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Re: Seroquel

Posted by SLS on January 17, 2004, at 15:35:22

In reply to Seroquel, posted by Sugarpuss on January 17, 2004, at 13:04:54


> Just found this site today and it seems to be a very helpful forum.


> I was just prescribed Seroquel, 25-50 mg a night for insomnia, and I'm curious about a lot of things.

That will put a lot of people to sleep, but it didn't affect me that way. It just seemed to make me feel irritable for some reason. I don't think I've seen anyone else here report that as a side effect. Of course, we all react differently to medication. If it works for you, it will probably keep working for you. Tolerance is not usually a problem with Seroquel, although you might find that you need more than 50mg. That's a good starting dose, though.

I can't think of any reason why taking Seroquel and Klonopin at the same time would be a problem.

If Seroquel just doesn't cut it, you can try a small amount of Remeron. I usually see people use 7.5mg for sleep. It is an antidepressant, but it has been used as a sleep aid quite frequently.

> My doctor first suggested Risperdal,

Yikes. I can't see using it for sleep. It actually keeps some people awake.

Weight gain with Seroquel is a possibility, but it is no where as bad as Zyprexa. Most people don't complain too much. Side effects are pretty minimal, especially at such a low dosage. I don't recall suffering any sexual side effects.

I think the best thing to do would be to give it a try. You're not married to the drug, and it is safe to combine with the medication you are already taking. If you don't like it, just stop it and move on to the next drug. You won't know util you try.

I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I'm sure you'll get more replies to your post. I just didn't want to leave you hanging.

Good Luck.

- Scott




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