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Re: Seroquel - nope barbaracat

Posted by katia on July 11, 2004, at 0:20:11

In reply to Seroquel - nope, posted by barbaracat on July 10, 2004, at 23:09:33

> Hi again,
> My short-lived trial with Seroquel is over. Since starting it I feel awful. There was just one day I felt OK but by the evening the yucky draggy feeling was back. I didn't sleep well at all last night and all day have felt dizzy, dopey, anxious, weird and stooooopid. Plus, I'm lusting after carbs and sweets and have gained 7 POUNDS in 4 days!
>
> I tried zyprexa a few years back and felt similarly. Stuck with it for 1 month and finally dropped it. Been reading about how these meds affect histamine, dopamine and serotonin and I don't think my chemistry jibes with them. I was doing great the short while I was just on lithium and St. John's Wort and thought to try Seroquel as a substitute for Ambien for sleeping. But I think I'll resign myself to Ambien for sleeping and hope I can get back to the good way I was feeling pre-Seroquel. Darn, I was hoping this would be a real positive experiment. - BarbCat

Hi Barb,
Sorry to hear that your experience wasn't positive.

I'm sure you'll feel fine after a few days of clearing Seroquel.

The weight gain is a factor. But it's surprising to hear that in four days you've gained 7 lbs. that's very quick esp. at such a low dose.

I've maintained my weight gain at 130 from 115 after one year of gaining back 15lb. But don't know if it's Seroqu. related or not. I think it may be b/c I should be skinnier with all the running around I do.

Maybe give something else a try. Perhaps your li. is enough sedation? Mabye try what Katy is on..Risperal?

Just an aside, but the Seroq. s/e do lessen over time. But it sounds like you have severe s/e.

I mayself have taken a plummenting in mood. My sweet doggie got into a horrendous fight at the Petsmart yesterday. It was the most awful experience of my life almost. It was sooooo scary b/c of his breed. His teeth locked on to a screaming dog and wouldn't let go. I won't go into details but it was a nightmare. No one got seriously injured. Both dogs got more injured by the people trying to break it up by pounding on them with fists and canes....But alas I paid the bill b/c of my breed. another $200 down the tubes in the name of my beloved...I haven't really stopped crying.
i'm so f-ing sensitive that I think this incident has thrown me into a depression. It's awful. I was crying for 2 hours in the Petsmart before I could leave. they even wanted to call a taxi. Poor kids who worked there weren't prepared to council this howling lady and her dog screaming "I'm sooooo conflicted!" "I don't know what to do with him!"

take good care,
Katia


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