Seroquel withdrawal symptoms

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736475 tn?1281262927 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I'm worried sick about her having withdrawal symptoms or going manic. I have spoken to the hospital and they say it will be fine but my research says otherwise. I don't know what to do. Her regular doctor is on vacation till Monday. Any insight or help will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn 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.
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 Within 15 to 30 minutes of getting up, my RLS and associated anxiety are much less, but I feel that over time I'm building up a sleep deficit. I have been reluctant to take other medications to counteract the Seroquel withdrawal symptoms. Even a consistent 5mg of a benzodiazepine can be habit forming, and I don't want to trade one addictive medication for another. Is it really okay to take 5mg of Xanax or Klonopin for ten days or less to reestablish my sleep cycle?
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 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.
Avatar n tn I took seroquel after nothing else put me to sleep; but, it is a powerful antipsychotic that causes ticks and twitches which can become permanent. It can also cause hardening of facial and neck muscles. This is really scary possibilities. If anyone is taking it, please stop. My twitching became very pronounced and I feared it was permanent. Fortunately they eventually went away. Just don't do it.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn htm) Its crucial not to discontinue any medication you are on as what it is treating will return and there can be withdrawal symptoms as well but ask your psychiatrist about other available options and ask which ones might be possible that would have less of a potential of weight gain.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn i also take provigil as needed for daytime sleepiness. The wellbutrin was 100sr generic, and seroquel 75, of which I take 1/3 of seroquel as needed for anxiety. i recently went off the wellbutrin (not tapered)--about a month ago, because i have been transitioning to a new job in a new town and while on wellbutrin I am a happy robot, unable to initiate anything. however, for 9 years i still have at least one panic attack between 3 and 6 am.Nothing will fix it.
Avatar m tn -) Do you think I have seroquel withdrawal for so long? Are that symptoms for withdrawal. Please I need help, what can I do? By Baba!
Avatar n tn Playing around with 4 drugs is a disaster waiting to happen and really no one could hazard a guess as to what was causing what. All we can go on is what this poster describes really and they were FX withdrawal symptoms. Agree of course that they may be part of almost any other issue as we don't have that much info to go on. I'm happy for you that you too have a great doc you can actually talk to, one who listens. Doesn't it make the world of difference?
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.
607502 tn?1288251140 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).
Avatar f tn Still had the same symptoms. I figured out It was The seroquel. 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.
Avatar f tn Although Dilantin is not addicting and is not likely to be abused, stopping it too quickly can cause seizures to worsen. Dilantin Withdrawal Symptoms The most significant Dilantin withdrawal symptom is a seizure. Suddenly stopping Dilantin can increase your risk of seizures These seizures can be especially severe and very difficult to control.
Avatar n tn Yes as I remember there were flu like withdrawal symptoms which were not dangerous but just unpleasent. However, at that time I was being changed to Risperdal. There would definitely be a flare up in the return of the symptoms the Seroquel was treating which is of more concern. You are doing what is medically advisable of course but it might be a good idea to ask your doctor if there are any other options as regards medications that would not cause complication for a developing fetus.
Avatar f tn I have been going through klonopin withdrawals for about 6 months and doctors won't acknowledge my symptoms as withdrawal either. No one will listen when I tell them what hell it is, they all just think I'm crazy. I post on a benzodiazepine withdrawal board, and it has really helped to find other people who are experiencing the same thing. I'm so sorry for how you are feeling. I'm sure it is absolutely terrible. Have doctors ruled out all other possible causes?
Avatar n tn My two questions are what withdrawal Symptoms can I expect when I discontinue taking Geodon, and what is the best way to come off this drug? Please respond to my questions. I need advice.
Avatar n tn I was given Seroquel in place of Risperidal which totaly did a number on my brain! I was having insomnia and the doc gave me risperidal. The risperidal kept me awake for almost 3 days straight and now I have these strange sensations in my head that the doc says is "just anxiety". I've tried to explain to her that,yes,I have anxiety but it's because of these wierd burning sensations I have in my head.
Avatar n tn never mentioned that Effexor is associated with withdrawal symptoms. The effects of the Wellbutrin seemed to kick in almost immediately. My libido jumped way up, and just like that I quit smoking cold turkey. I couldn't stand the smell or taste of cigarettes all of the sudden. Now without the smoking, I also found that my morning coffee was nearly forgotten. (I'm sure that withdrawal from nicotine and caffeine added to my symptoms.
Avatar n tn Am I robbing Peter To pay Paul???? Has anyone had experiences with Remeron(mirtazapine) or Seroquel (quetiapine). Particularly withdrawal Experiences. Has anyone successfully quit Remeron After five years??? Had any experience with seroquel addiction or withdrawal?? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for listening.
Avatar f tn However, I have also read that these tics can occurr as withdrawal symptoms. My doctor doesn't seem to feel there is any need for concern, but after nearly two months of this I am very worried as the tics are getting worse and not better as I had hoped. I also have persistent headaches and eye pain due to the constant straining of the muscles around my eye. :( I am hoping for some qualified clarification on this issue! Thanks in advance!
Avatar m tn It can also cause pretty severe weight gain and diabetes, so to take it just for insomnia seems like overkill. As for your withdrawal, are you in withdrawal? You don't state what your symptoms are. Not everyone gets bad withdrawals, in fact most don't. The real danger is stopping suddenly can cause seizures, so one never abruptly stops klonopin. I don't like the sound of either of your psychiatrists.