Posted by linkadge on August 28, 2007, at 16:23:17
In reply to Re: Seroquel XR - Took One Pill - 24 Hour Acid Trip..., posted by TTimes on August 27, 2007, at 16:41:24
Wow. That is intense. I have the worst hangover from one half of a 25mg pill! Yeah, thats righ, I think twice before taking even the lowest dose of the IR formulation (25mg) on account of its propensity to give me restless sleep, and a horrably crappy feeling the next day.
I don't know what the doctor was thinking for a number of reasons.
1) The dose was way too high. Fault of AstraZenica? Who knows
2) This drug is NOT approved for the problems you complained of. Most of the problems you said you had, namely:
- lack of concentration,
- short attention span,
- lack of motivation,
- obsessive thoughts around the same theme over and over again.
- socail anxiety issues.
Seroquel would make most of these problems WORSE, for the average person. Like other antipsychotics, seroquel can *cause* problems with cognition and attention, as well as lack of motivation. Seroquel is not the treatment of choice for social anxiety disorder. Most experts on social anxiety believe there is a dopamine defiiciancy rather than excessive amounts (ie like in schizophrenia).
There are a lot of doctors jumping on the bandwagon of seroquel for every disoder, but it is unfounded.
I would imagine that Astra Zenica is angry about lossing the sole rights to seroquel, and is therefore trying to get patients hooked on unnecesarily high doses of seroquel XR.