Seroquel for sleep disorders

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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...
232264 tn?1191252080 The weight is stubborn and extremely difficult to take off. For sleep I use 0.25 mg of Halcion (Triazolam) for sleep plus 8 mg of Melatonin. That works just fine to get me to sleep. Sometimes I skip the Triazolam and only use the Melatonin and that is fine by itself.
736475 tn?1281262927 I was taking Seroquel for 4 years I was taking it for sleep. I have not been going through withdrawal for about 45 days I am taking two 6.25 and 1/2 mg of Ambien and it's not working I sleep for about 4 hours a night. I was giving this medication strictly for sleep I had no clue it was for other things until another doctor told me. I was taking only 50 mg and I cut it down to 25 myself because I was trying to get off of it I don't really like taking drugs.
1305767 tn?1361196276 Personally, I have not heard of it being used for that as there are much more effective medications out there for anxiety. Also Seroquel can actually cause anxiety and panic attacks! I hope that your doctor asked you many more questions to determine if you had bipolar disorder than just about racing thoughts. Bipolar disorder cannot and should not be diagnosed only on the basis of that.
Avatar f tn If word comes out that Seroquel is physically addicting and causes horrible withdrawals, people probably wouldn't be eager to take it and sales of the drug could drop. Seroquel is huge right now, this website is covered in ads for Seroquel. 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...
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.
3178266 tn?1344539916 This is the medication I am most worried about taking during my pregnancy, I take 50mg of Seroquel CR per day. This is an antipsychotic/Antidepressant and is used in the treatment of most of my symptoms. It is a very important med that I take. It Treats symptoms of schizophrenia, unusual suspiciousness or emotionl withfrawal and causes depressed, anxious or tense feelings.
Avatar m tn it is also prescribed for sleep disorders (at low doses) as they found it does not work for what it was initially intended for...i was prescribed it, but havent resorted to it yet and probably wont...but it is used for sleep and as a boost or addition to antidepressants for depression...for use at night only as it does induce sleep...(25mgs-100mgs) 600 mgs is what was prescribed when used for bipolar etc...doesnt work well for that, it now has other uses...
999828 tn?1250126526 XR is time released/ie extended release..which is more often rx-d for bipolar/disorders..
Avatar f tn I, 56-year-old female was on wellbutrin and seroquel for the last 2.5 years for GAD and depression, following a psychotic 5 days in an acute care hospital. i also take provigil as needed for daytime sleepiness. The wellbutrin was 100sr generic, and seroquel 75, of which I take 1/3 of seroquel as needed for anxiety.
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 m tn Hi, I have been on Seroquel for 5 years up to 1100 mg (yes, one thousand one hundred) and two years ago because of severe side effects (problems focusing and severe trembling) and because my moods were very stable my psychiatrist accepted to lower it progressively to find a dosage that would allow me to function well with less side-effects. It's been two years of gradually eliminating this drug. Everything went well up until Sept 2011 when I reached 125 mg.
Avatar f tn I would strongly opt for a second opinion- seroquel is very powerful and is usually not recommend for children under ten years of age, some studies indicate it should not be used until the age of eighteen.. If he is suffering from any behavioral disorders such as ADHD, Maic depression, O.D.D, etc, which can be hard to diagnosed at such a younge age, psychological/cognitive testing might also be a great option to pinpoint a diagnonsis and proper treatment if need be!.
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?
Avatar f tn I have taken the seroquel, I use it for sleep. I have also taken it during WD. You can not take a whole pill and think you can still function. I would take 1/4 of a 25mg and at most it would make me sleepy, and I could get some much needed rest. Be careful.
3246041 tn?1347166017 I switched to Celexa, because it was affordable.. Still on it 4 years later. But, in between these 4 years, I went back on seroquel for the second time.. It just didnt work.. didnt necessarily make me feel worse, but it just didnt do anything. So I went on Abilify.. AWFULL!!! Talk about bad side effects, and then Geodon.. again.. AWFULL. I ended up in a wirld wind of horrible depression, recently married and felt no emotion. I wanted to actually die.
Avatar m tn I have been prescribed seroquel "off-label" for sleep for a long time, but I dont like being on it because it really is powerful like being hit with a jackhammer and is hard to shake off the next day. It has a hangover effect. But it is the only thing that has worked for me with my sleep problems thus i have stayed on it. Also the side effects of weight gain and some other negative side effects are the reason I would love to get off of it.
