I Am Taking Seroquel

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    (TW for suicide!!) I know there isn't much info

    online about seroquel overdoses, so let me tell you. It was mixed with other pills, but mostly seroquel. I was diagnosed seroquel for my psychosis many years ago. You'd think that with such a strong drug it would for sure kill you, but all it did for me was put me in a coma and...
    aliens666 aliens666
    18-21, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    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
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2013

    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

    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


    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
    Apr 28, 2013

    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

    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
    Mar 28, 2012

    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

    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
    Oct 8, 2011

    i took seroquel for about a year

    and about 20 mins after taking it, my nose would always get REALLY stuffy and it was hard to breathe through my nose for hours at a time. I eventually switched to a different med because of this. Did anyone else have this problem with Seroquel?
    kamarillo kamarillo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015
    dixiequeen dixiequeen
    36-40, F
    Oct 13, 2015
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Nov 24, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 4, 2010

    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
    1 Response Mar 26, 2012

    I was on Risperdal. Seroquel's doing much

    better. Prolactin levels are dropping. I've lost 16 lbs since I switched and feel a **** ton more energetic.
    Kefka Kefka
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2013

    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
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Oct 22, 2015

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

    DavidWeinflash DavidWeinflash
    70+, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    I Loved This Pill!

    This pill was my love! It put me to sleep, it made me high, and it made me DREAM! Like i took it before school one day and when i closed my eyes or blinked, i would dream! I miss this pill so much and I wish my dad didn't discontinue the prescription  He thought it was too...
    Ghostette Ghostette
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2011

    Not anymore! Thank goodness.

    I felt like a zombie on it.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic
    31-35, F
    Jan 4, 2016

    would anyone be willing to talk to me about

    taking antipsychotic meds. I have been on them for a year because I went into a psychosis. I have a lot of questions about them.
    cherry142 cherry142
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    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

    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


    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
    1 Response Dec 23, 2012


    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
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2008

    I want to try Seroquel

    but I am scared because I read it can cause tremors in your hands. I have to have really steady hands because I am a welder. If that happen will the tremors go away after I stop taking it.
    cherry142 cherry142
    Oct 12, 2014

    This is not my favorite drug,

    but it seems to work. I hate the grogginess it causes.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic
    31-35, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    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

    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
    5 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    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
    7 Responses Feb 14, 2008

    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
    6 Responses May 27, 2009
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