Seroquel withdrawal medication

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One thing for sure is that if you stop taking Seroquel (or any other medication) whatever its treating will return. There is no potential of addiction but as with any medication if you stop it too fast you will get withdrawal symptoms. The important thing though is to think back what it was like before the Seroquel because if you stop it you'll go back to whatever you experienced before.
Well we all no the truth about that myth! Seroquel is a habit forming medication which requires tapering. This is not a inexpensive medication we are talking about, While there are people out their with mental health conditions and have benefited from this medication which is usually prescribed in high doses, The voices have stopped as reported in many cases of the mentally ill. But it is a drug that should be taken lightly.
Secondly even in transfering to another medication you will get some withdrawal symptoms as I did in the past when transfering from Seroquel to Risperdal which were fatigue and minor flu like withdrawal symptoms which pased in time and were not a problem. Follow your psychiatrist's titration schedule and ask them about available options.
Yes I had some of those side effects (sometimes called "flu like withdrawal symptoms") even when I titrated off Seroquel to another medication under psychiatric supervision. This definitely would occur discontinuing it all at once. In time they would pass but this should be done under medical supervision and whatever they are treating will return with more intensity than before due to the sudden discontinuation.
I took seroquel during my long term sub program getting off oxy. I took small dose to sleep well. It works like a charm, but it is hard getting up in morning. I needed coffee wake up. I dont trust much chem's anymore so I tapered off it without problems. I may need to use it to get through sub detox, so if anyone has comments, please let us know.
Seroquel is a medication used for bi-polar individuals. Dont mess with your brain chemistry unless you feel you have plenty of it.......only use for seroquel during w/d's may be the sedative effect from the first several doses. Benadryl would work as well.
I would want to know from the members of this forum about how many people are using Seroquel only as a sleeping aid in doses of 25 mg and 50 mg.All suggestions and answers are welcome.
* feeling sleepy * falling, feeling dizzy or faint on standing up * weight gain, increased appetite * feeling weak * constipation * dry mouth * runny or stuffy nose * indigestion * upset stomach * swelling of your hands, feet or ankles * blurred vision * difficulty swallowing * abnormal dreams, nightmares * irritability Sexual dysfunction isnt on there but one of the serious side effects is long lasting and painful erections and it can cause diabetes and even breast growth in some extreme cas
Yes I experienced withdrawal symptoms when I was changed from Seroquel to Risperdal and had to titrate off on at the rate my psychiatrist told me to. That is not uncommon. Its chemically separate phenomenon from addiction and if a person follows their psychiatrist's titration schedule in time these concerns will pass.
Why are the withdrawal symptoms of seroquel the same as the withdrawal symptoms of heroin? I know that you shouldn't just stop taking it and I understand that it is a non-narcotic medication, but I still would like to know why the symptoms are the same? I am currently taking seroquel for anxiety.
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.
Why are you changing from seroquel to lamictal? I am just curious as I perhaps too might be changing from seroquel to something else in the near future. It's some unwanted side effects for me.I tried stopping the med unsupervised (don't do this at home) and I had a real job sleeping afterwards, so perhaps be prepared for that (I am back on now until I can see my pdoc).
I'm not creative anymore...and i need that. So, I'm on cymbalta, lamictal, lithium and seroquel XR. I've stopped the seroquel (which was a bear) and have now stopped the lithium (another bear). I've read that in stopping lithium mania/depression can come back even worse after 3 months. I'm wondering if anyone has had experiences like that or if the cymbalta and lamictal might be enough to hold that at bay while giving me part of my 'normal' life back.
I used to think of Seroquel as a straightforward heavy sedative. Thanks for all the feedback. I spoke with my doc on the phone and we agreed that the rage was an isolated incident. It wasn't entirely isolated though, but I like to think that if I weren't living in a hostile environment that I wouldn't ever lash out like that. I still want to get away from Seroquel, but I find it terribly difficult to reduce my dose.
