Your experiences with Seroquel withdrawal
December 7, 2013 10:15 AM Subscribe
I do have a call in to my clinic's emergency on-call dr and my therapist and have talked to 2 pharmacists but wanted to get other people's experiences w/this. While I am diagnosed with severe mental illness (Bipolar II, GAD, PTSD, ADD, sleep disorder) and I take a lot of medications for it (Viibryd 40 mg, Abilify 10 mg, Clonazepam 2-4 mg, Adderall 35 mg), I've been on Seroquel 100 mg just for sleep for at least a year now. That is the only reason it was prescribed to me, and I'd tried Ambien, Trazodone, and Sonata as well for sleep with no luck. I was able to start falling asleep w/o the Seroquel last week so decided to see if I could go off it. I asked my doctor Tuesday and she said it was fine but not to be afraid to take it if I couldn't sleep. She didn't mention anything about withdrawal, but I have been feeling awful every day since with no energy, no appetite. (More info in extended area.)
posted by mermaidcafe to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am good for maybe an hour or two of any activity and then am exhausted. The pharmacist advised taking 50 mg of the Seroquel again last night. Oddly enough, I couldn't sleep and my anxiety was awful. I was hoping today would be better with some Seroquel back in my system, but no luck.
Has anyone here had experiences withdrawing from Seroquel? What helped? What didn't? I feel like I'll be feeling crappy whether I take it or not, and that's an awful place to be.
Also, since my ability to self-care is so limited right now due to not having energy, at what point do I go in-patient? Not necessarily to a full-blown hospital, but we have some good facilities here that are more crisis intervention type things where I'd still have some freedom.