Benzo's should be taken off the market. I had NO IDEA that Seroquil was for bi-polar and schizophrenia. I was put on it for depression and my body rejected it. It was horrible thank GOD I was in the hospital when this happened.
Seroquel is a destroyer for those whom don’t legitimately need it, and Seroquel is a savior for those whom do legitimately need it. The side effects are bad, though, for patients with bipolar and or schizophrenia, there aren’t many options as powerful, and effective quickly.
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In 2010 I ended up in the psych ward for the second time. I asked for something to help me sleep. My doctor prescribed Seroquel. I took it at bedtime and woke a short time later feeling strange, but I went back to sleep but I didn't sleep well. Next day I told my doctor thinking he'd try something else. No, I just got a larger dose of Seroquel. When I took my pills that evening something told me not to take the seroquel. But I did. Once again I woke up shortly after taking it but this time I knew something was drastically wrong. I made it to the nurse's station just before I passed out. A code was called, I almost died. That was bad enough but then the next day my doctor proceeded to accuse me of having had "hidden pills." Heaven forbid that one of his precious psych meds was the cause of me almost dying. But it was. So Seroquel is given for sleep but as I say, it almost put me in a permanent sleep - death.
Make sure to have your thyroid, glucose and cholesterol checked regularly while on this medication. My psych checks me 2x/year. It can cause diabetes among other things. Also, since it is metabolized in your liver, detoxification is super important. I highly recommend choline from Standard Process 2x daily with meals.
I'm 24 and I've been on Seroquel since I was 16. I'm on 300 MG at night. The only side effects I've gotten from it are drowsiness and extreme weight gain. This video as well as all of the comments have made me scared to continue taking it and scared to come off of it. One time a few years ago I lost my primary doctor and went 4 days without taking it and I started going through delusions and hallucinations. I was in a psychotic state and I was talking to people who weren't actually there and I pulled a knife out on my mom. I woke up in a psychiatric hospital and they put me back on it at a higher dosage (I was on 100 mg; they increased it to 300 mg). I have no idea how I'm going to be able to get off of it, and in afraid they'll keep me on it indefinitely. I really wish I didn't watch this video now 😖
ganjaman 407 ❤ I would also suggest the first night you experience insomnia (you know that special seroquel insomnia that leaves you with a headache, ringing in the ears, and restless muscles), go back to the last dose that allowed you to sleep. It just means you'll have to taper slower. I rushed going down from about 115mgs to 100mgs after only being there for a few days thinking 100mgs was not much of a difference. Nope!! The first night at 100 experienced no issues but the second night I couldnt fall asleep. The next night I went back to 115mgs and was fine.
One interesting thing I experienced in the past at every reduction (from 800 to 600, from 600 to 400, from 400 to 300, from 300 to 200, and from 200 to 150) was about a month or longer after making the reduction, I'd have a period of profuse sweating, increased energy and loss of appetite. I believe that's the brain/body/metabolism making adjustments. These symptoms would last about 2 weeks. I always lost weight during this time. Then I would eventually stabilize and stop sweating and my energy returned to normal. It happened every time. I've been able to get off about 35lbs of the 50lbs that I gained on this medication just by reducing it. My intense cravings for sweets decreased too. Unfortunately I still feel emotionally detached and my libido is nonexistent.
Now if I smoke weed, I feel great but I get racing thoughts, loss of appetite and grandiose thinking. Maybe one day I'll be able to enjoy it again but for now this is too delicate a process to mess with.
Good luck with your journey!!! My goal was to find the lowest dose I could take for sleep but now my goal is to get off completely.
Thank you so much for the advice! I have tried telling my doctor that I want to quit taking it, or at least decrease my dose, but apparently, the doctors act like they don't know the risks of quitting psych drugs cold turkey- they just tell me to stay on it or quit taking it altogether. I will just do what you said and taper my dose by 10% every 3 weeks. That sounds like a reasonable protocol that I can handle. Best wishes to you on your taper and we CAN get through this!!
ganjaman 407 They say 10% decrease every 3 weeks or so but listen to your body. I've been tapering off from 800mgs for 3 years with my psych. Finally down to about 125mgs. It's probably going to take me the rest of the year to get to 0 and it will take months to recover after it's out of my system. No coffee, alcohol, marijuana (unfortunately), and healing my gut with a nutritionist. Choline to detoxify my liver but only from Standard Process bc they are the best. Good luck! Dont try cold turkey and don't rush it.
