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I Am Taking Seroquel

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    Sleeping With Seroquel - The Morning After

    First dose of Seroquel last night - 50mg. Slept like a log but dreams were very vivid as well as relating to issues that have been troubling me but not confronted. Have been having night panics the past 2 weeks, waking in the night with cold sweats and rapid breathing as well as...
    tasheeta tasheeta 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    I've been taking Seroquel

    for past two or three months. I am now on 150mg XR. I am this fat, unmotivated, and lazy zombie. I am ALWAYS tired. I just want to sleep all day and lie in bed. I have depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and insomnia. I was prescribed Seroquel for sleep...
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The Awful Truth

    I am a 54 year old woman who has been on Seroquel for 9-10 years for Bipolar Disorder and insomnia. I had tried every antidepressant known to man but either suffered from horrible side effects or they just didn't work. At 45 years of age, I was admitted to hospital and given ECT...
    ianganson ianganson 51-55 Nov 16, 2012

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    This is not my favorite drug,

    but it seems to work. I hate the grogginess it causes.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F Jan 26

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    Bizarre Life

    I started taking Serequel XR about a month ago.  We are working up to 300 mg a day but I am currently at 200mg.  I suffer from depression and anxiety and have not worked since the end of July.  I am starting to see light but I am a bit frustrated with my moods.....One day is...
    chele42 chele42 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I Should Weigh 110 Lbs

    I have a love/hate relationship with this drug.  Yes, it gives me beautiful, blissful sleep but it makes me FAT.  No, the foods I eat are not making me fat.  In the past 3 weeks I have changed my diet completely.  I no longer eat refined carbs, sugars, or any...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Seroquel

    I have been taking seroquel 400mg for one year and I have gained 30 kilos in that time. Does anyone have any ideas on how to lose weight on sweroquel.
    ana55 ana55 36-40 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Seroquel: The Perfect Drug For Those Aspiring To Be A Zombie.

    Hello my name is Jeremy i have bipolar w/ psychotic features, anxiety and severe insomnia. i tried behavioral therapy for my insomnia and it did nothing. Eventually my insomnia got so bad i had not slept for 78 hrs. and i had a psychotic break. I eneded up in a mental hospital...
    Nosleep14 Nosleep14 13-15 Mar 28, 2012

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    Seroquel Is Kicking My Butt...help!

    I am on 800 mg of Seroquel XR and it is kicking my butt…HELP! I am a 67 year old man in July of this year I was first diagnosed as bipolar.  I started with Trileptal…ended up in the hospital with low sodium, and then I tried Depakote…big-time psychiatric side effects...
    HendersonTom HendersonTom 66-70 5 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Seroquel Is About The Best Med I Have Had

    Seroquel is about the best med so far. I have been on all other atypical's yet non have worked, and the side effects have been bad. On Zyprexa i ballooned up, Abilify nearly killed me, and Amisulpride has not yet been OK'd by the FDA in the USA and reports are now saying that the...
    CatsChilledOut CatsChilledOut 22-25 4 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    Some Questions..

    how long have you been taking Seroquel? and what do you take it for? Is it addictive? does it have withdrawal effects? Is there someone on here who takes it for Major depressive disorder?
    Summr Summr 22-25, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Seroquel, The Coma

    Hey im a 20yr old male have been on seroquel 600mg for insomnia and antipsychotic for 4 years, I hate it honestly it ***** me up more than any other sedating drug ive ever taken I take it every night and eat a ton of food and go to sleep luckily I havent gained a lot of weight...
    Thedarkness616 Thedarkness616 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    Exercise More, Medicate Less!

    After taking up to 300mg of Seroquel, and being dopey all day, I'm down to 100mg and sleeping 6 hours a night. Reason: I exercise 2 hours a day: walking or swimming.
    DavidWeinflash DavidWeinflash 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Seroquel Good But Sedated!

    Hi I am on seroquel and I think it is good for my anxiety and makes me feel interested in things again. The bad bit is that I sleep too much and feel horribly sedated all day. I was told the tiredness would go away after taking it for a while, but it hasn't gone in 5 years! I am...
    lucybray lucybray 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Going Up!

