Seroquel and panic attacks

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I have had anxiety and panic attacks since I was a child. It became severe in my early 20's and I was diagnosed with PTSD. I was treated with CBT which was successful for a few years. It became severe again in my early 30's and I was given clonazapam and Paxil (20mg). The first few years were fantastic and I quit avoiding many situations. I increased the Paxil to 30 mg about 4 years into the medicationas it did not seem to work well.
I have bipolar/panic disorder and every time I took seroquel I had a massive panic attack, ate a lot, then slept for 12+ hours. The longest I have ever slept on seroquel is 72 hours straight... it will knock you out. It also makes you feel sluggish and lethargic throughout the day... not even my Dexedrine helped. I've tried ambien, trazodone, and risperdal for sleep but the best medicine I've found is klonopin.
My Dr. wanted me to try it for my GAD and Panic attacks, It does have that knockout power, but I also contacted a few DRs and Nurses that I know and also read ;up on it and now the Government is saying that it causes Diabetes in long term use. Not everyone, but a good percentage have come up with Diabetes. Both DRs and one of the nurses said the same thing, about the Diabetes. They are still trying to determine why it is causing this.
my doctor gave me seroquel for sleep also, it does tend to make me groggy the next day,so she said for me to try to lower the dose to 25 mgs, it is a common side effect of seroquel and i guess if it effects you this way then it will always effect you this way, my doc told me this side effect doesnt go away with time. but if it helps you sleep while going through withdrawals than take advantage of the times where you CAN sleep...
They can be used to control panic attacks......for what reason were they prescribed to you? If for panic attacks, and they're not controlling them, call your doctor and let him/her know. Take care.
I tried coming off one of my meds cold turkey and I had panic attacks and insomnia for 2 days. I couldn't wait to get home and take the med. When I did, I was fine. I felt like a true addict at that time. But I know that I need these meds. Sounds too like you need your doses adjusted or try something else that might work better for you. I was given prozac back when I was in my 20's. It was given to me to treat PMDD or PMS and it made me so manic that I thought I was going to kill my husband.
First of all the Seroquel is for Bipolar disease which I don't have, I have trouble sleeping and the anxiety is due to no drinking and my stress related job. I don't have panic attacks and I don't feel scared of people or other things but I do have anxiety from all the traveling that I do.
I am having bad panic attacks today. I knew what to expect to an extent as far as physical symtoms and I knew I would have depression and anxiety. So I guess my question is after the 7 days or so of physical withdrawal symtoms will the panic attacks ease up?
I am not sure about OTC meds but I am all too familiar with panic attacks and anxiety. I have my sunglasses on my head everywhere I go and an mp3 player in my pocket. It may sound crazy but if I start feeling anxious and cannot hide under my desk and cry I put on my sunglasses and put on some soothing music. I also have a machine that replicates a heart beat of around 70. I pace the floor trying to keep in step with it until my heartbeat slows down.
I thought I was doing good no panic attacks for like two whole months. Awesome. Now randomly have sleeping panic attacks. I am on 150mg of certrlene. I do take it at night and maybe that helps not have the night attacks? I Work out every weeknight at 430-530, and eat good, Try not to eat red meat I don't know if it helps or not but when I eat red meat i think I feel more tense. I Try to get done with all eating before 700pm. I don't know what to do any more.
But then about a year ago I had to go off the Paxil for other reasons and the panic attacks returned with a vengeance and kept getting more and more frequent. It got to the point that I was having 5, 6, or 7 or more EVERY NIGHT. It was taking me 2 or 3 hours to fall asleep every night. The only useful thing the psychologist had recommended to me was to take a video of my panic attack.
Also Seroquel can actually cause anxiety and panic attacks! I hope that your doctor asked you many more questions to determine if you had bipolar disorder than just about racing thoughts. Bipolar disorder cannot and should not be diagnosed only on the basis of that. The three FDA-approved uses for Seroquel are for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and together with antidepressants in Major Depressive Disorder.
I believe that specific combination was the most beneficial for me, and although it didn't stop the panic attacks completely, instead of getting 8-9 panic attacks a day, as well as general anxiety and irrational fears, my anxiety/panic attacks were slim to none. Because I have been addicted to drugs since I was 12 years old (ice/heroin main aggressors), after I got released from jail at 18, my doctor decided to cut me off the Largactyl/Valium as he was concerned I would overdose.
Right after I was hit by a semi, not seriously hurt physically, it stopped all together and almost was hospitalized. Abilify gave me such high panic attacks, I just knew I'd die. Good thing out of that is I learned relaxation techniques. So then comes Seroquel. It's like manna from heaven as far as I am concerned. It works well for me with lithium, vallium. I am clearer headed than I have ever been but my tongue is a little sharp and I am accutely sensitive to people and surroundings.
