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Hi, I am 42F. I have treatment resistant depression & chronic insomnia. I am tapering off Lexapro & Seroquel. I am nervous what if my moods get worse? What if I can’t sleep. I am grateful for any type of feedback.

 

5mg Lexapro 

50ng Seroquel 

 

meds in the past

Effexor

Prozac

Zoloft

Abilify

Wellbutrin

 

supplements: multivitamin, B complex, Probiotics, vegan omegas & magnesium complex

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Zoloft 50mg April 2022- May 2022

Wellbutrin  50mg May 2022- August 2022

Prozac 40mg August 2022- January 2023

Effexor 37.5 January 2023

Effexor 75mg March 2023

Effexor 150mg June 2023-September 2023

Wellbutrin 150mg September 2023-Feb 2024

Seroquel 50mg Feb 2024

Lexapro 10mg -Feb 2024

Lexapro 15mg March 2024

Lexapro 5mg May 7 2024- tapering off

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  • Emonda changed the title to cieolodrive: Getting off Lexapro & Seroquel
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Hello, and welcome to Surviving Antidepressants. We are a peer support forum to assist in tapering off psychiatric drugs safely, or recovering from psychiatric drug withdrawal.

 

Your first task is to create a drug signature, with the following:

 

  • All current medication you take, the dose you take, when you started the drug, and when you made dose changes
  • All current supplements you take
  • An accurate history of recent drugs, taken in the last 12-24 months
  • Dates for recent should be written as 7 Oct 2023, or Oct 7 2023, or early Oct 2023, or mid Oct 2023
  • A history of drugs taken 24 months ago and beyond - if applicable
  • Dates for historical drugs can simply be listed as start and stop years
  • Please do not use 07/10/23 // 10/07/23 as this is intepreted differently around the world

 

  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses. See my signature for example of clear and concise information.

 

 

 

This topic is for anything relating to you, and any questions you have. Please do not start another topic.

 

We recommend tapering by no more than 10% of your CURRENT dose each month, to limit withdrawal symptoms. E.g. 10mg --> 9mg --> 8.1mg --> 7.29mg

 

All the answers you are looking for regarding tapering and antidepressant withdrawal are on this site. Please search around and continue to read as much as you can manage. Use the site search function to search for specific words or phrases, such as drugs or symptoms.

 

Here are a few of the most useful links:

 

--------Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ--------

 

Micro tapering

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Taking multiple psych drugs? Which drug to taper first?

 

How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules

 

Using a scale to weigh and measure doses

 

--------From the Symptoms and Self-Care Forums--------
 
What is withdrawal syndrome?
 
About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms
 
The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

Hypersensitivity and Kindling

 

We only recommend two supplements. Omega 3 Fish Oil and Magnesium. Both should be introduced separately and increased slowly.

 

Regards

Erimus

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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12 hours ago, cieolodrive said:

I am tapering off Lexapro & Seroquel

I would focus on solely tapering the seroquel for now.

 

12 hours ago, cieolodrive said:

I am nervous what if my moods get worse? What if I can’t sleep.

If you taper following the guidelines here the withdrawal symptoms should be more manageable.

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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