Withdrawing from mirtazapine

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I am 3 days off Mirt.  Terrible withdrawal.  Wonder how long this will last.  I am having bad tremors.  Shakes are bad.  I am on a change of drugs.  I know they will work if only this terrible withdrawal will go away. How long will this last?  Can use help.  

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    A lot depends on how high of a dose you were on and the duration that you were taking Mirtazapine that should tell some of how long your withdrawal will be but unfortunately everyone is different on how long and how severe the withdrawal symptoms are.
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      HeHI Rob, here is what I have done:

      started 30mg.next 15mg.next 7.5mg. last 3.75mg.

      After the last decrease I STOPPED!! Earlier in the spring I had to withdraw from 100mg seroquel.  These two drugs have ruined my life. The withdrawl has  been horrendous.  Palpitations, arrhythmia, stomach issues when I eat anything. I am also suffering with the tremors.  My joints hurt. But, I will not go back on those drugs.  Something new: Gabapentin.  It has bee a real help from these withdrawl issues.  Since on those two drugs(seroquel 

      Mirtazapine) I had to seek a heart specialist for the above mention.  As a result I am now taking beta blockers to control and restore my heart rhythm. I really have to think about and research any drug that is given to me in the future.  I, also, need a good new doctor. We trust these specialists to listen to how drugs are effecting us both mind and body.  My doctor new of my heart issues for months, but he would not listen.  It's like he didn't believe. His voice grew loud, then he proceeded to open his door and refuse to treat my bipolar. While the door was open he said loudly THIS SESSION IS OVER!!  You do as I say, he said,or don't come back. Then he said that boldly,are coming back.  I need your answer right now. He spoke so loud that everybody heard him.  I was completely embarrassed. Walked out to my car and had a good cry for myself.  That is pretty much my story.  I feel very low.  I need to talk to people who have first hand knowledge.  I thank you for caring.  Write me and let me know how you are doing.  I will post again and give an update.  Bye for now.

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      Sorry to hear about your horrible experiences with your doctor seems like a real jerk.

      I've been weening off the same way and have been at 15 mg for about 4 weeks and still don't feel right and it makes working hard. I would like it if you keep me updated as I'm not sure when I'm going to go down to 7.5 as I would like to level off first at 15 mg.

      Good luck to you and I hope for nothing but the best for you going forward.

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    Hi, I'm sorry what you going trough. Remeron not the easiest drug to come off. I was on it last year only 7.5 mg and came off to fast. (Doctor rec) i had to go back on this year and now im coming off very slowly. Everybody in this forum and the other one too, told me to drop only 10%in every 4 weeks. I will do it right this time becouse I went trough hell last year when I went to fast.

    I would not stop at 3.75 is still a lot to stop. Withraw can last for monts and monts. But everybody different. I hope for you will be easier than mine.

    I know is a very long process but if you don't want to suffer to much that's the way everybody recommend here for me. 

    Good luck.

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    Gabapentin?  Is this for epilepsy or pain, or is it purely to 'try' to cover wd effects from the 2 AD's your doc has prescribed.

    I agree with Eva, 3.75 mg is too high a dose to stop from, I am sure that is why youu are suffering so badly, also it could be if not enough times on each tapered dose ... how long did you stay at each dose?  

    Now usually it is wise to updose, even if it is slightly to try and stabilise, but you will have to check with the doctor who seems to know nothing about tapering Mirt' to see if it is compatibe with Gabapentin - or go to the site web  md and check for yourself.  

    I sure hope your suffering improves, Mirt is difficult to taper (I've been tapering for a year !!) and should never be stopped abruptly.  

    I hope a little of this helps.

    Wishing you well Terez

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