Mirtazapine withdrawal

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Hi all, does anyone know how long it will take to start to feel better once stopping mirtazapine. Was on 30mg for 14 weeks, still feeling really tired. 

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    Hi Birdy , im not sure how long your tiredness will improve but i still have fatigue an tiredness due my reduction of Mirtazapine from 60mg to 30mg i hope to reduce it thurther was im feeling better from my Withdrawals from Zyprexa 10wks ago.. i don't know if I've been of any help to you i can relate to your tiredness from Mirtazapine. Hope things inprove for you very soon mate. Take care Lloyd from Oz

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    Did you cold turkey off 30mg ?
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      I started tapering from 30 to 15 for a week and then every other night, gradually reduced more and then I stopped them. 
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      That is very fast. The faster you taper withdrawal can be quite rough. If you are just fatigued then count yourself lucky.

      How long have you been off it ?

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      I'd only been on them for 14 weeks, so I thought it wouldn't take that long to taper. Stopped taking them 2 weeks tomorrow. Still feeling tired and not sleeping very well and still slightly uptight during the day. I don't think I feel much worse coming off them than when I was on them. Just got to see it through now and hope it doesn't take too long. 

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      Yes. 2 weeks is not long. Drink plenty of water, try and excercise, eat well, take magnesium and omega 3 and avoid stress. May take a good few weeks but you will feel better.
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      Thanks Sarah, you're keeping me positive that I will feel better, which magnesium and omega 3 do you take? Seeing mental health nurse on Tuesday, she was the person who told me to start tapering as Mirtazapine wasn't suitable for me. X

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      Just high strength omega 3 and magnesium glucemate ( something like that ) look on amazon. You need to give yourself 90 days and take care if yourself.

      Why did they put you on it ?

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      Doctor said in January that I had anxiety and depression, she prescribed sertraline which I was on for 2 weeks, went back to see her and said I wasn't sleeping so she changed me on to mirtazapine. Started at 15 for a week and then increased to 30mg, finally increased to 45mg. I couldn't cope being on them as all I wanted to do was sleep. I have relapsing remitting MS and I struggle with tiredness anyway. Saw mental health nurse a few weeks ago and she suggested that I came off them. I'm hoping to start taking my amitriptyline again as that suited me and helped with nerve pain. Mirtazapine has been absolutely awful and I just can't wait for it to get out of my system. 

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      Hello Sarah , how are you ? Hope you are doing fine ,, i have seen a lot of your posts regarding remeron withdrawals. I was on it for 6 years 15 mg then tapered very fast to 7.5 mg for 5 months then went off last april , i’m now 9 weeks off . Have suffered most of the symptoms ( anxiety depression nausea tiredness except insomnia , i sleep for 6 hours sometimes 5 it’s ok , the major concern is anxiety and depression depersonalization. Sometimes i feel like a zombie awful feeling i have never felt in my whole life) i have never experienced anxiety or depression in my life before remeron , i have originally taken it to gain some weight it did help but i decided i want to quit . I read that i may experience waves and windows , last week i had very nice 3 days felt normal again then back to anxiety . Any help or advice . When do you think all these symptoms will subside?
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