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tapering off mirtazapine

Mirtazapine Tapering

After a person has been taking a drug like mirtazapine for an extended period of time, the idea of mirtazapine tapering may at first appear quite overwhelming. This is understandable, because even an inadvertent withdrawal from mirtazapine such as forgetting a dosage for one day can bring on some pretty nasty adverse effects, and quite quickly. (1)

However, the Alternative to Meds mirtazapine tapering program is quite unlike any such experience. That is because our clients are provided the tools for how to get off mirtazapine in a program has been specifically designed to soften and reduce the discomforts normally associated with mirtazapine withdrawal.

We can summarize the steps of getting off mirtazapine successfully as a three-pronged approach in our program:

  1. Reducing medication gradually and gently, sometimes completely eliminating medications and their lingering after-effects altogether.
  2. Current assessment (via testing) of a person’s toxic accumulations and getting a complete understanding of the symptoms and conditions they wished and perhaps still wish to change, which were present before taking mirtazapine, and
  3. Designing program steps that are directed at reducing those prior symptoms, with the aim of completely resolving and eliminating them using effective health-restoring protocols and selected genres of counseling that can provide relief for our client.

All three of these components are necessary if we are truly going to help someone stopping mirtazapine to recover successfully. Each step has many micro-steps within it, allowing the client to become freed of earlier unwanted conditions, and well on the way to vibrant health. These are our aims regarding mirtazapine tapering at the Alternative to Meds Center.

Have You Experienced Failed Attempts at Getting Off Mirtazapine in the Past?

If you have previously attempted to withdraw from mirtazapine, there may have been some basic reasons that blocked your success. These “roadblock” type factors can be as individualized and diverse as a person’s unique set of conditions might be, but some common ones might include these:

  1. Trying to quit mirtazapine too quickly.
  2. Failing to provide some helpful preparatory steps that may have allowed the body to adjust more easily to changing dosages, even when changes are minute.
  3. Undetected nutritional deficiencies may have slowed your progress.
  4. A compromised microbiome if not remedied will slow the body down in replenishing and distribution of vital neurotransmitters and nutrients.
  5. Genetic predisposition factors may not have been addressed in a way that could boost certain organ and gland functions, and if addressed, may have improved energy conversion and metabolism, and boosted other primary CNS functions.
  6. Not providing holistic methods to regulate and improve the quality of sleep before and during the process of trying to quit mirtazapine.
  7. Where multiple medications are involved, not using a properly designed step by step sequential process so as not to overwhelm the CNS with changes.
  8. Toxin accumulations were not cleared adequately before beginning to taper mirtazapine which can slow down the body’s ability to adapt itself to lower doses, as well as compromise the absorption rate of vitamins and other nutrients.
  9. Not addressing factors to help boost appetite where nutrition has suffered due to a compromised digestive system, or a general lack of energy for high-quality meal preparation and self-care.
  10. Not addressing symptoms with appropriate and effective non-drug based treatments that could reduce anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia and others.

AN IMPORTANT CAUTION:
Mirtazapine may have effects on certain age groups that differ from other age groups. (2)

mirtazapine tapering

Stopping Mirtazapine Inpatient Style

The general consensus among our clients has been that stopping mirtazapine or similar and even multiple antidepressant drugs can be a rough road to travel on your own. That is why the Alternative to Meds Center has been so popular in offering its services to those who feel they would benefit from a compassionate guiding hand along the way, during their mirtazapine tapering treatment.

The Alternative to Meds Center is a beautiful, restful, residential inpatient program. Clients are cared for by an attentive and competent staff roster including our licensed doctors and other medical staff. All of our caregivers, clinicians and therapists are passionate about helping people to recover. Using comfortable and relaxing detox methods a person can be guided through their mirtazapine tapering program gently and without harsh side effects.

Our clients will enjoy low-temperature sauna, Reiki, soothing therapeutic massage, bentonite clay treatments, mineral baths, foot baths, nebulized glutathione treatments, cranial-sacral massage, nutritional therapy, a deliciously prepared clean diet without preservatives, additives, or chemicals, counseling in numerous genres, including Life Coaching, music and art therapy, as well as acupressure/acupuncture therapy, colonics, and a variety of pleasant social activities both in-house and out in the nearby pretty town of Sedona as well as enjoying hiking and walking tours through the close-by majestic red rock mountains. The center also provides mild trainer-led exercise classes, yoga classes, and an exceptional education series which leads to practical understanding and supporting brain and CNS health.

With the combination of all of the above and other services, we feel it is the best program available in the world offering an exceptional, restorative pathway for how to get off mirtazapine, both comfort-wise and for its exceptional quality of care. We have been helping our clients recover true health, natural mental health, while successfully and safely getting off mirtazapine antidepressants and other drugs.

Would You Like to Find out More About Mirtazapine Tapering at Alternative to Meds?

Please contact us directly and we will be happy to provide much more detailed information about our protocols, and the facility itself. Pictures that clients take of the surrounding scenic area are stunning, just steps away from our doors. Our program is truly unique, and a joy to share. Please feel free to contact us today because you may find that this program could be the mirtazapine tapering program and the relief that you or your loved one have been searching for.

  1. FDA Mirtazapine Label Information, https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2007/020415s019,021208s010lbl.pdf, accessed Oct 4, 2019.
  2. Article “Dose-Dependent Sedating and Stimulating Effects of Mirtazapine”, published in the 2015 UCLA Healthcare, Volume 19, https://proceedings.med.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Dose-Dependent-Sedating-and-Stimulating-Effects-of-Mirtazapine.pdf, accessed Oct 4, 2019.

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