Worst period for withdrawal and when is relief?

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For those who have withdrawn from mirtazapine when did you feel the worst and when did you finally start to feel better?

I've been off over three weeks and already had dry eyes and head pressure is getting worse since getting off. My anxiety seems to be getting worse and I just don't feel that good at all. I'm hoping that others who have gone through this might be able to help me with a timeline so I have some type of idea. I know everyone is different but I would appreciate any feedback.

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    It took me over three months to get over the worst of it and now, after 7 months, my sleep is finally decent. Just be prepared for ups and downs in the coming months. 
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    Thanks kc and the ups and downs are tough dealing with but I definitely know I'll be getting a lot of them. Seems like the symptoms are getting a little worse as time goes by but hopefully it will start getting a little easier soon.

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      My first month was doable. I had itchy skin, dizziness and mild WD symptoms. The second month I got bad insomnia, depression and anxiety which lasted for the second and third month. I managed day by day and almost went back on Mirt. My family was my strength. I used Ambien during the worst of the insomnia, then tapered to Phenergan and now use Wellmind calming tablets when needed. When the anxiety was too unbearable, I'd take 1/4 of a clonazapam. And lean on your support group. They will point out when you are in a dip and when you are coming out of it. 

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    Hiya Ive been off mirtazapine 15mg for 26 days. Felt tremors, shakes, anxiety, nasuea. And I was only on it for 3 months. Went cold turkey. This drug is worse to come off than heroine. One lad on this forum was addicted to heroin for 20 years and he said that coming off heroin was nothing compared to mirta. Withdrawl seem to be coming in waves. I have good and bad days but its getting better. It will😘

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    I will definitely be leaning on the support of this forum and others to get through it all and just hope I have the mental strength to fight the good fight and come out better on the other side, thanks again for the comments as it is comforting hearing from others.
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    And if you go back on Mirt, there is no shame. I tried CT and spiraled out of control.  Someone on this forum suggested I reinstate and taper when I asked for advice on day 10 which I ended up doing. 
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