mirtazapine withdrawal

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hi all i have been searching the net about withdrawal help and there isn't much out there but i did find a bit about drinking plenty to help detox the drug out of the system which i have been drinking loads with having dry mouth im still up and down and tearful but im just hanging in there .

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    all I can say is look after yourself I suffered terribly I didn't sleep for 3 weeks because I came off mitrazapine. I should of got help much quicker than I did. I came off from 45mg too 30 mg too 15mg to 0mg. done it all far too quick maybe over 3 months. How much were you on and how long for

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    Join our mirt withdrawal support group.

    Look up Jo Merriam on fb and send a friend request

    We have loads of members wuth advice and sypport.

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    I'm on the mirt group, too. Where are you at with this? Did you come all the way off and how fast? Mirt is especially cruel in its withdrawal and it is strongly advised if you have cut down by big amounts to go back up a step or two and hang out there for a month or as long as it takes to feel stable again before doing anything else. It is NOT about getting it out of your system! Getting it out of your system is the problem because your system has built it into its operation! Our bodies try to bring about homeostasis when neurotransmitters are elevated artificially by the drug and to do that it modifies the neurons. When you take the drug away too quickly, you are left with those changes unopposed. Yes, it is always good to stay hydrated and flush toxins out, doing so is not flushing the drug out and getting you through withdrawal faster. It is now accepted that one must taper very slowly to successfully come off antidepressants, even if you want to switch to another one, because withdrawal from one will not be canceled out by another. Search the New York times for a recent article about this. I can't put the link here.

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    took me four to 5 months to come off 15 mg. Got pill cutter and cut tablets into 4 pieces. Took 3/4 for 3 weeks, then half tablet for 4 weeks then half tablet every other day, then every 3 rd day, then every 4 th day until down to half tablet once a week ,then off. It was hard but i kept busy and read about anxiety symptoms which were not pleasant during withdrawal. all ok now. sleep is still a issue but i take melatonin and gaba tablets. these work well.

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      Hi, i been off now nearly 8 months. the hardest thing is the anxiety but this does ease. Keeoing busy and focusing on good things helps. Doing excercise and practicing mindfulness helps also. This calms the brain to stop u fixating about how u feel. Your mind can go into overdrive thinking why am i like this!! Doing breathing techniques and focusing calms things down. It does get better but withdraw slowly. Everyone will experience things differently.

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