Seroquel for insomnia

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Avatar m tn Anybody ever try this? Apparently it is not an approved use, but they say it works for insomnia at reduced doses.
Avatar f tn Ok i've now been on seroquel for about 1 month started at 50mg went to and 100mg and now i'm at 125mg i don't really notice anything different then when i was taking 50mg. my pysch prescribed it severe insomnia and maybe bipolar i've been seeing him for almost 3 1/2 months and still no real diagnosis. Also i take clonazepam and things are still the same. I just lost, confused and tired. Just wanted to if anyone ever experience the same thing while taking these meds? and if so what did you do!
Avatar f tn My doctor has recommended Seroquel for my insomnia. Since i am a parkinsons patient, I was wondering if this ,might make my parkinsons worse?
Avatar f tn Seroquel is one of the most sedating of the group (zyprexa is quite sedating as well) and so it has been used as a 'non addictive sleep medication' in very low doses-- although many institutions are trying now to ban it for that purpose for cost concerns. When Seroquel is used for bipolar disorder, it is used at up to 800 mg per day; for sleep it will be used at 25, 50, or 100 mg.
736475 tn?1281262927 he wants to have an rx on file w/ cvs cuz he is a truckdriver and is probably going to run out of his samples in a few days and does't know where he will be then. my mission for the morning is to get pills for somebody i love for the right reasons. legally. wow! that's a switch! i think i like it!
1039200 tn?1314915608 This drug has been a complete godsend for mania, insomnia, agitation and hallucinations, but I'm left with depression, no sex drive, intrusive thoughts and the paranoia has now returned. I also struggle with a racing heartbeat after taking it. I have become a recluse, and wonder if the outcome actually outweighs the problem in the first place. I am torn between insisting on changing medication, trying an antidepressant (which last time sent me into mania), or ditching it altogether.
Avatar m tn I had been on Seroquel 600mg for insomnia. I have stopped taking it as I have a number of nerve problems that I think were caused by this drug.
8520825 tn?1398515060 My experience with seroguil w/d has been horrendous. I was rx'd 200 mg at bedtime for insomnia. I was going through a suboxen and Xanax withdrawal and was rx'd seroguil for sleep. Now that I'm over the w/d from the suboxen/xanax, I wanted to stop the seroguil. I was on it about 3 mths and stopped cold turkey. I'm experiencing awful w/d symptoms. Flu symptoms, lethargy, insomnia, anxiety, can't eat. How long will this last.
Avatar f tn my doctor gave me seroquel for sleep also, it does tend to make me groggy the next day,so she said for me to try to lower the dose to 25 mgs, it is a common side effect of seroquel and i guess if it effects you this way then it will always effect you this way, my doc told me this side effect doesnt go away with time. but if it helps you sleep while going through withdrawals than take advantage of the times where you CAN sleep...
Avatar m tn I was on seroquel for a while when I was in high school, and the only real problem I had was not being able to stay awake during class. It really kept me sedated, and I wasn't a huge fan of that because I'm an active person. Other than that, I didn't have any out of the ordinary side effects, or complications.
1168718 tn?1464987135 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.
518117 tn?1429279873 I am wanting to know further about these complications caused by Seroquel. My 28 year old son has been on this med for approximately 4 years now. He has gained a lot of weight on it. Anyone having further details on this subject, I would be most thankful for your input. If this drug is that dangerous, then I want to advise my son about this. The Seroquel has helped his bipolar and to sleep. But, it not worth the risk, if it is causing these type of serious problems in patients. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Doctors o Mehelp here have suggested Seroquel for sleeping for addicts. We are dependent on Seroquel to sleep. No big deal. You can take it long term with no bad effect. We could quit, and the only side effect would be that we couldn't sleep. Many people are not able to sleep with aid. Seroquel is the last thing i had to take on my journey of insomnia. Maybe it'll work for you too. You NEED sleep. Life is too hard without getting the REM that you need. We take one per night.
Avatar f tn I just switched from seroquel to invega & I'm paranoid about not being able to sleep. My doc seems to think that calming my thoughts will help me fall asleep; he's not recognizing my long standing insomnia. He gave me trazodone, but so far, no good....any suggestions? I'd taken it before for insomnia & I don't remember it working then. Next up, vistaril...anyone else w/ bipolar & insomnia?
