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Re: Seroquel

Posted by Camille Dumont on January 20, 2004, at 8:54:26

In reply to Re: Seroquel, posted by Sugarpuss on January 18, 2004, at 11:21:47

> I'm wondering if perhaps the other medication you were on contributed to some of your side effects. I've heard a lot of horror stories about Effexor; I've never been on it myself but I know of more than a few people who have been and who complained of a lot of similar symptoms. Could it be from either the Effexor or the combination of the two instead of just from the Seroquel?

Its quite possible that it was from the combination of both. If you look at the side effects from Seroquel, weight loss is listed as "rare" and Effexor does tend to agitate me but aside from that I have zero side effects from Effexor so I prefer to stick with that.

With just the effexor (now at 300mg) I have insomnia on and off but when I do sleep I don't get the night sweats and the strange nightmares only lasted for like the first two weeks that I took it. In fact effexor tends to make you "dream" alot ... or at least they are much more vivid than normal.

> I guess I'll just have to try it and see what it does for me. If it really is linked to weight loss I'll have to ditch it, because over the last half a year or so, due to being on various meds and painkillers particularly, I've dropped to under 105, which at 5'6 1/2" is already pretty skinny, I don't want to go any lower.

Indeed that is quite thin. I mean I'm 5'1" so at 105 I'm not too worried as its a normal weight. As you are already thin, perhaps it will have a different effect on you. In fact many people gain weight on Seroquel ... as with many APs.

> I suppose seeing things sometimes is better than being the walking dead all the time. I know when I was a teen and on Risperdal I was such a zombie that I can't remember a single minute of the entire time I was on the pills. But I don't have any issues like that mentally (I'm bipolar, borderline, obsessive-compulsive, and have a panic disorder), my doctor resorted to the Seroquel only because we were really starting to run low on options and he says he's had quite a lot of success using it in lower doses to treat insomnia/mania.

Well, all I can say is that it IS definately sedating ... even moreso if you take it during the day. As I don't have any maniac episodes, for me, even trying to stay awake for an hour after taking it (at 25mg) was not an option. Perhaps at a lower dose it could have a calming effect for you.




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