Seroquel withdrawal cold turkey

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My body hurts so bad into my bones, have a constaint headache, cant sleep and and really nautious all day and vomiting. I was on this medication for 3 years and was cut off cold turkey because insurance ran out. What do I do to help myself get through this withdrawal and how long should it last? I start college tomorrow and i'll do whatever i can to get through this and stay in school.
I want to stop them but Iam afriad that i will lose my sleep i did in the past with different meds that i was on and i couldnt sleep for about month or so and it took awhile to get all that meds out but now iam wanting to get off of the seroquel badly but iam afraid to quit cold turkey can anybody help me and what would i go through or iam better to let my doctor to lower the does little by little shannon
Namaste, I hope your appointment with hyour psychiatrist went well and you were able to come to a resolution to this Seroquel issue. I can offer much advice since I was only on Seroquel for about 3 months and the only side effect I had was 40 pounds in weight gain. That's why I discontinued it. When I did stop taking it, I did it "cold turkey" without any side effects.
I was looking for an answer cuz I went off seroquel 400mg cold turkey. nobody had an answer so I documented my painful withdrawal process. Follow my process and withdrawal symptoms will be gone in a week or less!!! FYI: seroquel withdrawals are he worst thing ive ever experienced! The key to seroquel withdrawals is SLEEP and FOOD. You may feel like u cant eat and the smell of food makes u sick, EAT ANYWAYS! forcing urself to eat will be worth it I PROMISE!! take a sleep aid. nytol works great.
People come back from hospitals with screwed up med lists all the time, and a low level person might blow you off or not understand the seriousness of the situation. While you can stop Seroquel cold-turkey in extreme circumstances, it's not really a good idea for any med if you could wean instead.
the reason for 6 pills is the short half-life of seroquel.
I remember to have stopped risperidone many times cold turkey with no harm done, but seroquel forget about it. I shall go back to read carefully your mail to see how to do it. The problem each time i cut my dose, i have mixed states and i am relying on it as my main regimen.
Reduced Seroquel to 50 mg (citing extreme sleepiness and grogginess, and inability to function, felt like wearing lead boots, inability to “find” words when speaking-------but overall, the Seroquel has helped me sleep better. So there’s that.) 7/3: Saw Pdoc again, she said to add Seroquel 200 XR 4 hours before bed, plus a hit of 25 or 50 mg of Seroquel IR at bedtime (to help ensure sleep) 7/4: Very shaky all day. Didn’t take the 25 or 50 mg. last night. Still a mess.
However, I did read an article published by the maker of Seroquel acknowledging withdrawal symptoms. If word comes out that Seroquel is physically addicting and causes horrible withdrawals, people probably wouldn't be eager to take it and sales of the drug could drop. Seroquel is huge right now, this website is covered in ads for Seroquel. As far as the insomnia, I took Seroquel before bed because of how sedating it was for me. After 2.5 years, my body didn't know any other way to sleep.
I take meclizine for the nausea, valium for the brain shocks, and now Seroquel for insomnia. Valium I can quit cold turkey(long half-life). Its seroquel that has me concerned because it antagonizes many parts of the brain that Remeron does creating a sedative effect possibly making it addictive. Am I robbing Peter To pay Paul???? Has anyone had experiences with Remeron(mirtazapine) or Seroquel (quetiapine). Particularly withdrawal Experiences.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! I am not sure why you stopped taking the drug suddenly. This is the reason you are going through the withdrawal symptoms which also include suicidal thoughts and depression. Please consult a psychiatrist immediately and go back to drugs that will help control your symptoms. You may be benefitted by starting Seroquel again. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted.
I am proud of ActingBrandNew that he was able to accomplish what he did "cold turkey", but everyone is different. Not just in how their body will respond to the drugs withdrawal, but in how you developed mentally and if you can handle "cold turkey". My husband is a strong and amazing person. Friends of his that I knew that were not half as strong in my opinion were able to get beyond their addiction, but after 14 years, my husband still contends.
Side effects are treated rather as though its perfectly natural to give out drugs (which have similar effects and adverse effects as illicit drugs) as a medication for unproven diseases, and to basically ignore the damage they do. SO DON'T GO COLD TURKEY :) If you come off the drug, wean off over a period of weeks or months (depending on the severity of your withdrawal symptoms) in an effort at damage limitation.
