Seroquel for headaches

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I've been taking Seroquel every night for over 5 years (God help me). Even in very small doses, it is generally impossible for me to be awake while under its stupor. As life would have it: If I am asleep I am on Seroquel and if I am on Seroquel I am asleep. Since birth I have been especially cranky when I get woken up before I'm done sleeping for the night. Lately, Seroquel has been making this crankiness much worse. ...more like an alcoholic rage.
I have been on seroquel, cymbalta and wellbutrin for over a year. 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.
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.
He might also want to get his thyroid checked....I have been on seroquel for over 3 weeks and its not fun....I sleep too much when I take it before bed....headaches and sometime confusions....Please have him go to a doctor....
Hi, I have been on Seroquel for 5 years up to 1100 mg (yes, one thousand one hundred) and two years ago because of severe side effects (problems focusing and severe trembling) and because my moods were very stable my psychiatrist accepted to lower it progressively to find a dosage that would allow me to function well with less side-effects. It's been two years of gradually eliminating this drug. Everything went well up until Sept 2011 when I reached 125 mg.
HELP!!! I had been taking 300 mg of Seroquel for 2 years and other than the weight gain, it worked great. However because of the expense of it, i had to stop cold turkey and starting taking 450mg of Lithium. My head is killing me! I can't sleep! My head started feeling just big and disoriented, but now it just hurts from the back of my neck to my eyes. Is this withdraws from Seroquel or side effects of Lithium. This is terrible!
-) Do you think I have seroquel withdrawal for so long? Are that symptoms for withdrawal. Please I need help, what can I do? By Baba!
I switched to Celexa, because it was affordable.. Still on it 4 years later. But, in between these 4 years, I went back on seroquel for the second time.. It just didnt work.. didnt necessarily make me feel worse, but it just didnt do anything. So I went on Abilify.. AWFULL!!! Talk about bad side effects, and then Geodon.. again.. AWFULL. I ended up in a wirld wind of horrible depression, recently married and felt no emotion. I wanted to actually die.
I don't know if the Seroquel is causing more headaches or not but I don't really want to stop taking Seroquel because it has been wonderful for my severe anxiety disorder. I have also had trouble with my anxiety (I'm diagnosed with serve anxiety) and the Seroquel works the best. My doctor has had me on a variety of meds for my anxiety including Zoloft, Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Abilify, Buspar, and Klonopin. I might be leaving a few out.
Migraine headaches that start for the first time over the age of 40 years are suspicious and should be fully evaluated for another cause ie MRI etc. I do not know how old your daughterin law is.
i have been on haldol which was crippling, got off it, then onto risperdal, geodon, and seroquel. the most tolerable is risperdal however i tend to need something to help me get to sleep very badly. i dont fall asleep easily. thats when my psychiatric nurse moved me on to geodon then seroquel along with risperal. both of these i find not very tolerable at all. with seroquel i will sleep very sound though i might suffer some bad hallucinations getting there. and i will oversleep with it.
don't worry and don't take it on your nerves. forget it for a while and take some aspirin for a few days.
title is pretty self explanatory.... I have gotten frequent headaches for years and the dr never really investigated.... i went to the hospital once and the did a ct scan of my head that was 3 years ago and everything was fine...
Thanks for all the replies about trazodone. Can Elavil also be taken prn for insomnia?
I am working on tapering myself off of that as well. Back to the headaches-- I've had headaches everyday and I have also had full blown migraines almsot weekly. The normal migraine medicines, maxalt, relpax and frova barely help anymore. I finally went to an intsacare and they gave me fioricet, which some what helps for the daily/nightly headaches. I would also get really dizzy and disoriented.
In addition I have had epilepsy since 17 with generalized seizures - have been zeizure free 2,5 years on Lamictal (lamotrigine 500mg/day and Rivotril (clonazepam) 4mg/day. On top of that I have bipolar 2, treated well with Seroquel 650mg/day (quetiapin) in addition to Lamictal. (D**n, I feel like a hypochondriac listing up all this...) But to the current concern. At june 23d I had a headache attack that SCARED me. I was on the phone, and suddenly I noticed onset of unilateral headache.
