taping off mirtz

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hi everyone, 

                done 4 nights cutting back on mirtz..gone from 30mg to 20mg...last night didnt have any vivid dreams! and things look brighter such as sunshine strange feeling...but good! anyone taping off..hang in there...

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    Hi Julie,

    Well done!

    I'm down from 30mg to 7mg over a 6 week period, but have felt a lot of anxiety and fear throughout the tapering process, especially if I have any stress.  I'm just hoping this is withdrawel symptems and not my original depression, has anybody any idea on this?

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      hi norman.

                  youve done well ! keep it up :-) ive been using mediation sounds and music to help with the process...again well done ..why have u decided to come off mirtz?    julie

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      Hi Julie,

      Becuase I was just like a zombie on it. I have been taking therapy and CBT and wanted to come off meds and use this instead. Do you have any anxiety symptems?

      Regards

      Norman

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      hi again ;-)

                     ive found since cutting down the anxiety isnt so bad! like you i was getting awfull side effects from this drug..i know it works for some but not for me! headaches have eased off .keep it up and use other forms of support! i am worried about about side effects of coming off this drug! but how i look at it cant be any worse than i felt on the drug! julie

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      Keep up the good work Julie, try not to rush the tapering, remember what you take today can show in 3 or 4 days due to the half life of Mirtz.  If you do stumble at any point just go back to the point where you were last stable.

      Regards

      Norman

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      hi norman.

           thank you for your reply, ive made my mind up i want off this stuff! what ever it takes im coming off it...what its done to me is enough! 

      goodluck and keep the good work up    julie

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      Hi Julie; I've been on a low dose of Mirtz 3.75 mg since jam this year. On fen one month on it I came off it but got hit hard on the 8/9 day. I reinstated at 1.87 mg 14 days after I jumped. 

      Today I'm at .9mg and I don't think I've ever really stabilized on it. I'm going through hellacious wd , and am think of just jumping. 

      It's hard to imagine with this drug being so nasty while on it for it to get worse after jumping. But it is nasty! I'm probably looking at 2-3 months of hell but I've been living it the past three months just as bad!

      Best of luck

      Miami

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      hi miami1

                 thanks for your message! ur on a small dose uve done well :-) what side effects did you have while on your hight dose?   hang in there :-)

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      Hey Julie: 

      My sx on 3.75 was after a few weeks every time I'd dose I would rev up. It was prescribed for sleep. Same thing started to happen when on 1.87mg. This is my first AD and if I can help it ,my last.

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    Glad you are doing okay.So far, so good! Keep on keeping on!
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      thanks vancouver! been through wd with seroxat ..that was a night mare! took me a year to get that drug out my system! oo the wb was a nightmare! nothing like that coming off mirtz! had a few vivid dreams but feel brighter and head ache as eased off...ill get off this thing .what it was doing to me was awfull...ive been living in a daze for 18months! one step and a time! hope ur well   julie
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