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Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic medication originally used as a treatment for schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. It has allegedly been linked to increased weight gain as well as serious Seroquel side effects including hyperglycemia and diabetes, tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and birth defects.
Seroquel is a member of a category of drugs called "psychotronics". It was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 1997 as a treatment for schizophrenia and in 2004 the antipsychotic was approved for the treatment of mania associated with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) such as delusions, thought disorder, hallucinations, social withdrawal, lack of energy, apathy, and reduced ability to express emotion. (Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans or about 2.6 percent of the US. population age 18 and older every year and it is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world.)
Seroquel is also widely prescribed "off-label", meaning it is prescribed for conditions other than those originally approved by the FDA. (Although it is not illegal to prescribe drugs off-label, it is illegal to market drugs for non-FDA approved uses.) Seroquel is also prescribed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), general anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder, insomnia, and other sleep disorders.
SEROQUEL WARNINGS AND SIDE EFFECTS
In 2003 the FDA required AstraZeneca, Seroquel's manufacturer, to add black box warnings to Seroquel's label after receiving several reports of increased diabetes rates among antipsychotic drug users. The reports indicated that Seroquel users face the highest risk of developing diabetes compared with other atypical antipsychotic medications. One study found that Seroquel users had 3.34 times more reported cases of diabetes compared to older first-generation antipsychotic medications.
A later study reported the antipsychotic was associated with hyperglycemia, in some cases leading to ketoacidosis, coma, or death. In May 2005 the FDA ordered manufacturers of atypical (also known as 'second-generation'), antipsychotic medications--including Seroquel--to add another warning to the already existing black-box warnings, stating that the drugs are associated with an increased risk of death related to psychosis and behavioral problems in elderly patients with dementia.
In some cases, hyperglycemia and high blood sugar can lead to coma or death through dehydration, kidney failure, and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes mellitus can also lead to erectile dysfunction, blindness, gangrene and limb amputation.
Seroquel side effects also include neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which is characterized by fever and muscle rigidity. Other serious Seroquel side effects include tardive dyskinesia or uncontrollable movements.
As of September 2008, nearly 9,000 lawsuits had been filed against AstraZeneca, the maker of the blockbuster Seroquel. Almost 6,000 Seroquel lawsuits had been filed by injured victims in federal court and another 3,000 Seroquel cases were filed in various state courts involving 7,492 more plaintiff groups.
In federal court, the Seroquel litigation has been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), which is centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. About 5,829 of the lawsuits are currently in the MDL, where they are being handled together for pretrial proceedings. If the cases do not resolve during pretrial litigation, the MDL procedures require that the cases be sent back to the court where they were filed for trial.
AstraZeneca says it has been served with complaints involving over 13,000 plaintiff groups. One legal expert predicts that AstraZeneca's defense costs will reach $10 billion. (Zyprexa litigation involved similar claims, i.e., diabetes and weight gain. Eli Lilly, the Zyprexa manufacturer, paid approximately $1.2 billion to settle about 30,000 individual Zyprexa lawsuits.)
This medication caused my body to move involuntarily. My hand flew in the air thee times and simultaneously accompanied by a severe shocking feeling on the left side of my head. Now my facial muscles move continually and i get a frown often and cant control it. my left eye shakes alot and is difficult to close. I have not been able to relax my body since that experience. It's like it affected my muscular and nervous system. No i have severe social anxiety because of how it affected my face. I must get help.
