Seroquel side effects memory loss

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Avatar n tn Doing so can cause major withdrawals and horrible side effects. I have a link that tells you all about seroquel. I do not reccomend you read it, as it will only scare you off it. I did not even look closely at the page. But I will leave it up to you. Blessings - Blu
202665 tn?1248810333 I experience some form of memory loss on antipsychotics but the medicine that really caused me to have that level of memory loss and confusion like you describe was Cogentin which can cause Alzheimer's-like side effects, although Cogentin isn't a psych med, it's a side effect pill. I don't know if psych meds can cause memory loss to that extent or not but I would bet it's possible although I would get other causes ruled out like you're doing.
Avatar f tn My daughter has concentration problems and some memory loss on her medications but finds those side effects tolerable in comparison to cycling. She takes Lithium 1200 mg (split 600am/900pm), Lamictal 100pm and Adderall XR 10mg AM. She also takes a multivitamin, calcium, biotin, birth control, and zantac. She was on Geodon 80 mg (gained 30lbs and no improvement) and zoloft 50mg... with all the other stuff she was on. That was from August until mid December.
Avatar n tn My stomach is in knots everyday and I hate being awake. I am medication resistant and sensitive to side effects. I had to go off many antidepressants because they made me sick in one way or another. I am currently on 50mg of lamictal and 75 on seroquel. I don't notice any change in my anxiety. When to a consultation for ect and I am really scared of the procedure and the thought of losing my memory since I have 3 children. Does ect help the anxiety, the dr. said yes.
Avatar f tn My question is do others experience this extreme form of memory and concentration loss? Can depression really cause such poor memory? It feels like my brain is turning to mush. I am scared, suffering and so very tired of all of this. Any advice?
Avatar f tn This is about memory loss not associated with the temporary nightly side effects. But memory loss in general. I use to have one of the best memories.. But over the last year I have had an extremely difficult time remembering names. I simply can not recall movie titles or names of actors anymore, one of the things I was best at. I would like to think that this would return in time if I were to stop taking ambien. But something tells me that my brain could be permanently damaged.
Avatar f tn Well, I am no doctor, but it does not take a genius to figure out that when all of these side effects happen within weeks of starting this medication, that the medication is the cause. Over the years I have had a horrible time trying to lose weight. I am usually very skinny and I have tried EVERYTHING to lose weight and nothing has worked!
497950 tn?1255867527 I was put on Seroquel after some awful episodes and that stabilized everything - I was on Seroquel for 2.5 years. This summer I decided that I could no longer handle the side effects from Seroquel and so I went off of it. I have been on Lamictal for over 3 years (alone for about 2 months now) and things have been going pretty well. Lots of people do really well on Lamictal. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I havent had a soda in 5 weeks, and as far as the side effects go. Remember the side effects are possible side effects. The could happen to some, all or none. Its the chance we all take to get well.
Avatar n tn Has anyone taken Effexor and, if so, did you experience any weight related side-effects. I am worried about gaining weight and will not take this medicine until I find out. I'm just scared because SSRIs cause gain. Even though this is not an SSRI, it could cause weight gain.
Avatar n tn they just started her on Seroquel, but i've read that that carries dangerous side effects; even the drug company says it causes 1.6--1.7 times greater death statistics. what is a better agitation medication for elderly women w/dementia and/or short-term memory loss. they also suggested Depakote.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar f tn Has anyone else had their meds cause or what seems to cause short term memory loss? I told my dr about this yesterday and of course my meds were changed. Im hoping when I start the new "cocktail" next week that some of these side effects cease.
Avatar f tn I make it through. The Seroquel xr is working well. I am clear headed. I do have short term memory loss but no more rapid, racing scattered thoughts. I have shaking in one hand. All in all this medication is the best I have had in a long time and though I get backward thoughts and ideas of saying things that are really hurtful and inapropriate, I am able to calmly keep from saying them. Relationships with both daughters much better.
1039200 tn?1314915608 Tachycardia (sped up heart beat), slurred speech and muscle weakness are all listed as side effects of concern as regards Seroquel indeed all this occurred to me and is listed in the seroquel side effects beside diabetes like all the other AP's. This is why i reduced my seroquel to 200. more than that and i have severe tachycardia.
Avatar f tn I think that abilify is able to get the job done with the least amount of side effects (for me) Unfortunately, the problem is, what works for my BP, wont necessarily work for the next...
