Can Quetiapine and Dicorate be stopped abruptly?
Can stop dicorate.
Welcome to HCM.
In my opinion, it easier to quit dicorate first. You can directly stop this drug as it does not have any withdrawal symptoms. Also, 250mg is a minimal dose, stopping which should not cause any problems.
Quetiapine is a mood stabilizer antipsychotic. So it will prevent mood swings.
Kindly keep your doctor informed about whatever drug/dose changes you make.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Shubham Mehta, MD(Psychiatry).
Can stop dicorate.
Yes, I completely agree with your doctor.
Stopping dicorate is the better choice for you now.
Continue with quetiapine.
I wish you well.
Kindly close the query if you are satisfied with the response and give your valuable feedback.
Need some details.
Since when are you taking 1mg Clonazepam?
Do you still have anxiety, sleep problems, mood symptoms or any symptoms related to bipolar disorder, which you had earlier?
You are write quetiapine can cause weight gain. But Clonazepam can cause dependence. We have to see risk:benefit ratio for you.
I will be able to guide you better if you can provide me with the answers to above questions.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Continue with 300mg quetiapine plus 1mg Clonazepam.
Considering all these details, I think you should continue with 300mg quetiapine and 1 mg Clonazepam.
If I would be your treating doctor, I would first aim to reduce and stop Clonazepam rather than reducing quetiapine as your weight gain is not significant.
To prevent weight gain, you can go for brisk walk for 30 minutes daily with some dietary modifications like reducing fat intake.
Hope this answers your query.
Feel free to ask further.
Set an alarm or consider reducing quetiapine.
You can set an alarm or ask a family member to wake you up at 6 or 7 am.
In some time, your sleep cycle will get adjusted to this.
If you still find it difficult to get up at 6 or 7, consider reducing the dose of quetiapine to 250mg under your doctor's guidance.