Yes, I agree! The withdrawal from Seroquel felt exactly, if not worse than withdrawing from opiates. I was on Seroquel for 17 years. Starting weight 136 pounds by the time I quit last year, I was over 200 pounds. I was taking 400mg and was exhausted 24/7. I was prescribed this for insomnia. Last year, I was waking up with a racing heart and even more anxiety. Withdrawing from Seroquel was absolute hell. I experienced nausea, dry heaving, muscle cramps, suicidal thoughts, and basically felt like I was going insane. One year later, I am feeling much better. My psychiatrist put me on Klonapin for anxiety/sleep and it works. I no longer sleep 12-16 hours, walk around like a zombie, and eat copious amounts before bedtime. Seroquel will make you feel like you're starving! This drug may be helpful for those who suffer from bipolar, schizophrenia, mania, but please REFUSE your doctor's suggestion of this drug as a sleep aid.
Seroquel is an excellent medication for permanent insomnia. Nothing else works for me, besides this stuff. You might not be able to stop taking it completely, but I discovered if you skip it for 1 night (although you'll go through hell from not sleeping until you take it again) then the next time you take it, take just half your reccomended dosage and you'll notice your body doesn't need such a high dose of it. You can continue to do this until you find out the better least amount your body needs. The less Seroquel you take the better off you are. I've noticed over the years from taking it, that it will cause a messed up rapid heartbeat if it's being taken at too high of a dosage, even just slightly. As far as I know, at this point in my life, I'll have to take it for the rest of my life. And from my personal experience, if you take this stuff, stay away from the hard street drugs, they cause the Seroquel to stop working at first temporarily, but who knows, the more someone does that to their body, those hard street drugs in their system could wind up causing the Seroquel to never work again permanently. Also the interaction of hard street drugs and Seroquel can kill you. Good luck to everyone who has to take this medication as well, you'll be ok, it's just a matter of being cautious about what you do and don't put into your body.
This medication gave me a seizure, I am not an epileptic, I also and suffering muscle spasms, not taking this anymore, drugs like this MAKE YOUR HORMONES IMBALANCED, our brains are not broken, Drs feed us that shit... not all doctors are money driven but health is a business not a benefit to society.... take up hobbies, believe in yourself, keep positive people close, we can overcome the trauma we’ve faced, we don’t need lobotomy pills
Can I share my experience?
I was prescribed this drug back in 2012 at hospital at a dose of 300mg for depression/Borderline personality disorder/suicidal ideation( although I wasn't really suicidal) and a newly diagnosed autistic. The doctor's put me on a crap load of medications like olazapine, zyprexa, lithium, duloxetine (and a few more I can't remember). In a few weeks of taking Seroquel I gained 10-15kg more than when I was admitted. Before admission I was at the 80kg mark.
By then, the drug made me an insomniac. Before the drug I had no issues getting good hours in, but when on the drug, I was getting only 3-4 hours of sleep. It also made me a zombie, fucked me up psychologically and incapacitated my ability to think clearly.
My mental health deteriorated and the doctor's decided to increase my Seroquel dose by 100mg, then if I didn't respond, increase it again and again.
They also changed my other meds because i wasn't responding to the current meds. So, I had several admissions to hospital on and off for the course of 1 year. I was on 600 mg of Seroquel.
My mother and I raised a complaint to the doctor about having absent periods for a few months, yet they pushed the concern aside. So here I was getting dangerously close to 100kg, my mental health was not improving so the final resort was ECT.
BTW I am in Australia when this happened. I was 22 and now years after, my life has been greatly impacted, and now more traumatized by that hospital experience til this day. After my first discharged late 2012-2013 I was given Seroquel, some antidepressants and a sleeping drug to counter the fucking side effect of insomnia. After that experience, I no longer wanted to live like that and deliberately went cold turkey off those drugs. It was hell for a period adjusting to new feelings in my head and body, but I tell you what, it was the best thing I did as my sleep almost returned to normal and I lost about 10+kg.
So I've been on the moment I have clinic for 4 years now I've never have been given any medication I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and unstable personality disorder I was given quetiapine 50 mg and diazepam 10 mg I've been told to take 2 diazepam the one in the morning one in the afternoon and quetiapine before I go to bed I am not arguing with my diagnosis but I do think for my first ever medication it's jumping the gun a bit I feel I managed my mental health well and feel I should have been giving something weaker I've done quite a little bit of looking and what they still does and I'm not too sure if I'm 100% right but these drugs strips the pineal gland I'm not too sure what to do
I have just started taking it in a fairly low dose, 150g, and it has taken me out of the deep depression I was in and helped me to sleep. I feel a bit groggy in the morning but once I'm up, I'm fine. It is really helping, and I hope it continues to do so.
