Has anyone done this? I went onto Mirtazapine after my latest bout of depression, and to help me come off temazepam and cut down on my alcohol. I had been drinking 3-4 glasses of wine a night and was on 5-10mg temazepam a night too. Mirtazapine worked wonders and I found it extremely easy to cut out the temazepam all together and to cut down alcohol to a couple of times a week. It also cured my migraines, and my itchy skin, and my morning sickness. All this with hardly any side effects except for being totally knocked out for the first week, but that passed, and I put on a stone in weight. It is the weight issue that has got me down and the reason I want to change meds. I can't take SSRIs or any of the tricyclics, mainly due to insomnia and sexual dysfunction.
So I have decided to go onto trazodone but can find nothing on the net about any other people's experiences. I have cut down to 15 mg of mirt for 10 days without problems and have now started on 75 mg of trazodone and 7.5 mg of mirt. I was going to stop the mirt when I started on the trazodone (doctors orders) but reading about withdrawal on here, I have decided to cut to 7.5 mg mirt first.
My first night on this was last night and I could not sleep for 2 hours due to my heart pounding and feeling panicky about not breathing. However, I don't know if this was real or just a panic attack as I had become really frightened of taking the trazodone in case I had a bad reaction.