Few weeks ago I decided I wanted to try coming off antidepressants and see if I could manage life without it.
I was on 30mg of Mirtazapine for about 6 months.
Doctor said we would taper 30mg - 15mg - 7.5mg and then 0 over the course of 3 weeks.
A few days after my last dose I began to feel the anxiety growing.
I'm on day 12 now of no medication and my anxiety is absolutely gripping. Can't eat well, sleep is awful, nervous tension all over my body, prickling sensations and general brain fog.
Have been taking very small doses of Benzodiazapine to try and curb the anxiety on the bad days.
Will this begin to fade soon? Starting to feel like I'd rather be gaining weight and sleeping in than feel like this again.
I was told 1-3 weeks would be the likely duration of Discontinuation Syndrome.