Seroquel dosage for anxiety

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Avatar m tn I am taking Serquel for anxiety/depression. It is severe anxiety and this is the only reason I take this drug. The anxiety currently outweighs the concerns of the side effects of the Seroquel (and there are many side effects). This drug is a strong atypical anti-psychotic. It is usually used for BP1&2, and Schizophrenia symptoms. I am not a doc but I do not understand why a doc is prescribing this for a sleep aid. Also I have been on this for 1.5 weeks...
232264 tn?1191252080 i just want to say because i been looking threw these forms for awhile now...ppl say that ohhhh seroquel causes waight gain... wrong i been on it for 2 years for bipolar and mabe 2 pounds gainged ppl are bsing because the people that say i gained 100 pounds in 3 months are bull shiting you they are just lazy as hell and don't want to do anything...
4762310 tn?1362169535 Ok , because i was put on seroquel 50 mg and 10 citalopram and where on them for 6 weeks and they did nothing at all, so he upped the seroquel to 100mg and citalopram to 20mg and its been 2 weeks and still nothing , :S
Avatar m tn Seroquel is a serious drug for serious mental illness. It was illegally marketed by the manufacturer (who has been fined and sued successfully for this) for just about everything. So this isn't a drug I would take for sleep (taking any drug for sleep can be a problem long-term, so I hope you're looking for the solution and not just relying on medication) given the strong side effect profile of drugs intended to treat psychosis.
Avatar n tn Yes I have been taking different meds for anxiety for about ten years now. Klonopin helps with the daily long term affects of anxiety if you have mild panic attacks...but if you have severe panic attacks maybe xanax 3 times a day would be better for you. My doctor started me out on .5 mg 3 times a day then increased to 1 mg 3 times a day.
766412 tn?1234896883 When I was taking seroquel, (quetiapine), I found it to be a really stabilising drug, I didn't have any real extremes of mood, and weirdly, never cried. My only problems were that I got very tired at times, and often got cramps in my legs, but after awhile taking it those things became less harsh. Good luck with it.
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if anyone can help me with dosage times for Seroquel XR. I'm currently breastfeeding my 9 week old baby while taking this medication for anxiety and am trying to manage the sedating effects. I have started on 50mg but am to increase to 100mg this week. My GP was not confident in saying whether I would be better to take 50mg twice daily, or 100mg once. Does anyone have any recommendations on this?
605458 tn?1539232408 it helps with the daily grind of anxiety, which is my major issue. I find I rarely use my ativan for breakthrough anxiety now, since my dosage has been upped.
Avatar m tn 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.
1255936 tn?1296627061 I took 25 mg of Seroquel for GAD and it did wonders! I took it for a year and recently got off because my stresses are gone.
1278098 tn?1297649973 This occurred to me, i reduced my seroquel and was on an AD so i got manic which lasted for 8 months. If not for the cessation of the seroquel i might have not have turned manic.
Avatar f tn I took a higher dosage before and they put me to sleep for over 24 plus hours. I had to practically beg them for a lower dosage. Its just that I dont want anything to happen to my family and I cant do anything because I am knock out.
Avatar m tn I have been out of work for 2 months with bad anxiety, nightmares, dizziness. My physiologist prescribed zofoft 200mg. My question is about seroquel he has me taken 50mg at night. Is this drug safe and does it work for anyone . Just don't know about all the side effects. Please help if any information.
4762310 tn?1362169535 I'm a 20 Year old mom , to a 5 year old boy, 3 Months ago I started having bad anxiety attacks, and then for the last 2 months I feel weird all day I dont feel like My self anymore anything I do seems weird when I bring my son to school Outside seems weird Even just being In my house seems weird, Ive Been put on 50 mg of seroquel at night and 20 mg of Citalopram and Its been 4 weeks and a half and I still have not noticed a differents , dose anyone have any suggestions to help I cant keep feelin
Avatar n tn This seemed to happen for about 2 weeks for every time I lowered my dosage.. I want to stay off the meds and I was wondering A: are these side affects normal? and B: How long until the drug is completely out of my system?. I also must say that the severe side affects I had before have now disappeared, especially the paranoia which I never had EVER in my life...... My Doc keeps telling me all I experienced was due to anxiety but honesty that's what they all say and I think they're full of crud..
