Seroquel and dopamine

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im trying seroquel now and i like it. its made me quite relaxed and peaceful, i have been extremely anxious for weeks/months.im also taking prozac with the seroquel, ill keep you updated as things progress.only day 2 today so no long term review.
Does anyone know if Seroquel is addictive and/or bad for over-all health. i was prescribed to sleep and b-polar disorder type 2.
Some may remain bound to tissues, so it can take days to months to fully get rid of a drug, but the levels are likely to be too low to notice, and with such a short half life and only moderate lipid solubility, I don't think Seroquel will hang around for too long. Some people think that this effect can cause drug interactions, but I don't know how much evidence there is for this. Receptors will adapt over time, but I don't know how fast the process is.
I have tried Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Zyprexa, and Lithium, all in the space of a few weeks... I thought that they were causing me to cycle harder, but I have realized that I am getting the akathisia side effect from them.. When the sun is down, they bring up my mood, but when it's bright out, I get very agitated.. All of these drugs have this side effect as they work on dopamine. I am at a loss right now; has anyone else had this problem? I am slowly running out of medications...
Okay now back to Seroquel. If a person goes off Seroquel and they need an antipsychotic, after a while the psychosis will return. If its treating mood stabilization same thing. That's not "addiction". That's the symptoms returning. That would be like saying if you went off insulin, your blood sugar level would get dangerously high. Of ocurse it would because the symptoms of diabetes would return.
I am 24 weeks pregnant, was on 125 mgs of seroquel and now down to 75. My psychiatrist who works at my maternity clinic says stay on it! My baby girl is doing just fine in there, perfect heart beat and is growing as she should. Discuss it with your dr.
And that's probably the answer to my question i was looking for, provided the wave theory is right. seroquel works on the dopamine mainly. THUS useful in mania and mixed states only but NOT in depression contrary to what advertised by wiki. In fact the medicine brochure tells you it's a strong antimanic and doesn't mention anything about its AD property. So when one is depressed it won't help. for me it was God send for my mania and mixed states, but for the depression i took AD's.
I was on the Lamictal and Seroquel combo for 2.5 years. Seroquel is really sedating for some people, others seem to tolerate it fine. My suggestion is to take it earlier in the evening so that it is easier to wake up in the morning. Enjoy the sleep - best sleep I ever had. I am no longer taking it and I miss being able to sleep through the night. It is smart of you to start it on a weekend to figure out how you react to it.
of the GABA receptors in my brain and too much adrenaline----the xanax and seroquel bind to those receptors and help the brain shut down and go to sleep. Never had any problems with weight gain or making my hungry...but then again, I'm kind of like a person who can always be hungry, and have a snack...so not sure if that is a good measure. Still researching how to do it naturally without xanax----if anyone has had any luck, please let me know. Thanks!
Seroquel is a antipsychotic and is very sedative. Please note that I don't now your friend and his medical history and if the treatment is really for depression or something else with depression like bi-polar, in the case the patient is bi-polar it is true that Seroquel is a wiser choice. Generally you don't start treating someone with depression with an antagonist, in that case, the atypical antipsychotic Seroquel.
I have only cut the zyprexa down to 5mg every night in that I take in addition to 300mg of seroquel. It would seem that the addition of 300mg of seroquel would help me to sleep and would make up for having cut the zyprexa dose in half. The only answer I have been able to make for this dilemma is that perhaps my body is just so used to the ingredients of the zyprexa that I would have to wean myself off it very slowly.
I've read and read and talked and talked and even personally experimented with my own seroquel dosing. I'm a card carrying bipolar and typical of such folk have tried everything out there in pharm-world alone and in combination. For me, Seroquel is the ticket. I have one problem. A few years ago I made a move to a more healthy lifestyle which includes diet, exercise, yoga, and meditation - all good things. I even went back to work.
I wake up ny legs and feet hurt and are very stiff. My back, hip and head hurt. I took it at 9pm and it is 1pm. I still am in a fog. Don't even know how I have managed to take care of my 3 kids. My house is pure mess and I can't find the energy to clean it. Is it worth it? Am I suppose to stick it out and it will get better. Give me a 10mg oxycodone and I am superwoman! How come there isn't a psycho drug I can take that will make me feel like I do when I take percocet?
The initial days were difficult, but the patches seemed to rid me of the anxiety that withdrawl and cravings brought on, not to mention the anxiety I initially had. Smoking raises dopamine levels in the brain. If you bear in mind anxiety usually involves a dopamine inbalance, smoking essentially fires more dopamine to be inbalanced, making the anxiety somewhat worse. After running out of patches I recommenced smoking, over the last week, and I've actually felt slightly worse than before.
