Stopping Mirtazapine 30mg and starting Fluoxetine 20mg

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I was on mirtazapine for 1 year 30mg, saw phychatrist because I was /am suffering from severe Anxiety and I have Bipolar.

I was told to reduce my dose for 7 days to 15mg and then stop it and start fluoxetine.

I took my last tablet last Wednesday and Friday and Saturday woke up at 5am and last night I woke up at 1am..... I am also taking 7.5mg Zopiclone!

I also feel sick, anxious and depressed.

Has anybody gone through this experience?

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    Yes Alia, its from d/c ing the mirt abruptly, in my opinion. May want to go back on 15mg and slowly taper down so you are more comfortable.
    • Posted

      I was told by psychiatrist to do that as well. I’ve been crying all day dreading to go to sleep. Can I take mirtazapine and fluoxetine at the same time? X
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      Alia, be careful when taking both. Rarely serotonin syndrome can occur. You may want to google it.

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