I think I was lucky with withdrawals from Seroquel.
The 2 biggest ones for me were headaches and massive issues sleeping. I haven’t had any ‘shock’ like feelings. Just some anxiety and a feeling like I was going crazy. I also sometimes constantly felt like something was crawling on or under my skin. I guess the closest thing to shock I experienced was that feeling that people get when they say someone walked over their grave.
It’s now day 4 and my sleeping is getting better and the headaches aren’t constant and I feel a little out of it.
The biggest pros are that my food cravings and hunger have vanished and my weight has already started to go down again and my stomach doesn’t feel and look extremely bloated anymore.
Dreaded strip walk to the bathroom.Staring at the scales before stepping on them again for the billionth time that week.
Disappointment shows on my face as I see the number. The weight keeps going up regardless of exercise or diet.
What is the point? Why do I care?
The memory of being 95kgs pops into my mind again.
That’s why I care, I do not ever want to get that high ever again.
A few days before turning 30 the decision was made to quit.
Stupidly cold turkey without telling the doctor but it was something that needed to be done and it needed to be done right now.
Getting better will mean not being dependent on so many medications and Seroquel is one drug my body does not want.
Day three without it and the food cravings and the need to eat 24/7 has gone and been replaced with headaches and severe sleeping issues. Working keeps me occupied. Nights are the hardest. Alone is a nightmare.
Movies, work, crosswords fill most of my time to avoid dealing with withdrawals.
Friends tell me I am making a mistake. I shrug it off.
My cats check up on me every now and again.
How do they know?
Staring at a picture taken at my birthday dinner, I knew a change for the better was eventually going to happen and this was the first step in a series of many that would get me there.
I’d cross my fingers but I am not superstitious.
Cold turkey off Seroquel.
I’ll be fine.
My sisters boyfriend, me and my boyfriend at my 30th birthday dinner. =)
I stopped taking Seroquel 2 days ago.
I’ve done some reading online and read about people stopping Seroquel cold turkey, most were on higher doses for a longer period of time. They all survived and I am positive I will too.
So far I have headaches and have a lot of trouble sleeping.
I already don’t obsess over food and don’t feel the need to eat 24/7.
I read withdrawals on this drug can take between 5 days and 2 weeks.
I am hoping it is not 2 weeks.
But I had to because I am sick of it.
I stopped taking Seroquel and I haven’t told my doctor.
Last night I made the decision to stop Melatonin and Seroquel because It’s making me gain weight and I would rather have trouble sleeping than gain weight.
No side effects yet but it has only been one day and I was on 150mg.
I can’t gain weight. I am already over weight and diabetes is in my family so that’s it.
I need to find something natural to help me sleep instead.
My boyfriends mother got him a giant TV for his birthday yesterday.
The picture doesn’t show it. But it’s big. Now I can watch all my horror movies in a giant TV.
I am going to stop eating.
Just 3 days ago I was 77kgs.
I don’t understand.
I haven’t been eating more and I have been doing more exercise than normal (my lift to work is on holidays, so I have been walking to work and back which totals 30 mins plus all the hours of cleaning in between).
I think the only way for me to lose all this weight is to stop eating.
It’s the only thing that actually works.