Has anyone successfully “gotten off” seroquel?
I’ve been taking it for 5 years (100mgXR). I tried my own slow taper, cutting down by 25mg every 3 weeks. Once off, I ended up in psychiatric care for 2 weeks, and put right back on it. I also got a new diagnosis of “Schizophrenic” as a result of the stay.
I’m going to see my Psychiatrist in November and I’m going to ask about a supervised-taper of sorts.
The effects I don’t want to deal with anymore:
-Yawning/Tremors from waking until around 6 hours later
-General feeling of malaise
Is it possible to be completely free of mood stabilizers? Or, are there any proven medications that don’t come with typical side-effects?
My first manic episode was at 31 years of age. I was diagnosed as manic bipolar after being mostly awake for 6 days straight. (I would nod off and not realize I had gone to sleep.) I also quit drinking heavily, cold-turkey, 2 weeks prior.
Thanks for any input!