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These are normal reactions to stopping the meds; I tell all my patients not to stop meds without consulting a doctor. Here is what you can expect: these don't sound like typical withdrawal effects of stopping a med. This sounds more like his symptoms are returning now that he is off the meds. In this case, I don't think the effects will go away until he gets back on the meds. If he had side effects he didn't like, he should discuss other options with his doctor.
It is possible that these are atypical withdrawal effects of stopping the meds...if so, they will pass after a week or 2. One clue is this: if he had racing thoughts, confusion, and anger prior to ever starting meds, then these are more likely symptoms returning rather than withdrawal effects. I hope this makes sense and is helpful. Let me know if you need any clarification. Take care & good luck.
Seroquel would start working immediately (but the full effect could take 1-4 weeks); lexapro is a little slower; some patients notice benefits right away, but it usually takes several days...and the full effect takes at least 1 month. Anything else I can help with?
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