Avatar n tn This is after 25+ years of insomnia. I don't just get one or two hours of sleep. I don't get any. He put me on Seroquel 100mg, Elavil 25mg, and a Xanax 1mg. He said this is enough to put anybody to sleep. Well after lying in bed for two hours wide awake I got up and tried to read to get tired. At 6am I fell asleep until 7 AM. I do get excercise and eat right. Every med I ever take seems to have the opposite effect on me than everyone else. Has anyone ever had insomnia this bad?
Avatar n tn A job that I am in the process of applying for wants to know if you have ever seeked medical attention for a mental health condition and thats the reason im asking.
Avatar n tn I have only cut the zyprexa down to 5mg every night in that I take in addition to 300mg of seroquel. It would seem that the addition of 300mg of seroquel would help me to sleep and would make up for having cut the zyprexa dose in half. The only answer I have been able to make for this dilemma is that perhaps my body is just so used to the ingredients of the zyprexa that I would have to wean myself off it very slowly.
Avatar m tn 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. It's legal for doctors to use it for this, but it's like swatting a fly with an anvil.
1021784 tn?1306366611 I'd like to know if there is anybody out there who take Seroquel for anxiety? If so, what dose are you on? What side effects do you get? Any other info you can give me about your experience with Seroquel?
1165155 tn?1477435565 i am currently takin prescribed medication for my issue on sleep like Seroquel by my Internal Medicine Doctor but i hate takin these seroquel pills thanx god i really dont take my seroquel pill once a night hardly ever i would take a xanax right b4 bedtime 2 c if i can get 2 sleep a faster way then druggin my body knocking out 2 sleep..i dont like the way seroquel makes me feel i will wake up the next day feeling even more tired like i didnt get enough sleep.
1349329 tn?1276988802 I was given Seroquel by my doctor for anxiety and insomnia. Neither of these are FDA approved uses, but the VA try's to avoid any "addictive" medications. Well it WORKS for insomnia-you will sleep like a rock and FEEL like a rock the next day. I also gained 45lbs in 3 months!!! I have weighed in the 120's to lower 130's my entire adult life! A friend who had gone off of it due to this same problem advised me to start monitoring my blood sugar. Sure enough-I had FASTING levels of 200!!
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 She has been taking 600 mg of seroquel for 2 years. She was taking the seroquel while inpatient also. The dr. only sent home a rx for nortriptilyne 75 mg and klonopin .5 mg 2x daily. I'm worried sick about her having withdrawal symptoms or going manic. I have spoken to the hospital and they say it will be fine but my research says otherwise. I don't know what to do. Her regular doctor is on vacation till Monday. Any insight or help will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I'm not taking seroquel for bipolar just for insomnia but found out I'm gaba deficient due to drug use in the past but I really want to know how long these withdrawals will last I only took seroquel 600mg for about 40 days any experiences or a timeline someone can give me it's been about 10 days off the serouqel
Avatar f tn Hello, I was on Seroquel at 800 mg for almost 3 years. This past December 2008, I found out that I was not going to be able to get health insurance. So, I had to stop all my psychiatric drugs because of financial reasons and I also felt like I was misdiagnosed (which now after 6 months med free, I was misdiagnosed). I tried to slowly taper Seroquel, but didn't have enough time to properly do it. I went from 800 mg to 0 mg in about a month and a half.
Avatar f tn As far as the insomnia, I took Seroquel before bed because of how sedating it was for me. After 2.5 years, my body didn't know any other way to sleep. Someone on a blog wrote that Seroquel withdrawals were worse than heroin withdrawals... I have never done drugs like that so I wouldn't know, but that person apparently has. Everyone experiences things differently, so there are probably people out there that never went through it or to a lesser degree.
Avatar n tn seroquel gets rid of my insomnia and anger, but now I hate food! and my viens have shrank massively they use to be the diameter of dimes! stiking out all over I was as healthy as an ox! now I feel like the nothingnes has swallowed me whole like the rock man on the neverending story. I have meloncolly and my viens are micro scopic like an 90 year old diabetic women.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn Thanks for all the replies about trazodone. Can Elavil also be taken prn for insomnia?
Avatar m tn seroquel is a great crisis drug for some people but it isn't a good way of life..took it for months and hated the clumsiness it gave me (athlete) how lazy it made me feel..the overly numb feeling..the blood pressure drops..tardive dyskenisia which i get with most of the drugs lesser with anxiety meds than anti psychotics..Some people just don't do well with these powerful drugs and there isn't a lot of sympathy from people who prescribe them..Omega 3 pharmaceutical grade..CBD oil..magnesium..