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Re: seroquel withdrawal syndromes?

Posted by TJO on May 31, 2004, at 7:07:27

In reply to Re: seroquel withdrawal syndromes? Stina, posted by ramsea on May 30, 2004, at 4:58:44

I take Seroquel so I felt like adding my 2 cents to this. I was taking 3 antipsychotics for a short time-Abilify, Risperdal and Seroquel. The Dr tapered me off of the Risperdal gradually while bringing up my dose of Seroquel. I needed to go up to 700 mg of Seroquel to feel well. At 600mg I was a very sick and groggy person. I was sleepy for about 2 months (more sleepy than normal)and would wake up around 11am.
I feel great at present and my sleep cycle is finally normal. I go to bed at around 10pm and get up at around 6 am feeling rested. The people around me say that I'm doing much better.
My meds are-Wellbutrin 150mg at night, Neurontin 1200mg, 600 in the am and 600 at night, Abilify 30 mg in the am and Seroquel 700 mg-300 in the am and 400 at night. I am considering tapering off on the Abilify but everything seems about right now and I don't want to fix it if it isn't broken.
I have had some dry mouth occasionally from the Seroquel. The sleepiness I had was intolerable (Who wants to be a zombie all the time?) and I was seriously considering stopping the drug when it started to work. My plan then was to gradually add the Risperdal back and then taper off of the Seroquel. I wonder if I would have had W/D symptoms or if adding another atypical antipsychotic until it reaches a thereapeutic dose and then tapering off on the Seroquel is the way to avoid those nasty withdrawal symptoms.





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