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Re: An update since Seroquel katia

Posted by barbaracat on July 8, 2004, at 18:28:21

In reply to Re: An update since Seroquel barbaracat, posted by katia on July 8, 2004, at 17:35:32

>> Also, at first, I also took it ocassionally, not every night and noticed when I did take it I was slightly more depressed, slowed down the next day.

**Yeah, I was feeling just fine yesterday and today I'm kinda down.

>> How well were you sleeping prior to Seroquel?

**Without a sleep med, not at all. I've had trouble sleeping all my life and have memories of lying in my crib awake for hours. For a while last year I was able to titrate off the Ambien and fall asleep without drugs and it was soooo nice. But then my Mom was killed a year ago December and everything unraveled, including my sleep. Ambien has been a good drug, but it's not reliable when I'm hyper or stressed and tends to poop. So, with all the good press Seroquel has been getting for dysphoric mania and as a sleeper, it seemed to make sense.
>
> Right now, I'd prefer possible slowed downess to insomnia. Insomnia is hell. And with Seroquel i rarely experience it at any time during the night. and when I wake up, I fall easily back to sleep.

**Yes, insominia will destabilize me faster than anything.
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> I would give it about a month and see if the grogginess goes away or is more tolerable.

**Oh, I'll be patient. New meds are always an interesting journey. I'll keep note of the mild depression too. That's too high a price to pay if it's a constant, and I'll go back to Ambien if I have to. It's important to find something that provides good restful Stage 4 sleep.

I wonder if there's a histimine effect in Seroquel. Have you been following recent research on how some people have high histidine levels and react poorly to anti-histimines? Pretty interesting stuff, along with other new reseach that is finding genetic anomolies in bipolars that tie into many common medical disorders. I'm considering going to the Pfeiffer Institute and submitting myself to all their tests and nutritional protocols.


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