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I was on Ativan, for a few years, to help me to sleep at nite counteracting the side effect of insomnia brought on from Prozac I took/take during the day.

My psychiatrist (a different one) instead switched me to Seroquel to sleep at nite. Seroquel has the sedative effect like benzo's (ativan, valium, xanax) but not the same potentially fatal, dangerous (seizures, hallucinations, delusions) withdrawal symptoms.

Seroquel is classified as an anti-psychotic, but in small doses acts as a sedative. It works on the dopamine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. Take care.
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I was on Ativan, for a few years, to help me to sleep at nite counteracting the side effect of insomnia brought on from Prozac I took/take during the day.

My psychiatrist (a different one) instead switched me to Seroquel to sleep at nite. Seroquel has the sedative effect like benzo's (ativan, valium, xanax) but not the same potentially fatal, dangerous (seizures, hallucinations, delusions) withdrawal symptoms.

Seroquel is classified as an anti-psychotic, but in small doses acts as a sedative. It works on the dopamine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. Take care.


My goodness, in many ways Seroquel is worse than benzos....benzos are "minor tranquilizers"(although there is nothing minor about them) and Seroquel and most antipsychotics are classed as "major tranquilizers". They can cause permanent nervous system/muscle problems like tardive dyskinesia and have been recently linked to diabetes. Tardive dyskinesia is a disfiguring, irreversable condition....now, you will be assured by your doctor that it doesn't happen to everyone on those drugs, but it is a disfiguring, horrible condition so I don't think anyone should risk it just in case since it can cause the person to become disabled. Even the diabetes risk is something to ponder as that's no picnic disease either. I don't think I'd take those drugs long term or UP any dosages. They have to also be slowly weaned off.

Only my opinion here, but I'd be scared of those drugs more than all the others.