I went off of my seroquel xr 300 mg for two days , I think I went into withdrawal , flu like symptoms , cold then hot then so cold like bone chilling cold ..Is this possible?
So yes, I have to say a good portion of my bad/severe anxiety had to do with stopping cold turkey and of course some anxiety from the other worry. Interesting enough, to try to calm my anxiety, I went back to 7.5 mgs of Remeron for 3 days and it did calm down to a certain degree the anxiety. I only used the Remeron for these few days because I needed to take somethng with Remeron to help get me to sleep.
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I had been taking 300 mg of Seroquel for 2 years and other than the weight gain, it worked great. However because of the expense of it, i had to stop cold turkey and starting taking 450mg of Lithium. My head is killing me! I can't sleep! My head started feeling just big and disoriented, but now it just hurts from the back of my neck to my eyes. Is this withdraws from Seroquel or side effects of Lithium. This is terrible!
I experienced what ILADVOCATE touched base on as well as other unpleasant things like frequent increased tics than what I experience normally when I went cold turkey off of Geodon.
I'm about to try dope for the first time because I can't afford pills and my coworkers will spot withdrawal a mile away and I'm a single dad of 2. So bottom line withdrawal is not an option. I'm waiting to finds subs but I need to sleep tonight as well as not show I'm w/d at work. Never tried it but have had a read bad Roxy habit. I'm down to just a few a day or none if there are subs around. Any sugestions?
What a great change, maybe too great. Now I am out. This where the withdrawal part could come in. Dr gave me Seroquel. It was the longest scariest night of my life. Since I have gone a few days w/o the xanax and had no noticable issues. I'm wondering what the cause was? Anyone heard of this. My Dr. is out of town so I will have to go to ER if there are any other issues. Second question isn't possible to c/t on a low does of xanax? Or should I still be scared? Really feel pretty good...
I would rather go cold turkey but need advise. Have the Thomas Plan and read alot about Immodium, but I'm extremely afraid of the withdrawal. I went to bed a few times without my pill and woke up shaking , sweating, heart racing, runny nose and all the other crap. My plan is to take a few days off and try cold turkey, my Dr already gave me the Ativan and the clonidine and is willing to support me. Any advice will be greatly appreciated on how long this can take and what to expect.
I would not recommend stopping it cold turkey as the withdrawal from it is essentially the same as the one for the opiates. It usually takes several weeks of the really nasty symptoms followed by several more of just insomnia and general weakness and depression. A physician may be able to prescribe you some Requip for the restless leg syndrome and possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia. Tramadol also has an effect on the serotonin receptor in the central nervous system.
She called around and found a pharmacist that did his residency in a psychiatric hospital and he was amazed that my psychiatrist told me to stop taking this medication cold turkey. I am now on a weaning program and the edema has returned. I have reduced my dose to 2.5 and in 5 weeks I hope to be Zyprexa free. Has anyone else experienced these problems and if so will I ever feel normal again post Zyprexa? I am still battling withdrawal effects while taking 2.
It is hard to stop methadone cold turkey, but it seems that you are doing it. Because of its extremely long half -life, methadone is one of the opiates that’s most difficult to detox cold turkey. Such attempts are usually so prolonged and excruciatingly painful, that most addicts are not able to go through with the experience and give up. Please don't give up, it is only going to get better and better from now on.
I am a 70 year old male and I've been taking Temazepam & Lorazepam for almost 10 years to help me sleep. At first, small dosages, as needed, and then increasingly larger dosages. I started with 0.5mg of Lorazepam about 5 years ago. It worked so well that I was getting 6 to 7 hours of restful sleep every time I took the medication. No hangover other ill effects, ever. I worked up my dosage to 3 mg nightly and suddenly in early September 2010, it stopped working.
Anyway, I am 51 hours clean from pain pills!!! Yay! I've experienced cold turkey withdrawal before, besides Immodium, even just coming off of 20mg a day, that wasn't a picnic. I'm genuinely relieved, grateful, and surprised that this time, I'm not feeling that bad. Maybe willpower has a bit to do with it, but I have a few suggestions that have brought me tremendous relief!
So, exactly one week ago today I officially quit cold turkey. It was the WORST week of my life but i made it. My physical WD started to subside around day 4-5 but will sometimes flare up here and there even today. My questions are: 1. When can i expect the physical WD to subside completely? 2. I am now very concerened by the mental side effects that are to come. When can i expect those to end? 3. How will i feel during the PAWS stage? 4.
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