When do withdrawals begin.

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Hi, just wondering when withdrawals being after last dose? Just a rough estimation will do or you could share when they began for you. Thank you

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    I was taking 30mg for about 5 months and decided to halve the doseage.  I felt a bit a odd a couple of days later and a little edgy but persevered for about four weeks and then cut it down to 7.5mg for about 4 weeks.  After that and to date cutting them down to 3.75mg for the last couple of months.  I was told by my osteoporosis specialist that it was so negligible it wasnt worth taking.  I am a bit nervous cutting them out completely but it could be psychological.  Will try leaving them off tonight but I am so many other health worries that it makes me a bit panicky.
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    I was taking 30mg for about 5 months and decided to halve the doseage.  I felt a bit a odd a couple of days later and a little edgy but persevered for about four weeks and then cut it down to 7.5mg for about 4 weeks.  After that and to date cutting them down to 3.75mg for the last couple of months.  I was told by my osteoporosis specialist that it was so negligible it wasnt worth taking.  I am a bit nervous cutting them out completely but it could be psychological.  Will try leaving them off tonight but I am so many other health worries that it makes me a bit panicky.

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    Sorry its duplicating now.   There is an obnoxious golfing video keeps appearing not to mention the awful audio.  Getting really fed up, think I might give the forum a miss for the time being..  Hope you get sorted.
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    It depends what dose you are on.  Your GP should reduce it slowly but that was not my experience.  They basically wanted to reduce me to a third of the maximum dose in a little over 2 weeks!  I was still having withdrawal symptoms after the two weeks and reduced down to 22.5 rather than the 15mg that they wanted me to go down to.  After a couple of months I  am still having sleep issues (but how much of that is due to the depression as managed I don't know).  I would expect you to have withdrawal symptoms more or less straightaway but it depends how slowly you are being tapered off Mirtzapine, whether your doc has put you on anything else and the reason you are taking Mirzapine in the first place.   

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    Don't get anxious, Sunshine, you may be one of the lucky ones and suffer little WD systems. I stopped taking Mirt, went cold turkey, a least 4 weeks ago and I have only made considerable improvements to my health.

     

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      Hey Barden buddy.

      Just red your message and wanted to know how are you doing friend...???

      On my side i am continuing with the snail pace and am at 8.1 Mg right now hoping to make another drop this week.

      Are you continuing to be fine buddy..?? I am happy you seem to be on the lucky ones.

      Good luck and enjoy friend.

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      Thanks for your comments, Toni. I feeling better now than I have done for years. Yes I'm so relieved that I have left Mirt behind. I'm so sorry to hear of so many people having trouble. I can only offer my sympathy and best wishes.

      I don't post very often but I read all others with great interest.

      Glad you are making progress. You have all the time in the world so don't rush. I am a firm believer in giving you body plenty of time to adjust to a new dosage in your medication.

      In the meantime have fun and try to enjoy yourself.

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      5 years, Sunshine. During this time I put on 5 stone of wait and no matter what I tries to do I could not shift it. Since I stopped Mirth I have lost 1/2 a stone.
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    Usualy they begin around day four, although sleeping problems can occur sooner. It also depends on how slowly you taper. If you do it very gradually, WD symptoms are very minimal or don't occur at all. Also a small portion of people can stop cold turkey with very mild or zero WDs. This is rare though.

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    Commonly about 4 days, and sometimes at 2 weeks can creep by and then BAM, it hits you.

    Did you taper slowly?  I hope it goes well for you, you may be lucky, some don't suffer, but sadly I'm not one of them, still doing a slow taper.

    Wishing you well Sunshine.

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    I titrated off Mirtazapine over a long period, far longer than my GP recommended. I took my final dose of 4mgs 33 days ago. Withdrawels started about 10 days after my last dose when the drug half life had truly cleared my body. Last 3 weeks have been a living hell. I'm hoping entering the 5th week things will start to ease up. Severe nausea, obsessional and suicidal thoughts, hot flushes but the absolute worst is the insomnia. Some nights I get 0, some night up to 3-4 hours. This makes me throw up every morning and shake a lot. Absolute hell. This drug should be banned.

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