 weeks ago for menopause anxiety.  Other than helping me sleep, I have felt really light headed to the point of almost fainting, muscle twitching, joint pain and into the 4th week the inner tremors started.  I asked to come off them, and reduced to 15mg for 2 weeks, the shaking & faint feeling seemed less frequent, I am now on one every other night, however still sometimes feel like I am plugged into the mains!

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    Yes, I am still feeling slight-headed from taking mirt last night. That is what it does.

    I don't get shakes which I seemed to do with LIthium which I am now off. You need to speak to your GP or care coordinator if you have one.

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    Hi, I have been on mirtazapine for 8 weeks and have been through aches, headaches, lightheadedness, imbalance and inner shaking. I put the shaking down to anxiety but it is interesting you say your tremors have decreased as your dose has. I feel like this shaking is just under the skin and bubbles like lava. Have you found any techniques that help you with your anxiety?
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      Hi Sue, yeah that's exactly how the shaking feels with me.  I was taking it around 10pm and I was fine then, it was the next day I had all the symptoms, almost like a withdrawal meaning the only benefit I got from it was the ability to sleep.  I stopped taking the mirtazapine on wed and still have the symptoms, so could be withdrawal I guess.  I have started using transdermal magnesium for sleep which works.  I also take 5mg diazepam which is prob not the best solution but it helps for a while.  I have also found rescue remedy to be quite beneficial.  xx
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