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trying to come off mirtazapine

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candyfluff Wed 16-Jul-08 19:48:43

anyone had problems trying to get off this ad?been on this for a year and a half 15mg at night which has been a massive help to dealing with the awful pnd i had when my son was born.i tried to come off it slowly and with the guidance of my gp and had really bad panic attacks which i just didnt feel able to deal with at the time so i reluctantly went back on them.
ive been on a waiting list to have some help with dealing with the panic attacks but the list is long and ive been waiting months.

UnderRated Thu 17-Jul-08 02:16:49

I'm on it but am coming off in a not very good way (in that I forget to take it every other night or so and think it is time to stop it anyway). I haven't had any problems other than insomnia, which it didn't help with anyway.

Why are you coming off it? Do you have anything else for the panic attacks? Perhaps you could keep taking it until you have strategies for dealing with the panic attacks?

Sorry I am not much help.

paperchain Fri 18-Jul-08 19:31:54

I have had it, but as far as I remember, I didnt have any probs coming off it. I know quite a few people who have either been on it, or still on it. In the right circumstance it can really work. Altho side effects are increased appetite and sleepiness (in some - which can be a good thing! - bad luck UR)

I wonder if you are ready to come off it?
Maybe discuss with doc?

candyfluff Sat 19-Jul-08 15:13:54

thanks for the reply's i think why i struggled to come off it was that a few weeks into the withdrawal my daughter was ill and ended up in hospital with pneumonia,that was a huge set back.
ive put on nearly 3 stone as my appetite is huge and i have lovely sleep!!! which is always nice!!!!.
i think im gonna wait till the new year to try again

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