Seroquel withdrawal cold turkey

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Avatar f tn As an atypical antipsychotic, tapering is often recommended. Stopping cold turkey can obviously result in very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. So, my recommendation is to speak to your doctor.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I got cut off my seroquel cold turkey and had horrible withdraw symptoms for a year and 3 months and as soon as I went to a new Dr she started me back on it at 100mg once a day and before I was on 400mg three times daily for 3 years I had vomiting weight loss and sever agitation so it can last 4 months to 15 months I didn't request to be put back on it but I'm glad I was because I'm sleeping again and not puking
Avatar n tn 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
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
8520825 tn?1398515060 I am going through the withdrawal symptoms of coming off of the drug Quetiapine. Seroquel is a marketing name. I was originally on 100mg three times a day. I went through a very abrupt decrease to 50mg three times a day immediately for three weeks at that level. After that it decreased 25mg per day each week. Starting by removing the first 25mg in the morning. Then the next week 25mg middle of day. Finally 25 mg in the evening.
Avatar m tn I've been on Seroquel for five months. Just found I'm pregnant. Can I stop taking it cold turkey or do I need to wean myself off of it. Just concerned for what's safest for the baby.
574118 tn?1305138884 the reason for 6 pills is the short half-life of seroquel.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I tried to call the nurse but they are never available so I did not do my homework on this med and quit it cold Turkey. Four days later I was so sick I could barely stand up. Migraine head ache nausea, shaky you name it. So I went on 25mg a day. I got I'm touch with my doctor she told me to fast taper off of Vistaril in 6 days then go off the Seroquel because after 2 weeks of being on 25mg I was still sick. So I tapered off Vistaril and went off Seroquel On a Thursday.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
358304 tn?1409713092 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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Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.