HELP SEROQUEL XR WEANING OFF SIDE EFFECTS!?
Oh god! I'm coming off and experiencing this odd breathlessness. Like I can't get a full breath. I've also noticed a SEVERE increase to my already extreme anxiety. It's hard for me to tell which is which though because my anxiety is so bad. I'm almost off now. 300 >150>100>50 a night...
Asked by Temika Thornberry 6 months ago.
Oh god! I'm coming off and experiencing this odd breathlessness. Like I can't get a full breath. I've also noticed a SEVERE increase to my already extreme anxiety. It's hard for me to tell which is which though because my anxiety is so bad. I'm almost off now. 300 >150>100>50 a night and now 50 every other night then I'm off. I'm oftentimes very shaky and dizzy in the a.m. and CONSTANTLY tired with a bad headache. Sleep issues..Can't sleep till after 2a.m. And when I do I don't sleep well. I wake up 3 to 4 times a night and don't feel rested all. Then awake early with little sleep around 7a.m. I'm ready to collapse of exhaustion by 5pm. Temperature regulation issues. Hallucinated a large spider ONCE and it scared the hell out of me.(NEVER EVER HALLUCINATED IN MY LIFE!!!!) Lost 17 lbs in like 2-3 mos. Appetite GREATLY diminished and can't eat much at once. Anyone else experience any of this? Answered by Georgina Hamer 6 months ago.
Seroquel withdrawal which may last for a few to several days, depending on how long you have been taking Seroquel and how long it has been since you actually stopped. Has your DR, discussed an interim medication to help with the withdrawals, or have you told them about it? You have all the classic signs of withdrawal. You may need additional help. Please let your DR know. Seroquel withdrawal - Weight Decreased – Unintentional weight loss Seroquel withdrawal - Pressure of Speech – A condition where the individual cannot voice his ideas fast enough with the pressure of there being not enough time to say it Seroquel withdrawal - Nightmare – Hallucinations Dreams that make you afraid or leave feelings of fear, terror, and upset long after waking up. Seroquel withdrawal - Mood Swings – An emotional shifting as from a state of happiness to a state of depression for a period of time. Seroquel withdrawal - Insomnia – Not able to fall asleep or sleeping for a shorter time than desired, thus not being able to properly rest and feeling un-refreshed. As a result, a person can become irritable, have difficulty concentrating and feel a lack of energy. This can be caused by stimulants such as by caffeine or drugs or by mental anxiety and stress. Mental stress can be communicated and relieved. Answered by Ivelisse Pender 6 months ago.
Vyvanse and Seroquel XR?
Hello, i have been taking Vyvanse for about 6 months now. 50 mg's at around 5 am, i fall back asleep and i am automatically awake usually a bit under an hour. But recently i was prescribed 200 mg's Seroquel XR, so i take it every night around 9 and im knocked out hard at about 10. but when i take my Vyvanse...
Asked by Beverlee Kunkle 6 months ago.
Hello, i have been taking Vyvanse for about 6 months now. 50 mg's at around 5 am, i fall back asleep and i am automatically awake usually a bit under an hour. But recently i was prescribed 200 mg's Seroquel XR, so i take it every night around 9 and im knocked out hard at about 10. but when i take my Vyvanse in the morning and fall back asleep it doesnt wake me up, my sister had to come in my room and tell me that i overslept and was late. I feel tired all day when before the Seroquel i felt alert and ready to work. I dont want to stop taking the Seroquel because i like the way it makes me feel, i dont feel like killing myself or burning myself like i used to a lot. Do you think an up on the Vyvanse to mabe 70 mgs would do it or mabe a different anti psychotic? heellpp Answered by Debera Brighter 6 months ago.
