Quetiapine Withdrawl and Lurasidone (Latuda) - Experiences?

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Hi everyone!

So basically I have decided I've had enough of Quetiapine after a year or so of taking it. My reason for the is primarily due to my weight gain and inability to lose weight whilst on the drug. Basically I've gained over 3 stone (45 pounds) and after 2 solid months of x4 weekly gym sessions and a good diet I cannot loose anymore weight whilst on the drug. I have also injured my foot twice in 3 months simply because my body isn't used to bearing so much weight. In short, I'm so bummed out with my weight etc that I pleaded with my psychiatrist to take me off it.

The plan we came up with is to do a gradual taper of the Quetiapine and add in lurasidone (Latuda) as a replacement. So, my question to you lovely forum members is twofold.

First- what are your experiences with Quetiapine withdrawal? Do you have any advice or tips to help me through it or any dos or don'ts? Is there anything I should be aware of before starting? My current dose is 275mg at night.

Second- are any of you taking latuda at the moment? Is it a good med in comparison to others? What are your experiences of it?

Thanks guys. I plan to begin a taper at the end of this month- any advice you can all give me would be greatly appreciated.


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    Yes seroquel causes serious weight gain. But it does work. I've been on and off for years throughout my life. I stopped taking it because my medical dr told me it causes the blood sugar to rise in a women's body. Which is why i often had ph balance issues??. But it did help my depression. Now im supper depressed again😦.

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