I am currently taking 100-200 mg Provigil, 300 mg Wellbutrin, 150 mg Seroquel and 150 mg Lamictal. Although the bulimia is under control- I am angry and moody. This is harming my relationship with my husband and family.
A knowledgeable person like ILADVOCATE and with whom i corresponded 2 years now not only read views from the internet sites but thousands of articles (scientific) on bipolarity and came to conclusion that the main features of BP are deficiency of GABA and fluctuations of the dopamine level (high in mania, low in depression).. So he is taking gabapentin and baclofen for GABA and seligiline to boost dopamine level (in depressive phase).
Those are stimulatants with mood enhancing proprieties due to huge release of norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin. You could switch back to Klonopin which is the first choice for long-term benzo since you are now a potent stumulant. You have many options here tho.
ive tried cymbalta, effexor and prozac in the last month, all of them made me feel terrible. im trying seroquel now and its allowing me to feel better. i read online that, "Researchers believe seroquel works by diminishing the action of dopamine and serotonin" so my post is really just to offer help to anyone struggling to find a med that works for them, perhaps our issue is not too little neurotransmitters but too much?
I always think I can go off pills and that I don't need them, and then someone can say something that irritates me, and I get so pissed. And it usually only lasts for a minute or two, but it's like I turn in to Linda Blair from the exorcist.. I was thinking that maybe I just need to take the Lamictal and not take the celexa since the lamictal is weight neutral.. Does anyone taking Lamictal think it will work for my mood swings?
How would this work as opposed to seroquel, and if you found that you were more stable at dosing more frequently than you have ever been in your life....what would make you want to switch? Benifits,......less long term damage? Would this also address anxiety or would you still need a drug for that?
I went to my psychiatrist and explained the increased anxiety and agitation, and he increased the Wellbutrin to 300mgs daily and the Ativan .5mgs to 3x daily prn. Since this change, the anger and agitation has increased dramatically and I keep having fits of rage and feel as though people are constantly judging me negatively. This med change just happened a few days ago and my therapist suggested I wait it out another week, though I don't know if I can handle this anger much longer.
MDMA causes the release of certain brain chemicals known as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. IncreaseS in dopamine release have been associated with psychosis and behavioral disturbances. Product information of Risperdal discourages concomitant use of any drug that affects the brain as Risperdal may enhance the side effects of the other medication. I would advise you to refrain from taking any substances without the knowledge of your physician.
pdocs tell me there is no such thing as therapeutic it depends on the person. i take 50mg seroquel and keeps me lethargic and doesn't remove depression. i can't understand why a 400mg will do the trick as to the AC's i tried tegretol and lamictal, the 1st gave me headaches and te 2nd kind of seizure. I feel not at ease with the drugs in general, feeling drowsy and numb and want to vomit, i.e. in short don't tolerate them.
Personally I have kind of dropped off of it because I feel it makes me MORE groggy and withdrawn than helping. But then I am disgusted with feeling so tired and down and in pain BUT I'm not depressed about it at all. It's a nuisance but expected and I try to look at it that way. I hope you find the answers that you need. when I was new I posted questions so fast and furiously it was beyond words. You've come to the right place. Nobody ever seems to mind and they are just SO helpful!
I wonder if your body releases some kind of dopamine or endorphins while dreaming and we actually get high or if our minds are just convincing us that we are high in the dream in an effort to remind us what our bodies are missing? What do you all think?
It does seem to be inherited, Bi polar is a chemical inbalance in the brain sometimes too much seritonin and dopamine, the manic andsometimes not enough the depression side. you seem to be going through the depression side right now. diet 6 small meals a day with lots of fruit and veggies and grains. 3 oz lean meats per meal.
He was cycling between being completely manic and running around to stopping and crying and saying he wanted to die. I called the pdoc who said to call the police and have him admitted to the hospital. He was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He was also placed on Seroquel, which helped immensely. My question is a lot of the behaviors he had when he was younger were consistent with bipolar disorder. Are bipolar disorder and temporal lobe seizure disorder related?
I have no cravings and the baby is growing good and healthy.” This got me to realize how important it is for me to address this issue. And the issue at hand is the deception that is practiced by the “Addiction Physicians” and “Rehab Clinics” that have sprung up like mushrooms throughout United States in the last twenty years.
These drugs downregulate dopamine receptors and norepinephrine receptors..causing you to need more dopamine (increase in meds). The same problem happens alot of times with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. When my brother was on celexa it helped his depression and anxiety but after 3 years it "pooped" out on him and didn't work. This is because serotonin increases overtime depletes dopamine and downregulate serotonin receptors.
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