I've taken this drug for the past several years and it is actually really good for Bipolar depression, my major complaint. However it's caused me to gain over 4 stone and makes me sleep for a good 10-12 hours at a time. The instant release formulation is often given during the day for patients whose condition merits it, for example severe mania, psychosis and exacerbations of borderline personality disorder in some case. A morning prescription of this drug is terrible and I cannot understand why doctors give it anytime other than at night. It's like the devil drug- weight gain and sedation are terrible but my god is it good for bipolar!
Seroquel might make me a bit more sleepy but I couldn't do anything without it. Started off with just lamictal 200mg/day which barely worked so they added seroquel depot 200mg/day and it has helped A LOT! I've been on it a bit over a year now and I'm so incredibly happy for it. I've since then added wellbutrin too and I'm ever so thankful. So yeah, there are a lot of scare-storys about meds for mental illness and though you should be very cautious when taking new drugs they help save a lot of lives.
I just quit Seroquel cold turkey due elevated blood sugar/hyperglycemia and feeling like a zombie, and the withdrawal is terrible. severe insomnia and lethargy, uncontrolled hand movements, nausea, and pains. My sleep is super fucked up, I never had sleeping problems in my life until I was put on psych meds.
my psychiatrist gave me quetiapine aka Seroquel a very small dose and I took it b4 going to bed and my day after was destoryed and I stopped taking it... I told my psychiatrist about this video and he was so dumb that he don't even know Seroquel is the same as quetiapine and said the reason theres so many videos of it online is bc its the "best medication" and I have been on dogmatil for a long time and I get withdrawn side effect of headace and he just blame it on stress and won't belive me that its an adction... fuck psychiatrists! they r lairs!
BratzSamuel2005 seroqual causes TD Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a complex neurological disorder caused by antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs. It has many variations and afflicts both muscle control and mental processes. Among those given antipsychotics, TD occurs in very high rates in all age groups and is usually persistent and irreversible.
In America, they give this drug to pretty much any child who has any psychiatric problem.I have problems with anxiety. I was prescribed 600 mgs a day when i was a teenager. all kinds of different psychiatric drugs but mostly off label atypical anti psychotics.my dr. said that they shouldn't have any side effects and when i reported side effects he would just give me more pills, when i developed new disorders i had never show signs of before, new pills, on and on. this went on from the age of 12 to 18 when i finally had a choice and i flushed the pills down the toilet. I should have weaned myself off but all the drugs took away my impulse control, which is in naturally short supply for some one that age to begin with. I guess if you are reading this and you are a parent who has a child who is telling you the drugs the dr is telling them to take make them feel bad or worse,and the dr. is saying things like "it should make you feel better, i'll write you another script" please don't ignore your child. these drugs destroyed my life. it's like i was in a walking coma from 12 to 18 and i lost everything i was supposed to learn from those years and just learned to be afraid instead, of people who are supposed to help you, or be authorities on something, and the advice of people like that, of everything, the world.
you can basically make a scary horrifying documentary about any substance. they do a scare tactic report on this drug yet in every store virtually anywhere on earth you can buy cigarettes, the most harmful thing on earth.
Aria Carlson antidepressants I watched YouTube videos of families life's destroyed from the damaging affects...one guy lost his work and ending up being like vegetable.they cause people to have suicidal thoughts anti depressants so its no different to antipsychotics. What keep me alive and going to survive was to get off them...if I was still on them.I could have been gone now ..so lucky too be still here. I pulled Trough....much better off them and enjoy life a lot more even with TD.
