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Since my last post, I have successfully cut down from 7.5mg a night to 7.3 one night, 3.75mg the next and am now on 3.75mg a night (a quarter of a tablet). So far, so good. I made the best decision when I stopped listening to advice and listened to my body instead. If a cut back didn't feel right, I adjusted and took a half or a quarter tablet when it suited me. I was only on 1 15mg tablet to start with, took half a tablet every night for 2 months, then swapped to half/quarter alternae nights for 1 month and have now been taking a quarter for 2 weeks. I have also been to see a herbalist and have had a tincture custom made to suit my needs. It tastes like Georges Marvellous Medicine must have done but I will see if it helps. I am able to run in along side my mirtazapine on Drs agreement and have been taking it for 5 days. have also been doing CBT for Insomnia using Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems book by Colin A Espie and have now had 2 weeks worth of decent sleep averaging 5 hours 45 mins a night in the first week and 8 hours a night in the 2nd week. It would appear there are so many horror stories about Mirtazapine withdrawel that I wanted to offer some contrary experiences. So far, I have only had one blip cuting down, when I jumped form half a tablet to a quarter over night.... I had a tearful wek so went back to half/quarter alternating and, touch wood, have been fine too. I have also been exercising more and have lost 3lbs in the last week. My appetite is still healthy but the feeling of being full has returned!! I didn't have this whilst on a higher dose and just constantly ate but now I can feel when to stop eating again and my food intake has decreased a lot!! I am still 30lbs heavier than when I started but I am hopeful diet, exercise and better self organisation with meals will help. A light is at the end of the tunnel!!
Hope you are all well
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