Mirtazapine withdrawal -weight gain/loss!

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I posted on another thread but thought might be useful to start another discussion -apologies for repeating myself...

Decided to withdraw from Mirt - 7days ago - having been in them for around 8 months -  dropped from 30-15mg straight away Doctors idea - tried to taper - just got frustrated and impatient-so came off them all together .

Over 8 months I’d gone from 13st11 to a whopping 16st -I tried eating healthily exercising nothing changed - insatiable appetite - constantly grazing in the fridge - cramming food - not like me at all- weight just climbed

I’ve been off Mirt now for6 days - of course I’m not expecting to get away with out side effects from cold turkey withdrawal -BUT I have to report I’ve had none so far - I feel fresher than I’ve felt in years - I don’t dread the day anymore which is so strange the fog has almost gone .

The vivid dreams have gone  too - were amazing initially but as the months wore on - became exhausting -but now coming off them -I’m still sleeping well and I’m so thankful for that .

Importantly - as this was itself adding to the downward spiral and fog - I’ve dropped 7lbs in weight.

I started taking Magnesium  and vitamin B the day I stopped -  1 per day -

advice from others on this forum and the health shop

Im only giving my experience here we are all different  I know others have had a terrible time withdrawing- but I just wanted to share a positive story - good luck to anyone thinking of or going through the same process I’m here if anyone wants to talk or pm me . 

Maybe the Mirtdid it’s job - I still don’t know -maybe I’ll never know - i do know my character and life changed for the worse - it affected my family too - as a result of going on them and I’ll personally never use the drug again . Looking forward now again for the first time in years x

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    Thats good to know!!! I have been on Mirtazipine 15mg daily for 6 months (was prescribed them to help deal with the anxiety and depression after a bad break up last year) I now feel mentally stronger, that added with the fact that I can't cope with the weight gain. I had anorexia some years ago and I don't want that to be triggered again. I'm going to my GP this week to start tapering off them. Feeling good about my decision but also a little scared because of some of the withdrawal horror stories I have read. My plan is to lower my dose every 2 weeks, with my GPs approval.

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