Seroquel dosage insomnia

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I think one of your main issues is your sensitivity to the drugs you've already tried, i actually think your dr's are trying to find something that will help you, please dont mistrust your dr because he's perscribed seroquel, it is commonly perscribed for insomnia because it does have a seditary affect.
I knew another guy who was about 19 t0 22, didn't have a job, couldn't really work because of his bipolar instability and was in and out of the hospital every 3 weeks for a long time. He was on Seroquel, and each time the dosage went up and he would get really well, and then leave and after a week, he was doing badly again and back in. The problem was that he always returned to his parents house, and it was a toxic, abusive environment.
I was prescribed Seroquel at 50 mg dosage in September of 2009 for insomnia. While Seroquel helped me to fall asleep fast, I began suffering from what seemed to be sleep deprivation. In May of 2010, I began gradually weaning myself off the Seroquel in order to determine if the med was causing my sleep deprived state. When I was down to 6 mg I developed a rebound of insomnia, and due to desperation and school finals, I increased my dosage of Seroquel abruptly.
It will be best if you just stick to this thread from now on rather than creating new ones, so anyone trying to help can get all your data. Do you normally have any other issues like anxiety or is insomnia the only one before yesterday? Best thing to do for a non-emergency question like this one is to call the pharmacist or doc for advice rather than trust a forum. You can get some info here and follow up with the professionals, just don't take what is here for granted.
I was given Seroquel in place of Risperidal which totaly did a number on my brain! I was having insomnia and the doc gave me risperidal. The risperidal kept me awake for almost 3 days straight and now I have these strange sensations in my head that the doc says is "just anxiety". I've tried to explain to her that,yes,I have anxiety but it's because of these wierd burning sensations I have in my head.
I take seroquel in 150mg and it don't do **** at all any more i have to swallow 2 pills to knock me out I.
The plan is to go back to a small dosage of Seroquel if it happens but with the severity of the withdrawal side effects I just went through I might bring your suggestions to my psychiatrist!!!!!! Tonight I had a HUGE breakthrough, I started to doze in front of the tv!!! After weeks of not being able to sleep this is good news.
Seroquel has different properties, dependant on the dosage. It's really good for the manic phase, and there are new studies showing at higher dosages that it can be used on it's own for both "poles". Did you ask why? It's really important to find that out, the more you know as an educated consumer, the less stress you will have. Personally it works really well for me anxiety, hypomanic moments and I am darned sure my depression.
No im just on seroquel at the moment, and i dont know what its meant to be acting on, whether if its the oncoming depression whenever it comes or the mania that i am in now, but i have to double the dosage next monday
im hoping the seroquel xr will help me sleep, b/c remeron no longer makes me sleepy nor helps with anxiety or appetite. My anxiety is very bad right now and I need sleep. SOOO sleep deprived. Hopefully this seroquel xr 50mg will help with insomnia, anxiety and appetite soon.
i've been on clonazepam for about 2 1/2 month months now and the only difference noted is my agitation and racing thoughts not much help with anxiety. the seroquel helps with my insomnia i just started that about 2 weeks ago right now i'm in the process of changing psych because i can't deal with the panic attacks anymore and i'm planning on or should i say have already slowed downed my clonazepam. anyone have any insight on what help with panic attack.
My doctor prescribed trazodone 100mg (I think it said mg) for my insomnia that I have suffered with for the last 15 years due to a thyroid problem I had years ago. I took it for the first time last night, but I did not fall asleep or even come close to falling asleep. I took it at 8:30pm and went to bed at 9pm, but ended up getting out of bed at 10pm because I could not sleep. The only difference I feel is a huge headache this morning.
Before, i was on zoloft and adivan, mostly took the adivan at night for sleeping issues.. But that hasnt worked, i saw my new psych md today and she gave me seroquel, and told me to only take it before bed time. I'll still be taking zoloft but no more adivan.. Has anyone took seroquel? Again, i have panic disorder, low self esteem... and depression sometimes...
