Seroquel and brain damage

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214255 tn?1205639236 It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Seroquel is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). Is that what he gave them to you for? The side effects listed were too many to list here. Be careful.
335707 tn?1197306785 Does anyone know if this feeling is from the seroquel and if so, how long does it last? Could this just be some of the damage he has inflicted to his brain/body from the vicodin abuse?
Avatar f tn You know you have not caused any permanent damage. It is often difficult to get back into a normal sleep cycle. You should get a doctor's visit and see if your doctor can prescribe something more to get you started. Oftentimes you only need three to four a good night's sleep in order to restore the cycle. Perhaps in your attempt to treat yourself you do not give yourself sufficient dose of Ambien or other longer acting sedatives. Your doctor should be able to help you.
678817 tn?1327628250 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I have been on Seroquel 600mg and Effexor 300mg. I too am having nerve problems with my ulner nerve, numb, tingling along the inside of my left arm along with the pinky, ring finger and side of my palm. In addition to that, my inside left calf, ball of my foot and big toe are the same. The big problem is that I have an undiagnosed eye pain that is preventing me keeping my eyes open for too long at a time. I hope you find a solution to your problems.
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Avatar n tn This, possibly for my 74 year old father who I believe either has pseudo dementia or possibly brain damage from overdosage of medications. Possibly Seroquel. He was on very high dosage for approximately 3-4 months 600-800 mg. He has been diagnosed with dementia but has had no medical testing for anything else. 2 MRI's a year apart just show the standard aging process and state that there is no change. He has always been very healthy and strong.
Avatar n tn I'm on celexa and seroquel for mood stabizer and sleep???Could it be meds or me???? Lost weight and off meformin. Could I have had candida and leaky gut without knowing it??? Had diarrea for years and it's back again!! have lots of memory loss!!?????
686332 tn?1301258619 I will say that it does help me focus and remain calm when it works right, but i just dont know-i never should have abused it for all those years. It really caused serious damage to my mental health and its permanat. Basically, I only take it when I am depressed now which is quite often bc im a rapid cycler. I now take seroquel, xanax, geodon, lamictal, klonopin, propranolol)as needed), synthroid, and very low doses of prozac and wellbutrin when Im really really depressed.
Avatar n tn even dealing with a bipolar II diagnosis, i cant even believe that he would put him on ALL of those medications. Lithium AND Depakote AND Seroquel? My GOD! I am a bipolar1 with severe psychosis/dysphoric rage, and i dont take any of those medications (by choice) and im doing FINE and have been stable for over 6 months. im just glad there is a happy ending. all the best to you and your family.
Avatar f tn ) yeah you're right it is a dangerous combination, they are both depressants and since you're taking them at night and going to sleep you run the risk of suppressing your breathing (so slow breathing and possibly stopping breathing) and possibly causing damage to your brain through lack of oxygen. Perhaps go see your doctor? or an Alcohol and other drugs worker (that's what i'm studying to be)...
Avatar f tn T4 remain normal) b/c of impending kidney damage. Since 1992 I've been pretty stable on 1250 mg Depakote and 400 mg Wellbutrin, to which Celexa was added briefly when my mother was ill & dying in 2000. D/C'd the celexa/lexapro recently and last year added mirtazepine at bedtime. Great sleep and some pain reduction for the fibro, too. Mostly I take Advil (occasionally Tylenol-3 PRN) for the meandering pain & stiffness.
Avatar n tn If you look up bactrim they show possible brain damage to babies, and during their studies have shown increases in defects vs placebo. I know i may sound crazy but after 2 MC's, and now i am only 11 weeks, i am just so paranoid. Please help.
Avatar f tn I read side effets of drugs like Depakote, Lamactil, Abilify and Seroquel and blanch and yet people who look at Lithium see it as scary... May be that I am biased because it works for me but its nothing to be scared of.
Avatar n tn Hence, caution in patients at risk of seizures, including those with a history of seizures, head trauma, brain damage, alcoholism, or concurrent therapy with medications which may lower seizure threshold is needed. Esp. elderly patients may be at increased risk of seizures. I suggest you to consult psychiatrist for more information. Take care and regards.
