Trying stop mirtazapine

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Hi, so.. im in mirtazapine maybe for 3/4 years but now im trying to stop it that because im at gym for 2 years and i dont like my belly fat, im starting to think that my belly fat increase a lot because mirtazapine, 4 years ago i was with 30mg, now im with 15MG but i cut cap in 4, so i take only 3,75mg at night before sleep..

MY big problem is that i tried stop it 3 times and never worked, everytime i stop i cant sleep.. its stupid because i only take 3.75MG rolleyes last night i didnt take cap and i didnt sleep.. well.. maybe i sleep but just 30min/1hour .. what can i do to stop taking this drug?

Check photos..

1st photo was me before mirtazapine, i was with 60KG = 132 pounds

Now in second photo im with 83kg = 182 pounds but look my belly fat sad increase a lot when i started with mirtapine

I have no idea if this have any relation with mirtazapine but some ppl tell me that mirtza can increase belly fat rolleyes

Thanks and sorry my bad english

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    Hello Joao,

    I know what you mean I also used to be 58-60 kgs after having my son 55 kgs before having my son and now I'm 82 kgs and it's mostly around the middle and my belly, I also hate my fat belly and middle area and that's also why I really want to get of this medication.  I strongly suggest you consult a good physiatric/specialist doctors in mental health medications and not just your gp.  I am having to take 15 mlg of temazapine to get to and stay asleep, but hopefully I can wean myself of this after 2-3 weeks.  Good luck Joao. nettie.

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    Hi if you look at other forum entries about coming of Mirt you will see that people who have been on the same amount of time as you need to do this very gradually. This is best done with the liquid Mirtazapine if you can get the doctor to give it to you, as you cannot accurately split a pill. Half a pill maybe but a quarter even must be difficult to be very accurate. Best wishes,
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    Hi joao51714,

    I've been on 30mg for 10-11 months and have also put on weight on my belly, I am active just like you but I think you should notice the belly fat to disappear as you gradually reduce your dose.

    Let me know how you get on.


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    Thank you all, well im trying to stop but its really hard, i just take 3mg before sleep, i think its a really small dose, like i said 2 nights ago i tried to go beed without the 3mg and i didnt sleep, last night i take the 3MG and i sleep without any problems.. i will try 1 day on 1 day off to see if i see any good results to sleep because now i dont have any problems with depression and somethings like that and i feel ok all day when i didnt take mirta.. my problem is at night.. cant sleep sad
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