Over 2 months off Mirtrazapine

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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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    hi glad you are off and doing well, this will be my 2nd attempt to quit, took 7.5 for 12 days , then 3.75 for 31 days and now 1.87 for 2 weeks and stopping, I was on it for 2 months first 15mg 2 weeks and 7.5 6 weeks then 3.75 1 week and quit i was off for 31 days and had to reinstate. so this will be my second attempt, hope I do as well as you did.

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      I had a few wobbly days as I call them too and had to reinstate small doses. stick with it though and you will be ok, there's no rush. do it at your own pace. Good luck.

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    i can deal with all the withdrawel sympstoms apart from the nausea!! im already very underweight and tapering off these is making me worse as i feel sick all day every day! i take two different kinds of antiemetics as it is!

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      how r u tapering? slowly in very small dose reductions? . u can have chemists make up mirtrazapine in liquud form and reduce very slowly so side effects are hardly noticeable. Did the medication help u? if yes, why r u stopping it?

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      origonally the doctor wanted me to go from 45 to 30 to 15 to nothing all in 4 weeks! i went back and said there is no way i can do that.

      they offered me other methods such as have 45mg dissolvable and dissolve it in 45 mg of eater and syring what i dont need out. however the tablets dont dissolve properly. then they said to drop by 3.75 every sunday so they gave me loads of 15mg so im able to use a tablet cutter to get the 3.75 each time.

      and no they did not help theyve made my anxiety 1000% worse iv lost 2 stone since being on them, theyve sent me crazy!

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      I think you may need to ring a mental health team emergency number and speak to a psychiatrist not a doctor. if in the UK there are emergency numbers you can ring. The medication dose of 45 mg may have been too high for you. I was 30 mg and could not sjt still for 5 mins. I thought I was going mad. dropped to 15 mg and felt better in a few days. You need to speak to a specialist mental health team member. if you go to accident and emergency dept at local hospital. ask to speak to mental health socialist. Say you r at your wits end and can't cope. They will soon help you. I did this as doctor was useless. I got the help I needed.

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      you need to be already under the care of the mental health team to be able to ring anyone. and unless im seriously hurting myself/overdosed a&e will not do anything for you.

      i saw a crisis team about half a year ago but they couldnt do anything to help me either.

      i just need to get off these tablets as soon as possible but in a safe way!

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      if you have lost that much weight and withdrawal is driving u crazy I think you need immediate help. like I say go to nearest hospital and say you are desperate for help. I threatened suicide even though I had no intention of it. No one was taking any notice of me too. all I got was take the medication it takes time to work etc. my mind was in turmoil. Please try to see someone sooner rather than later. withdrawal is possible .

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    hi glad you are doing well. i came off last year quite easily too. id been on 15mg for 8 years. unfortunately i relapsed into depression 6-months later however and i tried other drugs but this is the only one that worked. so im back on it

    one point id make is that 4/5 hours sleep is normal comment. completely disagree. a minority could get by on that but for most people that little sleep would make them ill

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