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Nov 13, 2018 · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

I've been on 100 mg for 4 years. Although it has worked well as a mood-stabilizer and kept me off drugs and alcohol, I hated the morning brain fog. I tried to taper off too quickly and had horrible side effects – deep depression, head-aches, total loss of energy and of course insomnia. I am now back up to 50 mg after going from 100 to 50 to 25 to zero in a week. I feel I have to go much slower this time. I'll prob do 50 / 25 every other night for a month, then 25 every night for a month, then 25 / zero every night for another month so we are talking very very slow. It was no problem going from 100 to 50 at all. That's why I guess I kept going so rapidly. There's something that happens when you get to those lower doses like it's almost more intense of an effect. I hope that helps! A

Nov 12, 2018 · Seroquel for anxiety, social anxiety & PTSD in Depression & Anxiety

I've taken Saroquel for four years. I never gained any weight on it. I think 100 is a very high dose, especially for insomnia. Many say 25mg works better for them for sleep than 100. I always insist with my psych that I want the very lowest effective dose of any of these drugs. I am now weaning off Saroquel to go to Lamictal but I have bipolar 2 so need a mood stabilizer. If I didn't, I would consider using 25-50mg of Saroquel for sleep as I have never slept better in my life but you are soooo sedated and it's very hard to wake up. I wonder why he wouldn't want to give you Lorazepam or some other anti-anxiety med rather than Saroquel. As far as your chronic pain and arthritis, following an anti-inflammatory diet and taking high doses of liquid omega fish oil can be life-changing for people. I had arthritis, 2 hip replacements and fibromyalgia and I'm only 49! I dealt with chronic pain and inflammation for so long and tried many drugs. Finally, I discovered a mostly plant-based diet and got off ALL those NSAIDS and other crap that was ruining my kidneys and liver. I would ask him to consider Lorazepam for sleep / anxiety. Valarian root also works for a lot of people or melatonin for sleep and anxiety. Good luck and Love & Light to you.

Nov 12, 2018 · Antipsychotics: I have been experiencing rapid cycling for months. in Mental Health

I'm bipolar 2 – got off Saroquel, changed to Lamictal and much better. Still take Welbutrin every AM as I did with the Saroquel but no more am brain fog and stupor. It takes a long time to get your dose of Lamictal to the effective amount and the same amount of time to wean off Saroquel but it's worth it. Prob 90-120 days of slowly shifting. I'm happy I'm off the Saroquel. I had been on it for 4 straight years and it was starting to affect my short-term memory big time and i was like a zombie til noon every day. I still take a very small dose of kratom powder each am rather than coffee because it focuses my mind without giving me anxiety or jitters like coffee.