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First week on Seroquel


#1

Wow, this is some powerful stuff. I just slept for 17 hours straight. I hope the sedation is not always this bad.


#2

i use it as a sleep aid but it makes me eat loads so i have to b careful how much i take. i never got used to it but hopefully u will xxx


#3

What dose are you on @77nick77 ? It’s also sometimes used as a sleep aid as it was for me at the lowest dose.


#4

200mg at bedtime…


#5

Thats not that high a dose actually. But it knocked me out at 50mg so I’m not surprised.


#6

Seroquel at lower doses acts like Benadryl on Steroids - it basically knocked me out - but I did like how Seroquel made me feel - less anxiety and depression - Good luck with it


#7

I had once been on the combination of risperidone 25 mg injection and seroquel 200mg. That combination made me seriously depressed, especially in evenings between 19-21 pm. So you’d better keep an eye on symptoms of depression.


#8

Seroquel is like a sleepy time blanket for the brain. It’s like a deep wax coating for all the raw ends.

Little by little my seroquel was rising back up toward 150 and I was having a much harder time staying level. When it wore off, I was super hyper, and then I’d take my meds and be so drained again.

My dose is back down to 50 and my latuda is up and I’m feeling a level amount of energy come back. I’m not having any energy spikes and raw nerves as much as I used to.


#9

Seroquel is a fine drug, but it is also notorious for relapse. It seems that the former medication gets out of the system before the Seroquel fully addresses the disease.

If I were changing to Seroquel, I would get a PRN of my former medication so that I could dose myself with the old stuff if things went hairy for a bit.

Keep us informed!

Jayster


#10

Thanks Jayster. My doc prescribed Seroquel in addition to my resperidone.


#11

Kewl, Nick. Well, people get accustomed to the larger dosages of Seroquel such that the fatigue and sedation no longer become as problematic. I believe at 200 mgs. your body will adjust to the Seroquel over time.

I tool a subclinical dose of Seroquel for two years and the sedation always worked for me. For two years I took 25 mgs. of Seroquel at bedtime and always got to sleep. I had to sleep longer, but when I woke up, I would be Okay.

In the end, I quit Seroquel believing my likelihood of developing full blown diabetes was lessened by skipping Seroquel.

Jayster


#12

Seroquel leads to diabetes? Because of weight gain? Or some other reason?


#13

wow, can i have some…
take care


#14

“Watch out what you wish for.”…


#15

They tried me on Seroquel at the hospital, but it made my blood pressure go way down. So check on that Nick.


#16

Thanks. My psychiatrist checks my blood pressure when I see him.