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I am a 41 year old woman from Germany, 20 years ago I was in a psychiatric hospital for 5 months, got out of it after 2 lorazepam withdrawal tries (last one with valium) with Quetiapine and Valproat. Tapered down to 0 meds in 6 years. 14 years lived my life without medication. Then mid of 2020 after leaving my job, anxiety showed up again and I got retraumatized. I had the belief I have to go in a hospital again and have to get medication. They started with sertraline, I got suicidal and then I got 60 mg Valium and the horror began. 15 meds were tried out, I was nearly on 0 Valium at the beginning of 2021, but then I got in 4 other hospitals and everytime they experimented with other meds and I got on lorazepam again.

In autumn 2021 I got out of the last hospital, traumatized with PTBS and had this horrendous mix (I know, it is so aweful, please have empathy with me - I punish myself every minute, day by day. But I got also mistreated by the hospitals. :-(

Lorazepam       0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0
Pregabaline      75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0
Quetiapine ret.   50mg - 50mg - 200mg - 0
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 45mg

Now I tapered off (last reduction on 27th July 2022):

Lorazepam       0.5 - 0 - 0.5 - 0
Pregabaline      75 - 75 - 75 - 0
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200 - 0
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30

I don't know how to go on. Should I built down Quetiapine 150 mg per day and Mirtazapine 15 mg per day before to start with Lorazepam reduction? And then my question is, again Valium? With Valium I had depression, also 20 years ago. I had also a small seizure 20 years ago during lorazepam withdrawal.
2 years ago I was a normal woman with a life. Now I am a wreck unable to work, single, depressed, with so many meds, and Quetiapine and Mirtazapine are causing leucopenia, bad side effect, why they have also to go.

 

My withdrawal symptoms are depression, anxiety, running thoughts and, when the step was to big, agitation.
 

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Hello all, I have read the whole post of "polydrugged and which one to taper first" - it's aweful when I see my cocktail.

 

I am not sure how to go on. 

 

Best wishes,

Lamalein

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Welcome, @Lamalein

 

What drugs are you taking now, at what times o'clock and dosages?

 

On 8/22/2022 at 2:05 PM, Lamalein said:

My withdrawal symptoms are depression, anxiety, running thoughts and, when the step was to big, agitation.

 

When did this last occur?

 

On 8/22/2022 at 2:05 PM, Lamalein said:

Quetiapine and Mirtazapine are causing leucopenia, bad side effect, why they have also to go.

 

Please put ALL your drugs in this Interactions Checker and post the report or a link to it in this topic.

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Dear @Altostrata ,

 

This is my medication throughout the day:

 

                       9.30h         14.00h    19.00h         0.30h
Lorazepam       0.5mg -      0 -       0.5mg  -       0
Pregabaline      75mg  -     75mg -  75mg  -       0
Quetiapine ret.   0 -             0 -      200mg -       0
Mirtazapine        0 -             0 -          0 -            30mg

 

Right now I am suffering from withdrawal (or maybe also corona infection, which I got on 14th august 2022). Last reduction was on 27th July 2022 for the Quetiapine 25 mg (from 225 to 200 mg). Symptoms which started in the last 5 days: depression, fear, agitation. But actually I have these symptoms until I get the evening dose of Quetiapine, Pregabaline and Lorazepam. When this kicks in, then I am literally like drunk. The depression etc is gone, but I am sedated.

 

Best wishes,

Lamalein

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Dear @Altostrata,

 

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Please put ALL your drugs in this Interactions Checker and post the report or a link to it in this topic.

 

I did this, but I cannot put in 4 meds parallely - I had to make it several times to get all the combinations by only 3 meds. I got for every combination a "moderate" risk. In Germany we have also one checker and there is a high risk for the combination "mirtazapine" and "quetiapine" - the others ones are fine in Germany.

 

So I think first of all, I have to reduce Quetiapine retard and Mirtazapine.

 

Best wishes,

Lamalein

 

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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4 hours ago, Lamalein said:

the evening dose of Quetiapine, Pregabaline and Lorazepam

 

These are, in fact, 3 sedating drugs, as is mirtazapine.

 

Why are you taking pregabalin?

 

Did you ever tell your doctors you felt this combination was too sedating?

 

4 hours ago, Lamalein said:

Symptoms which started in the last 5 days: depression, fear, agitation.

 

These may be from covid. If you have covid, that presents a difficulty, as we cannot tell symptoms of covid from similar withdrawal symptoms.

