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I have been on mirtazapine for 6 months on 30mg for anxiety and although it worked wonderes in the beginning after 6 months if i'm honest i'd rather feel anxiety than feel nothing at all. I felt like a zombie,no emotions, no excitement for anything at all, just completely numb and un-interested. i have put on a stone and half since march and the body judders and heavy sleeping have just made me think enough is enough.. it's time to come of these pills.. so, i halved my dose down to 15mg under instruction from my GP and he said just listen to my body and drop it down to 7.5mg when you feel ready, so i stayed at 15mg for 11 days, i had no withdrawal effects at all, so i dropped it down to 7.5mg 7 days ago. for the last 2 day's i have had a heaache but that's it. i'm currently debating wether to start talking the 7.5mg every other day for a week starting from tonight, or wether to stay on the 7.5mg every night till the headache goes.. i am only weaning off as it was advised by my doctor, a friend of mine was on 30mg a night for 6 months the same as me and she just stopped them dead,she had a headache for 4 days but that was it and she is off them now completely.. i just think if i have a headache anyway why bother taking them anymore, but then after reading horror story after horror story of MT withdrawal i'm a bit scared to just stop.. but at the same time i'd rather feel like death for a week and get it over with than keep getting these drawn out headaches for weeks to come while i taper down.. i just want these pills gone and my feelings back.. i'm that desperate for it that' i'd rather be ill from withdrawal than continue for one one day taking these pills, major internal battle going on.. any advice please, any personal experiences? (preferably positive ones)
you never get positive ones only negative ones as they have more impact on you i guess... although i have read on many forums that weight loss happens fast when you stop taking MT. so that will be a bonus if i do feel rough.. but be assured that's not my main reason for coming off them, any weight liss will just be a bonus.. thanks in advance for any tips or advice you may have..xxx
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