Thanks @everhopeful. I didn’t think it would be addictive because 1. I doubt my psychiatrist would prescribe anything addictive, and 2. people have to take it everyday. But I thought I would just check, in some ways I feel like I might be misusing it.
I, on the other hand, really seem to have taken to seroquel. I take 12mg of invega every morning and take 25mg - 50mg prn. I’ve found I’ve been taking 25mg daily and upping it to 50mg if things get scary like they did yesterday.
But say on Saturday after Mr Turtle’s father visited and it put me out of sorts for the day, I took 25mg just to calm down and have a nap.
At the dose you are taking it at it is a potent antihistamine not an antipsychotic which it becomes at doses of 150+. This is why it makes you sleep, you are basically taking benadryl on steroids. In fact I have heard of people being more sedated by lower doses of this drug than higher ones.
Hey @anon84763962. I take seroquel. I don’t think it’s addictive. It just can be sedating which I suppose can be kinda pleasant if you are having a hard time. It certainly doesn’t produce tolerance in the addictive sense.
It has worked really well for me. Wouldn’t want to go without it.
If you are finding the sedation too much you can consider the extended release version. This seems to be gentler.
But seriously I have also been on high doses of it for many years and at 50mg it is meant to be a relaxer. I take 100mg prn and if I’m struggling it does make me sleepy and dopey. I don’t know, it might not be a bad thing that it makes you feel better and more sleepy if you are having symptoms.