Mirtazapine withdrawal

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I have been taking 15 mg of mirtazapine for 6 months for sleep problems and anxiety.

It has helped me sleep and feel more relaxed. But have struggled with word retrieval and foggy head. I decided to come of it and have been on 7.5 mg for 4 weeks, I gave been doing ok but the last three days have had problems sleep waking after 3 hours and my anxiety feels like it coming back! Is this just withdrawal or am I going back my old ways? Any help would be great

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    I cannot help because I was on 45 mg and can't say they ever did a thing to me but am coming off them and think that has to be controlled
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    I didnt find they helped me sleep at all. I dont think the lower dose is very beneficial. I have problems with word retrieval too, But in my case its probably a question of getting older.  Go back to your gp. A foggy head is to be expected when on any sort of these tablets.
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    I think it's the withdrawl from the tablets,be very very careful how you lower the dose and how quickley,I was only them for three month and they can have some terrible withdrawl symptoms,anxiety,insomnia nausea,I have had to take diazapam to make the symptoms easier , on the plus side I don t feel as foggy headed and have a lot more energy,there are people on hear who know how to taper off slowly,they will probably get in touch with you.take care x
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