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Almost 3 weeks ago I stopped Mirtazapine cold turkey. I was on a small dose of 7.5mg but I'm also a small person (8stone) and that dose seemed to work for me. Just before I stopped I tried to taper but then changed my mind and double the dose which almost immidiately gave me some nausea, palpitations and very bad muscles and joints pain. I stayed on that dose for a week but none of the symptoms cleared completely so on Friday 30.05 I stopped it completely.
Next few days were dreadful, with nausea, palpitations, ringing in the ears (and ear pain), burning sking on legs and arms, painful joints and muscles, especially left leg, muscle twitching, back pain, insomnia. They don't all come in at once and I do have a better moment or day but pretty much i'm still in pain most of the time and exhausted. I'm sure that the fact i've been on an antybiotic (doxycicline) for a bacterial infection drains the body as well and perhaps contributes to feeling ill but my GP says it shouldn't matter.
Please can anyone having a similar experience reply to this post. My GP just took my hope away today telling me that I don't have any withdrawal as he's never had a problem with this drug, but the only other choice is probably a serious autoimmune disease, which I'm terrified to think of. I never had any muscle or jount pain until about 4 weeks ago and now having a very sad time thinking what happend to my life as I'm not able to look after my family. I just want to have my hope back that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it's a few more weeks or months...
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