Hello I'm 31 male 165lb
Was on a low dose of .25mg for 3 months while my Dr was switching me from escitalopram to setraline.
Then he told me to start getting off the kolanapin since I didn't need it. I said ok. Keep in mind my dose is small 0.25 twice a day.
He had me lower my evening dose by half. So instead of taking half a pill I took a quarter 0.125mg after 2 days I started to feel terrible. Shakes in the morning when u wake up. No appetite. Nausea. Weakness. Overall feeling shitty. I did some research and it looked like withdrawal symptoms of kolanapin. This terrible feeling lasted for about 2 weeks. Until my body got used to the lower dose. So I stayed with that dose for 2 more weeks so my body could adjust. Now he told me to drop my morning dose to match the evening 0.125 and again after two days on this dose I got withdrawal symptoms again but even worse then before. I'm constantly stressed out all day. I feel weak like I'm going to pass out any second. No appetite.
Is this normal for such strong withdrawal symptoms on such a low dose!?? I read that getting off is gonna be hard but this is almost unbearable. I can hardly go into work cuz I feel so bad.
Should I slow the taper down over a longer period of time?