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I've been on 30mg of mirtazapine for just slightly over a year. I recently decided to quit cold turkey.
It's been 2.5 weeks now. For the first couple of weeks, I felt great (emotionally). The only real side effects were insomnia, nausea, vomitting in the mornings and a loss of appetite.
For the past few days, the insomnia is mostly gone. I still have a reduced appetite, nausea and vomit in the mornings. My legs and teeth also hurt. None of these are particularly uncomfortable. But now, in addition to these symptoms, I also feel very anxious and depressed. The anxiety is worse in the mornings - I wake up and I wish I could go back to sleep or just die. But I have to get up and the first thing I do everyday is go and vomit. I also feel anxious about the future and can't help but worry I've made some wrong choices in life.
I also feel tearful and depressed. I cry a few times a day. I feel like I will never be happy. I feel trapped in life and very lonely. I miss certain people that are no longer in my life.
Are these just withdrawal symptoms or is this just how I am (and the reason I went on mirtazapine in the first place)?
If they're withdrawal symptoms, how much longer will they last? I feel I might have made a mistake quitting cold turkey. But at the same time, I no longer want to be taking this drug, particularly given that I've already come this far.
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