284078 tn?1282620298 This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions. Some quick thinking sparked me to ask if she could see up close and lo and behold while she was blind as a bat in the distance, she could see the tiniest print about 6 inches in front of her nose. She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward.
297366 tn?1215816651 Then, 2 months later, I am have nerve problems and eye problems. A fill-in doctor told me I definatly have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Nerve damage and I should get nerve conduction testing dont. When I went to my primary to get the tests scheduled he acussed me of being figtishus about my symptoms. So, after everyone here told me to not stop the search, I have a new doctor I am going to today. A new Neuro that specializes in MS that will be doing the nerve testing.
Avatar n tn Part of me hopes if treatment is successful, it might help with the depression and enable me to get back to work. A bigger part of me is terrified of doing permanent damage and worsening the depression beyond the point of treatment. I am trying to sift through all the information here and want to crawl back under the covers, its too much to deal with.
2996663 tn?1374172676 There are always thoughts racing through my head, and even when i sleep i dont think they stop, i think my brain just interprets them into my dreams and i end up with weird scrambled dreams that i can barely make sense of. why am i always confused, why cant i sort my thoughts out, about the world, this life, everything. I dont even know how to explain it all i know is it drives me crazy not being able to relax my mind. I wish i could crawl in a hole and hide from reality.
Avatar n tn I have been doing this for 10 weeks and have lost 36 pounds. The first week I started the Topamax my brain was really foggy but my body adjusted. I have the dry mouth and the occasional tingling in the hands but if you drink water the tingling goes away. Some of my hair is getting thinner but that is also a symptom of the Lupus and the thyroid.
1981713 tn?1389863765 Not getting enough oxygen to your cells and brain. This is why deep breathing exercise, meditation, and yoga are so beneficial. At 20 days your body and brain have been through a lot and have not found their balance yet. Do you remember having anxiety pre-opiates, and if so, what did you do to deal with it then? I can't tell you what to do as far as the benzo is concerned...Only share my personal experience..Which is-2.5 years ago I detoxed off opiates..
480448 tn?1426952138 or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety while irritating, maybe even is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
725350 tn?1318684068 (were in treatment together) die since I got sober, and just this last weekend, one of my very good friends overdosed on Xanax and Seroquel and is now in the hospital in a coma. The one thing these people had in common was that they did not take a serious approach to aftercare. I go the AA route and it works amazingly well for me, but if that's not a good fit then by all means try something else. The important thing is that we addicts must be proactive in fighting our addiction.
Avatar n tn Just as exercising--and walking is the very best kind for me-gave me something concret to do and I knew I was starting to lessen some damage. And my dogs won't let me forget now. My thinking was that @ least I was not adding insult to injury. Also, take care of any other health and dental problems. You need to conseve the energy for the major battle--eliminting the hep c. And 1's are much more difficult to cl than other genotypes.
Avatar n tn She's been taking the minimum dosage of seroquel and depacote for 3 months because of dementia ( she's young) She recently had a seizure- legs and eyes shaking rapidly. The doctors said this was because of the low iron level. ????????
Avatar n tn I had horrible withdrawal symptoms including seasickness-like nausea, joint and limb pain, stomach cramps and diarrhea, mood swings, insomnia and probably, worst of all, the brain zaps or shivers. I'm going into my 6th week off the drug and while the withdrawal symptoms are not as intense, I experience some of these negatives effects every day, particularly in the sfternoon as I tire.
503727 tn?1210442710 treat yr brain, give it time to relax, stop yr worldly things and care about yr brain. we torture it. and now its forcing us to give it time to relax. i havent been out for months. i eat food, not because i am hungry, because i feel i have a vitamin deficiency. i cant look out of the window, bcos the light effects my eyes. But im calm, because ive learnt to live with it. slowly i can see the symptoms disapearing(very slowly). i can sit under home light longer than before.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is a condition where the increased use of opiates, like Oxycontin and hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain. Essentially, people will increase the amount of painkillers they are taking as their discomfort continues to escalate, but the added medication can actually make their pain worse.