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Joker1994: Been on, using Quetiapine over 1 year


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Happy holliday everyone :D  I decide to get off the 50mg Quetiapine “Teva”. After i Got tinnitus and been using it since 2019. Now am so use to the sound so Thats not a issue anymore. Now i want to get og beacues i have heard weightloss is impossible while taking them and of Ofcures is not fun begin depend on anti deprssent. So what Can i expeckt? Is it impossible ore do i have a decent chance even after such a long time?  Sry my englich   Isen’t that great :D 

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HI, Joker.


Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants. 


We have people tapering off quetiapine after many years and are able to heal, so it's definitely possible. 


Here is some information to get you started:


Tips for tapering off quetiapine (Seroquel)


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization



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Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 


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It surely is possible. But i stopped cold turkey and got a bad rebound reaction, so that is not recommended. If you taper slowly and watch your own responses, i think you can heal. 

2011-2012 Adjustment disorder with anxiety. Oxazepam, seroquel. 

2012 Cold turkeyed both, psychosis

2012 Haldol, ativan

2013-2014 Efexor 

2014 Quick taper, psychosis 

2014-2016 Bad interaction with antibiotic (fluoroquinolone). On and off haldol many times, cold turkeyed.  

2016 Olanzapine

2016-2018 Back to haldol, slow taper without doc 2mg to 0.5mg

2018-2020 0.5mg haldol

Nov 2020 Stressrelated psychosis. Begin dec 2020 Ativan 10mg, half dec 0mg. Haldol begin dec 2.5mg. Jan haldol 1mg.


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