Need encouragement in tapering.

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I was on 7.5mg since end of July. I never felt good while being on it. Been tapering since Sept. down to 5.62. Mornings are the worst. Wake up every morning 5:30 am with stomach issues and sometimes dry heaves. I was down to 3.75 mg and went back up due to dry heaving for 3 days. I feel I am doing a slow taper but been so sick. Any suggestions I would appreciate. I read some people no withdrawals from tapering slow not me. Some days I feel like just going cold turkey because can't be any worst then this.

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    i went cold turkey had numerous withdrawal it lasted 4 months

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    That sounds awful. And you're sure it's from the Mirt and couldn't be something else? Or something else aggravating it? The only suggestion I can think of would be trialling a drop of 10% and leaving it until the nausea passes, to see how long it takes and then plan a new schedule around that. It must be really disheartening to be doing a slow taper and still having such strong side effects. One thing I would say - you mentioned you never got on with it since starting it in July - obviously everyone is different but it took my body 4 months (maybe just over) to adjust to it and stop feeling start side effects. Nausea was never one of my initial side effects - it was extreme tiredness for me - but it definitely took that long for it to lift. So it could also still be a little bit of that mixed in. I really wouldn't recommend going cold turkey, but i can understand the desire to just get it out of your system. Good luck with whatever you decide to do xx

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    You said you were on Celexa for years till you came off in July right so it could be Celexa withdrawals that are making you feel so off?

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