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Cloudskishawna

I want to know how to get off of this medication because I Dont like how it's making me feel it makes me feel so numb so I want out but I don't know how to. I've had this medication for 1/2 a month and I took it off and on during this time and now I'm worried that I might've ruin my nervous system from taking it at different times of the night .I don't know what to do My dad said just stop taking it but I know that's not safe at all I had went through withdrawal symptoms like around 3 days when I didn't take them which shows me to take it slow I guess I didn't take them again today but yesterday i did I only have 17 pills left I don't know what to do I'm really lost at this moment any advice would be nice thanks

 

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Sassenach

Hello cloud

I am doing this on my phone phone and cannot do a formal introduction.

Please confirm the medication you are taking is mirtazapine.

What dose are the pills i.e. how many milligrams.

You mention your dad are you an adult?

Sassenach

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Cloudskishawna

Sorry for the late reply but I'm on 15mg  I'm 19 years old I've been taking it off and on and now I'm worried that I might had mess my nervous system 

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Sassenach

Did your doctor prescribe this medication?

What condition were they prescibed for?

Is there any reason why you could not get a repeat prescription if necessary?

On 9/9/2019 at 12:40 AM, Cloudskishawna said:

My dad said just stop taking it but I know that's not safe at all

You should continue taking them at the moment.

Does your dad understand this?

If not, show him these:

about-reinstating-and-stabilizing-to-reduce-withdrawal-symptoms/

the-windows-and-waves-pattern-of-stabilization/

In order to get off this drug you need to be stable.

I have asked one of our senior moderators for help with smoothing your drug intake.

 

Sassenach

 

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Cloudskishawna

No I had a physiatrist prescribe them to me 

They were prescribed for insomnia and anxiety 

I think I can get another prescription for this 

But right now at the moment I only have 16 pills left

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Altostrata

Welcome, Cloud.

 

If you've been taking mirtazapine inconsistently for two weeks, you might have shaken your nervous system up a bit.

 

Does taking one tablet help you sleep? Do you have a hangover the next day?

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Cloudskishawna

Yes one tablet helps me sleep and I do have hangovers when I wake up my head feels numb now I don't know what to do my parents are telling me to just stop taking it  but I'm to scared I was taking it off and on more than 2 weeks 

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Altostrata

If I were you, I'd cut the mirtazapine tablet in half and take that for 5 days; be sure to take it at the same time each day, do not skip doses.

 

See how you feel. Let us know how you're doing.

 

You may wish to think twice before you ask for a psychiatric drug. Here are non-drug ways to improve your sleep:

 

Tips to help sleep -- so many of us have that awful withdrawal insomnia

 

Path to Better Sleep FREE online for everyone from the US Veterans Administration

 

Music for self-care: Calms hyperalertness, anxiety, aids relaxation and sleep

 

What is the sleep cycle?

 

Melatonin for sleep: Many people find it helpful

 

TV or computer use in evening can disrupt sleep: Bright light signals the brain that it's daytime

 

And:

 

Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

 

Easing your way into meditation for a stressed-out nervous system

 

Health anxiety, hypochondria, and obsession with symptoms

 

Ways to cope with daily anxiety

 

Dealing With Emotional Spirals

 

If you are having problems with your family or other relationships, strongly recommend you find counseling or psychotherapy before taking drugs. It's not a good idea to get dependent on psychiatric drugs when you're so young -- they change your body. Sexual dysfunction is very common.

 

 

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Sassenach

Hi Cloud.

 

Alto is the founder of this site and extemely knowledgeable on withdrawal.

Can you please confirm your pills are 15mgs?

You should begin cutting your pills in half as soon as possible.

This bit is very important

16 hours ago, Altostrata said:

be sure to take it at the same time each day, do not skip doses.

 

This will help your nervous system level out.

Please let us know how you are feeling.

It is important to note that this will take a little while and you will continue to experience symptoms during this time.

The symptoms do not mean the regime is not working but that it is a slow process.

You are young and should make a full recovery.

Good luck.

 

Sassenach

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Clarification

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Cloudskishawna

Ok thank you so much  I'll keep all of you updated 

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Cloudskishawna
Just now, Cloudskishawna said:

Ok thank you so much  I'll keep all of you updated 

Mirtazapine 15mgs August 2019

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Sassenach

Hi Cloud

 

How are you feeling?

 

Sassenach

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Cloudskishawna

I'm not doing so great I had forgot to take the pill yesterday but I took it today and fell asleep 

But I'm having this issue where I'm hearing music in my head all day none stop and this didnt start until I was taking the medication 

When I stop taking the medication will my brain go back to how it was

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Sassenach

Yes it will stop.

Very important to take every day.

Please let us know about any changes.

