Seroquel for insomnia side effects

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1246883 tn?1285551573 drugs ambien and lunesta (zolpidem, zopiclone, zaleplon and eszopiclone) are for short term insomnia only. I tried zolpidem, zopiclone for about 1 year and quetiapine (seroquel) for 2 years and definitely seroquel is a better option. If not there's antidepressants that are used as sleeping aid you can try. Avoid benzodiazenipes and the z drugs as long term treatment.
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 for sleep it will be used at 25, 50, or 100 mg. The main side effects to Seroquel are weight gain and 'metabolic syndrome', which consists of a group of conditions that make diabetes and heart disease more likely. The studies showing these effects were using doses higher that 'sleep doses', and the risks from low doses are not really known.
Avatar m tn The last few months would have been very difficult as I lost my mum-in-law whom I was very close to and my sister went away as an aid worker overseas for 6 months. Not very helpful sorry but I don't have any side effects.
Avatar m tn 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...the sedative effect is already wearing off in the evening...
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.
518117 tn?1429279873 So the positives for her, outweigh the risk, she has some conditions so she knows to monitor and pay attention to those. Your son is young so it is important to know side effects and contra indications for meds. It's wonderful that you are looking out for him in that manner! It goes far beyond, just providing motherly support. If all children were so lucky to have a caring mother as yourself.
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...
1168718 tn?1464987135 I am being put on it for sleep, and I have read up on it, and the side effects are kinda scarey. Does anyone have any input? My Dr. is putting me on a very tiny dose to start, as I reacted to Nortriptyline and have been on nothing for sleep for 3 days now. Can anyone give me some help please??
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 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?
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?
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.
766412 tn?1234896883 There are already class action lawsuits forming for the side effects I (and many others) experience. If you can find something else that works or if you can live without it, I recommend based on personal experience that you DO NOT start this drug. But I'm not a doctor, just a patient who's been dealing with medication ******** for ten years now. So ask a doctor.
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 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 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 Hi, Common Seroquel side effects include: - loss of appetite - weight loss - insomnia - headache - dizziness Other Adderall side effects include: - nervousness - irritability - over stimulation - restlessness - unpleasant taste - dry mouth - nausea - stomach pain - diarrhea or constipation - euphoria - feelings of suspicion and paranoia - addiction - tolerance (constant need to raise the dose) Hand cramps or swelling of the hands have not been reported with the use of Ser
Avatar f tn Dont suppose I'd give up and trying it just one night. Give more time, if you are able to handle the side effects. For me, I do sometimes feel tired and with headache following day, but not always. Trade-off for me as I, like you, cannot sleep. I tried Ambien, but was very spacey (more than normal :)) the next day. And would sleep walk (and talk, and eat) with Ambien. But if it works for you? Maybe Lunesta. I was on Seroquel for a short time.
Avatar m tn Seroquel is not intended to be used for sleep, it sedates people as an unwanted side effect and so the manufacturer sold it for that purpose (illegally, by the way, but it's still used for that). It is possible your system doesn't like the combination. And as I said, if you Google how Valdoxan works, it only works if it helps you sleep and if it isn't doing that to the extent you need Seroquel as well, it could be it isn't being metabolized well by you.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor ER for some time now, I am now taking 150mg in the morning and I suffer from sever insomnia. I was on seroquel, but my doctor just changed it to Resperdal and Depakote, and I get anout 3 hours a sleep a night. I dont know if this is like most other drugs where you have to let it get into your system, but lack of sleep is making me a very unhappy person. Any one else suffer from this problem. thanks P.S.
1134609 tn?1269275800 However, I am having a hard time sleeping since starting the Lithium. I've read that many of the side effects from the medication dissipate after awhile; will the insomnia go away as well?
Avatar m tn I can go days straight without an ounce of sleep. I take trazodone 150 mg for sleep, along with seroquel. Normally I don't take the seroquel unless I absolutely need it, bc it makes me feel so hungover the next morning. Trazodone has been a lifesavor for me. It took the dr a few days to find the right dose. But it works for me. There's a few side effects I personally get from it.
Avatar n tn I take meclizine for the nausea, valium for the brain shocks, and now Seroquel for insomnia. Valium I can quit cold turkey(long half-life). Its seroquel that has me concerned because it antagonizes many parts of the brain that Remeron does creating a sedative effect possibly making it addictive. Am I robbing Peter To pay Paul???? Has anyone had experiences with Remeron(mirtazapine) or Seroquel (quetiapine). Particularly withdrawal Experiences.
Avatar n tn A lot of doctors are prescribing this strictly for insomnia and depression for people that can't handle the side effects of ssri's i.e., Zoloft, Lexapro, and others. It is the only thing that has ever worked for me, and I wake up in the morning ready to go. I don't know how bad your insomnia is,but if it is just a minor temporary thing, tryptophan may work for you.
Avatar n tn Hi... I am a 21 yr old female. I have been on seroquel for over 4 years to treat for a bipolar disorder. I decided in January to wean myself off the medication due to the abnormal re-occuring side affects.
1965148 tn?1354982234 I have been taking seroquel for 1-2 years.. at 1st i considered this my MAGIC PILL, however the sedation is a killer. I have suffered extreme tiredness, lethargy and sedation on many different meds in the past 8 yrs to treat my BP, including zoloft, lithium, epilim.. and i didn't notice it with the seroquel at 1st, but now i may as well be a zombie. I have just today changed my script to seroquel XR (the slow release). Can anyone tell me, is the dopiness any or much less on this?