Apparently there is no weaning protocol for Seroquel. How did your doctor suggest to wean from it? What side effects did you feel whilst weaning? How long did it take to wean and how long did it take for the weaning side effects to clear? How are you doing now while not taking it? I've weaned off of all my meds (was taking Cipralex for 5 years, and the Seroquel for two)(stopped the Cipralex July 8th - slower wean than first unsuccessful attempt; stopped Seroquel Nov., 20th) Anyone else successfully wean off of meds and been able to stay off of them? When I feel this poorly I want to run back to them; but I didn't feel that great on them either and I try to remind myself of the reasons I went off. Graciously receptive of your input and thanking you in advance: A.B.H. p.s. I am in no way encouraging or suggesting that anyone else wean from meds if they are helping. Just thought I'd add that. Our medication journeys are definitely individual and must cater to our individual situations. :-)
Was taking Seroquel XR 50 mg for two years for sleep. Has anyone out there weaned from Seroquel?
Question posted by AnnieBHappy on 28 Dec 2012
Last updated on 12 September 2017 by VivianOHara
Hi. Stumbled on this while checking seroquel with melatonin. 4 yrs ago a friend gave me 25 mg seroquel for sleep. 20 minutes more reading and good night Irene! Since then he and l experimented with lessoning the dose. My psychiatrist prescribed 150 XR. He also knows l do this (don't fix it if it's not broke), l bite the tiniest amount averaging about 5 mgs. Yes, one pill lasts a long time. Exact same thing happens... 20 minutes and out. No drowsiness and thank goodness no nagging to go get a pile of something to eat in bed. I also fall asleep without any.
Annie did you end up successfully withdrawing from Seroquel?
Hi, i know this isn't exactly answering your question, but if it helps, in the past i reduced from Seroquel 200mg(XL) to 150mg(XL) overnight without any side effects. Your question is interesting for me as i am back on 200mg(XL) now and have wondered how difficult it would be to discontinue if/when the time comes, so thanks for posting!
Hello Annie. I was on it for several years. (Off label) for my insomnia. Being highly tolerant to any given drug, especially in regards to the hypnotics, I was on 300mg and when I stopped, did so abruptly. As I do in most all of the medications that I have taken over time.. Be it over the counter or prescribed. You should be feeling less of the side effects, such as hungar pains, unable to sleep, or feeling irritable. Regards pledge
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