    Well last Monday my psychiatrist increase the dosage of Seroquel to 50 mg to help me with my mood swings because I was recovering from the depression but my old personality was resurfacing (a bad thing just ask my partner) and so far so good my moods are more stable not...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 12 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Side Effects Are Really Causing My Life Grief

    I have been taking Seroquel 150XR for about 6months taken about 830pm each night.  I was prescribed by my psych due to acute manic episodes while with drawling  from a meth addiction when I came home after rehab.    Good news is I am currently 7m clean.  However, I now...
    JessiesGirlVicki JessiesGirlVicki 41-45 Oct 8, 2011

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    Schizophrenia and My Seroquel Adjustment

    seroquel is a powerful antipsychotic.  the adjustment to the medication took me around a month. in the beginning i was a 100% zombie.  and that was no good with a 10 month old baby.  i would take my seroquel at 9:00pm,  and it felt like a mac truck hitting...
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Complex !!

    Was diagnosed with a hyper manic episode in jan , had no clue thought I had a brain tumour I could not sleep I would wake up seven times a night sometimes no sleep and loads of energy then I just wanted to hurt myself to take the pain away I collapsed and was admitted to...
    Sambam4 Sambam4 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    Five Years

    I started taking seroquel five years ago when I was 15 for visual hallucinations. Over the years I've changed my dose a bunch of times. At one point I was up to 600mg a day. Now I'm down to 100 a day with Abilify and Tegretol thrown in to keep me stable. Seroquel has really...
    alisabella alisabella 18-21 Dec 22, 2010

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    Sleep Aid.

    I am taking it as a sleep aid. I have lowered it myself and the doctor told me I could quit taking it if I wanted to. But it just seems impossible, I mean everytime I've tried I cannot sleep at all. Not anything. And I know it may take awhile, but damn I need my sleep and I...
    MollyxxEloise MollyxxEloise 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    For Sleep...

    I couldn't fall asleep or stay asleep so I was prescribed seroquel to sleep. It works pretty well. It's a low dosage like 25mg, but sometimes I take 2. But only on the weekends otherwise I sleep through my alarm. The only problem that I have with these pills is that I hardly...
    bananajane bananajane 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    I was on Serequal for 6 years

    for mld social anxiety. Max dosage was 600mg, then tapered it off over 1 year to zero 3 weeks ago! BUT NOW I'M ITCHING LIKE BURNING HELL. ANYONE HAVE ADVICE HOW TO STOP IT?? Feels like poison Ivy under my skin, soles of my feet; and especially sides of feet; lower legs; arms...
    GoodbyeSerequal GoodbyeSerequal 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Thanks To Seroquel

    Finally i can SLEEP! It is very expensive.. It helps stabilize my mood and most of all.. Makes me sleep when I hav to.. It has saved my job coz I can sleep and wake up on time!
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Seroquel

    Hi everyone, i have been diagonosed with BPD about 3 weeks ago after years of hell for me and anyone who came into my life. My doctor has perscribed 300mg seroquel which i have been on for 3 weeks now and really have noticed a massive difference (and family) probably because i...
    ymcelhinney53 ymcelhinney53 36-40 2 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    Seroquel Crash

    Sometime ago I wrote a story about a Seroquel dosage increase from 25 mg to 50 mg just before bed. In that story I also mentioned about restless sleep and nightmares I was having after the increase. Unsure if those we're cause by Seroquel or by the changes in the other...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Please, I Need Advice!

    I saw my doctor today and he upped my dose of seroquel from 200mg to 600mg! I am kind of scared to do this, although I really do trust my doctor. Has anybody here ever gone through a drastic dosage change like this? Please respond if you have, I really need to know what I'm in...
    deemoney deemoney 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    Gaining Weight But I Can Rest At Night

    I am only taking 25 mg at night to help me sleep.  Is obvious that I haven't take it yet is 2:08 am where I live and I am still feel like it were 2:00 pm. I have been on it for 7 weeks and I have gain 10 pounds and sometimes I have involutary movements of my legs, arms or...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 2, 2009

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    Mismedicated

    I was on seroquel, lamictal 8 years, with all kinds of side effects, some serious. went off cold turkey 2 years ago. I had no further problems except that I started having severe muscle cramping which still continues, all bloodwork normal. Anyone else with any long term after use...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2013

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    Seroquel Knocks Me Out I Sleep My Whole Life Away On This Thing...

