Mirtazipine, i've been on it for 16 years, now trying to come off it

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I've been on MT since it first came out in 1998, it proved to be a good AD for me after trying many others, no hot sweats,impotance, and it did help me sleep after many years of not being able to.

I was on 45mg until six months ago April 2014 then reduced to 30mg, Three weeks ago i decided enough is enough and cut doen to 15mg, untill Fri 22nd nov this year 2014 then i stopped alltogether, so now i'm five days without, and feeling good, just the odd queezy moment, and occasionall tearfull moment, 

The side effects are addictive, like being drugged at night and able to sleep as long as i went to bed within one hour of taking the pill, i was out like a light even after 16 years, but on the negative side i gained a massive amout of weight, i went from 12st to 22st in the first two years, but through lots of effort , and joining a ramblers group i am back down to 14st, but still need to lose another 2st now iv'e come off them i hope this will happen,

So far the effects of comming off seam to be mild, like some muscle spasms, feeling sick, slight panick attacks or anxiety, but iv'e managed to slleep well, and this was my main concern


Blackpool UK

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