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anyone know about withdrawals from weaning off seroquel

hello, this my 1st time posting. i hope someone can help me. i have a mentally disable sister who was put in a psych. ward 'cause of bad side effect coming off prozac. we thought they would help. they ended keeping her for a while. now she is on: 300 mg seroquel,1200 of depakote,25mg ativan, zoloft,and about 5 more drugs. we are having a hard time with her. we are trying to wean her off ativan ,right now then they will slowly take her off seroquel, then depakote. of course this is a different dr. that wants to wean her off. my question is does anyone know what kind of withdrawal she will have coming off of any of theses drugs. i would appreciate any comment & help. sorry, i tend to be long winded. thank you ,in advance.
  feelinghelpless on 2006-03-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
You should consult a qualified person before discontinuing an anti-psychotic or neuroleptic medication. Stopping cold turkey could quckly reproduce severe (psychotic) symptoms [anxiety attacks, etc.] as well as stomach problems, nausea. You should also read the effexor withdrawals and symptoms postings:

WNCGirl last decade
Thanks WNCGirl for your input . we did seek help from a psychologist and other drs.since the last time i posted we now have her off of ativan for a week( which you could see a small difference ,which is good) & on thurs( in 2 days). we will start weaning her off of seroquel & zoloft. i hope we can continue to see an improvement.
feelinghelpless last decade
Ativan should be the last thing to be weaned off of. Ativan is actually used in clinics and at home to help in the withdrawl of alcohol and other strong drugs and medications. In my opinion and experienced Ativan should be increased while other medications are decreased slowly.
Ativan stops or assists in the anxiety side effects of withdrawel to take someone off that first seems unprofessional. I take Ativan regularly for Severe Panic Disorder and agoraphobia. I have experienced the withdrawals of Ativan.
In fact withdrawal from benzodiazapines (ativian) is one of the very few drugs that can cause death. At .25 mg, that probably won't happen tho.
I would say to get off all meds, are they really helping or only making things worst?
Think about it.
I have learned a little St. John's Wart in the morning and a little Valerian Root at night for my kids (from your local health food store) are immeasurable better and less harmful than these experimental chemicals.
But I am not a physician so don't follow my advise (unless you chose too and are desperate)
smartesusieq last decade
Dear feelinghelpless, Did you give homeopathy a chance for your sisters problems?

Albert last decade
In Schizophrenia and bipolar disoders, antidepressants like zoloft, prozac, paxil or even St. John's Wort could trigger an acute psychotic episode.

good luck.
Albert last decade

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