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What is brain optimization? Is it the same as neurofeedback? 


I'm on seroquel and have gotten down to 75 mg from 200 but and stuck. I got on Seroquel for sleep to begin with and am having trouble with the sleep as I decrease the dosage. Were you saying you were going down to 2.5 from 5 mg. or reducing by 2.5 mg increments?  (This question is related to this post:  hopefulness-tapering-seroquel)





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moved from: hopefulness-tapering-seroquel
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Hi Cheryl and welcome to SA,


Surviving Antidepressants recommends tapering by no more than 10% of the previous dose with a hold of about 4 weeks to allow the brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Sleep problems are very common in withdrawal.


Please create a drug signature which will show whenever make a post.  This provides a overview of your drug history which we can see at a glance.  Please remember to update it whenever you make a change.


A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs. 
  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
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This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.  Here are some links for you which you will hopefully find helpful:


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


Tips for tapering off Seroquel (quetiapine)

Dr Joseph Glenmullen's WD Symptoms Checklist


How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?


Sleep Hypnosis, Guided Meditations, Calming Videos

Sleep problems - that awful withdrawal insomnia


Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization


Brain Remodelling

Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery


Edited by ChessieCat


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:  (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq  on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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