Quitting Quetiapene cold turkey - on it 2 weeks, 2 days

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I've been on quetiapene for two weeks and two days. First 300mg for one week then 600mg the second. My consultant doesn't seem to care about the depression I feel at night on this drug. It drives me to binge for the pain - I'm inpatient and informal. I didn't take my Quetiapene last night and I noticed some nausea this morning. Will quitting cold turkey after 2 weeks and 2 days be easy? I can withstand the nausea. I'm planning on going to my GP when I move from the city I am in now, in hospital to another city, back home, and seeing what they said. I should be out of hospital next weekend. But is it ok to quit when I've only been taking it for such a short period, or am I in for a bad withdrawal? Also minor headache but I can deal with that. 

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    Been placed, sorry, forced on Aripiprazole even though I've had no symptoms of mania while off Quetiapene and I'm annoyed. Apparently I can't be discharged without treatment even though I'm informal and was only on a section 2 anyway which was not for treatment.

    My diagnosis has changed in the past 3 months from borderline personality disorder with anxiety, to rapid cycling bipolar, to mania with psychosis, to bipolar mania. So what exactly are they treating was my argument and how can they analyse me in an artificial environment that isn't my natural enviroment. I'm not happy on any anti-psychotic or brain altering drug and I will just ride the next few weeks out then gtfo of here and will stay away from a&e forever. 

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    Aripiprazole seems to be going well and I should be home by Christmas. Itching a bit as a possible side effect from coming off Quetiapene though.
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