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Re: seroquel and sedation Creaky_Neurons

Posted by yeltom on January 31, 2003, at 18:12:33

In reply to Re: seroquel and sedation, posted by Creaky_Neurons on January 31, 2003, at 17:08:13

Amazing that 100 mg was so sedating considering that 400-600 mg is a common dose. I assume you took it at night. The half-life is rather short, so my assumption would be that it wouldn't be so sedating during the day if you took it at night. But what you're saying is, I guess, is that 50 mg did the trick? Seems like a really small dose, but perhaps you were taking it with another drug?I'm not familiar with its use in bipolar patients. I'm taking it for OCD in conjunction with Celexa, and the only study I could find on its success in this situation used 200 mg.
Lastly, I thought movement disorders were almost unheard of with seroquel, so it's really strange that it caused you this at such a low dose. I guess these things arent predictable
> 25mg was sedating for me as well. it took about a week for this to pass. i eventually got up to 100mg but became a zombie, went back down to 50mg.
>
> i really liked this drug, was a poster child for it i suppose. i don't want to scare you - because this may not happen - but eventually i developed severe neck pain/immobility, a twitching lip, and my thumb began rolling on its own for three days going. yikes. i basically had parkinson's disease.
>
> but some people can tolerate buckets of the stuff. i must say my mood stability was AWESOME on it. slept 8 hours/night, felt clear headed, stopped turning tricks for heroin (joking!)... no seriously, i could even write songs on this med.
>
> now, well, i'm afraid of these atypicals, am skimping by on fish oil, zoloft, klonopin. the person who solves bipolar will receive - and massively deserve - the nobel prize imho.
>
> supercreaky.


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