Author Topic: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group  (Read 185695 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2710 on: August 17, 2020, 01:46:35 pm »
Does it make sense to evaluate blood and throid values? One of buddies from [...] said that it can also cause the anxiety. I dont think so, because i have never had chemical anxiety before this mess, but it made me think about this?Is it worthy to take these values and even treating it if there is a problem?
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2711 on: August 18, 2020, 12:41:27 am »
Does it make sense to evaluate blood and throid values? One of buddies from [...] said that it can also cause the anxiety. I dont think so, because i have never had chemical anxiety before this mess, but it made me think about this?Is it worthy to take these values and even treating it if there is a problem?

Well, I had all of that stuff checked in early benzo withdrawal and everything came back normal for me. My cortisol levels were a little high and that was the only abnormality ever found on my bloodwork during withdrawal. It can't hurt to have it checked.
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2712 on: August 18, 2020, 12:49:11 am »
Perth,
Warrior’s pace would have been .15 mg reduction per week.

Jack, would you mind quickly explaining how you calculated that?

Hey Perth,
              Sorry I've been away for a while. It's been a while but if I remember correctly warrior said they reduced 7.5 mg in a year's time and there are 52 weeks in a year. So 50 weeks (which is close enough to 52) X .15 mg equals 7.5mg. So I just vaguely remember somewhere that Warrior wrote they tapered off 7.5 mg in a year. 7.5 mg divided by 52 weeks is .14423077 mg per week. Then I rounded up to .15 mg. I [...] that helps.
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2713 on: August 18, 2020, 01:08:29 am »
Hey all,
          Just an update on myself. I still believe I had Covid back in March. For a while I though it was a wave or mirt withdrawal caught up to me but the fever for 41 days and the fact that it did not come back when I continued my taper now has me thinking that it was not the mirt. That and the fact that I was exposed to Covid and many of my coworkers that were exposed were all sick at the same time as me and were also sick for months just like me has me leaning towards Covid being that they had the same symptoms as me and are not in mirt withdrawal.

I have reached a point in my benzo withdrawal where I am no longer experiencing muscle fatigue. I have regained all of my muscle composition and strength. I can lift just as heavy as before when I have checked. I can lift very heavy things at work again without any issue. The only thing stopping me from getting back into the gym at this point is regular life, a lot of overtime and home renovations.

I have been working like[...] renovating our house. I just got the computer set back up tonight so I figured I would catch up here. I had to many people to write back to to mess around on my stupid phone. I hate typing on my phone. I guess I am a baby boomer stuck in a millenial's body. Lol.

I have finally reached 3 mg on my mirt taper. I have not added that to my signature yet because of a discrepancy in my syringes. Now that I have reached 3 mg I can now switch to a 1 ml syringe (my compound is 15 mg/ 5 ml). I learned the hard way to switch syringe sizes with caution when I went from the 5 ml syringe to the 3 ml syringe. 3 ml on the 5 ml syringe and 3 ml on the 3 ml syringe were not the same volume of fluid and it caused me to make a large cut unexpectedly. The same issue has arisen with this current graduation to a new smaller syringe. The 1 ml syringe when filled to the 1 ml line is equal to .9 ml on my current 3 ml syringe. So, I am going to wait a couple of weeks and then treat the switching of the syringe like a .3 mg cut because it essentially is one and then I will consider myself truly at 3 mg when I am at 3 mg on the new syringe size and then will update my signature and proceed from there. I am excited about switching to the 1 ml syringe because it has A LOT more little lines on it and I can actually start micro tapering accurately or at the very least have much more control and accuracy in my cuts. Yes, this is something that actually excites me, haha.

I [...] everyone is doing well.

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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2714 on: August 18, 2020, 01:11:22 am »
Has anyone on here done a faster taper than 10% a month.  Remeron has given me extreme OCD symptoms and compulsions and I'm loosing my mind.  I feel like I need to get off it faster in order to see any chance of healing from benzos and remeron.  I'm psychotic 24/7 with racing and looping thoughts, terror and mental akathisia.  I've gone from 15 to 9mg in 4 months and haven't had any change or increase in symptoms.  I think the lower doses is where the problems start?

Perth, sorry for the delayed answer but yes, I have tapered at 20 percent in certain months but it got a little rough. I've slowed it down now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2715 on: August 19, 2020, 06:52:07 pm »
Thanks [...].

Has anyone heard or experienced a constant looping thought about food and eating 24/7?  This is not the same as hunger all the time but not being able to stop thinking about food for even a second.

As you can imagine I am going absolutely insane from this.

I don't know if I need to hold for longer or keep tapering of rapid taper.

Any advice?
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2716 on: August 22, 2020, 07:28:35 pm »
Hi guys,I wish you all the best of luck on the mirtzapine journey.

I have got down to 6mg now..
I am wanting to do water titration,could any body help me at all please  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2717 on: August 23, 2020, 02:03:15 am »
Hi guys,I wish you all the best of luck on the mirtzapine journey.

I have got down to 6mg now..
I am wanting to do water titration,could any body help me at all please  :smitten:

I assume you have dry cut down to 6mg? I have my Mirt mixed at a compounding pharmacy which in my opinion is the best route to take. However, it can be financially restrictive for some. Some insurance companies will cover it. My compounding pharmacist claims he can get most insurance companies to cover it, it just has to be billed right. I am fortunate that my prescription coverage covers just about anything so it was not a concern for me. I am familiar with water titration because I got off of Ativan that way. My Ativan pills did not like to dissolve in water so I would actually sand them down into the water with a nail file and then shake it up. So for example you can take a 15 mg mirt tablet and you will see on most brands there is a halfway line in the middle of the pill. With the Ativan I would sand down the pill to the halfway mark and then I would know it was 7.5 milligrams of powder. Then maybe I would mix that into 50 ml of water. I always used larger quantities of water and shook very well. I think it is more consistent to mix multiple pills at the same time. So maybe I would sand down 50 milligrams of the drug and mix it into 500 mg of water and then shake it up really good and then I had very small little ziplock containers that I would carefully dispense the doses into doing the math to get the desired amount of the drug I wanted. Then I would go to the fridge each night and take my dose like taking a shot from a shot glass. Just some ideas. This is how I did it when I had to. By the way the reason I only sanded half the pill is because it left me with something to hold on to. I would just toss the other half of the pill because I was never able to sand down that half accurately because once I got close to my fingers it started breaking into larger pieces that I was unsuccessful in getting to dissolve.
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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2718 on: August 26, 2020, 06:20:18 pm »
I just passed the 7 month mark from jump. It was a 3 month taper from 3.75 mg.

I'm up til 5 AM regularly. In the last week my body has gotten more sleep, and has been able to fall back to sleep in the AM, a relief.

I tend to forget who I am, and whether I am in a healing process or not, as the months and even years go by. I am 4 years off benzos, and have other meds to kick after that. It's madness.

Has anyone come out the other side of this feeling inspired to testify?

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[Buddie]

Re: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Withdrawal Support Group
« Reply #2719 on: August 28, 2020, 12:08:06 am »
Is anyone tapering 0.02 or 0.03 mg a day?
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