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Nikkiz: Tapering Mirtazapine


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Hello All,

 I am currently tapering from mirtazapine. I’m was doing 10% a month, but last month I dropped 14%. I’m on 6mg and I’ve been holding here for the last 6 weeks because the insomnia is still lingering. Should I continue to hold until this insomnia eases and go back to 10% drops? Also, those of you who managed to get off mirtazapine, did you find it easier to lose weight once off? I’ve gained 40 pounds and my metabolism has definitely been slowed down by this medication. Thanks!

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Hi, Nikkiz.

 

Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants.

 

Here are some links to get you started. 

 

Tips for tapering off mirtazapine (Remeron)

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

 

How psychiatric drugs remodel your brain

 

Healing from antidepressants. Patterns of recovery video (4 minutes)

 

The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

On 2/1/2021 at 4:14 PM, Nikkiz said:

I’m was doing 10% a month, but last month I dropped 14%. I’m on 6mg and I’ve been holding here for the last 6 weeks because the insomnia is still lingering.

 

We recommend going no faster than 10% a month, so you may want to do a small updose to see if that helps, if the symptoms are really severe.

 

For tips for sleep, please see:

 

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

 

On 2/1/2021 at 4:14 PM, Nikkiz said:

Also, those of you who managed to get off mirtazapine, did you find it easier to lose weight once off? I’ve gained 40 pounds and my metabolism has definitely been slowed down by this medication.

 

Yes, many people find that once they're off the offending drug, weight dose come off. There are a number of psychiatric drugs that cause this problem, so it's not uncommon. 

 

Weight gain, weight loss, appetite changes, hunger

 

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Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

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