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Hi all, I'm currently in the withdrawal stages with Mirtazapine and its just ridiculous. I can go to bed completely calm and not fall to sleep at all. I zone out a little but come round and look at the clock in half an hour. Its like i need that drug to fall asleep and if I don't have it, even if I'm perfectly calm and my thoughts aren't racing, i won't fall to sleep.
I come off mirtazapine because it wasn't helping my anxiety at all and it made me feel very tired, lacked concentration and i genuinely felt trapped in a cloud. I went down to 15mg for a week and then got put onto fluoxetine. The doctors thoughts were it would cut out the withdrawal symptoms by introducing the new drug. Honestly, i felt great when i first took it. My energy was high and i felt clear headed and focused. Also my anxiety was kept in check just after the first pill. Literally the only thing going wrong is the sleeping again (well lack of). I find it very hard to be positive when I'm mentally exhausted. Bags and watery eyed, my head feels like its being stepped on. It just doesn't feel like i can be productive in this state. I just don't want to cave in and go back on mirtazapine when i knew for a fact i was unhappy on that drug. So I'm not sure what to do, trust me, i have tried every sleep hygiene tip you could imagine. I think its deeper than that. I believe i NEED that drug to fall to sleep now seeing as i can be calm and still nothing happens. I meditate before bed and everything but it doesn't help. Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.
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