what is seroquel side effects

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One definite advantage is it's non-SSRI.

Worst Side Effect: NEVER tell anyone you have it. They will incessently harass you to "hook them up" and not give up.

Back On Topic: Weight gain and dry mouth. The Good Stuff: Quite helpful - if not the BEST - sleep aid as well.

Overall, it's served me well. Unfortunately, I need it atm. My doc understands my current needs (a rarity).
 
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Insomnia you know if anything try Doxepin 10mg. If that won’t help maybe with some 1/2 trazodone ans 1/2 of Atarax (Vistaryl apamoate is fine too) I’d that combo won’t do it, then Librium or Clonopin due to their longest half life and smooth relief and antihistamine would be an appropriate for anxiety and insomnia. Panic attacks, GAD and GaD Or mixed depression and anxiety then Wellbutrin that’s at least a good start, and Tramadol or Tapentadol nRI qualities always amazed me, their affinity to mubopioid receptors and somewhat to Kappa and Delta is a bit weak, so their NRI effects is very good and this is what you want to remain sane.
 

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the big side effecti got was dyskinesia, where u get muscle ticks and stuff, i got alot of facial ticks so i stopped taking it.
While true, it's very rare.

EDIT - I jumped the gun and didn't realize it afflicted you. I'm sorry. :(
 
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One definite advantage is it's non-SSRI.

Worst Side Effect: NEVER tell anyone you have it. They will incessently harass you to "hook them up" and not give up.

Back On Topic: Weight gain and dry mouth. The Good Stuff: Quite helpful - if not the BEST - sleep aid as well.

Overall, it's served me well. Unfortunately, I need it atm. My doc understands my current needs (a rarity).
Really? They want it? Why? To be knocked out and get fat? lol
 

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I used to take 300mg of Seroquil and it was terrible for me. It definitely knocked me out but it was a medication that wasn’t needed for me. I know what would have worked for me and that’s one of the reasons why im on this site. Doctors think they know but once you tell them it’s a benzodiazepines that is needed , your now considered a drug seeker. Anyway , just be careful using this medication cause it does help people im sure but it has lots of side effects, too many to list here. Google it. Good luck to ya.
 

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I have gained 30 pounds in a month.....sigh....I meet with my doc next week to discuss a change...I hate this med...
 

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i have been taking serequie l for 2 yearss and do great v it takes about an hour to kick in. It needs to be taken on a full stomach
i thave been taking trazazone fof years

blimey if there is one thing i've become an expert on over time is seroquel (quetiampine fumate) if anyone needs help!

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This stuff does have serious side effects (in answer to the thread) it scares me too, but over time i have seen the theraputic results over using it
there are some of us out there who's symptoms are so disabilitating the risk of taking this medicine is well worth while, even you had to go through the worsed stated side effects and long term effects.. for some it is less horrifying than the quality of life you're left with without it...

specially when olanzepine and respiridone failed badly, whats a guy supposed to do if its the best they got!(it isn't exactly where i imagined i'd be 20 years ago but it is what is[/QUOTE]
 

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I tried them but hated [email protected] Too strong for me. Recently tried splitting them into about 20mgs and they are good for sleep. Do not mix with alcohol, at least at first, if ever. Was prescribed for nerve hypersensitivity to take with ambien at bedtime.
 
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I have been on it for about a year i guess. I was on 200mg, but now only100mg at night to help me sleep. It does not help me in any other way, only sleep. So i have my appt. with my psyshiatrist next week. First vist with this guy. Im sure he is going to take me off Seroquil, cuase it doesnt help me with my moods at all. I guess its time for them to try something else for me.I have know idea what they will put me on. Will update you guys next week. Thanks
I was prescribed 300 mgs and started forgetting'

i am back down to 100 mg and suffer just a stuffy nose before falling asleep. Am also diabetic aand haven't had any blood sugar issues
 

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I was prescribed seroquel a few years ago, and I’ve typically not had normal reactions to a lot of medications, but it was literally THE WORST THING I’VE EVER TAKEN. I’m usually a pretty laid back person. I took it at night, but during the day everything was extra irritating. Like, i was standing in line at Walmart one day and wanted to physically hurt the lady in front of me because she was talking a little too loud. Of course I didn’t, but that was just one thing that made me stop taking it because that’s not a normal reaction that I have. Several times my emotions were just totally out of control. I stopped taking it after a few days because my family and myself were getting worried about what it was doing. And it made me hungry. Like, insatiable. To the point I was gaining weight.
But we’re all different and react differently, I’ve known plenty of people that love seroquel and how they sleep so much better on it. So take my experience with several grains of salt- I can’t take Benadryl either because of similar side effects.
 

