Seroquel dosage sleep

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Avatar m tn I am not sure how long Seroquel would work as a sleep aid. I found it sedating when I first started using it, but now I take 700mg each day and it doesn't make me sleepy at all.
232264 tn?1191252080 I was depressed, it turns out from benzos, and the dr said I was atypical bipolar and started me on seroquel. Seoquel was like a bad acid dream, visions in my head, made me so out of it, and my heart rate went up to >125. Some people seem to tolerate it for as simple a use as a sleep aid, but my heart rate has still not gone back to normal.
1168718 tn?1464987135 I was put on klonipin and only took it the first time which made me sleep for way too long and hubby had a hard time waking me. I took Seroquel and, everyone still thinks I'm crazy, but I swear that I laid there awake but could not move and my heart was throbbing like crazy. I thought I was going to die. I was trying to say something to my husband but couldn't. At any rate, I never took it again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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 f tn I've been taking seroquel 700mg for a little over a month now and started to get side effects like bone pain and restless leg syndrome so I stopped cold turkey it's been about 4 days since I last took it and I'm wondering how long withdrawals will last I searched everywhere on the net and can't seem to find a solid answer I've been able to manage the insomnia with some xanax ambien and temazepam and norco that I have I've been feeling a slight depression and a little panicky any help will be wel
Avatar m tn I take 600 mg of Seroquel at night it help's me sleep and 100mg morning and that keeps me calm through the day but i take Lithium morning and night too , I get no side effect's i'm aware of . I'm recovering from 3 months' of psychotic mixed state .
605458 tn?1539232408 I don't think that would work. I need the Seroquel at bedtime to put me to sleep. I don't sleep if I just take a small dose, and if I don't sleep I get manic, and when if I get manic I can get delusional. I primarily take it for its antipsychotic properties, and the fact that it puts me to sleep at night is a bonus. Sometimes, when I am even just a little manic, my dose of immediate release 450mg isn't enough to put me to sleep. Then I have to use Xanax.
Avatar f tn I have had an especially hard time since I dropped down, getting only about three hours a night. I can't function on that little sleep. The doc gave me 25 mg of seroquel. I used it last night and slept much better. Is sleep always going to be a problem with bipolar meds?
Avatar f tn I am taking my medication for my bipolar, anxiety but the thing is sometime I dont want to take the seroquel at night because I do not want to be put into a drug induce sleep. I like to be aware of my surroundings and I would like to be alert in case anything was to happen. I talked this with my social worker but because of the severity of my mania I think she wants me to be on a higher dosage or atleast a different kind.
1278098 tn?1297649973 I was taking 1 tab of Seroquel in the morning and one at night. I was finding the last dosage before sleep was k-oing me and I was sleeping for 12-14 hrs! Thats too much sleep and I was missing pasrt of my day because as soon as I would roll out of bed I would have to be to work for 11pm. So instead I started taking a half before bed, then the other half when I got up. I found the other half started to make me drowzy before working nights so I stopped taking it.
2198749 tn?1338646595 I am curious to know if a 75mg nightly dose of Seroquel for sleep can increase depressive symptoms during the day. If so, should I discuss a change in meds or dosage with my HCP?
Avatar f tn My dosage was increased until currently I am taking just shy of 2000 milligrams of Seroquel XR every night. I have found that I am almost incapable of functioning at all. I am exhausted all the time and will often sleep up to 20 hours a day. I am only 24 years old and want to go to college or at least get a job, but I don't see that happening while I am on this medication. What is the safest way to take myself off of it?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn and I still take seroquel..don't actually know what I would do without it because it does help w/sleep..hope this info helps.
Avatar m tn SEROQUEL XR is not approved to treat depression; however, SEROQUEL is approved to treat bipolar depression. SEROQUEL and SEROQUEL XR are not approved for patients under the age of 18 years. The most common side effects are dry mouth, drowsiness, sedation, dizziness, high blood sugar, weakness, constipation, abdominal pain, sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing, sore throat, weight gain, abnormal liver tests, upset stomach, and sluggishness. Sounds kinda nasty to me.....
Avatar f tn He ended up getting diarrhea from it so now he won't take it. His doc put him on Seroquel but all he does is sleep and he is very depressed. I did some research and saw that there is something called Lithobid and that it doesn't have the diarrhea issue. Does anyone know anything about this? I feel really bad for her, and told her maybe she should have her husband go to a psychiatrist instead of a regular doctor.
Avatar n tn My doc says he can't raise the dosage just yet. Also does seroquel xr buildup in my body and can I expect to feel better.. I appear better but internally I feel like like I am losing the battle..
999828 tn?1250126526 I got my script for suboxone today but won't be filling it until Friday. Dr. gave me sample Seroquel XR 150mg to help me sleep the next few days. My question, I have taken REGULAR Seroquel before, 50mg, and it knocked my arse out!!! I see everywhere it says to NOT crush, cut, chew the XR. I don't want to take the entire 150mg. That is too much. Will it hurt anything if I take the 150mg pill and cut it into 4 pieces and only take one of the 1/4 pieces?
358304 tn?1409713092 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.
574118 tn?1305138884 Lamictin 50mg in the morning and Welbutrin XL 300MG in the morning. The reason they increase Seroquel and Lamictin is to achieve the correct dosage but mainly due to the side-effects it may have, more like an allergy thing, ex Steven Johnsons syndrome. Though it is rare, but still a possibility. My advise is to leave your meds as prescribed by your dr. You will not get addicted to it and crave more.
Avatar n tn i am trying to wean myself off seroquel, at the moment i am experiencing a lot of nervous anxiety in the stomach area, but the main problem is not being able to sleep at night without this medication, is there any other alternative medication i could use to get me to sleep yours sincerely angie
Avatar n tn 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....
1965148 tn?1354982234 First, the sleepiness you get and second, the weight issue. I've been taking Seroquel for about a year for insomnia and yes, you do sleep the sleep of the dead. The first night I took it my boyfriend said he actually got a mirror and put it under my nose to see if I was still breathing.(haha). And also, when I first started taking I gained 15 lbs. After I realized I was getting fat I told my psychiatrist to take me off the Seroquel IMMEDIATELY.
Avatar m tn 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.
766412 tn?1234896883 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.
663901 tn?1232653271 Have you thought about switching a drug so you can drop the level of seroquel, I am on trazadone for sleep. It took me 4-5 days not to be terribly sleepy, but I sleep like a rock normally. When I hit a depression all gloves are off when it comes to sleep, so I add ativan. Ativan will help with the legs at night, and I like it, I only use it when needed.
Avatar f tn Seroquel can cause temporary movement disorder such as akathesia and dystonia that can be treated with a side effect pill but what you are describing sounds more like withdrawal symptoms and ones of concern so you should speak to your psychiatrist as soon as possible.
574118 tn?1305138884 My doctor said, Seroquel "works as a tranquilizer" but "it is NOT a tranquilizer". I take 400 mg of Seroquel, I sleep a lot. My doctor said I can have one cup of cofee to help fight the fatique of Seroquel, but only one cup in the morning. Some days, I have some energy, but a lot of times I am just wiped out and exhausted.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Seroquel for the past 6 months, starting off in the hospital at 150 mg. at night, then I dropped it to 100 mg., then developed muscle soreness in my trapezius ridges and neck (this was after about 4 months after starting it). It seemed to subside at 25 mg., but I was having trouble getting to sleep on this dose. So I increased it to 50 mg., but have a sore neck/trapezius ridges again. Anyone else have a similar symptom?