 

Sassenach

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Cloudskishawna

I have a question how long should I keep taking the half pill

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ChessieCat

Before creating a new topic please do a search to see if one already exists.  You can either use the site search function or google and add survivingantidepressants.org to the search term.

 

You post has been moved:  intrusive-repetitive-song-symptom-or-ear-worms

 

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Sassenach

Hi Cloud

 

As you missed a day you should keep taking the half pill until wednesday and please tell us how you feel then.

Remember same time every day.

You will get better but it takes a little time.

 

Sassenach

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Altostrata

Reminder:

On 9/10/2019 at 4:17 PM, Altostrata said:

If I were you, I'd cut the mirtazapine tablet in half and take that for 5 days; be sure to take it at the same time each day, do not skip doses.

 

See how you feel. Let us know how you're doing.

 

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Cloudskishawna

Once the mirtazapine out my system will my issue with the music being in my head all day in my head stop 

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ChessieCat

Unfortunately nobody knows the answer to that question.

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Sassenach

Hi Cloud

 

Take the half pill again tomorrow and then cut into quarters and take for one week.

Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

 

Sassenach

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Cloudskishawna

I was on this pill for about a month now was it even safe to half the pill this one lady said just go back up to 15mg

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Sassenach

Which lady told you this?

Was it a doctor?

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Cloudskishawna

A woman on mirtazapine Facebook group but I feel like that's playing with fire I'm just now getting used to 7.5 even though I still have music playing in my head I actually feel pretty decent today 

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Sassenach

Hi Cloud.

 

You are being very sensible.

The advice is totally wrong if you want off these drugs.

The fact you are feeling better today shows what you are doing is working.

I will not pretend you will suddenly be back to your old self as soon as get off the drug.

It may take while but you will get well again.

If you go up to 15mgs you will get addicted to this drug.

It is your choice but it is not the first time this Facebook group have given incorrect advice.

 

Sassenach

 

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Cloudskishawna

Yeah no I'm not going back up to 15mg I want to get off this drug I feel as though if I did go up to 15mg then i would just prolong it and thanks again 

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Sassenach

You are being very mature.

Well done

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Rhiannon

Cloud, I've been involved in the psych drug tapering world for about 10 years. In the past I volunteered on various Internet help boards, and although I don't do that any more, I do still have a pretty good idea of what kind of resources are out there. When it comes to psych med reduction, tapering and withdrawal, you won't find anyone more knowledgeable and experienced than Altostrata anywhere on Facebook or anywhere else on the Internet. There are maybe a small handful of physicians in the US who know as much as she does about the subject. Please follow her advice. 

 

You are in a pretty good situation that you should be able to ease out of with some temporary suffering but nothing long term.

 

I used to call that music the "withdrawal jukebox". 🙂

 

Your age and your very short time on this drug are big assets on your side. You will probably be just fine, although you may have some bumpy times for a few months. Please follow Alto's instructions. She's the real deal.

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Cloudskishawna

Thank you so much I'm going to keep following her instructions I can't wait till this is all over I didn't even know there's was a such thing the  called withdrawal junebox I thought I was going crazy until I found this website thank god 

I'm going to the doctors today to get everything checked out keep you updated 

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Sassenach

Cloud

 

Your doctor may tell you to go back on the full dose, most docs do not know any better.

How you reply is up to you but it is usually easier to ok and come away without an argument.

Let us know what happens

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Santino

Hello Cloudskishawna

You have found the perfect group and the perfect people for the advice. All the people here have first hand experience on these drugs and almost all of them are to be admired for the patience they have in going off these terrible meds. I am a short term user as you but i took two years to taper this med. The problem is that the doctors as long as you do not feel good will test on you different courses of meds getting your nervous system really unstable. The nervous system is not like like your feet or hand, you get hurt there, some blood comes out and you apply some ointment and then after 1-2 days you are healed. The nervous system is too complex so in order to heal itself will take all the time it needs. In this direction please try not to use any other meds that the doctor might suggest. Keep following the advice of Altostrada and i believe you will soon be off. You have been used the Mirt for a very short period of time and you are young which means your nervous system can recuperate more easily than most of the people in here.

Even if you feel symptoms when you go lower with the dose do not worry. They are temporary and will surely go away. I had a terrible time with these meds but now for almost one and a half year I am completely normal my friend.

All the best

Santino

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Sassenach

Hi Cloud.

 

How are you today?

 

What did the doctor say?

 

Sassenach

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Cloudskishawna

I feel a little ok 

I didn't go to the doctors I had missed the appointment 

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Cloudskishawna

Thank you santino

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Rhiannon

hang in there sweetheart

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Cloudskishawna

I will I'm still nervous and still questioning was it even safe to half the pill even though being on it half a month

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