I have been on and off Seroquel for almost 4 years. Other than some serious weight gain (60 lbs. in 14 months), the effects for me were nothing short of a miracle - suffering from Cyclothymia (lower level Bipolar, mood disorder, hypomania and acute insomnia), this was a miracle drug for me. I had tried all of the regular suspects: lamictal, topamax, trileptal, trazedone, geodon, invega (which caused a pituitary mass/tumor), etc. the Seroquel was what worked.
k I am clean from heroin and benzos 69 days today! My question is that I am prescribed seroquel for sleep and my Dr. just upped my dosage to 100mg yes. this a.m I couldn't wake up and get with it for a good hour! I have heard this drug has some bad side effects does anyone have any experience with seroquel ar advice on how long I should continue it, side effects I should be looking for or any precautions?
HI there, I know seroquel is typically used for anti physcosis, but it was prescribed to me today in 25mg for anxiety. I had a very traumatic event happen yesterday, and saw the therapist today. The md prescribed this on her suggestion. I have been reading up on the side effects and it seems for the most part they are extremely mild if any at all at this dosage (I am to take 1 before bedtime and 1/2 tablet during the day if needed). Anyone else had experience with this drug?
The seroquel seems to be working very well - I was starting w/d last night and w/in 30mins of taking seroquel I was able to sleep a whole 8hrs - but I'm worried it's b/c I still had sub in my system.
To my knowledge, neither klonopin nor seroquel would be first line treatments for insomnia. Seroquel is certainly sedating, but that's a side effect, not its purpose. It can also cause pretty severe weight gain and diabetes, so to take it just for insomnia seems like overkill. As for your withdrawal, are you in withdrawal? You don't state what your symptoms are. Not everyone gets bad withdrawals, in fact most don't.
the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
Okay, take a deep breath. You do not have fatal insomnia. It is genetic, and unbelievably rare. There are 28 families known to have the gene for it. Seriously. Twenty-eight. In the entire world. Millions and millions of families in the world, and TWENTY-EIGHT have this gene. Relax, and get some treatment for anxiety, and maybe something to help you sleep.
adding a few more chemicals in the short term isn't going to get you addicted, so extreme measures for exreme situations ... Seroquel comes in many formulations -- get the 25mg non-time-release version and find your dose. Insomnia is the killer. Of course, keep in touch with your doctor, even if it means calling in every day to give a status report. Don't do this alone -- you want medical help at this point. Hope it works out for you.
Ambien,benzodiazapenes and panick attacks/insomnia how to wean/taper off? Long story short I have been taking 10mg of Ambien every night for the past 10 years.
I have gone through psychiatric testing, sleep studies, and the determination is that I do not have underlying psychiatric problems, nor do I have any of the conditions that are typically causing such insomnia like apnea etc. Medications for psychiatric or psychological problems are completely ineffective, including Ativan, Seroquel, Trazadone, cymbalta, and many others.
Seroquel is great for insomnia. It works like a charm and is nonaddictive. I took it for several months on and off when needed. It makes you sleepy without any other side effects. I had a psychiatrist give it to me. It's used for insomnia as an off label use. In much higher doses it is used for bipolar and schizophrenia. You should not be worried about taking it. I was taking 100mg. At first I started at 50mg and then went up to 100mg. I had no problem stopping it either.
I was swithced to Rozerem for sleep after developing severe akathisia from one of my other medications- I was taking risperdal and seroquel. I got off of the risperdal and seroquel and my neurologist put me on xanax to control the akathisia symptoms. I was beginning to feel better for a little while and now i am feeling worse and worse. The only thing new into the mix is the initiation of Rozerem for sleep.
Has anyone been on Seroquel XR he added this today with my Cymbalta....Not sure I am going to take it after the weight gain side effect..........any info or experience would be greatly appreciated.
Seroquel is NOT an antidepressant, an atypical antipsychotic med and is NOT appropriate to be used as an insomnia aid, especially when it wasn't Rx'd to you. You need to see your doctor. Depending on the dose you were taking, you may be in some danger. This is why you NEVER take meds off other people. Especially with a history of addiction, you're looking to self medicate. Sometimes doing that will lead to very bad things.
I started the xanax with the seroquel as I've had terrible insomnia for years. I did what you said today and took 5mg am and 5mg afternoon and will take 10 tonight but still feel a little jittery.
Just imagine if you were not who you are? I CAN imagine the Seroquel being prescribed for insomnia because I've seen people talk about it here and the depression forum. Speaking of Thorazine. I was in a behavioral unit for depression in 1988. One of the patients got the hicups one afternoon and the staff gave her Thorazine!! Then, she had to sit in group while she drooled and nodded out. This freaked me out and I asked if she could go and lay down. NO! She needed to attend group.
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