Treatment resistant for four years now - 47 meds. Addicted now to Klonopin. Just started the Seroquel, and I hate antipsychotics- have already tried four before this. Been on for a little over a week. Worse anxiety, agitation, anger, hostility ... you name it. Increasing suicidal thoughts. All these meds have been prescribed for depression and anxiety. I’m so done. Anyone have any positives about Seroquel? Honestly, I think I’m just going to stop it now before the horrific discontinuation experience of yet another med. Sorry for the ramble. Any thoughts? Also anyone know of a facility where you can go to get off these medicines instead of being put on more and where they monitor you?
I was just put on Seroquel along with Zoloft and Klonopin which aren’t working.
Question posted by Hysterical on 26 Dec 2020
Last updated on 2 January 2021
There are many many places that you can go to get off any/all meds. You can get all the info you need at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) page -- they have a number to call as well. You would qualify for the benzos and they would also do the antidepressants. You can also just google treatment centers to get of benzodiazepines and a million places will come up.
IMHO going on another antipsychotic (after 4 not working) a major health risk, as is likely to make you gain more weight and I think you said you gained 60 lbs before. So you are likely obese now and more weight would be bad.
Your psychologist should also be able to help you find an addiction treatment center.
I don't know if getting off everything is the right approach, but after 4 years and 47 meds with no relief something needs to change. I still think Spravato would be a good option for you as it works well with suicidal ideation.
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