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Hi @Altostrata

 

they gave me pregabaline to get the valium out and because they thought, I have a generalized anxiety disorder.

Actually I had in the last 2 years only the withdawal problems and no one realized that. If I could turn back time, I should have waited after I was on 0mg valium at the beginning of 2021, but I went again in a hospital and the only thing, what they can do, is to give me lorazepam and so on.

 

I am now since october 2021 at a ambulant psychiatrist and yes, he knows, that I am so tired, that my liver has problems and also my leucopenia isn't really funny with these meds. And I have gained so much weight (20 kilo) since I take mirtazapine and quetiapine. But he is also with me, that we have to reduce the meds, especially the quetiapine and the mirtazapine.

 

Today my depression got better, slept also until 12h, but the anxiety and depression got better throughout the day. Hopefully it was the corona stuff, because in 2 weeks I want to go on with the reduction of Quetiapine. Want to get until october on 150 mg Quetiapine.

 

Best wishes,

Lamalein

 

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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21 hours ago, Lamalein said:

9.30h         14.00h    19.00h         0.30h
Lorazepam       0.5mg -      0 -       0.5mg  -       0
Pregabaline      75mg  -     75mg -  75mg  -       0
Quetiapine ret.   0 -             0 -      200mg -       0
Mirtazapine        0 -             0 -          0 -            30m

 

How long have you been taking lorazepam on this schedule?

 

How long have you bee taking pregabalin on this schedule?

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Hi @Altostrata,

 

on Lorazepam in this schedule I am since 6/2021. On pregabaline first with 50 mg from 10/2020 until 12/2020 and then with 225 mg since 01/2021 until now. 😞 I am pretty sure addicted to it. They tried to withdraw in two hospitals the lorazepam since 6/2021 twice, but with too big drops (0,25 mg steps in some weeks) and failed everytime. I really don't know how to withdraw the lorazepam again. If I do it again with valium (via drops) or if I try Clonazepam (10 drops, because you can get here a solution too)? Or should I stay on lorazepam? Are there people who stay with lorazepam and made a successful taper? I heard, that lorazepam is not easy at a certain reduction level, because you get the between withdrawal.

 

The other question is, when should I do it. Winter is coming now and I should reduce before Quetiapine (to 150 or 100 mg) and Mirtazapine (to 22,5 or 15 mg) maybe, but I think it's maybe too ambitious . And then in spring I would like to start the lorazepam taper.

 

When I taper a benzo, I have such big problems with depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts like suicide and agitation. I have to find a way, how I can minimise these things in the best way.

 

Best wishes

Lamalein

 

 

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Did your doctors not assist you in tapering?

 

All of your drugs are redundant, but quetiapine is the drug with highest risk of serious adverse effects. f I were you, I'd start reducing quetiapine. Your first reduction could be by 10% of 200mg, to 180mg. See Tips for tapering off quetiapine (Seroquel)

 

Please let us know how you're doing.

 

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Hi @Altostrata,

 

I started in January this year with tapering off from 300 mg to 200 mg in 3 steps with the quetiapine. Last reduction was on 27th July from 225mg to 200 mg via 25 mg unretarded Quetiapine. 

 

I have a psyiachatrist, but he asks me, what I want to reduce. The doctors in Germany are not very well in knowing to reduce meds. I have to get my information out of boards like this. Or books.

 

When I reduce Quetiapine, I have agitation, racing thoughts and not sure about it depression.

 

Yes my next step is to reduce to 150 mg Quetiapine. But my actual feelings throughout the day are aweful. Not sure, if I am still on withdrawal.

 

I have the feeling, that when I take the Pregabaline, my legs are like rubber. 😔

 

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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19 minutes ago, Lamalein said:

Last reduction was on 27th July from 225mg to 200 mg via 25 mg unretarded Quetiapine. 

 

 

Over the last 2 weeks, how have the withdrawal symptoms from this reduction changed ?

 

19 minutes ago, Lamalein said:

When I reduce Quetiapine, I have agitation, racing thoughts and not sure about it depression.

 

Yes my next step is to reduce to 150 mg Quetiapine.

 

A reduction from 200mg to 150mg would be a 25% reduction. We recommend much more gradual 10% reductions. See Tips for tapering off quetiapine (Seroquel)

 

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Hi @Altostrata

in the last two weeks I also had Covid - I think it has provoked withdrawal like symptoms. Fatigue, agitation, depression - it felt like withdrawal, not sure, if it was withdrawal. I hope I dont get long covid, but the only thing I can do, I can wait. Today I had horrendous headache - needed to take paracetamol, otherwise I couldnt sleep.