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I got put on Seroquel to help me sleep & get into the R.E.M. Stage of sleep... It was given to me w/Ambien.. The Ambien puts you to sleep, the Seroquel keeps you asleep..... Long story it made me feel like thorough garbage!
It made feel completely worthless the next day, dizzy especially if I sat up or standee up to fast. The weight gain was almost instantaneous... Prior to be on that med I was always very athletic, petite... It made me gain water weight like crazy which actually put more pressure on some of my other symptoms!
I knew nothing about this Med when it was 1st given to me, then found out later it's for bipolar disorder & other mental health issues... I couldn't stand it, It made me feel crabby at times when normally I'm not, or wasn't back then... I stayed on it for a few months or so per my then doctors request to see if it would help,but as soon as that time came I said "Ok Doc, Get me off this stuff!" So I weaned off it & just used the 12.5mg 1/2 immediatel & 1/2 slow release Ambien worked the best out of all of them!

Anyhow, this is another class of drugs that effects hormones & various signals in the brain... If you haven't been tested for & diagnosed as having a true mental health need to take this Med, you can very much have adverse reactions to these brain hormones that your now flooding your brain with that you don't need.... Just like w/most all antidepressants.. All of them control 1 or 2 of the different brain hormones.. If you've got a depletion of those hormones then if you get put on the proper meds that level the hormones back out for you, you'll feel great... But if you're given these meds & don't have a depletion of any kind, they will make you feel like total shit!

I can't handle taking meds that make me feel worse... I've got more than enough "worse" stuff I feel 24-7 w/o any breaks, so I hate when I get asked to try a Med, often times it's a new MA, PA or Nurse that doesn't know much about the med except for what the drug sales rep's 10min explaination & they don't know all the side effects or reprocussions of it all to people w/serious health/physical issues...

Bottom line is if it's not helping or adding more bad things to your plate that you don't need, you have to tell your Doc! And if you decide to stop taking it, remember you can't just stop taking it if you've been on a moderate dose for a while.. You just have to ween down slow & it's far easier to ween off this Med than say pain or benzo meds... But just stopping will really make you feel all kinds of uncomfortable symptoms, pain, etc...
I'd also want to know that the Doc scribing this med actually knows all about any med he puts you on, knows all the pros & cons & will know you well enough or your condition(s) well enough so they are only scribing you meds that have good positive benefits AND meds that won't counteract w/any of your pain/health symptoms & definitely something that will NOT make your present symptoms worse!
Sometimes you have to go to a few consults w/which ever specialists deal exclusively w/your physical/health/mental problems!

And, FWIW, I just can't imagine anyone wanting these meds from anyone that has them! They have no recreational value unless you think being so tired, groggy, irritable, non functioning & more is some great party then whatever....

But I'm with you in that it makes you feel like utter garbage... So know you're not alone....

This Med was not originally ever used for pain management, chronic insomnia, etc.... It was made to treat bipolar disorder, manic behaviors, mental health stuff... The reason it gets used off label on other types of people is because of some of the brain receptors it effects can have positive effects on certain types of pain & if taken before bed can help you stay sleep longer & get into the R.E.M. Sleep our bodies need...
With that said it made me sleepy, gain ridiculous amounts of weight fast, made me feel not myself & didn't have even 1 positive benefit that helped me... From what I've been told by tons of others who've had their docs try to push Seroquel onto them instead of the actual proper med that does help w/their symptoms (thanks so much war on drugs) is that most every single 1 has had a bad experience(s) w/Seroquel. I just don't think it's a good choice to mess around w/your brain hormones if there's no problem w/their brain hormones AND that it doesn't seem to help much of anyone + gives you terrible side effects!

Hopefully you have an understanding, nice Doc, nurse or provider who does actually care about you, listens to you & wont subject you to torture for no good reason! It's amazing to me that docs still try pawning this crap off on chronic pain patients....


Well, feel better... I hope this is of some help to you or others...
Take care,
SP
 

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I know seroquel very well as i used it for years (off/on). When i say off/on, i mean about one night a month.
I find it has a quite strong reaction and takes over your whole body like a corpse. You will sleep! However, it is likely to give you a very weird feeling the next day .
 

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Personal experience

I’ve experienced loss of memory. Also, having taken too much by accident found myself being woken up by a close friend where I had fallen asleep in the women’s restroom? I’m assuming I couldn’t d find the men’s so I just went there for a nap. But at time it has been the only thing that would let me sleep. Like when I can’t sleep for days. Mostly I just feel drowsy but if you’re consistent with dosing and very careful about how and when you take it it can be very beneficial. — a memoir
 
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It gave my brain fog and me very groggy. I took it off label for insomnia and it did put me to sleep but I was knocked out the next day so I had to stop on weekdays. Was okay on Friday night when I didn't have to work.
 
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