After bringing my grandmother home from a psych unit, we have backed her off the Seroquel and Depakote for the 2nd week in a row (she came home like a zombie). The first week went fine, but the during the second week we were faced with extreme combative behavior and confusion about the bathroom.
About 75% of the time (during the reduction), she would pull her pants down and urinate on the bed, in the laundry room, on the bathroom floor, on a chair, etc. Needless to say, when I tried to get her to the bathroom, the combative behavior began. After 5 days of this, we increased her medication to where it was the prior week and after a few days, she started using the toilet again on her own and the combativeness has stopped.
I know the combative behavior stems from reducing the meds, but has anyone experienced toileting issues when reducing either of these two meds?