Seroquel to sleep

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Avatar n tn There is no way to know in advance if it will work, but a major side effect is sleepiness so you are likely to sleep more.
Avatar m tn My sleep problems began in October first week when my Psychiatrist start tapering me off Risperidone from September and it has gradually worsened as the dose was further reduced.Now I am off the Risperdal and mood wise I am OK.On my request my Psychiatrist has further slowed the tapering of Xanax.I am meeting him on 26th and will ask him for a sleeping aid like Ambien.
Avatar m tn Anybody know anything about Seroquel for anxiety and sleep? I am on 100 mg a night. Experiencing some side effects. What are normal side effects? I have only been on it two weeks.
Avatar m tn If Seroquel is being prescribed as a sleep aid yes, within a psychiatrist's discretion. If its being used as a mood stabilizer then it would have to be taken every day though the timing could vary. If someone can't tolerate it at all as regards any sedation then other available options could be discussed with a psychiatrist.
Avatar f tn Dr. Doctor: Back in September my doctor gave me Seroquel to help me sleep. I had just gotten on Suboxone and had a hard time sleeping the first couple of nights. I would take a tiny bite out of one pill and be dead to the world within 20 minutes. About three weeks ago I found a website concerning a class action lawsuit against the makers of Serqouel and decided I would stop using same. Now I cannot sleep for nothing. Has this drug messed with my brain chemistry?
Avatar f tn It scared me and I made myself go to sleep just to avoid the experience I was having. I also heard it causes crazy weight gain. Is that true? Right now I feel nausea.
Avatar m tn I took seroquel during my long term sub program getting off oxy. I took small dose to sleep well. It works like a charm, but it is hard getting up in morning. I needed coffee wake up. I dont trust much chem's anymore so I tapered off it without problems. I may need to use it to get through sub detox, so if anyone has comments, please let us know.
214255 tn?1205639236 Seroquel is an anti-phys, drug, but some doctors give it to patients for sleep. My husband takes it every night to help him sleep. I have taken it to help me sleep. You may not be able to do anything after you take it. It does make you sleepy and puts you out cold. Don't take it during the daytime or you will act like a zombie. Some people take 25mg. and some take up to 400mg. My husband takes 100mg at a time, but only for sleep. It helps some people to not try and commit suicide.
1039200 tn?1314915608 My pdoc wants me back on the normal release seroquel from the XL because my sleeping pattern deteriorated on it. If I am not able to sleep with the dose split into two he wants me to take it all at night. However I also seem to remember him telling me that the effect of normal release only works for 12 hours - does this mean that if I take it all at night I get to sleep but am not covered against my symptoms (mainly paranoia) in the day?
Avatar m tn My question is whether it is OK to take low dose seroquel (quitiapine) 25 or 50 mg as a sleeping aid as I then intend to ask my doctor then.Presently I am having lots of sleep problems since 1 month ever since my doctor started tapering me off Risperdal.I am on 0.5 mg and two days away from stopping the Risperdal under my doctor's supervision>I was wondering if it was alright to ask him about taking low dose seroquel as a sleeping aid instead of sleeping pills.Thank you.
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 n tn I took seroquel after nothing else put me to sleep; but, it is a powerful antipsychotic that causes ticks and twitches which can become permanent. It can also cause hardening of facial and neck muscles. This is really scary possibilities. If anyone is taking it, please stop. My twitching became very pronounced and I feared it was permanent. Fortunately they eventually went away. Just don't do it.
Avatar m tn I take 200 mg of seroquel to help me sleep if i cut it in half will it still help me fall asleep!! I only have 12 days left of seroquel and i can't see the doctor until the 8th of next month so i'm freaking out about not being able to sleep!! Please help!!
Avatar m tn Hey everyone. I have been having trouble sleeping in the last three months due to stress/anxiety/depression. I have tried OTC benadryl, valerian root, melatonin, zoplicone, lorazepam. I seen a clinical puschologists today and she got the doctor to write a script for seroquil 25 mg. Anybody ever try this? Apparently it is not an approved use, but they say it works for insomnia at reduced doses.
563541 tn?1257881167 Jen- My psych. Dr gave me seroquel to help me sleep b/c Ambien makes me do crazy things! I take 1 50 mg tablet like 45 min before bed and it makes me completely pass out.