We treat cravings with medication and we treat high blood sugar with medication. In addicts, my opinion is treat the disease of addiction with a medication that will control cravings and allow people to get back to their normal lives. Suboxone is designed to do just that. It has a higher affinity for opiate receptors than full agonist opiates like oxy or hydrocodone, meaning it is stickier to your brain. Suboxone also doesn't require you to fully detox before you start taking it.
i am trying to wean myself off seroquel, at the moment i am experiencing a lot of nervous anxiety in the stomach area, but the main problem is not being able to sleep at night without this medication, is there any other alternative medication i could use to get me to sleep yours sincerely angie
seroquel ,is some serious medication .I would not be taking it you have no idea how you will react to it ....
im hoping the seroquel xr will help me sleep, b/c remeron no longer makes me sleepy nor helps with anxiety or appetite. My anxiety is very bad right now and I need sleep. SOOO sleep deprived. Hopefully this seroquel xr 50mg will help with insomnia, anxiety and appetite soon.
I am going to switch to methadone for as short as possible time ánd the plan is to use clonidine when I stop taking methadone. Can I use this in combimation with seroquel? Also, do you have a suggestion how much clonidinebI should take and for how long? As far as I know, I should take it for a week with a man of 1,3 per day and after a week build it off in 3 days. I am using half a gram per day. How much methadone should I take.The plan is to lowwer the dosis with 5 mg. Per day.
My Doctor just switch my medication from 150 mg of Effexor XR to 400 mg of Seroquel XR. I dropped my dosage of Effexor gradually but I still experienced terrible withdrawl. Now I am experiencing bad side effects, " I'm guessing ths", from the Seroquel. I have gained weight in my stomach area very rapidly, I have pain and stiffness in my legs, 24 hour dry mouth and sinuses and I feel like I could cry at the drop of a hat.
just over a week ago i was told I have bipolor and they put me on Seroquel now that I have been on its for a week I feel like I can think better befor I got on it I was out of control and had a anger problem some of my anger i can recall what happen but I did some real bad things and I just want to now if what im feeling is the meds making me better or something else Thanks Kevin
Dear Ronndy I would say that 100 mg Seroquel is a very high dosage to treat insomina. Usually you would take only 10-25 mg in that respect. It seems that you could have some withdrawl problems as you stopped klonopin abruptly. As Paxiled pointed out it is a bit "heavy" to prescribe klonopin for insomnia when "lighter" medications are available, for instance zolpidem or zopiklone. Or anti-histamine(allergy-medication as atarax).
I am getting off 300mg of effexor per say and switching to 300mg seroquel xr. What kind of changed or withdrawals might I have?
Seroquel is not addictive so you won't run into any dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Just the standard flu like withdrawal symptoms that are more annoying than anything. I remember that when I transfered from it to another medication. Ask your psychiatrist for a time schedule though and follow their directions.
Seroquel was originally used in higher dose as an anti psychotic medication......later found to be effective sedative in lower doses (100mg? check dose out..
Please call your physician (I don't care how late it is - he/she NEEDS to know you're starting a withdrawal process) and pass along ALL your medication dosages and that you are going Cold Turkey. You are so very young and have the REST of your life to live - please don't jeopardize yourself right now... Sending you positive thoughts...and encouragement.
Even though Ultram/tramadol is not considered a true narcotic medication and is relatively easily prescribed for pain by some physicians, it is as you have found out quite addictive and difficult to quit. As you already know, it usually takes several weeks of the really nasty symptoms of acute withdrawal, followed by several months of just insomnia and general weakness and depression.
I cannot get out of my head that this is either some kind of drug withdrawal or side effect of the medication I am currently on ( Lamictal). The thing is that I started having these symptoms literally 24 hours after taking the Topamax so I am thinking that maybe I just have an intolerance to that class of drugs ( anticonvulsants). My Pdoc is such a jerk and keeps telling me there is no such thing as withdrawal and its all in my head.
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