Jump to content

sasquatch: 8 months off 20 years of Remeron - very sick


Recommended Posts

I'm 8 months off 15mg of Remeron every day for 20 years. Before that I was on Ludiomil for 10 years. I tapered over 14 months and suffered the entire time. I never really stabilized no mater how long I waited after a cut to drop my dose. My worst symptoms are Nausea, Dry heaving, tinnitus, morning anxiety, extreme fatigue and sleep issues.


Most days I can't eat until 1pm or later. The nausea is so severe that I have to lay down and can't even talk to my wife without dry heaving. I have a handful of days that are not too bad and I can eat better and have some clarity. This is really hard. Before 2pm is the worst for me. Evening hours are better sometimes but not always.  Nothing helps this nausea. I tried all the prescription meds, ginger, peppermint etc. No impact. I do use Medical Marijuana now and that does help my appetite if the symptoms are moderate. If they are severe as they are most days this also doesn't help. 


Does anyone else have these symptoms, especially the nausea. This is so hard. I've been out of work since October and scared...

4 years and 8 months off 2mg of Klonopin. I am 8 months off 15mg Remeron after a 14 month taper. I tried a ct of Remeron before that but had to reinstate. Nausea, Tinnitus, electrical zaps, fatigue, and insomnia are my symptoms

Link to comment
  • ChessieCat changed the title to sasquatch: 8 months off 20 years of Remeron - very sick
  • Moderator Emeritus

Hi Sasquach, welcome to SA. I am sorry to see that you are still suffering withdrawal. Sadly you tapered too fast, I did the same with effexor, tapered for a year then went into withdrawal. It happened to many of us here so you are not alone.  Am I correct that you finished a klonopin taper around 2014?  Did you suffer withdrawal? Sometimes reinstating a very very tiny dose can help with some of the withdrawal symptoms.  0.5, half a mg,  is a very small dose that could possibly help but after 8 months off it would not be wise to try any more than that.  You can find intructions on how to get the tiny dose here, it explains about making a liquid. No one ever wants to reinstate but many people are amazed that such a tiny dose can help but doctors do not believe it. 



Also see



It is not advisable to take mirtazapine with medical marijuana. Have any of your symptoms worsened since starting it? Do you take alcohol? This can interact with marijuana. If it helps that is good but sometimes it aggravates withdrawal and it would niot be a good idea to reinstate while taking it.  Your nervous system is unstable in withdrawal and can be aggravated by many things. Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, atrificial sweeteners, preservatives and more can upset an unstable nervous system. I personally have to avoid all those things and have to keep checking my sugar intake, too much and it makes me sick. 


You will get better but it takes time, you have to take very good care of yourself and treat yourself kindly.  Here are some links that will explain what is happening. You will get better in time, things will change and symptoms will wax and wane, one will ease up and another will start. It is all part of healing. 


Windows and waves 



What is withdrawal syndrome? This topic has many links to some excellent topics taht explain what what happens in the brain. When we understand it makes it easier to cope with. 



Brain remodelling 



Many people find that fish oil and magnesium help with withdrawal, they are the only supplements that we recommend to all members, start with small doses and increase gradually. 



Fish oil



Tips to help sleep.






**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.



Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014


Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 


My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33


Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible



Link to comment
  • 4 weeks later...

sasquach    How are you doing now.

March-2017-Dec-2017 ativanCT /reinstated ativan 1mg tapered 2 months/June 2017-April 2018 zyprexa 10mg switched to seroquel 200-300mg in april 2018/dec-2017-present zoloft 100mg/ quit seroquel 200-300mg cold turkey May 6 2018 reinstated seroquel 100mg around May 25 2018 since then tapered to 50mg zoloft and 50 mg of seroquel presently other medications Testosterone cypionate 2oomg every 4 days

UPDATE -August 20 2018--october 20 2018 tapered off Testosterone/Nov 7 2018 --Dec 20 2018 Lamictal micro dose 2.50mg 1 1/2 weeks then reduced to 1.25 then fast tapered as it became paridoxial.nausea- racing thoughts- agitation and insomnia.

August 28 2018 to Present Cannabis indica micro dose PM bedtime only.

Presently Seroquel 37.5 mg bedtime /Zoloft 47mg morning

May 2018-Present Multivitamin/ Bcomplex/Vit C 1000MG/B12 1000MCG/Fish oils 2grams/

Jan 2019-Trace mineral liquid low dose

Update dec 2019 -29mg of zoloft tapering/Seroquel 37.5 holding/1 or 2  ativan 1mg a month as needed if that.

Black seed oil-caprylic acid-/b complex/b12/multi/D/E/melatonin

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy