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I cold turkey Seroquel 300mg for 3 weeks then reinstated 100 mg again because the withdrawal was too hard nausea and anxiety really bad. Its been 2 weeks sinceI dropped to 75 mg still have w/d.how long don theses last

 

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Petunia

Welcome RusTW,

Are you on any other medication? How long ago did you CT Seroquel?

 

We ask members to put their drug and withdrawal history in the signature section. It appears below each of your posts and helps us to help you. Here are instructions for how to do it:

 

Please put your withdrawal history in your signature

 

You have been tapering too fast. We suggest reducing by no more than 10% of the current dose every 4 weeks, this reduces the risk of withdrawal symptoms arising. I suggest you stop tapering for now and let your nervous system settle down. I will post some links which will help you learn how to taper slowly and safely.

  

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?  (The general philosophy of gradual tapering) 

 

Tips for tapering off Seroquel (quetiapine)

 

You can use this thread as your ongoing journal to track progress, write about symptoms, ask questions and communicate with the community, add to it whenever you want. Its a good idea to bookmark it or follow it, so its easy to find again. 

 

Petunia.

 

 

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RusTW

i cold turkey seroquel 200-300 mg per night after taking for 3 weeks was on zyprexa 10mg 10 months prior.  my doc switched me to seroquel.it took a week to feel the w/d.nausea and anxiety plague me since.even though i reinstated 100mg of seroquel after 3 weeks im still sick.does anyone know how long w/d last from experience,its very strange i will have a day or two that i feel ok then it hits me hard for 2 or 3  days.i had itching in my head in the begining now its nausea and anxiety

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im on zoloft 100 mgs was taken off zyprexa 10mgs switched to seroquel 200-300 mgs for sleep for about 3 weeks then ct for about a week or 2 then reinstated 100 mg of seroquel down to 75 still feel very sick nauseas headache and anxiety almost 24/7

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whats the best way to taper zoloft 100mg.is it possible to taper seroquel 75mg and zoloft together or 1 at a time

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is it possible I'm tapering about 10% every 10 days the 12 days to taper Zoloft 50 mg and Seroquel 50 mg simultaneously if not which one should I taper off of 1st I'm getting waves and windows my last window was 8 days and then got hit hard with extreme withdraws I'm tapering 10% every 10 to 12 days

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Altostrata

Hello, RusTW.

 

Please do not taper more than one drug at once, that can get confusing. If you have withdrawal symptoms, stop reducing your drugs for the time being, let your nervous system settle down.

 

What time of day are you taking your drugs, at what dosages? What is your daily symptom pattern? Please keep daily notes on paper about your symptoms, when you take your drugs, and their dosages.

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RusTW

im taking the 50mg of seroquel at night and zoloft 50 mg in morning.i wake up with anxiety extreme and that turns to nausea most of the day.its strange because i feel kinda normal at night.its worst in the morning and goes on until about 8pm then the anxiety and nausea fade.i just had a 8 day window that just ended sadly.i was exercising too much and coffee on empty stomach that i think brought it on.any thoughts on this.which should i taper first zoloft or seroquel.i will hold for now to stabalize

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Altostrata

Do you get nausea before or after you take Zoloft?

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Ripley66

Could this be relapse of major depression? When I had my major depressive episode back in December I was worse in the morning...better by evening. 

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RusTW
On 6/28/2018 at 6:46 PM, mirage said:

@Liamb123456I was on Wellbutrin 300xl for 8 years. I stopped the med in early May of 2017. Started getting symptoms in early June 2017. The first 6 months I had every symptom out there. To mention some, severe muscle tics, dark thoughts, over sensitive to light and sound, scared of everything! Couldn't watch anything on tv couldn't go into a dark room or outside in the dark. Restless leg syndrome, shaking in my arms and hands, severe nausea, vertigo and dizziness, cold all of the time, severe insomnia and severe, heart pounding anxiety all of the time. Pain in my jaw and a very tight band around my head. I was so ill I dropped down to 104lbs. I have always been a very social person and a traveler. I thought I would never be able to do any of the things I did before.

 

Today, I walk my 4 dogs every single morning. I exercise every day. I work 2 days a week, 6 hours per work day. I go out every Friday night. I do dollar taco night with a group of friends every Monday and I have not had to miss anything in the past 2 and a half/3 months. 

 

Symptoms I still have, 4am cortisol wake up. However, I am sleeping about 6 hours straight every night and I am able to doze a smidge after I wake at 4 am. Anxiety but not the heart pounding, anxiety attack kind. Dizziness. Occasional muscle ticks. I still have a little oddness with dark rooms but its more my vision than me being scared. Occasional, light jaw pain. All of my symptoms are manageable. The one that gets the best of me is the dizziness. I'm not sure how much of that symptom is true dizziness and how much of it is a symptom from anxiety. I have never suffered from anxiety in my entire life, until this journey and I am 53. 

 

I am making it my mission to heal and to get back to a complete, normal life. Like I use to have. I will not allow myself to be trapped. Life is short and there is still a lot of fun to be had. 

 

 

 

 

HAS YOUR NAUSEA GONE 

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RusTW
22 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Do you get nausea before or after you take Zoloft?

before the zoloft it hits me.ive had it since ct seroquel

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3 hours ago, Ripley66 said:

Could this be relapse of major depression? When I had my major depressive episode back in December I was worse in the morning...better by evening. 

its strange i feel more anxiety than depression

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I had more anxiety too. It was an agitated depression...they thought it was mania manifesting as anxiety and insomnia. WD tend to cause the exact same effect as major depression its so horrible.

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20 minutes ago, Ripley66 said:

I had more anxiety too. It was an agitated depression...they thought it was mania manifesting as anxiety and insomnia. WD tend to cause the exact same effect as major depression its so horrible.

i also feel agitated.my thoughts go into how did i do this to myself then the anxiety revs up to racing fearful thoughts,as i mentioned i have a fear of it getting out of control at work.once at work the symptoms are bad for a few hours then dissipate to few symptoms. the nausea and anxiety are the worst

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mirage

@RusTW Hi. Hope I can help you. Yes, my nausea has completely gone. It is the dizziness that is the most troublesome. If that would leave, the other symptoms would be easily tolerated. 

 

How are you doing?

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1 minute ago, mirage said:

@RusTW Hi. Hope I can help you. Yes, my nausea has completely gone. It is the dizziness that is the most troublesome. If that would leave, the other symptoms would be easily tolerated. 

 

How are you doing?

a little better but still the nausea is here  today.the anxiety is moderate.its the worst when they are extreme.i work so im hiding my w/d.how long were you nauseated.ive had the nausea for around 2 months now.i have had a 8 day window that just ended i feel i got a wave afterb too much exercise heat and caffine.new wave is 3 days now.do u have windows and waves

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On 7/14/2018 at 1:27 PM, Altostrata said:

Hello, RusTW.

 

Please do not taper more than one drug at once, that can get confusing. If you have withdrawal symptoms, stop reducing your drugs for the time being, let your nervous system settle down.

 

What time of day are you taking your drugs, at what dosages? What is your daily symptom pattern? Please keep daily notes on paper about your symptoms, when you take your drugs, and their dosages.

thanks i will hold at my dose could a 10mg drop cause w/d i went from 62.5 to 50 mg seroquel

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@RusTW My nausea lasted about 5 months and then it was mild for a couple of months after that. 

 

I do get windows and waves. My windows aren't symptom free but things are more manageable. I find that I get worse when I work out hard or am under some type of extreme stress. Im just now able to recognize a window while I am in it. Prior to recently, I would only know I had a window when a wave came back. The waves have been so rough! 

 

We have to stay strong and faithful and continue to live each day as best we can. We have to ride this out. We will get better. It is just timing and patience. 

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ChessieCat

I've moved your new topic about windows to the existing topic.  Please use the site search function or a search engine and add survivingantidepressants.org to the search term.  SA works differently to many other forums.  We try to keep discussion about specific topics in one place so that the information is more easily accessible to members.

 

You can find your post here:  the-windows-and-waves-pattern-of-stabilization

 

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Rosetta

Welcome, RusTW, I hope you are able to get control over your problems with the help of SA.  -Rosetta

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3 hours ago, Rosetta said:

Welcome, RusTW, I hope you are able to get control over your problems with the help of SA.  -Rosetta

There is good support and insight here/thanks 

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5 hours ago, ChessieCat said:

I've moved your new topic about windows to the existing topic.  Please use the site search function or a search engine and add survivingantidepressants.org to the search term.  SA works differently to many other forums.  We try to keep discussion about specific topics in one place so that the information is more easily accessible to members.

 

You can find your post here:  the-windows-and-waves-pattern-of-stabilization

 

Thank you

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20 hours ago, RusTW said:

thanks i will hold at my dose could a 10mg drop cause w/d i went from 62.5 to 50 mg seroquel

 

Yes, we advise decreases no larger than 10%. It could be you are sensitive to decreases and will need to taper by less than 10%.

 

If you're lucky, holding at 50mg may cause a gradual decrease in withdrawal symptoms over the next couple of weeks. When they have gone completely, you might consider your next decrease of no more than 10%.

 

If you get symptoms after a drug change, it's more likely the drug change caused your symptoms, not a sudden coincidental return of "major depression" accompanied by withdrawal nausea, dizziness, and other withdrawal symptoms. (It's entirely possible that if you look back on your first "major depression" incident, you will find it was caused by a drug change. Depression is also a side effect of benzodiazepines.)

 

Please let us know how you're doing. Post your daily notes in this form: Time of day on the left, notation on the right. Include when you take your drugs, their dosages, and your symptoms.

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RusTW

Ok thanks

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On 7/15/2018 at 11:00 AM, Ripley66 said:

Could this be relapse of major depression? When I had my major depressive episode back in December I was worse in the morning...better by evening. 

How are you feeling today I hope better

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RusTW

Is there anyone that is not able to sleep in the day.its been over a year mostly during the meds i cant take a nap.i sleep about 5 hrs at night but still on seroquel 50 mg so it helps.im worried because i cant fall asleep during the day no matter how tired.it mostly feels like anxiety rushing me.I  just toss and turn or get up and dart around.

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ChessieCat

I've merged the new Intro topic you created with your original Intro topic.  SA works differently to many other forums.  Each member has only 1 Intro topic where they ask questions about their own situation.  This keeps your history in one place.  The responses which you get are also readily available for other members and guests to see which may help them as well.  You can also journal your progress in your Intro topic.  This sometimes helps members to look back and see how you are you are going.

 

Please do not start another Intro topic.

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Ok

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Altostrata

RusTW, how are you doing now?

 

20 hours ago, RusTW said:

Is there anyone that is not able to sleep in the day.its been over a year mostly during the meds i cant take a nap.i sleep about 5 hrs at night but still on seroquel 50 mg so it helps.im worried because i cant fall asleep during the day no matter how tired.it mostly feels like anxiety rushing me.I  just toss and turn or get up and dart around.

 

Sleep disturbances like this one are very common withdrawal symptoms. At least you're sleeping 5 hours at night, that's not too bad.

 

23 hours ago, Altostrata said:

If you're lucky, holding at 50mg may cause a gradual decrease in withdrawal symptoms over the next couple of weeks. When they have gone completely, you might consider your next decrease of no more than 10%.

 

You'll need to be patient and let your nervous system settle down. In the meantime, you might be able to improve your sleep with a few lifestyle changes. See Important topics about symptoms, including sleep problems

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 I'm I'm doing a little better I just had 3 days of very bad waves nausea and anxiety I thought for sure yesterday I was going to be sick because of how I felt in the morning but everything seem to Disappear by midday it was nice to have the window hopefully it'll last during the waves you feel like you're never going to come out of it so it's a relief to have a good day thanks for asking

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Altostrata

What is your daily symptom pattern? Please keep daily notes on paper about your symptoms, when you take your drugs, and their dosages. Use a simple list format with time of day on the left and notation (symptom, drug and dosage) on the right.

 

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RusTW

I will thank you

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RusTW

 you're right I think it will help to chart the progress

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