Mirtazapine withdrawal so far

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Hey All,

     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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    Craig, my only advice to you at this point is be tough, and fight each battle as it presents itself. That is all any of us can do, as this drug effects us all, going on and coming off, in different ways. David
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    Thanks for sharing your experience Craig!

    I just stopped taking 15mg Mirt and replaced it immediately with a similar drug that works the same way, but doesnt have the weight gain issues .

    I am worried of course to go through withdrawal.... it's good to know what to brace for.

    Hang in there buddy ! You can do it!

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    I had a week without Mirtazipine due to my own error with not re ordering and was absolute hell irritable to the point that I couldn't sleep and was as low and miserable as ever whether it's a psychological thing of not taking it having the 'placebo' effect good for you continuing definitely takes will power and determination
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    Courage is doing something right, that may be dangerous, very unpleasant, cost you something dear to you, or painful. All things considered, coming off Remeron (mirtazapine) takes courage. So Craig, and anyone else who reads this, most people who are prescribed this medicine have no idea what they are getting into, and in some cases neither does the doctor, and when it hits the fan the innocent patient has a house of horrors to go through, and without a safety belt. My 2 cents worth. Good luck Craig, and I wish you courage! Today started 9 weeks for me, and it has been a bad day! I still don't know when the sun will shine again, but right now, I don't expect tomorrow to be any better. If it is, then thank you Jesus.
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