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Hi all. I am just letting those of you know how Im doing off Mirtrazapine. Its been over 2 months and everything is just about back to normal. Its taken 3 to 4 months to come off but i feel like me again. Those who are tapering at the moment , please stick with the effects of withdrawl as they do subside. Main withdrawl is the anxiety and sleep issues. Remember anxiety is just a feeling, sensation we are making ourselves cause. Its nothing to fear. Just go with it. Let the feelings come in, feel it and then let it go. Try some mindfulness which you can read up on online and get out and about to do things to ease your mind off the anxiety symptoms.
If medication is needed for anxiety Propanalol is a good medication if symptoms get too much to deal with. These are not addictive and most doctors will prescribe them for anxiety. Pregabalin is also good for anxiety. This was my life saver. In the UK this is used for anxiety with very good results as it works quickly. Please look it up on the web.
Sleep issues is the next big thing i think most people who come off this drug get affected with. First of all having no sleep wont kill you. The average person only sleeps 4 to 5 hours a night ( I looked this up online) . Keep that thought in mind when your are lying there thinking Ive only had 2 to 3 hours sleep, HELP! Get into going to bed the same time every night and not going on mobiles or computers a good hour before bed. Otherwise your mind will be too awake. Only go to bed when you feel tired. Stay up as late as you can. This may mean going to bed say, midnight and having to be up for work at 6 in the morning. The first few times you may not sleep too good but after 3 to four nights of this your body will adjust as it will be so tired and craving sleep. If medication is a must try Valarian herbal tablets these are good . Antihistamines also work but only use when sleep is a must as they can be additive. The main thing is not to panic about it as sleep will come.
I hope this brief explanation of how Ive coped helps you all out there. One final thought is dont be in a rush to stop this medication. If its working and making you function and have a life take it. Thousands of people do and can be on it a long time. Having a happy life is better than the alternative. I took it as i was in a bad place due to both parents passing away. Over time i started to feel better with this medication and my mind was calmer and i could think straight. Only then i thought i would taper off it to see how things went and all in all at has not been at all bad. Its no good comparing how others feel as all of us are different and our bodies react different too. Ignore the scare stories about this medication as there are more good reviews than bad about mirtrazapine.
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