withdrawal symptoms - urination?

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I have just stopped taking mirtazapine for almost 3 days now. How long roughly does it take for your body to be rid of it?  I hear it's around 4-6 days, is that right? If that's the case then why do some people continue to have withdrawal symptoms?  

I assume perhaps it's due to the high dose. I've only been on 15mg for almost 3 months so the doctor said I could just stop it whenever if I wanted as it's a low dose. So side effects/withdrawal symptoms are less likely with a smaller dose?  

Also has anyone experienced frequent urge / increased urination as a withdrawal symptom from mirt?

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    Hey ru,

    I read that the half life of mirt is aprox 80 hours. Have not had urinary issues except from drinking alot of water trying to flush.

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    Yes constantly needing to wee was annoying every cup of tea made me have to go 4 /5 times before I'd emptied my bladder again. The w/d's are bizarre and effect everyone differently. 

    Good luck with your taping! 

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      wow that is a lot then, are you sure though Mirtazipine was responsible for this? Could it have been something else?  What was your urine output each of those times?  
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    Hi ru

    been spared the frequent urination symptoms,although don't want temp fate!

    some people get no withdrawels or very little,I have experienced quite a few with every 25% taper or less,and every taper has hit me differently each time,they also have disappeared so to speak,only to crop up once again.for me they are usually comletley you gone by 4 to 6 weeks,and I taper again,but I have a way to go still on 22.5mg.

    may be worth getting your urine checked with GP,and check up,just make sure you haven't urine infection perhaps.

    hope you feel better soon.

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    Sorry to bring bad news but your doctor is wrong to tell you to "stop" Mirt at 15 mg .... it is not a low dose, 1 mg is a low dose but still has a sedative effect.  You are what we say going "cold turkey" and very few folk that I have read about can get away without terrible disturbances to their central nervous system.  Its up to you but if by day 10 you are experiences these I would reinstate and do a slow taper to avoid further suffering.  

    Good luck.

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