Mitazapine Withdrawal

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Firstly, this drug is absolutely horrible this is how it went for me:

15mg for 4 weeks, after that I cut the pill in 1.2 to 7.5mg then did 2 weeks like this, then did one day on and one day off, then went to two days on and two days off, then I stopped, I was told by my stupid doctor he could only prescribe 15mg, fine so thats what I have to work with.

He originally told me I could stop cold turkey, which I ignored and I am glad I did, it seems doctors are clueless about the crap they give patients.

So all was well, feeling OK then recently my anxitiy is really high, I am sweating lots, I am dizzy all the time and when sleeping and turning over I get vertigo for about 10 seconds, feeling sick in the morning, and I am sure this is all withdrawal from this nasty drug.

Its out my system, but I guess my brain needs time to readjust, is this the case, and how long will all this last, I am hoping no more than a month, issue is I had a head trauma in December 2018 and this drug seems to be mirroring all my old symptoms, did tell my GP this would happen but they do not listen or care.

The withdrawal symptoms last for maybe one month, or two or 4 (the internet is not very helpful on the how long) - I am just wondering what I am im for, as people say I am getting worse again, but I am sure this is the drug - why do they put people on this awful stuff.

I know I am not going back on this drug to "fix" the issues its caused, and I will never be doing anti-depressants again, first Citalopram now this nasty crap - they simple do not work most people (based on the forums here)

I so do not trust anything that comes out any of my GP mouths, you can tell they are lying their lips are moving.

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    I had tried the following to alleviate the symptons but dizziness is a hard one to ignore:

    Walking

    Meditation

    App Guided Meditation

    Relaxing in Spa (part of my Gym)

    EMDR

    Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Breathing exercises

    Workouts at Gym

    Mindfulness

    Chilling out with TV

    Walking some more.........

    But many of these I get dizzy and "outside my head" and feel "out of it"

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      Any ideas on the length of living this nightmare, or it is that "each person recovers different" crap that really helps no-one

      Is it safe to say after 4 weeks all should be better

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    Firstly, you seem to have stepped down from Mirtazapine in too big a step. Tablets can be cut to any size. Also, vertigo (for which I have had effective medication before I ever needed Mirtazapine) may not be related to withdrawal symptoms. (But check the Mirtazapine leaflet about withdrawal symptoms. Anxiety & insomnia, perhaps nausea, seem more common than vertigo.) The other option (which I see you don't want) is to go back to Mirtazapine and settle in for 6 months slow tapering, cutting the 15 mg tablets.

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    Apologies, for I think I have annoyed you. I did, however, read your post, which is why I said "The other option (which I see you don't want) is to go back to Mirtazapine".

    I was trying to convey that going back and reducing very slowly with a pill cutter has been a decision which has helped some contributors (Including myself).

    I accept that you must have good reason not to do that. So I do understand that you want only comments from someone who has suffered withdrawal symptoms after only 5 weeks on Mirtazapine.

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