Mirtazipine withdrawal weight loss ?

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Hi i was on mirtazipine last year for 7 months 30mg in December I stopped because of side effects and I was 11stone 8 . Before I was on the drug I was 11 stone 2 then within 3 weeks of stopping I lost a stone and half I was 10 stone 2 in January and up until now been feeling so bad like it's something else I am 9 stone 12 now I still eat a lot I am really worried and don't know what to do I look not well really weak but still eat lot just keep losing weight face sunk in and everything feel really bad any advice would be appreciated I am going back to doctors next week

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    Hi I doubt if this is related to mirtazapine.   The advice is always if you are losing weight for no obvious reason then you need to see a doctor.  Make sure you keep that appointment and let us know how you get on please.  Take care.  x
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      Ye hypercat it's horrible feel so weak and not well for 6 months hairs falling out aswell I'm eating lot had some blood tests last week came back normal but I have read people coming of mirtazipine feel like this but not normal to lose this amount of weight

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      If you came off mirtazapine suddenly then like with all ad meds you will suffer withdrawal symptoms,  but you shouldn't still be affected after all this time.   Losing so much weight even after eating a lot isn't normal and is a sign that something is wrong.  It could well be something simple like anemia,  diabetes or a thyroid problem,  and this is more likely.  But it could be something more serious so you are doing the right thing by seeing your doctor.   Don't let yourself be fobbed off and insist on getting help.  x

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      Yes hypercat my blood showed thyroid is normal I dnt have diabetes or anemia got some results last week got docs next week going to get more tests of some sort cause something isn't right and it's worrying in a way

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