It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bipolar Disorder Message Board

  • Tegretol and Insomnia & Seroquel and fear of Tardive dyskinesia

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-23-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
    NutshellNutter
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    NutshellNutter's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Location: England
    Posts: 305
    NutshellNutter HB User
    Tegretol and Insomnia & Seroquel and fear of Tardive dyskinesia

    Hi All,
    Right.... my 600mg of tegretol retard stopped stabilising me. I was up-ed to 600mg at night, 200mg in morning. I haven't taken well to the increase and am having my first side effects to this med. My eyes won't physically shut at night, I get no sleep, my brain feels frazzled to the size of a peanut rattling round in my head, and I feel like I have a hangover from hell all the time, really really sore head.
    The lack of sleep was SO irriatating, basically just couldn't close my eyes. Pdoc told me to take diazepam before bed - helped for couple of days, then nothing - eyes wide open. Now on sleeping tabs at night (Zopiclone) and got first nights sleep last night - and boy, do I feel better for it!!!

    Anyway, pdoc and I agree that tegretol is no longer the one for me. He wants me to try seroquel but I am SOOOOOOOOOO frightened (frightened to the bone) of getting permanent Tardive dyskenesia. I have read in many articles, that even if the drug is ceased the symptons may stay permanently - WHAT????!!!!!!!!


    Anyone???


    TNKU,
    Nut.

    Last edited by NutshellNutter; 03-23-2007 at 12:24 PM.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 03-23-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
    goody2shuz
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: May 2004
    Location: New York
    Posts: 5,805
    goody2shuz HB Usergoody2shuz HB User
    Re: Tegretol and Insomnia & Seroquel and fear of Tardive dyskinesia

    Nut ~ Of all the atypical antipsychotics, Seroquel has the lowest incidence of TD. I have also heard that taking Vitamin E will add extra security by strengthening the nervous system while taking Seroquel.

    I would definitely give it a try....all of these meds have side effects but I have heard great things about Seroquel....it is used in kids so it has to be somewhat safe.

    I say give it a try and see if the pros outweigh the cons. There are a few posters here who just started Seroquel and are swearing that it is their wonder drug. Give it a try, Nut....this whole thing is a throw of the dice when it comes to finding the right meds. Plus the Seroquel is great for sleep and the irritability and frustration that come along with the disorder. And it is one of those meds that you can tak a little bit more here and there if the agitation increases like that monthly cycle time.

    Good luck and keep us posted with how things go ~ Goody

    PS ~ Check out Munchie's thread "Having a Great Day". She started Seroquel and is doing great on it.

    Last edited by goody2shuz; 03-23-2007 at 06:35 PM.

     
    Old 03-24-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
    tsohl
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: WI
    Posts: 2,777
    tsohl HB User
    Re: Tegretol and Insomnia & Seroquel and fear of Tardive dyskinesia

    Often seroquel is prescribed in combination with a mood stabilizer like your depakote. You might want to ask your pdoc about that. Then you wouldn't need as much of either med.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Could I Have Opinions On Seroquel For Sleep? salty Depression 55 10-16-2009 12:40 PM
    Help for Tardive Dyskinesia dingogirl Schizophrenia 5 03-16-2009 11:48 PM
    Benadryl helps prevent Tardive Dyskinesia hastrix Schizophrenia 5 02-27-2008 11:17 AM
    Tardive Dyskinesia Joltster Schizophrenia 5 05-12-2006 01:37 PM
    risperdal??? sdgarcia0234 Autism Spectrum 23 10-27-2004 11:22 AM
    Seroquel for sleep? purrsia Sleep Disorders 2 03-03-2004 12:26 AM
    Zyprexa and Tardive Dyskinesia Lost and Forgotten Mental Health 1 03-16-2003 11:10 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:24 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!