On Mirtazipine - I feel so switched off & everything is a struggle

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I’ve been on Mirtazipine 30mg for about 6 months now. Initially I felt okay but went back to work three months ago and now I’m struggling with collecting my thoughts, finding the right words to say, lethargic, I feel like I can’t really thinking properly. I also at times loose my balance or don’t feel very well coordinated. Is this a side effect of the medication? Does anyone else feel like this? 

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    Charlotte, i had all of that and then some. Mirt eventually stopped working for my sleep issues and all i was left with was that "tore up from the floor up" feeling. Some dont get that. Good luck

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      Any help for me trying to get off mirtaz after a couple of years? I am titrating down now to less than 2mg but the anxiety is bad - how do you get through this?
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      Charlotte, im a week behind Kaz @ 15 weeks. Having better days. Few and farther in between, but they are coming. Support and sleep and reduction in caffeine have coincided with this. There is hope.
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    I guess all of those symptoms are due to the sedation that Mirt' has Charlotte; maybe you felt OK initially as any AD can take between 4 - 12 weeks to adjust our brains chemistry.  However having said that, for most, the sedation can be overwhelming to begin with, knocking us out to sleep at bedtime until we get used to it.

    Should you decide that Mirt' isn't for you be aware that for most it is difficult to discontinue (never suddenly stop as the withdrawal is horrendous).  So do your research; make a plan, the suggested way is to taper no more than 10% every 4 weeks, or 5% every 2 weeks.  

    Best wishes.

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    It's obviously turned on you Charlotte. Heard a lot of stories like yours as everything is fine and then the problems start when it stops. Youve been on it roughly the same time as me but its never worked from day one and now I'm starting to get off it.

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    I feel like that too Charlotte. I've been on Mirt for as long you have too. I've down to 15mg now, but afraid of coming down more due to bad reactions stated on good forums like these. I'm always on the look out for new advise or therapeutic ideas to help me through the difficult times.   

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    I have been on mirtaz over two years, never really helped but stayed low dose. Now coming off i am down to just above 1mg and yes there are side effects, for me increased anxiety the worst but we have to just stay the course to get through is what i am told by those off it.  Take it slowly and you should be ok.  By the way we have all found if we suggest to our drs that withdrawal is hard they say there are no withdrawals from this med.   
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    Hello Charlotte I’ve been on 30mg for over a year now and have only just thought and realised that these tablets maybe the cause of me feeling so lethargic and lifeless too. Thing only thing I do is eat!!!  My lack of energy is worrying me now and I am trying to come off of Mirtazapine 
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