Hi, jed! The ONLY way to stop Seroquel is under your doctor's strict supervision. You have to wean off it by taking smaller and smaller doses over a period of time. Going *cold turkey* or stopping too quickly is the fast path to withdrawal syndrome ~ not pretty, not pleasant! Statistically, you run a very strong risk of relapse.
If I may ask also, why do you want to stop it? Not effective? Intolerable side effects? You need to be re-evaluated and possibly started on a different medication.
Feeling just dandy and you think you don't need it anymore? Unfortunately, BP doesn't get cured. Many people experience *honeymoons* during treatment and sometimes off their meds, sometimes for quite awhile. A large number will relapse ~ and have to start meds all over again.
jed, this isn't something to take lightly. You need to have a serious discussion with your doctor/psych before you make any decision.
Best wishes, WCV
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