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Isn't this drug for depression?  Seems odd it has its own page and that many people struggle with this drug.

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    I think it has it's own page because its so powerful.. It's one of the most powerful/life changing meds (of course it differs from person to person).

    Also yes, whilst it is a top notch AD the side effects are sometimes too hard to handle and cause more problems for the sufferer than benefits..

    It is an amazing drug and it's a powerful drug, but with any strong drug the problems are so common..

    Too many people have issues with it, I'm glad it has it's own page, I'm struggling with it and this is the only place I can info that I need.

    But yeah.. It's an important drug. 

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      Hi Sllymyr, I think a lot depends on what you were given it for,and how long your on it for.  If you need it for life then you obviously will never have a problem with it,but it's when people try to WD that's when the problem begins.  What is the point in a powerful drug if it causes so much distress?

      Im not questioning how well it works for a lot of people.

      What I do object to is people who have never WD from this drug cheering it on.  If you've tried both sides then you have the right to an oppinion.

      I know to many people who have WD from this drug that have had such a lot of suffering,and that includes myself.

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      I hesitate to enter this discussion, but I do feel qualified to comment on mirtazapine. I have taken it for more than six years, in combination with venlafaxine, for depression and anxiety, and together they have saved my sanity and given me back my life. I did try to start withdrawal from mirtazapine a few months back, since I had been more than a year symptom-free, but even the smallest reduction gave me unacceptable withdrawal effects. The psychiatrist never mentioned that there would be problems, but I haven't seen him since to tell him about the experience. Strangely, I find I can miss the occasional part-dose of venlafaxine without noticing any difference, and that is reckoned to have bad withdrawal effects. However I don't regret taking either of them, even if I do have to continue on them. I agree that withdrawal effects do need to be considered when deciding to start on any antidepressant. But they have to be balanced against the benefits.
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      You have no need to hesitatate Pixie,because you have tried both sides of the coin.  You can only have an oppinion in my book in what you've experienced.  Your right in what you say the WD symptoms are not recognised by Doctors.  I wish you luck in which ever way you choose to go.

               Take care 

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      I am currently withdrawing from this drug after ballooning from 6st 9lbs to 11st 9lbs.

      I have dealt with both sides. 

      I am confused ? Are you assumning I am supporting this drug ? Because it my case I look at it as poison.

      People can 'cheer on' a drug if it has helped them. I dont thinka anyone has the right to say 'no, your opinion is invalid because you're not suffering the negative side'.

      I look at this drug from BOTH points of view, despite only suffering negative effects. There is no need to be hostile towards those who have greatly benefitted from it.. Unless I'm understanding your comments wrong ?

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      No I'm not assuming you support this drug.  I think I am being taken all wrong here.

      Firstly I would like to make the point here that ANY DRUG people choose to take, if it works for you GREAT.

      My point being if your on a drug that you have NEVER withdrawn from,whether it be a good WD or a bad WD,how can you make an honest oppinion on something you've never experienced whether it be good or bad.

      Example that's like telling people you understand what it's like to have a panic attack if you've never had one.  It's just simple common sense .

      l do not intend on offending anyone.  Would you or anyone else appreciate being told by anyone something that they know nothing about. Surely you can see where I'm comeing from.  Good luck to you.

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      You are not being taken wrongly here.

      I have already told you many times why I have posted on this forum so will not repeat it again. 

      I have never commented on withdrawal from mirtazapine.

         

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      Sorry I thought you were replying to me.  I have just noticed that you were in fact replying to sllymyr.
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