Mirtazapine, was it making me feel worse?

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Hi, I'm 39 and was prescribed mitazapine in November Ly, to help with the awful withdrawal effects from dosulopin that I had been taking for over 20 yrs, I was on mirtazapine at the highest dose to help with insomnia it took a while to sort but it worked and I kinda felt great, except I would get awful restless legs that would literally keep me up all night, to resolve that I took painkillers that helped, but not only did I slowly gain weight my mood changed it when down hill and I have become very distant, Moody suicidal (thoughts) and argumentative, my partner took the brunt and I went from being bubbly but anxious to a person even I did not like, I feel like my world is falling apart, after 6 yrs in a happy relationship we have almost split up twice in 2 months, we don't laugh any more when I'm at work i can put an act on but as soon as I'm at home all I want to do is sleep or be on my own, we have just come back from a lovely holiday abroad and I hated every minute of it, and I know this all due to this awful drug, I am now day 4 into cold turkey and nobody knows I feel ok so far, has anyone else had a bad reaction to this, I was so desperate I wanted to go back onto the dosulopin,but as I say I'm convinced it's the m irtazapine.

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    I know how u feel I woke up every day with anger and hated even looking at my partner so I knew I needed off them I been off them over a month feel good but have doc next week and have to tell him I'm not taking them he won't be happy

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    Hello all. Well it's been a while now and I'm afraid to say going cold turkey ruined me . I thought I was OK but sadly my depression kicked in . It has ruined my relationship of six years I've been aggressive , and paranoid my partner has had enough . I'm now on dosulopin which has now kicked in but my life is in tatters . I've attempted suicide several times even to the point I've waited next to the train tracks and waited for a high speed train . But I've just not got the guts to do it yet I can't continue. If I could turn the clock back I would . I advise anyone not to go cold turkey and get professional help. As it's just not worth the pain and grief. It will eventually cause you.

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