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I took Mirtazapine 15mg for 2 years for insomnia. After reading a s**t ton of horror stories about Mirtazapine withdrawals, I was prepared for the worst, but it was actually extremely easy! I don't know what the fuss people are talking about or I'm just lucky? My psychiatrist told me that Mirtazapine withdrawals don't really exist (at least in their literature) and wanted me off at 7.5mg, but I didn't want to take the risk.
My cuts were:
15mg to 7.5mg for 1 month (minor agitation and brain fog for the first 3-4 days.)
7.5mg to 3.75mg for 3 weeks (brain fog first day, sleep got even better)
3.75mg to 1.875mg for 1 week (waking up earlier, no obvious side effect)
1.875mg to 0.9mg for 2 weeks (sleep is getting a bit harder, more energy, minor agitation)
0.9 to 0 for 2 weeks now (sleep is definitely harder but way more energy during the day, minor agitation, less appetite, clearer mind, overall I feel much better)
I think I'm past the worst now, which were almost unnoticeable for me. I think I could have done the whole process way faster but I wasn't in a hurry.
Things to note: I feel like I am in a much better mental state than 2 years ago. I sorted out my problems, found a stable job and have my own apartment.
Things that helped me is staying positive, exercise, drink lots of water, taking supplements (magnesium, omega 3, vitramin D3 and B12) and small dose melatonin on needed.
So there you go, not everyone have intense withdrawals, so take these stories with a grain of salt. Remember that people with positive experiences tend to not post about it and just move on.
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