I went from 130 to 180 in 6 months and was having ongoing panic attacks. Day and night for an entire year. I'll tell you what made the panic attacks and depression go away. I quit antidepressants and sloooooly tapered off the seroquel. It was remarkable. The antidepressants were making me crazy. The awful anxiety slowly got better, although not all the way. I've always had it, I'll live with it. Unfortunately, I'm still 170 pounds. My knee went out because of the extra weight.
i have a CPAP for non-obstructive apnea and had a recent sleep study which recorded a confused panic episode with negative brain and oxygen results. The seroquel is sedating but confusing. BUT:I have had no bad effects from the wellbutrin withdrawal since ending the wellbutrin except this week--is it wellbutrin withdrawal? I have just moved and will start my new job next week. i have had several severe nocturnal episodes this week, so started taking the seroquel more regularly--~25mg/day.
The 4th doctor was from the neighboring city and she said that my heart and blood pressure is fine, but the symptoms sounded like panic or anxiety attacks. She prescribed me prozac, but I have always feared taking medicine, because my mother and father always gave me medicine for something. For example, I would annoyed my mother enough that she would give me tylenol, because it made me sleepy.
My doctor took me off of seroquel 2 weeks ago and I started having nausea. I came off of the cymbalta and wellbutrin over a week ago and the the nausea and headaches are almost unbearable. I'm sure it's a big shock to my system coming off of all 3. Can anyone tell me how long these symptoms will probably last? Is there anything I can do to minimize the withdrawals? I don't know how much longer I can feel like this.
To be honest I am scared out of my mind, which is why I signed up on here the other day. -The more you focus on panic attacks and research about it the more you will get them. Even being on this website gives me high anxiety. I have been getting 36hrs of anxiety attacks for the past 5 years of my life while being on these meds. A lot of it was situational, when I left my ex-wife after she cheated on me twice and I finally left.
Secondly, are you under the care of a psychiatrist or did another specialty diagnose and treat you? The seroquel should be managed only by a psychiatrist - and a well qualified one, too. The whole class of drugs - the antipsychotics - should only be used when necessary...not for sleep...not for relieving anxiety. On the bipolar front - again, only a professional should be arriving at that diagnosis. These days, it seems that everyone is walking out of medical offices with this diagnosis.
So one of the reasons I wanted to stop taking Seroquel before and try something else, is that I sometimes have this feeling in the bottom of my feet, that make me constantly need to rub them on something or walk to get rid of the sensation. Oddly enough, if I think about it, it usually occurs, but sometimes it will wake me up in the middle of the night, and I have to walk around. I'm on a relatively low dose, 200mg, at bedtime, but it can be quite frustrating....
My psychiatrist had told me that my severe depression of 8 years ago might have affected permanently my capacity to focus and concentrate and for an avid book reader like me I had put the books aside after trying to read but getting tired of reading the same paragraph over and over again. Guess it was the Seroquel after all who did that because I just read an entire book in three days and I was so proud of myself. People say it is not addictive but I don't agree.
I went to my doctor for help with anxiety and panic attacks and was prescribed Trazodone... I've been on it for a week now and I've only been sleeping 2 to maybe 5 hours a night. I use to sleep a good 7 or 8 hours. Is this normal? I know they sometimes prescribe it FOR sleep, but I'm actually sleeping LESS. Also, does trazodone even help with panic attacks? I've read that it only helps with general anxiety disorder, not panic attacks... I need something for both.
Im currently taking 25 mg of zoloft, 1mg of ativan as needed, mostly for panic attacks, 1 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide a day for blood pressure, and now they want me to use 1 25 mg tab of seroquel at bedtime. Im only 23 and hate to think i need all of these meds, but when im not doing what the docs say i do feel worst. Im gonna try one pill tonite and decide if i need it i guess? Any Suggestions.
Why wouldn't the physician give you Valium? The Tylenol, to my knowledge will NOT stop the panic attacks, it never did mine, nor, did I even try it. Your head and your heart are hurting due to your anxiety and anger for sure. First, try to calm down and get some thoughts in order. I know you do not have any insurance, I do not either, but, is there any other doctor you could see that WOULD listen to you? That is the key, a doc that will listen.
I am a 42yr old female. I suffer from debilitating panic attacks and anxiety. The panic attacks started after I suffered a mild heart attack in 2004. It was about two weeks after being discharged from the hospital that they began, completely random without cause. I could be doing anything lying in bed, sitting, riding in a car. I was given Ativan which helped at first then seemed to not do much of anything. This was an everyday thing for over a month to the point that I became suicidal.
I have stopped taking seroquel and valium, which i have been prescribed for years. .. I also stopped taking an anti-depressant, but didnt find it helped me any. Seroquel helped me sleep, valium/xanax helped panic attacks... I don't have any money, no doctor, even emergency wont take me in. I have no choice, please help... Any information would be helpful.
Since I found out I'm pregnant they don't want me taking seroquel for depression and anxiety and panic attacks and it help me sleep. Now that I am scared I don't know how I'm going to sleep or what am I gonna do about panic attack in my depression. is there any questions if someone can help me with.. I am scared what could happened to me...
My original condition was panic attacks, and yes, I did stop medication that had stopped working and went on another while working. My current condition is caused by stopping Paxil, and I will never apparently recover from it, which explains my caution about using medication that isn't necessarily appropriate. I think that stopping working, though sometimes necessary, is not a great idea, since it just leaves us with more time to suffer.
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