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Hey, guys! I just thought I would check in and let you all know how I have been getting on. I have managed to get myself down to 7.5mg, after starting at 15mg. So, I have reduced my intake by 50% which I am quite pleased with. The plan, now, is to get myself down to 7.5mg every other night, which I will do for a few weeks. And, then, after that, I hope to come off completely. Honestly, that may seem a very fast taper for some people, but it hasn't been too bad for me.

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    Hi David

    great to hear your update. You have done so well getting down to7.5. Could you consider cutting your 7.5 in half and take 3.75 daily for a week or so, then if you feel ok cut again and take 1.87 ddaily for another week. Finally just shave a crumb for a week. I think taking tablet ever other day may mess your balance up a bit and make you feel ropey. I done the above taper and incurred no withdrawals at all. But I'm left with a bit of insomnia!

    How are you doing in yourself? Lovely to get your update xx ?

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      I'm doing good, Lorraine, really good. My health anxiety is almost completely gone, which was the reason why I was put on Mirtazapine to begin with. I am still currently looking into some muscle twitches/fasciculations that I am experiencing, and trying to figure out if Mirtazapine is actually causing it. Honestly, if these twitches would go away, I wouldn't have a single thing to worry about. So, maybe, if I come off Mirtazapine, once it's out of my system, I might notice the muscle twitches going away.

      Out of curiosity, has anyone else experienced muscle twitching while on Mirtazapine? My shoulders and thighs are the worst. It's painless, but downright annoying haha.

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      Hi David

      Yes I use to get twitches at the top of my leg, almost by my bum lol! Your right it's not painful but weird! Now I'm off mirt all symptoms have gone, including the weight I gained!! I'm so pleased for you David ? please be careful on your last leg of your taper as your doing wonderfully well ???

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      Thank you so much, Lorraine. I am actually going to take your advice. I am going to carry on with 7.5mg until this coming Monday. Then, I will break half a tablet in half again, and that'll take me 3.75mg, and I'll do that for a few weeks. I realized, recently, when it comes to tapering off meds, it's a marathon, not a sprint. No reason why I have to rush it, I can just plod along at my own pace.

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      So pleased X

      love your style David, you have a fab approach. Please let me know how you get on xx

      stay in touch ♥

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    Having reinstated Mirt twice it is my experience that the hardest part is getting down from or off of 7.5mg

    Do be wary because a set back may result in you having to reinstating 15mg to recover. You will find that most symptoms disappear once you are down to 7.5 this is when you are in danger of taking too big a leap.

    It happened to me twice. This time I intend to stay on 7.5 a lot longer and then do a very gradual taper, however, if this causes problems I may settle for 7.5 for a lot longer before trying again. In my opinion you really should give yourself the best chance of stabilising before that final step.

    Good luck.

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      Great advice re the taper plan from Lorraine there, I would say if you're dropping more than the 10% hold a while longer, give the brain/neurons time to catch up with the physical.  

      Alternating doses/days never worked for anyone that I have ever read, just makes the nervous system more confused, so yes, stick with the dailys smile  

      Best wishes to you David, great to hear you're doing OK.

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