A physician may be able to prescribe you some Requip for the restless leg syndrome, Neurontin for agitation and malaise, and possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia. I promise you will be feeling better and better every day. It may take months to actually feel great again.
My memory seems to be affected the most. i was on lithium, seroquel, lexapro, and depakote? do you think i need to get checked for a brain tumor?
It is perfectly legal for a physician, once a med has been approved by the FDA, to use it for off-label purposes. What isn't legal is for the manufacturer to talk the physician into using it for off-label purposes. So this med might be the best thing for you, and it might be completely inappropriate depending on where the professional got the info from. So you're right to question things, but as I said, that doesn't mean this isn't a good med for you.
My best friend is on the Wellbutrin and a small amount of the Zoloft and she is feeling ok except for headaches. She eventually wants to get completely off the Zoloft and just do the Wellbutrin. If you take alot of meds together the harder it is to figure out what is right and what is messing you up.
I think the Prozac is more effectice at 50 or 60 mg. Seroquel is for seeing gousts demond halusinations people on drugs, or hearing things. it will long term make your brain smarter and be able to focus better, work better and it cures anxiety. Prozac is better I feel. I hate the way seroquil makes your head hurt when you take 20mg or more. uncomfortable feeling. take 75/100 mg seroquil and 60 mg Prozac. =NO ANXIETY NO WORRIES.
The no of drugs for psych illness is huge and you just can't pick one that another pt told you it's ok at random. Besides what is convenient for one may not be for your son. He is too young to be experimented upon. As to the benzo, i use it myself 0.375mg subdivided, look how small it is because one is cautious of addiction. my pdoc says don't ever exceed 1mg. of course i know pts taking up to 4mg but this is hazardous. I am not familiar with Buspar, yet many are on it. Ask your pdoc 1st.
I use to just sit in bed all day and do nothing maybe do work for about 10 mins but most of the time I didn't do anything for weeks. Now I am better although I don't know if I will ever be able to have a job which I have to work more than an hour on a day. It's still very painful to sit in a chair for a good +10 mins plus.
I have not had a period for 6 months. I am not on birth control or have been for the past year. I have seen a gyn. I had blood work all normal. I had a pap. all normal. I had an ultra sound inner & outer all normal. My gyn. is stumped she has no idea why I have no period this has never been a problem for me since I was 12 I have had a period. Along with not having a period I have hot flashes mildly but my doc.
My daughter also has muscle spasms, more of jerking usually when she is trying to get to sleep and has been perscribed Seroquel that she takes at night. The weather definitely impacts her pain, particularly headaches.
I don't know that it would work for you, but I found Seroquel seemed to cut w/d symptoms about 50% for me. Seroquel is a heavy anti-psychotic. No, I'm not psychotic, but as well with other drugs it has many uses and for me they gave it to me for my bi-polar disorder. It will make you sleepy at first....well if take 100mg or so but that goes away after awhile. I hope you get relief soon.
i have had sinus headaches for 2 weeks,and my insomnia is acting up. I will take my seroquel at 9,lay there till midnight. whats up with this.
I am sleeping four and five days at a time, then I will be up for a day or two or sometimes three, and then right back to sleeping. To say this is excessive is putting it mildly I know. However, I keep complaining to my psych about it, who just seems to brush it off. I just had a full blood work up and was told that there was nothing too unusual in my results. Then what the heck?
Little did I know it would lead to years of various anti depressents, 9 years of Ambian and 4 years of Seroquel for the mental problems the chronic pain/depression cycle caused. Amoung a number of MD's I too went to a neurologist and the EEG's of course showed some seizure activity. How can you get a normal EEG when you don't sleep during the EEG? So those results lead to Neurontin for years. If you named the drugs you've been on I have probably been on them as I am 63 years old.
I am also taking percocet for the horrible panic episodes that I have because that seems to work as well for me. I think I know why this works for some people. In an article that I read a couple of years ago,(unfortunatly I lost it) they said that the brain produces it's own morphine. Some people's brain are actually deprived of that which is why we need opiates to feel normal and balanced. If I find this article again I will post it.
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