on mirtazapine 7.5 for 8 months WANT OFF

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8 months is enough I want off need advice on how to do this stoppage.

I was going to do 7.5 every other day for a week or two the 7.5 every third day for a week or two and continue lengthen the amount of days I take it till I am completely off....will this work or do I do cold turkey just stopping completely day one???

From what I read nothing is easy.


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    No it is not easy. I reduced my intake slowly by cutting the pill in to smaller pieces and then making the gaps between taking wider. 4 months later I am off the drug but my sleep problems are back to normal and I have not lost the weight I put on. Sorry I cannot give you any good news
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      Thank you for your input

      My 7.5 tablet is so small I don’t think i will be able to cut it for a lower dose.

      Sorry to hear the sleeping problems are still a issue and that the weight gain is not going away.

      Glad you are at least off of it....hope I will soon be too.

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      Hi Marion , hope your well ? ? I hava tablet cutter from Chemist / Pharmacy they don't cost much but are very accurate and sharp ideal for cutting into halves.. take care an best wishes Lloyd from Oz

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    I cannot say I was ever anxious. My problem was and still is the ability to drop off to sleep and stay asleep for 7 hours without waking up. On a good night I manage 6 but in bits

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