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Re: I'm finding seroquel to be activating.

Posted by undopaminergic on January 17, 2023, at 11:06:43

In reply to Re: I'm finding seroquel to be activating. TriedEveryMedication, posted by SLS on January 16, 2023, at 7:37:14

> > p-doc added seroquel for my GAD. From what he said, this stuff is supposed to knock me out. 50mg at night keeps me up. Kinda afraid to go higher, fear of even worse insomnia.
> >
> > It does seem to be helping my anxiety.
> >
> > Can I take this during the day instead of at night?
> Sorry to come back so late.
> I imagine you stopped taking Seroquel. That was absolutely the right call. My suspicion is that you were experiencing akathia. Seroquel is supposed to be one of the APs least likely to produce EPS, including akathisia. If it is akathisia / EPS, your reaction is idiosyncratic rather than the norm.
> Unless there is no better explanation for your experience, remember how it felt so that you will recognize it the next time it happens. Remember that many psychotropics produce anxiety as a start-up side effect that dissipates given enough time - but nothing as intense as you experienced.
> - Scott

As far as I understand akathisia, it is (when fully manifest) something worse than what he seems to describe. It is an extreme kind of restlessness, an inner urge that you have to move. It is felt centrally in the body rather than eg. in the legs.





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