    I have anxiety please tell me why I was prescribed this pill that wants to put me to sleep for life? I have also gained weight on it after just 2 weeks:(
    guessgirl666 guessgirl666 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2010

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    Beware

    I was prescribed this drug by an eccentric physchiatrist (arn't they all) he said it would make me feel better - how wrong could he be! I was paralitic on this drug, I've had adverse reaction to prozac - then took aropax - what a circus. This drug nearly finished me! I...
    marswish marswish 46-50 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    Day 3 On 150mgs Of Seroquel (after Paxil)

    Hello, Can't believe I'm doing this, but....I think it's cool that people are doing this. I was diagnosed with anxiety/depression and started taking Paxil 10mg daily. The Paxil seemed to work for the first 3 months but then I was experiencing high manic states. My doctor told...
    loved247 loved247 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    300 Mg....usually

    My doctor put me on Seroquel initially to help me sleep.  I also was having some bizarre symptoms...but that may have been due to the fact I hadn't got more than 3 hours of sleep in a single night in over a month.  Anyhow, the weird stuff stopped happening, and I finally was...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Quitting Seroquel After 2 Years

    I was diagnosed as cyclothymic middle of 2008. I was put on the lowest dosage of 25mg. In early 2009 after being hospitalized for a suicide attempt, I was assigned to a different psych who decided it was best for me to increase my dosage to the maximum of 300mg (for depression...
    turquesa turquesa 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    Everybody Loves Psychotic Episodes.

    In all seriousness though. I went off my medication a few years back and slept a total of three hours in a week and a bit and ended up having one hell of a psychotic episode. I was having audio hallucinations, basically I was hearing things break and screaming and such...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    Help For Weight Gain On Seroquel. Any Advice Appreciated

    Before I started taking seroquel I was 98lbs which was underweight for my height of 5'4. After a year of taking seroquel my weight is now 131lbs which may not seem a lot to some but I also suffered from anorexia so to me it is a huge weight gain and one I am not happy with. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    The Lovely World Of Addiction!!

    My story started with years of meth and cocaine abuse.. after I quit the hard core drugs, I was unable to sleep, so I was put on ambien. I was on that horrendous pill for seven years. I quit that, because it had stopped working. I didn't sleep for 22 days and I felt psychotic...
    hsteele hsteele 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Newly On Seroquel - Yeah Sucks !!!!

    Thanks Shelly for starting this one. Im recently been put onto seroquel, while was in hospital for suicidal and Od'ing.   Have Borderline Per Dis & Post Traumatic disorder.   The thoughts are definelty less now, so its doing its job, which is the main...
    Free2BeMe Free2BeMe 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    Nightmares All Night Long

      The last time I wrote here I was complaining about the side effects after my psych. upped the dose to 50 mg.  I went back to the previous dose and I felt okay but I could not fall asleep fast enough so I tried again the 50 mg dose and I was able to fast asleep fast...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 5 Responses May 27, 2009

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    It's Like Walking Around With Your Head In the Clouds

    I was prescribed 300 mg/day Seroquel 2 years ago after a pretty serious manic episode. I couldn't tell that I had any side effects at first. It was only until I was stable for 1 1/2 yrs that I questioned why I was on it. My doctor and I steadily decreased my dose and I've been...
    asjm0000 asjm0000 18-21 4 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    I Saw My Doctor Yesterday And He Said I Am Doing Great!

    I AM A BIPOLAR. LAST MAY I WAS A LITTLE MANIC, BUT YESTERDAY, MY DOCTOR SAID THE MANIA WAS GONE AND THE DEPRESSION WAS GONE. I AM TAKING ONLY 50 MG OF SEROQUEL, PLUS LAMICTAL AND LAMOTRIGINE. I THINK THE KEY IS GETTING LOTS OF FRESH AIR, SUNSHINE, AND EXERCISE. IT COMES DOWN TO...
    DavidWeinflash DavidWeinflash 66-70, M Jul 18, 2013

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    New On Seroquel And Struggling

    My doctor started me on 100mg daily of Seroquel almost 2 weeks ago. I was instructed to take it twice daily, morning and night. So I have been doing that...at first, it really knocked me out within the first 30 minutes of taking it. Gradually, I've been able to stay awake but...
    3littlebirds 3littlebirds 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    For Panic Attacks

    I'm taking seroquel for panic disorder with agoraphobia. They had previously tried me on SSRI's (antidepressants) but it made the panic attacks worse. I have become hopeful for my future and sought information on new medications or combinations that would bring me the rest of...
    identitytwo identitytwo 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Lesser Of 2 Evils?

    Hi everyone! I've been on Seroquel for about a year-year and 1/2. It has been the only drug that really helped me. Like any drug it has its side effects. Seroquel slows down my brain and makes it easier for me to act like a normal person. I can concentrate and relate much better...
    KayOco KayOco 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    Dangerous Side Effects- Difficulty Breathing/fits Of Rage

    I've never felt the need to share my experiences with medication side effects, but I have become completely terrified by the person Seroquel has turned me into the past two months. I have been taking 150 mg for approx. 6-8 weeks. (50mg- 150mg) At about exactly the 6 week...
    ScaredbySQL ScaredbySQL 26-30 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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