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Quetiapine causing my dysphagia

JES

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At what dosage? Antipsychotics are currently trialed in low dosage by certain ME/CFS doctors, for example Stanford now prescribes low-dose Abilify for some of their patients. These drugs can both work better and be safer at very low dosage rather than the dosage used to treat bipolar disorder (actually this is the case for many ME/CFS drugs, but doctors just tend to prescribe whatever dosage that was used in the studies).
 
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At what dosage? Antipsychotics are currently trialed in low dosage by certain ME/CFS doctors, for example Stanford now prescribes low-dose Abilify for some of their patients. These drugs can both work better and be safer at very low dosage rather than the dosage used to treat bipolar disorder (actually this is the case for many ME/CFS drugs, but doctors just tend to prescribe whatever dosage that was used in the studies).
200mg. Has made no difference to my symptoms has only made it worse.
 

Judee

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I see there are websites that talk about weaning off of it so be careful when you stop taking it that you don't go too fast.
 

JES

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200mg. Has made no difference to my symptoms has only made it worse.

Yep, makes sense, that's the standard dosage for bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. I was prescribed 12.5-25 mg for sleep. I'm not surprised you are having side effects with 200 mg, I wouldn't be able to tolerate such a dosage.