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Re: Seroquel - nope fluffy

Posted by Barbaracat on September 26, 2004, at 20:00:32

In reply to Re: Seroquel - nope, posted by fluffy on September 26, 2004, at 17:57:16

Sorry the Abilify didn't work out, Katy. It's a bummer when you get your hopes up, thinking that maybe this one will make a difference. But when it makes you feel worse, arghh... Listen, here's a simple suggestion but maybe worth trying. Seems to be that the reason Seroquel is such a powerful sleeper is due to it's anti-histimine properties, really targets those histimine receptors. So a trial would be to try some generic benedryl caps - dihydro blah blah, don't remember the full name. Works very well as a sleeper (50-100mg) and some people find their depression responds to such an anti-histamine. If you're taking Seroquel mainly for it's sleepy quality then maybe benedryl will work and you won't be messing with your dopamine? A thought.

How am I? I'm doing so-so, mainly because my physical symptoms from fibromyalgia, or whatever the hell this thing is, are active. I feel tired, bunged up, toxic, and my day/night cycles are weird. Got some labs back and my cortisol is doing strange things, as in my adrenals are making enough cortisol just fine, but the target organ's receptors aren't receiving it. So all my hormones are real real low. I don't know what this means and my Dr., dear fellow, seems like a dunce to me, although he comes highly recommended from reputable sources. Lousy bedside manner is all, I hope. So I dunno what it might mean. But when my energy is too low to drag my butt out for some exercise, my mood disintegrates. So there you have it. I feel like crap.

With all the very serious junk we live breathe and eat, it's surprising anyone is moderately healthy or sane. I don't think I know a single person in that boat (except maybe the Dalai Lama - but can't say I really know him).

So hang in there, girlfriend. We're all going through this for some dang reason. - BCat




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