remeron (mirtazapine) withdrawals 6 weeks on....

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Hi

I've been on mirtazapine for about a year after switching from citalopram. I started on 15mg thrn moved to 30mg which I was on for about 6 months. 

Having tapered off over the course of about 3 weeks I took my last pill 6 weeks Ago.

Withdrawal symptoms have included nausea, confusion, insomnia and low mood but nothing I couldn't handle.

Over the last few days I've had increasing body pain and this has culminated in being in a lot of pain and quite a high fever. I just wanted to ask what others experiences had been, could this be withdrawals kicking in after 6 weeks or have I got flu?! 

thanks for reading.

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    It is possible that the withdrawal worsens after several weeks, I felt very unwell after 8 weeks, with a lot of joint and muscle pain but did not have fever. This drug is nasty and lots of people experience a long recovery with better and worse days for several months. Flu like symptoms are common. I hope you'll feel better soon! Good luck!
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      Thankyou 1980 for taking time to reply. It is good to know what we experience is "normal". I had thought "hey that was easy" so perhaps I'm not out the woods quite yet. 

      How long was it before your symptoms subsided again or are you still experiencing them?

      Thanks again.

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      No problem. I feel much better last couple of weeks as to sleeping, eating and pain (which was severe). It's been 9 weeks since I stopped mirt and I've just counted that the worst pain I got on week 6 of withdrawal! 

      I must be honest though and admit that I've been taking a small dose of Sertraline 25mg for 4 weeks now, not sure if it even works as it's half of the theraputic dose. I hope you won't need any new drug to help though withdrawal and I wish I didn't but duties were too much to handle in my previous state and I hope it'll be easier to quit this drug one day smile

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    Hi all!

    Glad to hear some positives on here.... 

    I've just done a 4 week withdrawal and I too am thinking ... " that wasn't too bad "!!

    Have I got the worst to come?

    Thanks for info in advance guys!

    ;-)

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    • Posted

      Not everyone gets withdrawal syndrome so you could be lucky, and I could have flu lol. From what I've read it's tough coming off most anti depressants. I've been told it could take months but I'm sure it'll be worth it.....
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    Hey wen I came off Mirt 30 I had no withdrawal symptoms x
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      Hi, it's good to hear from someone with a more positive experience. How long had you been taking them, if you don't mind me asking?
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      Of course not once I was better I would take 30 every second night for a month then every third nite for three weeks then every fourth nite for three weeks and so on probably tapered off over four-five months and never had one symptom and was well for four years after x
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    Hi I didn't have any symptoms while I went down on this medication and it wasn't till maybe ten days after my last dose that I got sick with flu like symtoms. The only way I knew it was the mirtazapine was because I took 15 mg after 21 days of being off from it and I felt almost fine with in 24 hours. All the anxiety and flu type symptoms went away very quickly. I'm back on 15 mg and I'm holding till I have time off from work. I can't possibly get off this stuff while I'm working.

    good luck

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