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Hi, I found this site after watching the you tube video. I have been very concerned about the foggy headed feeling I always have. I also can't remember things unless I write them down. I also have blunted emotions and low libido. And even though I'm taking Trintellix I still feel depressed. It does control my anxiety and my running mind. I call it ruminating.  I would really like to be off this medicine but after exploring this site I realize it's not going to be easy. I'm debating on when to start my taper because I have a couple of big events coming up. I have a family wedding in May and a big family reunion in June. I don't want to be sick for them. Maybe I wont feel bad until I get to the lower doses? Or should I wait to taper later in the summer?

1996 Prozac

1998 switched to Paxil

2000 switched to Celexa 20 mg daily 

2013 had reaction/interaction with Celexa/Nexium-stopped Nexium

July 2014 switched to Trintellix 5mg daily.

June 2015 increased Trintellix 10mg daily. 

Probiotic 51 billion 1 cap daily 

Mega Red 800mg 1 daily

Magnesium 400 mg 1 daily

Hair, skin and nails 1 daily

B12 1000 mg weekly

D3 2000iu every other day.

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Hi Loreli, 

 

If you’ve got some big family events coming up I wouldn’t start the taper yet because withdrawals are so erratic and you may not make it to them.

 

When you do taper please go really slow and make big holds in between the tapers. There’s lot of advice on this site on tapering. I only came across this site recently but Ive been tapering for many, many years. I’m down to 7.5mg of Seroquel, where  my original dose was 300mg. 

 

Lots of ups ups and downs but the two main things I would say is GO SLOW and HOLD, HOLD, HOLD. 

 

Leave AT LEAST one  month between tapers, if not longer.

 

All the best to you

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, ADs and opiates for chronic pain. 

Was cold turkeyed and put on and off lots of things. Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward due to akathisia from WDs. When released I still had severe akathisia n was suicidal. Back to the ward and more meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. Many years of tapering. 

Tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./2019:➡️ March 10=7.25mg ✔️  
April 17=7.0✔️ June 5th=6.75✔️ July 14th=6.50✔️Aug 28=6.25✔️

Oct 10=6.20 ✔️ Oct21=6.0✔️Dec16=5.80 ✔️                                
 2020➡️Jan 21=5.60✔️April 2=5.40✔️May 29=5.20✔️Aug14= 5.0 ✔️Sep 29=4.80✔️
 2021➡️ Jan 31=4.60 mg✔️April 24=4.40mg✔️Jul17=4.30mg ✔️Aug 28=4.20✔️ Oct 11=4.15✔️Nov 1=4.10✔️ Nov 21= 4.05✔️ Dec 13= 4mg✔️

  2022➡️Jan 8= 3.95

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

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Thanks Carmie. I was concerned it may not be a good idea to start tapering before the events. I'm planning on going really slow because I cannot afford to be off of work if I get sick. I'm a single mom with 2 kids in college. I am very glad that I found this site to help me through when I'm ready.  I see a lot of people on here that have gone through hell because of tapering too fast because they simply didn't know what would happen.

1996 Prozac

1998 switched to Paxil

2000 switched to Celexa 20 mg daily 

2013 had reaction/interaction with Celexa/Nexium-stopped Nexium

July 2014 switched to Trintellix 5mg daily.

June 2015 increased Trintellix 10mg daily. 

Probiotic 51 billion 1 cap daily 

Mega Red 800mg 1 daily

Magnesium 400 mg 1 daily

Hair, skin and nails 1 daily

B12 1000 mg weekly

D3 2000iu every other day.

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Hi loreli, 

 

How are you doing?Sending hugs🤗

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, ADs and opiates for chronic pain. 

Was cold turkeyed and put on and off lots of things. Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward due to akathisia from WDs. When released I still had severe akathisia n was suicidal. Back to the ward and more meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. Many years of tapering. 

Tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./2019:➡️ March 10=7.25mg ✔️  
April 17=7.0✔️ June 5th=6.75✔️ July 14th=6.50✔️Aug 28=6.25✔️

Oct 10=6.20 ✔️ Oct21=6.0✔️Dec16=5.80 ✔️                                
 2020➡️Jan 21=5.60✔️April 2=5.40✔️May 29=5.20✔️Aug14= 5.0 ✔️Sep 29=4.80✔️
 2021➡️ Jan 31=4.60 mg✔️April 24=4.40mg✔️Jul17=4.30mg ✔️Aug 28=4.20✔️ Oct 11=4.15✔️Nov 1=4.10✔️ Nov 21= 4.05✔️ Dec 13= 4mg✔️

  2022➡️Jan 8= 3.95

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

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