Avatar m tn Hi everyone i have hade sleeping issues for a long time i have been prescribed seroquel for the last 4+ years i really want to get off of it because of the weight gain it causes, my doctor tried switching me to trazadone but it didnt work im afraid ive been on it so long that nothing else will work but i want of of it so desperetley.
980052 tn?1262970679 k I am clean from heroin and benzos 69 days today! My question is that I am prescribed seroquel for sleep and my Dr. just upped my dosage to 100mg yes. this a.m I couldn't wake up and get with it for a good hour! I have heard this drug has some bad side effects does anyone have any experience with seroquel ar advice on how long I should continue it, side effects I should be looking for or any precautions?
Avatar f tn I have cronic insomnia and my phychiatrist put me on seroquel for this pregnancy. I am 33 weeks and have been using seroquel during the whole pregnancy. I am extremely nervous if I am doing any harm to my little new baby girl. I am having panic attacks this week just thinking about it. I just hope for the best to all our babies.
16773127 tn?1451340564 I suffer from bi-polar and sleep disorders. My dr. prescribed many different things and nothing worked until the dosage of Seroquel was up to 600mg per night. Even at this dose I'm not sleeping more than 2 hours at a time. My weight has soared from 130 to 195 over the past couple of years.
Avatar f tn Anyway, the seroquel was originally prescribed for sleep. My body keeps getting immune to the seroquel and my psych keeps increasing it. I'm at the point where I am not sleeping at all, 5/6 nights a week! The last time i tried to taper off seroquel, omg the insomnia! I am going to my family doctor because my psych doesnt seem to care that its not working. I was thinking of asking him to taper me off seroquel while starting me on another drug like olanzopine. That way hopefully I can sleep.
Avatar n tn (Before I was on Tegretol and Depakene, I would go up and down 10 pounds easily and in a short period of time because I would have no desire to eat for about 2 months and then for no apparent reason would start overeating for about the same length of time. I also seem to have little need for sleep, but perhaps this is ADHD or TLE because this seems to be an ongoing thing (rather than in cycles). (Unless what I have is "rapid cycling" or "mixed states").
Avatar n tn Seroquel can cause movement disorders both temporary and permanent. The temporary movement disorders are common and can be treated with a side effect pill. You could ask your psychiatrist about that. However what you are describing sounds more complex as to what is haappening and you could try posting in the neurology forum. If they are not able to determine the cause it might be worthwhile to see a neurologist as well.
198154 tn?1337790865 At the lower end, its a potent sleep med which works in a similar fashion as an antihistamine. The dosing range for seroquel is enormous, anywhere from 25mgs to 800mgs. For sleep 25-100mgs is all you'd need. Seroquel frankly saved my *** in early recovery, when I was desperate for sleep, and it also has a very pronounced anxiolytic effect as well, and as we know, sleep and anxiety tend to run in the same circles.
Avatar f tn I'm on Cipralex 15mg for anxiety and depression and Seroquel 20mg at night for insomnia. I've been on remeron/mirtazapine before and had no sexual disfunction issues, however I haven't had the interest in sex/intimacy or ability to orgasm since a month prior to getting on the meds. I just started taking Wellbutrin XL 150mg because I'm told it should help with the sexual disfunction. How long until I notice a difference? Do you think I'm on too many medications?
Avatar n tn i just hope that something can happen for my sleep. i would like to sleep a solid 8 hours of good sleep not more not less and with not many negative side effects afterwards.
1973292 tn?1326123443 however, he did give me a pack of seroquel to sleep since i seem to be immune to valium. i rationed the one pack of seroquel for months only taking it when i was very close to doing something stupid. but i got worse, a lot worse. since i've stopped tking seroquel i'm a bit better. still depressed, but not really suicidal anymore.
Avatar m tn Also as other people before me have said, My body and eyes are tired but I do not fall asleep, I seem to get to sleep ok and sleep for about 4 hrs but I cant remember the last time I've slept a full 8hrs, I 'm rarely asleep in early hours of the morning so I just lie there and rest. I have tried many natural remedies, herbal teas to help sleep, tablets called "complete sleep" sometimes these work and sometimes they dont.
695030 tn?1229818912 Right now I’m on Seroquel and Amitriptyline for sleep and depression. I take 800MG of Seroquel and 100MG of Amitriptyline. Even with the medication, I sometimes have trouble falling asleep. Because of my sleep issues, I had previously never gotten into a good sleep routine. I was going to bed and waking up at different times, sleep was restless and sporadic. I had also developed some poor sleeping habits, such as falling to sleep with the television on, etc.