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Emsmith: Trying to survive withdrawal


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Tappered down over 2 mnths from 15mg-0.46mg been stopped 2 days now and eyes and head hurt, feel ok not up or down,sleep been ok so far,im aware its in system till day 8 any tips on how to push through,i hate this brain fog x

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Hello     Emsmith     and welcome to SA.


This site is run entirely by volunteer Administrators and Moderators, all have been through or going through withdrawal.

There are no commercial interests or influences  involved .


I am sorry you are having such a rough time but you are now in the right place.


Is Mirtazapine the only drug you are currently taking?

Was the starting dose 15mgs?

How long were you on this drug and why was it prescribed?

Have you taken any antidepressants before this one?

Are you taking any supplements.

Do NOT taper any further off the drug for now.


Who recommended this taper?


You are currently experiencing the onset of withdrawal symptoms.

Please check out the links below which will explain what is happening to you.






As soon as we recieve the drugs info. we can assess your situation.


Please feel free to browse the site, it is a wealth of info.

Other members threads will give you an insight and the opportunity to share experiences.


Again welcome.




Escitalopram 10mgs from mid 2007 ( can't remember exact date) to 11th Dec 2018

Fentanyl patches ( don't remember dose ) from Nov 2014 to 11 Dec 2018

Quit both cold turkey Dec 2018

Reinstated 3rd March 2019 2.5 mgs.

Updosed  8March to 5mgs and holding

25/11/19 Started taper 4.5mgs and holding

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner

If you are going through Hell, keep going. NCIS series 15, David MaCallum:rolleyes:

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Hi i have now been on 0mg for 3 days was very sick this am but headache has eased, i was on mirtazapine from Nov-Dec playing around with dose as i didnt believe i needed them then took for 2 wks at 15mg gp then swopped me to sertraline horrendous time and i stopped them all, feb 19 started taking mirtazapine and took until june at 15mg with 2 wks at 30mg helped for sleep and anxiety, i was prescribed for anxiety and depression,insomnia. I have tapered since June due to my eyes hurting so much and depression not lifted, i actually think i have OCD but starting CBT soon. Im taking Rohdalia zinc passion flower,vit d in am- this has made me feel sick and be sick. Then magnesium and i theanine at night. 

Feel real depersonalition at present able to function but need to keep my mood up. Any advice is welcome and to know this is just WD would help x

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Welcome, Emsmith.


Did mirtazapine make your eyes hurt? What was that like? Has that lessened now you're off mirtazapine?


Has headache been your major withdrawal symptom? How's your sleep?

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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Hi yes mirtazapine made me have awful dry eyes constantly,it hasnt eased completely but has got better, my sleep has been great so far 4 nights in now so fingers crossed. Headache sickness and awful nerve pain around my groin area have been WD so far x

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