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My son has been taking Mirtazapine for about 5 years. Last November he had an episode of needing the toilet urgently whilst on the way to work. I had to turn the car around and go back home. Since then it has escalated and now it's not just needing a wee, it's needing a poo. Most of the time he is okay if he has a lift with me but cannot now get a bus or even a taxi because if this feeling comes on, he can't get to a toilet. A few months after the first episode he was suspicious himself that the Mirt might be causing it. His GP dropped him from 40mg to 30, which I now know is too large a reduction. His toilet anxiety has got worse and he says he feels anxious all the time, so he has upped his dose to 40 again. I am convinced, since reading other people's experience, that the Mirt is the cause of it all. GPs don't seem to understand how to reduce these medications. My next problem is how to approach him about this. His fear of full depression coming back is so terrifying that I think he might not even listen to me. Any advice would be appreciated.
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