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RKroos: Tapering Mirtazapine with Blassmonkey method-.


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Hello, I have been taking mirtazapine since January 2020. I have tried to stop twice but failed.

Since January 2022 I started a reduction, but this time doing it very slowly. I have used the blassmonkey method since October 2022 and I have done quite well with it, I do 3% jumps every 10 days, which results in 9% every 30 days.

I have discovered that small jumps are much better than big jumps, it is better to jump small than big, the brain will appreciate small cuts.

Right now I'm at 3.75 and falling. I plan to stop taking the drug at 0.15 or less.

only mirtazapine withdrawel.
15 mg - 28/12/2021
14 mg - 28/1/2022
13 mg - 28/2/2022

12 mg - 28/3/2022

11 mg - 28/4/2022
10 mg - 28/5/2022

8 mg - 28/7/2022
5 mg - 28/9/2022.
3.75 mg - 15/04/2023
2.3 mg - 12/09/2023

 

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Welcome to this support site. Good that you came to this website. There is a lot of knowledge to be found and shared here. Also the members can support each other here.

 

It seems you are doing very well with tapering. 

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal effects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. 

February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021  Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again, Sept 19 0,35, Sept 26 0,34mg, Oct 3 0,33mg  Long hold of 172 days until March 2022

January 20, 2022:  Wellbutrin from 33,3 to 32,4mg

March 22, 2022 Prozac down from 0,33mg to: 0,30mg, Apr 0,29, May 0,28, 0,27, June 0,26, 0,25, July 0,24, 0,23, 0,22, 0,21, Aug 0,20, 0,19 Sep 0,18, Oct 0,17. 0,16, 0,15, Nov 0,14  Jan 2023 0,13, 0,12, 0,11  Feb 0,10, 0,09 Mar 0,08 ,  June 0,07 , July 0,06,  0,05, Aug 0,04, 0,03, Sept 0,026, 0,024 Nov 0,022, 0,019, 0,016, 0,013 Dec 0,012, 0,011, 0,010, 0,009   Jan 2024 0,008, 0,007,  0,006,  0,005, 0,004, 0,003, 0,002, 0,001, Feb  0,0007.  0,0005,   0,0003, 0,0001,  

Feb 23, 2024:  0,00000

Wellbutrin resume tapering: Apr 2024 31,6mg, 30,8, 30,0 , May 29,1, 28,2

  

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil, only when feeling extreme anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine only when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hello, I hope you are well.

I feel fantastic, at the moment I'm still on 3.75 mg liquids but I plan to start going down in a few days.

Many times I would like to go faster, but I know that this is a death trap.

I've been thinking a lot about how many MG to jump, with Mirtazapine I don't know. 0.5? 0.2? 0.075? If anyone has left Mirtazapine and is reading this I would love to hear about it. I know it's a few years away from that, but I'd like to know now.

only mirtazapine withdrawel.
15 mg - 28/12/2021
14 mg - 28/1/2022
13 mg - 28/2/2022

12 mg - 28/3/2022

11 mg - 28/4/2022
10 mg - 28/5/2022

8 mg - 28/7/2022
5 mg - 28/9/2022.
3.75 mg - 15/04/2023
2.3 mg - 12/09/2023

 

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