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Old 08-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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scared to try seroquel...

my psychiatrist prescribed seroquel for me to help me sleep thru the nite. I had my gallbladder out 3 weeks ago and i have been an anxious and emotional mess ever since. I manage to fall asleep at nite but once i wake up i can't go back to bed and my heart is racing and i feel panicky and awful... anyone have success w/ this med? I am also on klonopin, neurontin, and effexor.. any insight would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Old 08-06-2007, 08:08 PM   #2
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Re: scared to try seroquel...

I was on 10mg of Lexapro (dr just upped it to 15) but 3 weeks ago I was having racing thoughts and anxiety (I had family coming to visit and was getting quite nervous) so the Dr. prescribed me Seroquel also. Just 25mg, which is quite low according to her (she says she has some people on over 1000mgs!! yikes) I was afraid to take it because of some of the side effects but when I took it I had no side effects except being tired. Which was good because I had bad insomnia as well...I take 25mg at night (around midnight) and I am asleep within a half an hour. I sleep straight through the night and don't wake up until morning. I didn't take it a couple times and noticed I went right back to being up until 5-6am. So it does help with sleeping!! God Bless & Good Luck! - Clare

Old 08-06-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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Re: scared to try seroquel...

Thanks clare, i actually started off w/ half of a 25 mg tablet last nite and it did help me sleep thru the night and helped a lot w/ my morning anxiety. Not sure if i should go up tp 25 tonite i'm still waiting for my pdoc to call me back. I just don't want to get addicted to something and then have to go off of it.. but my anxiety has gotten pretty out of control since i had surgery 3 weeks ago and i guess i'd rather feel better then crappy..

Old 08-06-2007, 08:27 PM   #4
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Re: scared to try seroquel...

also does anyone know how long seroquel stays in your system for?

Old 08-07-2007, 05:56 AM   #5
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to all those who take seroquel,

i've been on seroquel for about 4 yrs and on quite a high dose, about 400 mg per night....just a caution here for all

seroquel makes you much more sensitive to the can overheat really fast even just being out in the hot weather, you don't even have to be doing much of has happened to me a few times, so i am super aware of how hot i am getting and take measures to cool off when i start to feel bad.

i has helped me sleep and i also use it as a mood is a good alternative to other meds that are addictive...

best wishes to all..................peace1910

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