Seroquel for sedation

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Avatar n tn // Firstly you need a replacement for the Seroquel as what it is treating will return otherwise. Secondly even in transfering to another medication you will get some withdrawal symptoms as I did in the past when transfering from Seroquel to Risperdal which were fatigue and minor flu like withdrawal symptoms which pased in time and were not a problem. Follow your psychiatrist's titration schedule and ask them about available options.
Avatar m tn They're both pharmaceutical products, and melatonin is a lot cheaper and has been used a lot longer. As for the seroquel, I'd just say that anything you take to help you sleep can become a habit, and this drug is much in the news these days for being used in ways it has not been studied for. Sleep is one of those. So I don't know if it's a problem, but the manufacturer is in deep doo doo right now over it. I'd recommend some homework on this one.
1039200 tn?1314915608 Hi Your doctor is right and seroquel is a Godsend as you said. Had there been an efficient drug for this BP business, none will ever post here. Taking an AD will drive you manic while an AP suppresses your activities. Don't stop seroquel, it saved me from the mixed states I had and still does. I think one has to try hard to struggle or at least doesn't give up easily.
Avatar m tn I take 400mg daily the doctor said to take it twice a day but if it makes me too drowsy to do it just at night. I started with 100mg for the first day 200 mg next 6 days 300 for the next week. After 2 weeks i started taking 400mg and trying to take 1 tab early evening and 1 just before bed so i don't feel so retarded in the morning. The issue i have is that all i'm feeling is sedation till about 4-5pm and then the hypomania starts again.
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.
1134609 tn?1269275800 for me seroquel caused some weight gain that i try hard to control. incidentally i was never on junk food, so i believe it has to do with the metabolism. but again all antipsychotics help you increase weight except a very few.
Avatar m tn 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 m tn If this is the case, then it is in my opinion not a bad choice, though some would argue there are better(safer) options due to the risk factors involved with the class of drugs to which Seroquel belongs. There are a number of other(*safer*) drugs that are being prescribed for sleeping issues which includes antihistamines such as Atarax/ Hydroxyzine or Phenergan/Promethazine or small doses of tricyclic drugs like Doxepin/Sinequan, Mianserin/Tolvon and many more.
Avatar n tn thanks for your reply....i think i may have been addressing your post when i wrote the above comments. i'm all over the place but very thankful to this forum for helping me through some very rough times...i know those rough times will return, but right now, the suboxones and the weekly doctor visits give me a reprieve from the hell i was going through when he was on the percs and oxys.
574118 tn?1305138884 Adel, another thing that I remember about Seroquel is that my primary doctor (not a psychiatrist) uses Seroquel in low doses for Alzheimers patients. She prescribes really small doses less than 75 mg for Alzheimers patients. She thinks I am on an extremely large dosage, but it's working now for almost 7 years, of no hospitalizations for mania.
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 For everyone reading this, be careful when prescribed seroquel. While doctors can use any approved drug any way they want, this is a serious drug that was illegally marketed (the company was very publicly found liable for this) for just about everything under the sun, but is often used for its unwanted side effects (such as sedation).
Avatar f tn seroquel saved me during detox, but i was very agressive and needed the sedation if you want/need detox comfort meds, please see a doctor, that was really dump to take an anti-psyc without consulting someone there are several madications approved for use during detox, seroquel is one of the drugs that is approved for opiate detox, NOT at that dose you are not going to sleep for a few days, suck it up and rent some movies after 4 days you can try trazadone to help you sleep (get a prescription fr
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 n tn Although it looks like he has cut back, he is still self-medicating and with sedation type drugs to boot. It's no wonder he doesn't have a sex drive. I hope this all works out for you but as long as he is taking those large doses, I don't think much is going to change.
Avatar n tn Hello, would seroquel be the reason the mild sedation intra muscular injection didn't work for a procedure I'm having? I was given an injection of fentanyl and maybe midaxolam but it did nothing at all!I'm so worried now that it still wont work even though I have come off the seroquel now. I'm re booked in this week. Could you help me?
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 n tn Never heard the turm " dusting " I take 100mgs. of seroquel @ bedtime + 2 one mg. mealotion,mainly for sleep but truthfully the next day benifits from the seroquel was a surprise.Pleasant. There is a extended release form that may work better for you and you might not feel so sluggish the next day. I would talk it over with my pdoc. and see what else is out there,before you loose too much sleep.
3145974 tn?1343089798 There has been more than one time when I have considered going to the ER because of these nighttime panic attacks associated with insomnia and anxiety (or whatever you want to call them). A psychiatrist who has worked with me who I trust a lot likes to use Seroquel for sleep (and anxiety). I took it once and it worked okay, and the sedation the day after was not too bad.
Avatar f tn has peaked lately with the loss of three jobs in one year due to persecutory delusions. four weeks on 2 x 25 mg seroquel (but had to come off due to tremors and thick tounged speech issues, also twitches on face - doc says (by phone)psych team have never seen that on such a low dose so it can't be the medication tho I was taking NOTHING else but me and my GP saw those twitches and tremors alright! ) ..
906819 tn?1242457262 I currently take Depakote for my moods and I was on Seroquel for sleep, but I can't stand the weight gain and sluggishness anymore. Soooo, I saw a sleep doc and he has me on a combo of Ambien and Librium (I asked for Librium because I used to have an issue with Xanax and I heard Librium is the safest benzo), but I gotta tell ya, this stuff does nothing for me.
Avatar m tn A physician may be able to prescribe you some Requip for the restless leg syndrome, Neurontin for agitation and malaise, and possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia. OTC you might try Valerian for sedation and sleep and chelated magnesium for muscle relaxation. I promise you will be feeling better and better every day. It may take months to actually feel great again.
534105 tn?1226160777 m not sure why your doctor wants you to take seroquel -- you don't say why here. This is a drug intended for a limited purpose that was marketed illegally for all kinds of things, mostly for sleep because an unwanted side effect of it is a lot of sedation. You'd probably find quantitatively more problems quitting clonazepam, as it's one of the hardest of brain drugs to stop taking.
Avatar n tn I am currently on 150 mg. of Effexor. I am finding that I have a craving for carbohydrates. Then I over eat and have put on 25 pounds. I have heard that there may be other antidepressants that are better for one if one doesn't want to put on weight. Is this true?
585414 tn?1288944902 Abilify works in a manner somewhat different from the other antipsychotics and Saphris was based on Abilify (Serotonin-Dopamine agonists) so it should have a similar side effect profile of having less sedation and less of a potential for weight gain and diabetes (though all current antipsychotics can cause this). If you want to know the full side effect profile as well as beneficial results go to the medication website.
Avatar f tn Quetiapine (Seroquel) is an atypical antipsychotic that is also good for bipolar depression. It is approved for treatment of acute manic episodes, as monotherapy for bipolar depression, and as an add-on maintenance treatment for BP I with lithium or divalproex. Many people use it for maintenance alone, although that's technically an off-label use. The problems people have with it are weight gain and a small but statistically significant risk of metabolic problems, including diabetes.
Avatar m tn It can be sedating at first, but usually this lessens as you get use to it. I have taken seroquel for about a year and am now on 500mg a day. Have you been prescribed it?