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Re: Seroquel could make you less active, not sad » UgottaHaveHope

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 13, 2006, at 11:03:52

In reply to Re: Seroquel could make you less active, not sad, posted by UgottaHaveHope on October 13, 2006, at 3:09:56

> OK, hear me out on this: I take Seroquel too. Here's my theory: It makes you more tired, which makes you less active, which makes you feel bad about not being active, which makes me feel sad. But you've got to fight it. Seroquel is a miracle drug for sleep. Perhaps you should take less of it, or even counter it with caffeine during the day.

Oh yes, definitely makes me more tired and sedated. and this can impact my productivity, and make me feel depressed about not getting my work done during the day. You are VERY right about this. My AD (cymbalta) also makes me quite tired during the day, even after taking it for several months now (90mg).

For these reasons, I have been taking provigil, 200mg every morning, and I have caffeine (usually coffee or black tea) in the am, and also some caffeine at lunch time). I feel pretty awake, am doing fairly well in terms of concentrating. I get an energy slump between 4-8pm, and then feel great- I could stay up later, but I take my meds at about 10 pm every night. I have a very regular sleep cycle. always in bed by 11-12, always awake between 7-8am.

Thanks for your suggestions though. On the occasions where I have forgotten to take provigil, or I didn't get my Rx filled for a few days, I was feeling like a complete lump, and a drag, and getting whiny and mopey, so yes- you are ABSOLUTELY right that energy level can dramatically affect mood.





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