I had a terrible time taking Seroquel. Everyone reacts differently to psych meds, but I think doctors should be very careful about prescribing Seroquel. You don't need an antipsychotic to help you to sleep! My first month on Seroquel was ok. In the 2nd month, my hips became very stiff, and just walking down the street was difficult. (I do stretching and yoga almost everyday, so this stiffness was very strange.) Then my feet and ankle swelled up like balloons (edema). In two months on Seroquel, I gained 20 pounds. After that, my doctor and I agreed that I should stop taking it. As I said, people react differently to psych meds. Your experience with Seroquel might be better than mine. However, I don't think increasing Vyvanse is the best treatment. That is likely to add to your sleep problems. You wrote that you feel tired all day since starting the Seroquel. In my opinion, you should ask your doctor to take you off Seroquel and put you on a sleep aid that does not have so many side effects. There are so many meds to help you sleep. Some of them can be habit forming (like valium, klonopin and similar long-acting benzodiazepines). However, there are sleep aids that are not habit forming. I wish you well. P.S. If you really don't want to go off Seroquel, at least talk to your doctor about taking it at a lower dosage. You could probably do well at 100 to 150 mg. Answered by Estrella Gilio 6 months ago.
I've been taking Seroquel for at least 6 months. It makes you tired every time they increase your dosage but after about a week it will stop having that effect. After 2 weeks you won't even feel it, really. Unless you're also taking it in the daytime. Answered by Nathalie Mirbaha 6 months ago.
What is the difference between seroquel and seroquel xr?
Another thing, i took seroquel in the past and i didnt get akathisia from it, does seroquel xr gives you akathisia or is it like the other seroquel
Asked by Loreta Strejan 6 months ago.
Seroquel XR means: Seroquel extended release. This formula differs from standard Seroquel in that it releases the drug slowly into the bloodstream, keeping the levels stable. Standard Seroquel delivers the dose all at once, so you have high levels of anti-psychotic, followed by a drop. Seroquel XR keeps this from happening by releasing the drug gradually, keeping the drug levels stable. The only time it would be more beneficial to have the standard Seroquek would be when its prescribed for insomia, obviously then you'd want the whole sedative effects at once. If you didn't have side-effects with the ordinary Seroquel you shouldn't with the XR; the drug's the same, its the delivery system thats different. Answered by Timmy Krzywicki 6 months ago.
When a medication has "XR" or "CR" after it, it means that it's either an extended release formula or a controlled release, which are essentially the same thing. Instead of the medication absorbing right away and all at once, it slowly releases the medication into you system. The idea is then you'll have a continuous drug/blood level which would give you more consistent results. Answered by Janelle Boerboom 6 months ago.
What is Seroquel XR perscribed for?
My Psychiatrist gave me a few samples of different Mg's to help me sleep. But I did some research on it and nothing online talks about how it can be used as a sleep aid. He also thinks I might have Schizoid Personality disorder. Could he have told me it was a sleep aid to see if I have Schizophrenia?
Asked by Rafael Barcley 6 months ago.
Seroquel XR is indeed used to treat schizophrenia BUT it is also used for other purposes including insomnia and anxiety disorders. I was once prescribed anti-psychotic medication for digestion problems linked to stress. Seroquel XR is actually the marketed form of Quietapine which is an atypical anti-psychotic. Quetiapine may be used as a substitute to addictive benzodiazepines or sleeping tablets such as zolpidem because it often induces similar sedative effects on the patient. You can look up quietapine on wikipedia (link below) or many different sources. Also, if you check depression forums and the likes, you will see that many people take Seroquel for insomnia problems. Answered by Sena Delgoda 6 months ago.
Technically it is an anti psychotic but it is used as a sleep aid. It is also used for Bipolar mania AND depression in addition to psychosis related to both Bipolar and Schizophrenia. It is frequently added to an anti depressant if the depressed person is not getting enough relief from their anti depressant. I take Geodon (a related anti psychotic) for Bipolar even though I'm not psychotic. I won't take sleeping pills because they put me out so deep that I slept through my smoke alarm.......... Start with the smallest dose and see if it helps you sleep. It will also make you feel calmer in general. Answered by Wilma Monticello 6 months ago.
I was prescribed Seroquel about 3 years ago and was on it for about a year for my anxiety. It was HORRIBLE. All I could do all day was sleep. I went off it as soon as I figured out what meds it was making me like a walking zombie. I'd recommend anything else but Seroquel. Answered by Charita Lillo 6 months ago.
