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Old 02-08-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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1 year ago i had stopped seroquel cold turkey, then developed a weird reaction

hey all, my name is christina. almost 21, april 24th.from NY, baby. college student. trying to be a social worker!! anyhow, 1 year ago i had stopped seroquel cold turkey(i had been on it for 3years)this is the only drug i was on for those 3years, or 2 1/2. the drug helped my moods and it knocked me out at bed time!! i stopped it cause, sometimes i would think i was swallowing my tongue on it, so thats why i stopped it. after stopping it cold turkey, i didnt sleep for 3weeks straight! during the third week of not sleeping, i developed weird tingiling sensations and very bad panic attacks!! well its a year later, and i still have these tingiling sensations, and occasional numbness in my arms and legs, and pain in my head. i have been med free for 3months now, so i dont know. do u think i have a nerve disease. cause alot of times i feel like im going to die, or just collapse on the floor. i get weird spasms. almost like i just got electicuted. i feel strange and out of place and disoriented a lot. what is this?? mini stroke about to happen!! please help. gotta go to my college class now. thank you. christina

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Old 02-08-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: 1 year ago i had stopped seroquel cold turkey, then developed a weird reaction


Hi and welcome to the board. My opinion is get yourself to the doc. As you know we aren't doc's and your symptoms could be so many things that you don't want to mess around with.

I won't get on my soap box about going off your meds cold turkey I'll just say tisk tisk tisk! Not a bright idea. Are you going to stay off your meds now? Are you planning on taking some suppliments? I would ask if you doc knows but, if you went off cold turkey I already know that answer.

You take care of you and let us know what you find out.



Old 02-14-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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Re: 1 year ago i had stopped seroquel cold turkey, then developed a weird reaction

yes princess pea, and all, i have been off meds for 3 mnths now!! its been very hard for me!! when i had stopped seroquel cold turkey a year ago. i didnt sleep for 3 weeks after doing this, and this is when all these symptoms happened. i first started getting muscle twiches, and it felt like electric shocks in my head. then i got really bad panic attacks and nervousness and tensed all up cause i didnt sleep. then by the third week my head felt so filled up and my face was pale and i felt faint, then at this time i starting getting weird dripping sensations, starting at the top of my head, traveling down my whole left side, with this i would get tightness in my arms and legs and head, felt like numbness. the dr put me back on the seroquel for 3months after all this happened and the seroquel didnt help with any of these symtoms, it actually made me worse, giving me heart papilitations. so then my dr put me on topamax, trazadone, and paxil for about 4mnths. those all didnt work for my problem. now for the past 3mnths i aint on nothing. and still having these dripping sensations, and pains in arms. it almost feels like my circulation is getting cut off. i also see white dots floatig around constantly. weird, but i must of done something to myself when i didnt sleep for 3weeks straight. anyone please help-oh yeah i also am always cold-and skake constantly, then 5minutes later i burn up hot. weird. anyone have any ideas. thank u christina

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