Mirtazapine withdrawal and weight loss

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hi I stopped 15mg mirtazapine cold turkey a week ago. I feel great except the dread that the symptoms will be kicking in soon . my gp says I should not suffer as I'm taking citalopram . has anyone been lucky enough not to get withdrawal symptoms? also how long has peoples weight took to come off? thanks in advance

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    a week is early days. not everyone gets withdrawals. i d give it 4 weeks to be sure.

    the doc is wrong about the citralopram

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    hello.

    I only gained one pound.. It came off fast. I do run, hike, walk, golf, play sports. I also park far away anytime I shop, to be moving and exercise.. i eat small portions about

    3-5 times a day. Small, so the stomach is not stretched out, feeling hungry. Small portions is the key. Like in Europe. Never have seen many overweight people there.

    Never. Over eating is an American disease.

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      So true. Being an American, not only is our portion sizes part of our obesity problem, but also the quality of our foods is bad. We have a major problem with processed foods/fast foods being the main "go to" junk for most people here because it is convenient for them. Plus the glysophate (pesticides from Roundup Weed killer) is very harmful to our bodies and gut lining, which creates a whole array of health problems.

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    Amy, everyone's body is different to how it responds to medications and how it responds to coming off of them. I can only say from experience, that when I came off of Mirt, I was started on Amytriptaline (sp?) and I came off Mirt very slowly ... slower than my Dr said to. I didn't have any withdrawal effects other than now I don't sleep very well. 😕

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    ...oh also I gained about 20 pounds (US) & I've been off of Mirt about 3 weeks now and haven't lost a pound yet 😦

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      Most of these psyche drugs cause weight gain in many, many people... Another prevalent

      theme is many people have sleep issues, where as before they started on these medications,

      or have been off them, they have sleep problems.. Obviously, doctors should be aware of

      these common, very common problems.... yet they continue to prescribed the so-called

      medications. We wonder, what happened to people with emotional and mental issues, before all these medications with severe side effects ? ? ? Is talking therapy better in the long run ? ? ?

      Perhaps it was... Maybe people got better through time, without side effects lingering

      over there lives like a dark cloud.

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      Lol... I hear ya. But I've always been overweight...since birth 😄 and have struggled all my life to get it off. It's easy to gain, but a struggle to lose 路

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      Agreed. You would think so, about what Dr's ought to know. They just know what they're taught from a textbook so they have "tunnel vision"... with no thinking outside the box. Plus, it's a money maker for them to prescribe meds. Everytime I see my GP, I feel like she's trying to prescribe me the flavor (med) of the month. eyeroll

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    Everyone i know, that was overweight lost weight by eating less quantity.

    They tried every fad diet. Every new trend. Nothing worked, except less

    food. It is difficult, but can be done. Eating less quantity is the only thing

    that worked. This is the secret behind Weight Watchers. People eat less

    food, shrinking the stomach, and then wanting less and less, and less.

    The stomach has to shrink, sending signals to the brain, that it is not

    hungry. Eating small portions 2-5 times a day is all that worked to lose

    weight. Eat nutritious food. Not too much junk.

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