It's an anti psychotic drug that can be prescribed for mental illness like schizophrenia. But it's also given to a lot of people who just have some mental issues. I didn't like it, it made me gain 40 pounds. Answered by Fonda Riccardo 6 months ago.
Are these normal side effects for taking Seroquel XR?
A friend of mine is taking 50mg of Seroquel XR to treat his Paranoia, and Anxiety Disorder. He has been on the drug for about 4 days and there has already been a HUGE improvement. He actually seems happy and he hasn't been happy in so long, and his Paranoia is apparently bothering him less... I'm so happy...
Asked by Kandra Sadow 6 months ago.
A friend of mine is taking 50mg of Seroquel XR to treat his Paranoia, and Anxiety Disorder. He has been on the drug for about 4 days and there has already been a HUGE improvement. He actually seems happy and he hasn't been happy in so long, and his Paranoia is apparently bothering him less... I'm so happy for him. But something that happened tonight gave me the creeps. It was later in the night and we were sitting together playing some video games when I noticed he seemed to be shaking... and it turns out he was shaking like a leaf inside and his body was as hot as a furnace. It was over in about an hour, but it freaked me out. He says it's probably just his body adjusting to the meds or something, because he has never been on any form of medication before... and he says even if it's something that just happens with the meds, he's willing to deal with it... so he can finally be happy again... I really would like some advice, is this normal? Or is he having a bad reaction? Please Help! Answered by Darell Rogstad 6 months ago.
i got this off the website: :) Serious Side Effects Have Been Reported With Seroquel XR Including: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS): Tell your health care provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure. These may be symptoms of a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Stop Seroquel XR and call your health care provider right away. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia): Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who take Seroquel XR. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes) your health care provider should check your blood sugar before you start Seroquel XR and during therapy. Call your health care provider if you have any of these symptoms of high blood sugar while taking Seroquel XR: feel very thirsty need to urinate more than usual feel very hungry feel weak or tired feel sick to your stomach feel confused, or your breath smells fruity. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood (fat in the blood): Increases in total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol and decreases in HDL (good) cholesterol have been reported in clinical trials with Seroquel XR. You may not have any symptoms, so your health care provider should do blood tests to check your cholesterol and triglyceride levels before you start taking Seroquel XR and during therapy. Increase in weight (weight gain): Weight gain has been seen in patients who take Seroquel XR so you and your health care provider should check your weight regularly. Tardive dyskinesia: Tell your health care provider about any movements you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other body parts. These may be signs of a serious condition. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away, even if you stop taking Seroquel XR. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop taking Seroquel XR. Orthostatic hypotension (decreased blood pressure): Lightheadedness or fainting caused by a sudden change in heart rate and blood pressure when rising too quickly from a sitting or lying position. Increases in blood pressure: Reported in children and teenagers. Your health care provider should check blood pressure in children and adolescents before starting Seroquel XR and during therapy. Seroquel XR is not approved for patients under 18 years of age. Low white blood cell count Cataracts Seizures Abnormal thyroid tests: Your health care provider may do blood tests to check your thyroid hormone level. Increases in prolactin levels: Your health care provider may do blood tests to check your prolactin levels. Increases in liver enzymes: Your health care provider may do blood tests to check your liver enzyme levels. Long lasting and painful erection Difficulty swallowing Answered by Theresia Spyrakos 6 months ago.
Seroquel XR withdrawl, cold turkey? is this symptoms?
I've been on Seroquel XR 50mg for about 7 months now. I ended up moving back down to florida from newyork (kind of a shock, thinking I was just visiting for vacation but now im stuck here with my family permently down here). My insurance only works in ny & nj. I tried to ask my physcologist what to do, she told...
Asked by Carly Mollere 6 months ago.