 

Yes, the tapering of Quetiapine I try to do with 10 %, the last time I used 25 mg unretarded for the step in between - would do it this time again like this.

 

Best wishes

Lamalein

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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If I were you, I would not make drug changes until you recover completely from covid. We can't tell covid symptoms from withdrawal symptoms, so we would not be able to offer you meaningful guidance while tapering.

 

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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@Altostrata

Good to know, that withdrawal symptoms can be like covid symptoms. Then I will wait, there is no other choice. But I think, the deep depression has gone. But still very fast without power and so on.

Hopefully it's not destroying my heart.

 

Best wishes

Lamalein

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Hello all,

 

since two days the depression and agitation got better. Hope this will be better and better the next days. 

 

What is frighten me, is my heart. Corona infection and Quetiapine are bad for the heart. I have heart palpations and stumbles since some days. And especially after taking the quetiapin the heart beats are faster afterwards. That's why I want to check my heart and I got a doctors date on friday. I want to make an ECG and maybe Ultrasound. 

 

If my psychological condition stays like that, I want to go on with the Quetiapine reduction in two weeks, after my period also, becuz this triggers, too.

 

Best wishes,

Lamalein

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Some questions about withdrawal of polydrugged people

 

Dear all,

 

I have 5 questions concerning the withdrawal, which are pretty frighten me...

 

 

  • when I am reading through the experience stories, I realize everytime, that there are many many people who got away from the meds step by step, but I couldn't find stories, where people after a polydrugged longterm withdrawal have a normal life again - who are not handicapped, unable to have a job, living in a bunch of symptoms, suffering. Am I wrong with that? Getting away from the drugs is one thing, having a normally reacting body without symptoms afterwards the other thing.
     
  • I am in the good position, that my nervous system calmed down since June and when I reduce, then I have withdrawal, but I only have to wait some days or weeks, and the nervous system calms down. Is it possible, that it stays like that until my tapering ended in some years?
     
  • Are there people, where the withdrawal got "easier" from time to time?

 

  • Especially with the benzo and the pregabaline I am so concerned. Does this happen with any of you, that during the tapering process of the benzo the nervous system calmed down and stabalized in between? Is there hope? I only here especially there of waves and windows for many months.

 

  • And what is also disturbing for me, one of my withdrawal symptoms is depression. When I have to go through depression every little reduction for some years, can this happen, that the depression is getting chronic?

 

I would be so glad, if someone can answer me to that.

Best wishes,

Lamalein

 

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Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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Dear all,

 

since one week I am stable again. Depression is gone, soon I want to go on with the tapering of Quetiapine from 200 to 150 mg.

 

The next steps are calculated from my side like this:

 

19.09.2022: 150 mg retarded evening + 30 mg non-retarded afternoon (150mg + 25mg +10 ml of 25 mg unretarded in 50 ml water dissolved) - Reduction of 8 %
24.10.2022: 150 mg retarded evening + 15 mg non-retarded afternoon (150mg + 30ml of 25 mg in 50 ml water dissolved) - Reduction of 9 %
28.11.2022 150 mg retarded evening - Reduction of 10 %

 

I wonder what I can do against the depression, which is then coming again. 😞

 

Best wishes,

Lamalein

 

Sonia / Lamalein       Link:  My Intro topic

2000 for 5 months in hospital because of Anxiety & panic attacks, 2 withdrawals from benzo, left with 300 mg Quetiapin und 1000 mg Ergenyl Chrono. Reduced Quetiapine and Valproine in 6 years. Since 2006 no meds until mid 2020. After that until 9/2021 in 8 hospitals; traumatized of hospitals and meds. Cold turkey with the meds: Sertralin (got suicidal), Promethazin, Diazepam, Fluxetin, Olanzapin, Risperidon, Quetiapine, Pipamperon, Duloxetin, Agomelatin (paradox), Paroxetin. All the time in withdrawal.
Meds now:
Lorazepam 0.5mg - 0 - 0.5mg - 0  (since 6/2021)
Pregabaline 75mg - 75mg - 75mg - 0  (since 12/2020)
Quetiapine ret.   0 - 0 - 200mg - 0 (since 9/2021)
Mirtazapine        0 - 0 - 0 - 30mg  (since 5/2021)

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On 8/27/2022 at 2:05 PM, Altostrata said:

A reduction from 200mg to 150mg would be a 25% reduction. We recommend much more gradual 10% reductions. See Tips for tapering off quetiapine (Seroquel)

 

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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