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My "trist" wants to add seroquel to help with sleep. Anyone have any experience with it?

I know that, technically, it is an antipsychotic (which fortunately I'm not), but she says she uses it alot for anxiety/sleep.

Any feedback?

Thanks
I was on it for a month and didn't feel anything good or bad. It was prescribed to me for depression, agitation and frustration. Beware of a very serious side effect "Seroquel may cause tardive dyskinesia--a condition characterized by uncontrollable muscle spasms and twitches in the face and body. This problem can be permanent, and appears to be most common among older adults, especially women." This was taken from the Physicians Desk Reference Online. Good Luck!
My mother was prescribed Seroquel to "calm" her from the anxiety in the early stages of Alzheimer's. It only made her suddenly more paranoid and (in my opinion) was a major factor in her having to go into a nursing home much sooner than she should have otherwise. I honestly believe that too many of these medicines are put on the market too soon, with not enough knowledge of even the short term effects. It makes you wonder if the public may be nothing more than lab rats in the eyes of those who have the power to promote such a practice.
[QUOTE=index.html]My "trist" wants to add seroquel to help with sleep. Anyone have any experience with it?

I know that, technically, it is an antipsychotic (which fortunately I'm not), but she says she uses it alot for anxiety/sleep.

Any feedback?

Thanks

WHAT A COINCIDENCE! :blob_fire
My pdoc just prescribed seroquel for me to help with sleep and calm me down because effexor xr is still making me nervous. I told her that I was afraid of Parkinson's disease...but she did not think that tardive dyskinesia was a "real problem".....
They are now using antipsychotics in very low doses to help with anxiety and sleep. The reason is the problem with benzos - read all 42 pages of it here...
Any more feedback?

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The problem with doctors is that usually they do not have the conditions their patients have, nor do they have to take the same course of medications and therapy. (my quote)
I'm on Seroquel now, not for sleep, but as an antisychotic, and it hasn't really done much in that area for me, however, it does help me fall asleep, that along with others.. I'm on 200mg i believe.. But, I have noticed slight body twitches, or just movements in my legs, and hands sometimes that I can't control.. but that's all.. ~tears
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I'm on Seroquel now, not for sleep, but as an antisychotic, and it hasn't really done much in that area for me, however, it does help me fall asleep, that along with others.. I'm on 200mg i believe.. But, I have noticed slight body twitches, or just movements in my legs, and hands sometimes that I can't control.. but that's all.. ~tears




Hi, did you read my post on page 1? Those twitches or movements might be permanent, be careful and tell your doctor about them.
I take 100mg of Zoloft in the mornings for my depression and 50mg of Seroquel at night for sleep. It's been wonderful. It puts me out like a light and I sleep all night long (something I couldn't do before). I used to take 100mg, but it was hard getting up in the morning on that dose.

I've had a positive experience. I hope you do as well.

By the way, I am happy to report that I haven't gained any weight on either of the meds and I've been on them for 5 months. Hope it stays that way! Good luck.
Thanks for sharing your experience, sourgirl.

I started on Seroquel 25mg a couple of nights ago. I'm supposed to increase it in 25mg increments until I'm sleeping through the night. That's not happening yet, but since I've been a bit groggy from it during the daytime, I've waited until now to add another 25mg.

Judging from how hard I'm sleeping the first half of the night, I'm hopeful that 50mg will do it for me!
[QUOTE=index.html]Thanks for sharing your experience, sourgirl.

I started on Seroquel 25mg a couple of nights ago. I'm supposed to increase it in 25mg increments until I'm sleeping through the night. That's not happening yet, but since I've been a bit groggy from it during the daytime, I've waited until now to add another 25mg.

Judging from how hard I'm sleeping the first half of the night, I'm hopeful that 50mg will do it for me!

Thanks for letting me know the dose. I was also given 25 mg of seroquel to sleep. I was too scared to take it yet. It is good that you tried it. Now I think I will. :wave: Be well!
hi

i was started on 75mg of seroquel because i couldnt fall asleep as well as for my racing thoughts. i take 50 at night and 25 in the morning, i just started my first dose last night and it knocked me out, and now i have been feeling tired all day, i slept most of the day and feel nauceous. and i have this horrible headache and am extrememly dizzy. will this last, or will it go away with time?