1965148 tn?1354982234 I finally got given some medication for my illness im on seroquel ive been on it for 3 days and the side effects are killing me already, but my moods keep changing, one minute im frustrated and irritated then im all laughs with everyone and in a good mood. Is this meant to happen or am i going through rapid cycling? I thought i was only ment to have side effects but it looks like it affecting my moods too...
358304 tn?1409713092 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.
999828 tn?1250126526 That's dangerous since you can't confirm what dosage you'll get. I'd call that doctor and ask for 25mg pills (maybe 10 of them so the cost wouldn't be outrageous). I urge people to take their Doctor's advice, but I agree with your apprehension about taking such a large dose.
Avatar m tn The company that makes Seroquel mentioned one week of side-effects after stopping Seroquel. They don't mention the dosage and for how long the patients had taken the drug. My doctor was out of reach and my family doctor couldn't help either. I was reaching out to those facing the same thing as I was.
574118 tn?1305138884 Hi - Just thought I'd tell you a bit about what I'm finding/have found over the years - I've been taking seroquel for anxiety and sertraline for depression for quite a few years. I used to be on 100mg a day of seroquel and my phciatrist had said that some people can be on 400/500mg (and even more than this) of this tablet and function fine/not be tired/dozy etc where as for other people lower does can be really good aswell and sometimes can be even more beneficial.
663901 tn?1232653271 As for the other effect you described that doesn't sound like a side effect of Seroquel. I would say that you should obtain a referral to a neurologist and ask about sleep apnea which can be diagnosed during a sleep study. As to what changes would be made in medication afterwards if any, you could discuss that with your psychiatrist.
1515545 tn?1291399364 I have been off the mood stabilizers for a month and my moods are up and down still, and I still have anxiety so I called the psychiatrist and he put me on buspar for anxiety twice a day, I don't take it every day though, I see him on the 10th and will find out if there is a medicine that will help and not have all the side effects
335707 tn?1197306785 Fiance just went through vicodin detox with meds. His doctor perscribed seroquel for anxiety/sleep. Day two, and it made him feel crazy before he fell asleep. The anxiety was worse, muscles tight, hard time talking, really uncomfortable. He read that people with bi polar disorder take these. I think he is starting to feel like a crazy person. Does anyone know if this feeling is from the seroquel and if so, how long does it last?
Avatar f tn Hi. I've been on Seroquel and then Seroquel XR for about two years now. I was initially prescribed it for bipolar mania, and the resultant insomnia. I have had panic attacks before prior to taking Seroquel, however never constantly, and never for no reason at all. I would have a panic attack after a traumatic event, or when I smoked pot as a teenager, but otherwise I never had them.
9266905 tn?1402812481 Hi! I hope you are feeling better! I have so many questions myself and just started a small dose of Zoloft Being on it before I do know it took like two weeks to start really working. I also know that when you increase, it should be in smaller increments. I'm not a doctor but why would he have you double your dose? Yikes? Some of the side effects can cause you more worry! Believe me..... I think I have every deadly thing going on in my body right now.
Avatar m tn of effexor and still have tremendous anxiety. I no longer have the morning sweats but still have anxiety for the better part of the day. Is it common to have that euphoria into the first week while you are weaning yourself off of another drug. does anybody know. I am like you Keith - when does this stuff really kick in?
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 So far I've tried (on seperate occasions) Xanax (can't remember the dosage), 2mg Ativan, 10mg Valium for anxiety with no real results. So we tried sedatives (again on seperate occasions) 8mg Rozerem, 3mg Lunesta, and 10mg Ambien. Nothing has put me to sleep or kept me asleep. My doctor (and psychologist) now thinks Seroquel (100mg or 200mg) may be the answer. Anyone out there have any experience with this medication on a one time only basis?
987762 tn?1331031553 He has now been perscribed 900mg of seroquel and is to continue with the same pristique dose, we dont understand why he is 1) still being perscribed the drug thats induced dilusional behavior etc so a major red flat if newly acquired sx and 2) why such a high dosage for someone with mild general anxiety. 3) why would a higher dose not be thought to affect him even more adversly?