I've been on Seroquel XR 50mg for about 7 months now. I ended up moving back down to florida from newyork (kind of a shock, thinking I was just visiting for vacation but now im stuck here with my family permently down here). My insurance only works in ny & nj. I tried to ask my physcologist what to do, she told me to go to the hopsital down here to get some. (stupidly, they arent going to give out seroquel at a hospital) so now i have to wait another week untill my mom goes to her doc and I can get them. I don;t feel horribly ill but I do have some nausea around this time (i usually take it at 6:00) and some headaches. its the 3rd day. I know I won't die from seroquel 50mg withdrawls but is this really bad. My parents say i will be fine for now. & I'm also sneezing alot, like last night ? I thought i was just having random allergies, but can this be a withdrawl symptom?? Answered by Rosina Crytser 6 months ago.
I also take Seroquel XR, sometimes i skip my medication and the side affects i get from it is normally dizziness, feeling fatigue, not hungry, cant sleep, angry and only some symptoms of my illness which is bipolar disorder. 50 mg of this medication isn't a lot normally people start off Seroquel with the lowest dose which is 50 mg, i take normally 500-600 mg of Seroquel and me suddenly not eating it makes me have those symptoms and nothing bad really happens. I suggest you to slowly decrease even though you take the smallest dosage, start by cutting the pill in half, they say not to but my psychiatrist makes me do it when my mania is intense, it makes it instant release but you'll be slowly taking more out of your body. So for about 5 days take the half pill then stop for a few days and see how you are. You should discuss this with your psychiatrist if you really want to be careful, i once stopped this medication for 5 days because i was suicidal and didn't want to take it and after a few days only some side affects where still there and all of my bipolar symptoms were back. Again 50 mg is basically nothing for me, its a very tiny amount and it takes very little affect on me. It is proven that the true power of the medication doesn't start till you take more that 300 mg so weaning off 50 mg shouldn't be a huge deal. Answered by Lilli Santoy 6 months ago.
Seroquel XR side effects?
I've been feeling this way for 3 days now
Asked by Cherly Besecker 6 months ago.
I've been on Seroquel XR 400mg for a year now. I used to always go out on weekends drink and not take my tablets and i was fine. I went to a festival that was all day and night and didn't take my tablets till sunday night. I've been feeling restlessness and my chest hurts and i feel weak and can't stand up for more than 5 minutes. i can't get comftable either. but when i take my tablets at night i am fine.. anyone know's whats going on? Answered by Annita Melia 6 months ago.
Absolutly. Completly normal while on Seroquel. DO NOT drink with this drug. You will end up spinning and in a coma within 5 minutes of half a glass of wine. It is really bad. 400mg may have a dif. effect as the tablets you take at night however. Seroquel is released faster and faster and faster into your body depending on how big the dosage is, this is why the small tablets you most likely take at night make you tired. The reason you're fine at night after you take these is because it is a heavy relaxant. You're comfortrable, chilling out, eating a lot and then sleep. Do not miss dosages of this medication, your body will react as though it is allergic to the natural amount of toxins it produces without it and go into shock. It makes up for the amount of chemicals it is not recieving without the seroquel, produces an excess so when you stop taking it there is a huge cut off. You won't be able to walk in a straight line. Do it incrimentally, with a doctor slowly decreasing the dosage, or else it is just like telling your own body to poison itself while in withdrawal. The emotional withdrawal symptoms get just as good as the physical ones after about 2 days, you will feel like hell. Answered by Matilda Ridge 6 months ago.
My doctor put me on Seroquel XR what?!!!!?
I was not diagnosed by the doctor how put me on these meds I was diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
Asked by Tatyana Osisek 6 months ago.
So I was diagnosed with Bipolar when I was 16 I'm 21 now. I’ve never been on meds for it before. I also have Diabetes and high blood pressure. Now I’ve noticed sense I’ve been on it I’m more depressed about my weight which is 211 and I feel pissed all the time or get pissed a lot easier which doesn’t make sense to me, I though this med was going to help but if anything it has mad my depression worse and I’ve turned into a beoch. I’m taking a really low dose of 50mg. Some of the side effects of this med is weight gain, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. The more I look into this med and related meds makes me think my doctor is stupid but really nice. I don’t know what to do I want to loose weight not gain so I can lower my blood sugar and pressure. Answered by Randell Snowdon 6 months ago.
