Sally

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i have been taking mirtazapine 15mg for approx. 4 years & have gained over a stone. Each time i try to reduce i feel very anxious and tearful and suffer insomnia.

How can i get off these pills?

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    Reduce your dose very, very slowly. 10% a month is recommended. If possible get Mirtazipine in liquid form to make the reduction easier.

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    it's the withdrawal symptoms, do not worry. You will have to be brave during these period. You can take something else to cope with insomnia. currently i am on my third day that I have gone to 7.5 mg from 15 mg mirtazapine.

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      Thank you but 3 days is hardly relevant. i lasted 6 months without symptons & suddenly suffered bad anxiety & insomnia. I also tried natural sleep aids without effect.

      The Mirtazapine drug is still in your system for 30 days.

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      Dropping by 50% is quite a jump, I hope this works for you but pay attention to your body/mind over the next month and don't ignore any warning signs that you need to increase a little.

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    if you research it says reduce at 10% per month only otherwise you will suffer withdrawal

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