736475 tn?1281262927 i was on them last year from my psychiatrist for sleep. of course i can't gauge how they worked because i was just adding them to the stew as it were. his are extended release. mine were not. the doctor gave him samples to last 1 month. he seems to be doing well on them, but i know my husband. these are going to be expensive even with insurance. if he decides to stop taking them how can he taper off since you aren't supposed to break them up, or will he not need to taper?
Avatar n tn my son took seroquel to sleep...along with the other antidepressant he was on. it was his experience that without it, he could not fall asleep. when he decided to come off of it, it took many months before he got a normal sleep pattern back.
915369 tn?1355318410 I take it to sleep. When it starts to affect me, I get really hungry and want to eat everything in site. I take it around 8:00-9:00 and I get up at 5:30, but it's really hard. The sleepy feeling doesn't start to wear off until 9 am. So yes, grogginess. Just don't ever abruptly stop taking it.
Avatar n tn I got worried last night last night when I researched seroquel and read it causes cataracts. Im 32 and I dont want to go blind. Im starting to worry and I plan to talk to my doc on monday.
Avatar n tn i'm on seroquel i was doing good on it and lexapro ..........seroquel 200 mgs now i'm up to 400 .........
809366 tn?1238753181 When you see your psychiatrist you could ask about Rozerem, a medication that is a sleep aide that works like melatonin to adjust the sleep cycle and is safe and non addictive. That generally has relatively few side effects. Ask them if that is an option.
736475 tn?1281262927 It's not the comfort, it's because he was suffering withdrawal. If he wants to stop he has to taper off. There are many reasons to stop, but if one of them isn't that the person is cured, then the person still has what he had before. If he has true psychosis, there is currently no cure. If it's depression or anxiety and therapy has worked, then yes, you can stop and not just get whatever you had before.
Avatar n tn i now take 100 to 125 mills to sleep. just make sure what ever the reason he gave it to you that you give it time to take affect. and remember psych meds take 2 to 3 weeks to really get into your system to work. ive been on enough antideppresents over the years to know that much. but like uphill7584 said not all meds agree with us you are the only one who knows if u feel ok on it.
232264 tn?1191252080 I was depressed, it turns out from benzos, and the dr said I was atypical bipolar and started me on seroquel. Seoquel was like a bad acid dream, visions in my head, made me so out of it, and my heart rate went up to >125. Some people seem to tolerate it for as simple a use as a sleep aid, but my heart rate has still not gone back to normal.
Avatar n tn I want to stop them but Iam afriad that i will lose my sleep i did in the past with different meds that i was on and i couldnt sleep for about month or so and it took awhile to get all that meds out but now iam wanting to get off of the seroquel badly but iam afraid to quit cold turkey can anybody help me and what would i go through or iam better to let my doctor to lower the does little by little shannon
1168718 tn?1464987135 So, now we have to figure out what to do. I was on Zoplicone to help sleep, but it seemed not to work to well, but I have to say that it is the best I have had yet, and I don't know if I should go back on it or not. Now that it is a weekend, and the Dr's aren't in, and my appt, isn't until the 17th which is Wednesday, maybe I just won't take it at all. I HATE MS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar m tn Like I said, they gave me 10mg Daiz and it doesn't really help. I have taken Benedryl to try to go to sleep, that won't work. Listen, I need some help here from people who have taken Seroquel before. I don't want to **** anyone off here, but I know a lot about Subox, I have been on it for 5 years, ok. It's taken me over 2 years to tapper down from 20mg to where I am at now and I am in serious **** now. I need some veteran advice please...
Avatar m tn they should be able to help you get some sleep without seroquel. keep on with the taper, best of luck!!
Avatar f tn The usual test of choice would be a holter monitor over a period of time to record the heart rhythm. With regards to the parasthesias you are experiencing in your feet - this, too, could be caused by a number of conditions that could be related to either the blood flow, nerves, or skin/muscle of your lower extremities.
8520825 tn?1398515060 I'm using Seroquel to help me to sleep. 25mg with trazodone 100mg. It helps. Even though the half-life is only 6 hours I feel a bit light-headed in the morning.