I came across your question and totally understand what you are feeling. I too was diagnosed with Bipolar a few weeks back and put on Seroquel XR. I had previously taken anti-depressants for about a year (paxil, lexapro, cymbalta) and none of them quite worked. After rigorously reading everything I could find on it, I came to the conclusion to try it out (it was either this or Lamictal which could lead to a deadly skin rash). My main concerns were very similar to yours especially about weight gain. 1. ALL drugs will list every possible side effects. 2. No pill is going to make you gain weight- you gain weight because you eat. so for those people who say they gained 20lbs in 3 weeks is probably because they overate. Also important to know what dosage and other meds the reviewers were on-because someone taking 800mg will have different side effects from someone who takes 50mg. Its hard to be objective. 4. Remember that everyone reacts differently to medicines. which is important (in the case of psychiatry) to tryout different meds and find the one that works best for you. 5. You have take into consideration that Seroquel XR and original Seroquel are different. XR is time released and fairly new on the market and is an upgrade from the original. People who do not know the difference may put up reviews intended for Seroquel not the XR form. Bottom Line is... You should give a try and see how it works for you. Most meds take at least 2 weeks to notice any changes. I have decided to give it a good 2 months before making my decision on how I feel about Seroquel XR. Also if you read the information packet, it says that 300mg is the "recommended" dosage for bipolar. (again that depends on the individual) Also about wanting to lose weight -- think about it this way, if you find a med that works for you then you will be happy and energetic. (depressed = "eat a lot and sleep", happy = "go out and get things done" the only key to losing weight is to eat healthy and exercise. There is no short-cut, its all about will power and perseverance. (trust me, I lost 30lbs so far...and its an on-going battle with food.) I am currently on 300mg Seroquel XR.... (28yrs old) Be sure to talk with your psychiatrist about your options, side effects you may have, and your concerns. I find it helpful to keep a journal of my moods/side effects/dosage to tell my doctor or see if I'm making progress. (I also have a friend taking Seroquel and Depekote daily for over a year and she hasn't gained weight. REMEMBER: don't expect overnight changes, finding the right med and or combo takes time....same for weight loss.) Hope my response answers your question.. Best of luck. Answered by Natisha Bardeen 6 months ago.
Seroquel Xr Reviews Answered by Dulcie Whirlow 6 months ago.
I am bi polar and was put on Seroquel and reacted horribly to it. I gained weight, started self-harming, and was suicidal..Seroquel for me was a no-go. When was the last time you were seen by a psychiatrist? It wouldn't hurt to go to one again. They were trained specifically to treat metal illness and to prescribe the medications to fit each persons unique problems. Whereas a regular doctor is skilled in only baseline mental problems... Best of luck to you// Answered by Erick Kaplun 6 months ago.
For one if you do have diabetes and he is prescribing you medicine that gives you high blood sugar and such then he is apparently not that smart... or maybe he either forgot or didnt realize that you are diabetic... and for two..... the dosage he gave you is probably wrong... its kind of a guessing game when its trying to find the right strength of what is right for you... you need to go back to your doctor and tell him whats going on.... and if your diabetic that most likely means type two... which is taking pills... or taking insulin... and normally those meds kind of make you gain weight as well because your body is no long eating your fat for energy... and thats a really good thing because if you go off your meds and can lead to DEATH... but yeah you definately need to go back to the doctor and either tell him you need a different med that wont effect your blood sugar... and also just plain out that its not working and that your becoming more depressed.... course keep in mind whatever antipsychotic your taking.... it can take up well over six weeks to see results.... because it takes awhile for your body to build it up.... Answered by Salley Ebbighausen 6 months ago.
man when i was put on seroquel i gained hella mounts of weight. aghhh went from 180-224. dont try epival either (depokte) or whatever, lithium is a bad one too ask your doc about zeldox. it soo works. lost weight i have to take seroquel half a pill for sleeping. if i take 1 pill i am soo doped up. Answered by Jeanice Sins 6 months ago.
