It was at that point that I got "fired" by the mental health system of Asheville, North Carolina.
She just got off a drug that acts on neurotransmitters.
Ninety Seven percent of neurotransmitters are in the gut.
This is drug withdrawal." However, no neurologist was on the scene. Oddly, or perhaps not, I received this information as the best possible news.
The topic of this article is Seroquel withdrawal: the process of withdrawal and the consequences of having taken this particular chemical for over ten years.
In my case, essentially since it came on the market in 1997.
In the thunder of stories breaking loose regarding psych drug withdrawal, I am hearing next to nothing about Seroquel and I feel a moral obligation to offer up my story for the common good. In 2009, I discovered, as countless people have, that I had been massively misled.
I learned that over a decade of suffering (including the loss of my children over suicidality) was not, in fact, suffering from an actual disease, but instead, the "side effects" of the drugs purported to treat it.
The story of this betrayal by the medical community may be one for another time.
Let me stick to the subject of Seroquel, and cut directly to the chase.
For many years I took 1,500 mgs of Seroquel as part of my cocktail.
By 2009, I was down to 300 mgs of Seroquel and 2 mgs Ativan.