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Thought i'd give an update on my journey so far coming off Mirt. I reduced from 30mg to 15mg for 2 weeks. This was pretty hard going as withdrawals come quickly within 2 days of reducing. Unfortunately there isnt alot you can do but ride them, and keep telling yourself they will pass. I found myself pushing myself to get to the evening to take the 15 my body desperately craved. Eventually I found this subsided and I went onto my next stage of 15/7.5 alternate nights. This too turned into a can of worms, bringing headaches from one day to the next. After a week at this i found myself getting so irritated I decided to just drop to the 7.5 and see how I go. Currently on day 4 of the 7.5. Headaches seemed to have gone away and the anxiety has eased down a bit.So where am I, well hopefully one step closer to being off this med. How do i feel? I'd love to say good, but days are filled with the knowledge I am withdrawing keeping me aware of things that could go wrong...But to sum up, just over 4 weeks ago a Dr had told me to stay on the 30 dose and ride it. I was waking with a hangover, having anxiety to the point of it leading into a panic attack, emotions all over the place. So have to say, i would rather be where I am now on a meger 7.5 than where i was on 30. Hope this is of some help to other suffers. One final thing to add, when i took citalopram years ago it cured my depression completely and never had ongoing issues, with Mirt to be fair it cured my depression but then seemed to turn on me the longer I stayed on it
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