Avatar n tn Another problem is that both the seroquel and depakote cause short-term memory loss for me. I noticed it right away when I was put back on the seroquel and it's much worse now with the depakote - I'm constantly forgetting what I'm saying mid-sentence, which makes me very anxious - I recite my comments over and over and still mess up. I moved and had to switch doctors about a year ago, and it has been very hard because my previous doctor really knew me and at that time if my meds.
925572 tn?1246543631 Hi yes am still on lamictal because i have no other choice,,,,,,,,,,,,i need it for depression and it is the safest option we can get as far as i know. i just try to relax and stop being angry form these side effects and keep on exercising my memory. you can read on the posts above how some members disagree and believe lamictal is innocent from this acusation especially Ezz (first post), maybe they are right and it maybe due to anxiety ,then our problem will be easier to solve.
Avatar f tn Be careful with the Seroquel as well. It is a psych med with some pretty serious side effects. Docs prescribe it for sleeplessness sometimes, but it was created as an anti-psychotic (too sedating for use with that usually). And, it can trigger some weird stuff. Memory loss, extreme malaise and "fogginess" can be caused by Seroquel too. Don't stop either med without talking to your doc, but if I were you, I would switch off the Seroquel to something lighter.
Avatar f tn You would have to get a full examination to determine whether you are better thought of as having bipolar disorder, but even if you've only had depressions, increasing evidence suggests that the second generation antipsychotics also work as antidepressants (Seroquel is close to getting FDA approval as an antidepressant). Because they have different side effects from the medications you list, they might be worth a try. ECT is short for electroconvulsive therapy.
Avatar f tn ECT is safe and effective for 80% of the people who try it. The main side effect is some memory loss. I have very little memory loss and can remember after reminded about something.
1521190 tn?1291119192 ) ILADVOCATE does give good advice, but take all into consideration and I wish you well. Don't forget to ask the doctor about all side effects of any medication you take also. You also may want to keep a journal and write down what you're experiencing; this can help you and the doctors as well.
Avatar f tn (still dealing with it, right now i am suffering from severe sleep deprivation and some really wierd symptoms like confusion, memory loss, severe inattention, etc.....look up zyprexa side effects and withdrawal, it can do some really messed up stuff to you. But on the other hand, not everyone reacts that way.
1655289 tn?1326046489 I can compare it to having the flu, but for a couple weeks after each dose increase. (Dose increases happen frequently; due to it's list of side effects and how common some are, they can't give you too high of a dose to start with, so they increase it a little bit at a time and increase it frequently.) On top of all that, my memory was effected by taking Topamax. I would lose my train of thought mid-sentence. I would forget the names of things much more easily.
Avatar n tn Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome: Clumsiness or unsteadiness; dizziness or lightheadedness; drowsiness; slurred speech Less Common Side Effects: Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome: Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain; blurred vision or other changes in vision; changes in sexual desire or ability; constipation; diarrhea; dryness of mouth or increased thirst; false sense of well-being;
Avatar n tn Keep in mind that everything that works has side effects. Not everyone will get every side effect, and some are more likely than others, but you won't really know without trying, unfortunately. An off label use is one that the FDA hasn't approved the medication for, e.g. trazodone as a sleep aid (it's approved as an antidepressant).
Avatar n tn Seroquel absolutely can cause drowsiness, it's one of the most common side effects. How long have you been on it? A lot of times, those side effects will start to dissipate after a week or two of taking a medication. It sounds like you've been on it a while? Also, it could be very likely that your dosage is just a tad too high. I would recommend talking to your doctor and seeing about maybe making some adjustments and then reassessing the Seroquel after a few weeks.
605458 tn?1539232408 I was doing great for 3 years on Seroquel and Lithium. I moved. I lost weight. I started getting a side effects from the Seroquel that were very uncomfortable, racing and pounding heart rate. Because I'd been stable for so long, my new pdoc decided I didn't need to be on the Seroquel anymore. When it was decreased, my moods went up and down out of control mixed episode crazy. They are more stable now that I am back on the higher Seroquel dose.
Avatar f tn Hey please give me some advice if you can. I have a road test schedule for Monday. but the thing is i had did a driving class today the thing was i had an anxiety attact but i was able to hide it from the instructor. The thing is before any test I start to have a real bad migraine which starts to bother me really bad. I have been taking my meds but not at night for the past couple of days so I can prepare for this test. this is my second time taking at.