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I'm new to the forum, so hello! I've been taking one 30mg tablet of Mirtazapine each night for one year (for anxiety). Recently I made the decision to come off it because it's not helping me anymore and I have found other ways to manage my anxiety. Yay! My doc suggested I begin tapering off by alternating between 30mg one night, then 15mg the next night, and do this for two weeks. Then, at the next two week period I'll only take 15mg. This pattern will continue in two week time slots but with gradual lower dosages until I'm off it.
I'm at the beginning of the first stage now. However, I'm tempted to just drop straight down to taking 15mg every night instead of alternating. I don't see how alternating can do any good. It's like telling your body to get used to one thing, then the next day something completely different... right!? Do you think I'd be okay if I just started taking 15mg every night? I'd do this for about three weeks, to give my body more time.
I know I shouldn't go against my doc's advice. I just want to get off this pill. What do you think? Have you gone through a similar experience?
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