Originally Posted by ElizabethJane
Hi there I'm sorry that you are experiencing these problems. 7.5mg is not considered a maintenance dose of mirtazapine. The lowest dose is usually 15mg. I am taking mirtazapine at the moment at 30mg but I did withdraw from mirtazapine last year. Sorry to say the withdrawals for me were horrible. My anxiety went through the roof. I was experiencing severe panic attacks it felt like something was creeping under my skin. I also experienced terrible anxiety and sleep problems including sleep walking. I went back on mirtazapine and the next time I used valium to help with the withdrawal. I know that you are trying to withdraw from valium. Maybe you need the help of a psychiatrist to perhaps introduce a different anti depressant and then once you are stable on that to very slowly withdraw the valium. I think that increasing the mirtazapine and then decreasing it is doing you no good at all. These are my experiences of both mirtazapine and valium. I suggest that you contact your GP and let us know how you get on.
Thanks for the reply.
I am not trying to come off diazepam, I have been on for 30 years so what's the point. I do not need a anti depressant, it was to enable me to take medication for constipation as it effected the diazepam. So I take your suggestion, basically to try and stay on 7.5mg and suffer for a few days, then hopefully stop. Trouble is the help drug is diazepam? In my experience GP's know very little about these drugs, they just dish them out like sweets. The times my GP has tried to push out citrolpam, when I am not depressed, maybe down but that is not the same. I asked all the right questions but did not read the leaflet with the mirtazapine. Thanks for letting me know your experience, so probably my increased anxiety and panic is due to mirtazapine. So if i can i will stay this level and ride out the storm..... funny it's 60mph gails at the moment anyway!