Talk to your doctor about it. Maybe you can ask for a referral to a psychiatrist, they have much more experience with the drugs used to treat Bipolar. Weight loss needs to be medically supervised if you are diabetic. Your "nice" doctor may have more experience with treating obesity than anti-psychotic medication. Walking is great exercise and safe for pretty much everyone. Answered by Tempie Weddell 6 months ago.
Your doc isn't looking out for your best interest...get a second opinion on what meds are safe for you to take in conjunction with the other health issues you have. Answered by Lu Agustino 6 months ago.
Is seroquel XR addictive?
i take seroquel XR to help with medical problems however after one day i start to sweat badly. i get real cold and i get chills at times and i feel sick. i feel like im going to vomit and its only when im off of it at rare times that this happens. people say no but i feel it is if i have these symptoms id lke help...
Asked by Laquita Steinacker 6 months ago.
i take seroquel XR to help with medical problems however after one day i start to sweat badly. i get real cold and i get chills at times and i feel sick. i feel like im going to vomit and its only when im off of it at rare times that this happens. people say no but i feel it is if i have these symptoms id lke help to know whats going on. Answered by Ollie Siddons 6 months ago.
The thing about Seroquel is that it's a long-term drug which means you have to ease on and off of it. When you make huge dose changes quickly it could and will most likely kill you, you need to get on and off of it slowly. The reason is that the medicine is incredibly powerful and you body (no matter what size) can't handle such big changes. It's good you feel like your going to throw up, it's a sign that your body recognizes you're hurting yourself with the drug. But when you make ANY change whatsoever, you need to wait two weeks before doing anything, which I agree is quite annoying. But when you make any change, for two weeks, you'll feel like **** anyway. Seroquel is a dangerous drug and should be taken with caution. If you take something like Concerta (a stimulant used for similar reasons as Seroquel), you wouldn't have to be a careful since it's a short-term drug and could be taken at will. So just be careful. Answered by Evelyn Medellin 6 months ago.
Seroquel normally is not addictive. Every single Psychiatrist I've been too told me that it wasn't addictive and because if that I'm able to take it. If you've just recently started taking Seroquel then it could just be the side effects, your body just needs to adjust to the medication. Most side effects go away after about 2 weeks. It also could just be that the dosage is too high and it needs to be adjusted. Seroquel is the type of medication that needs to be taken as directed - don't skip days or miss taking it. Let it settle in your system and you might feel better, just don't play around with it. Tell your doctor about it he'll be able to help you out, maybe Seroquel just isn't for you. Everything works differently depending on the person. Hope this helps :) Answered by Tora Frasure 6 months ago.
Yea this is stunning i replaced into out chilly interior an half-hour on that dosage if seroquel does not assist you circulate to sleep you're able to be able to need an advance on your dosage after a week or 2 one hundred fifty mg wasn't putting me to sleep anymore you're able to be able to could desire to change your medicine ambien did no longer artwork for me the two felt like i replaced into extreme very disoriented Answered by Evelin Mantsch 6 months ago.
Seroquel and Seroquel XR question?
I'm on 400mg seroquel XR. i went to the pharmacy to purchase more and they gave me Seroquel not the XR one. stupidly i didn't look at it till later that night (i shouldn't even have to check) and i'm freaking out and don't know what to do what's the differance between normal and XR. if it...
Asked by Miyoko Almanza 6 months ago.
I'm on 400mg seroquel XR. i went to the pharmacy to purchase more and they gave me Seroquel not the XR one. stupidly i didn't look at it till later that night (i shouldn't even have to check) and i'm freaking out and don't know what to do what's the differance between normal and XR. if it makes u sleep more i really can't do that because i have to get up early tomorrow Answered by Lanelle Parody 6 months ago.
Seroquel XR is a modified release tablet, that means it releases the active ingredients of a 24 hour period thus reducing the effect of sedation. Standard Seroquel does not do this, so you would feel drowsy earlier than normal and for a longer period of time. Its not the end of the world but you do need to return to the pharmacy asap to get your correct prescription. Answered by Noah Brehm 6 months ago.