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Old 03-13-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Question Seraquel for sleep??

Has anyone ever taken Seraquel to help with sleep? Supposedly it helps - in very low dosages - to help with sleep and maybe with fibro pain and depression the next day as well (as a residual side effect). Anyone know anything about this drug?
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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Re: Seraquel for sleep??

I've taken it when my clonazapan wasn't keeping me asleep anymore during a depressive episode. A very small amount of seraquel on top of the clonazepan helped with the sleep. No side effects that I knew of.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:08 AM   #3
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Re: Seroquel for sleep??

I took seroquel for depression/anxiety high dose and did not notice that it helped with pain at all. and at one time they had me on 3 anti pchcy drugs glad to say off all of them.

I take wellbutrin for my depression.

and I refuse to take anything that has a side affect of weight gain on it.

I was on Elavil for years or older ADs and think that is why my fibro or what ever didn't show up so strong. But they all cause weight gain and so will not take time.

can't take Lyrica at it gives me migraines, cymbalta did help with pain some but not depression.

For sleep I take soma, klonopin, and Benadryl---most nights it helps

However I think I am going to go buy some melatonin that has helped in the past

 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: Seraquel for sleep??

Hi. Thanks for the answers. I really appreciate it!

UPDATE: Well, here's what happened with me. I tried this med (Seraquel) for 3 nights. The first night I woke up about every 15 - 30 minutes. So I thought... well, it could be Ambien rebound, so I'll try it two more times, but up the dosage like the NP had said to do. I did... and WOW! I will do my best NEVER to take this med again... I got so dizzy, yet groggy, and nauseous... it was a really weird feeling, 'cause I was too groggy (or in some kind of surreal state) to actually throw up, but I kept waking up every little while as well and so I couldn't sleep either. Definitely not on my list of experiences to repeat!!

Anyway, thanks for the input, y'all. I appreciate it!
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Re: Seraquel for sleep??

zhope, could you tell me how much seroquel you added to your clon.? And did you have any weight gain from the seroquel?

Also how much clon. were you taking? I take it also, but really need it for my anxiety.

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Re: Seraquel for sleep??

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Hi. Thanks for the answers. I really appreciate it!

UPDATE: Well, here's what happened with me. I tried this med (Seraquel) for 3 nights. The first night I woke up about every 15 - 30 minutes. So I thought... well, it could be Ambien rebound, so I'll try it two more times, but up the dosage like the NP had said to do. I did... and WOW! I will do my best NEVER to take this med again... I got so dizzy, yet groggy, and nauseous... it was a really weird feeling, 'cause I was too groggy (or in some kind of surreal state) to actually throw up, but I kept waking up every little while as well and so I couldn't sleep either. Definitely not on my list of experiences to repeat!!

Anyway, thanks for the input, y'all. I appreciate it!

 
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Re: Seraquel for sleep??

I have been on Serequel for 6 years, it helps me sleep. I am on 200mg and
once I was on 300mgs. But my legs would jump and hurt. I just couldnt
tolerate that dose. But it is a wonderful medication for me. It's an anti-
phychotic and has helped many people. If you keep waking up, you might neede a higher dose, or it doesn't mix with something else you take.

 
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Re: Seraquel for sleep??

Thank you dberrier1000, have you gained weight or had any trouble w/blood sugar rising?

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