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anniegk (@anniegk)

Getting off of Seroquel

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@colleenyoung

@tgjmstew, tapering off medication is tough. But you're not alone as you can see from the responses from @lickitysplit, @rew4946 and others. In these discussions, you can also connect with people who have experience with clonazepam (Klonopin).
– Klonopin taper https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/klonopin-taper/
– Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tapering-off-clorazapam/

If I'm understanding correctly, Seroquel was prescribed recently to help with insomnia as you continue to slowly taper off Klonopin, right? What alternative therapy has been offered to help you manage the tapering as well as to manage your depression, anxiety and PTSD?

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Great question. I believe I have all the bases covered. I have a great support group, a therapist weekly, a psychiatrist, an internist, an addictions specialist , and I just went through a 5 week intensive out patient program. I am ready and really, really want to do this. I have never used street drugs, I don’t use alcohol either. I merely followed my docs advice, and have ended up dependent on these. I do take Effexor ER as an anti depressant, and I understand and know I will need this for a long time for my major depression ( this is my 2 Nd one besides two postpartum depressions). I’m praying I can do this. I truly wish I had never started them with the exception of Effexor. Sometimes I wonder if it is causing the sleep problems.