I Am Taking Seroquel

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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


    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

    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

    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

    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
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Nov 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    (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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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 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

    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
    dixiequeen dixiequeen
    36-40, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    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

    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

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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