Aria Carlson yea sure is..I have brain damage and nervous system problems from 13 years of psychiatric drugs...antipsychotics I was on for about 9 years and ritlin for 4 or more..whatever you do tho make sure you reduce the dose MG slowly...don't stop taking all together quickly..I reduced off my abilfy for about 4 to 8 weeks...but even that can be too fast...as seems Better slower reducing off of the drugs. As the Tardive dyskinesia might develop faster if reduce off to quick...but I'm sure youl work it out..just make sure you have supportive pepole around you and someone to talk to if needed
wow thats quite disturbing. they diagnosed me in under 20 minutes and prescribe these drugs without telling any side effects, and switch them so fast too. i quit seroquel myself and am weaning myself off lexapro. I was in a mental hospital and saw how horrible it is, they had some young kids on 3 psych drugs. Everyone was so messed up there, especially people who take multiple drugs for long time. They even had people doing ECT shocking their brain into a seizure which cause memory loss and supposed to cure depression after 20 some sessions. The people looked like complete zombies after it. Scared me so bad. Natural cures are the way to go.
Aria Carlson No lexopro is not safe...pepole who are proscribed antidepressants theys medications make pepole suicidal.and give brain damage and can have hurrendus long term side affect withdrawals. Stay away from Pyc drugs or reduce of them slowly with supportive pepole around you...seroqual nearly killed in 2009
I've been taking it for a few months. I only take 200mg at night and 150mg Zoloft in the morning.... my anger and extreme mood changes seem to be controlled a lot more. I haven't thought suicidal thoughts. The issues I have is that if I take it too late at night and need to wake up too early it's hard to get up and often fall back a sleep for a long time. I'm very active and work out a lot so I just need to get up and start moving. Also I feel kinda spacey at times during the day.
I hate this yes it helped initially but it has messed me up I will never take a drug like this long term again. I didn't mind the next day after taking this but you literally can't focus as hard as you try if your doing anything where your concentration is needed even something small. It also blocks my nose and I can't breathe properly for 4 hrs at least if i don't fall asleep within 25 to 40 minutes of taking. I think I have heard and had most of the symptons of this but not heard about it blocking your nose.
John F it did the same thing to me it made me so I couldn’t breath out of my nose and i would start having my heart race and then get panicked it’s horrible my moms been on it and its giving her demetia
i have found "SEROQUEL XR" to be very helpfull.
150mg morning and night and have had next to no side effects.
it took me from being a screaming banshee to a very quiet person who thinks things through before acting and has been great.
the only side effect i have found is i have very little emotion like love, hate, sad, (happy?) angry.
but i am happy to give all that up just to have straight and clear thinking.
it did not cure me but am a much better person for it.
Seroquel doesn't make me groggy during the day and often has to be combined with ambien to fall asleep , granted I have chronic insomnia. Seroquel has done wonders with my depression and anxiety. Don't discredit the drug
For me it has been a life saver, I take a small dose tho, with clonazepam, my emotions are more stable and I can sleep at least, doesn't make me a zombie or anything, but I did get parkinsonism it was really scary but that's because the doctor messed up and mixed it with a bunch of other meds, would not recommend! Still recovering from that after 5 years!
I've been on seroquel for 7 years (started at 14 and I'm 22 now) and it's helped me immensely with my mental illness. For severe cases of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia it can really do wonders but thats not without the risk and sacrifice of your physical health.. I was given so many different medications as a kid and nothing worked until seroquel. I actually remember asking my mom if this is how I was "supposed to feel" because for the first time that I could remember in so long I felt normal and could go through my day and function like a normal human being. I couldn't even attend school because of my mental illness at one point and once I got on a steady dose of seroquel I was able to finish high school (and graduate 7 months early) all while holding a job at the local Kfc lol sounds stupid but to me it was symbolic of finally being able to do what everyone else did without having the mental handicap preventing me from enjoying things that everyone should be able to enjoy. That's not to say that it didn't have an effect on me physically though, after about three years and an elevated dose of 250mgs (XR) I started noticing circulation issues and muscle spasms in my legs, my body started to feel what I called "al dente" or "noodley" at the time because my body just felt like it was going to collapse for the first couple hours after I got out of bed in the morning and at about this time I had gained 57 pounds and ended up weighing 182lbs at 17 because this medication makes your body hold onto water weight like nobody's business.. I knew it would have these effects eventually because my psychiatrist is amazing and very transparent about drugs used to treat psychotic disorders but it took me a long time and a lot of meds to find the dr and prescriptions that worked for me and I'm honestly willing to accept the physical effects if it means I can continue to function actively in society and be able to support myself as an adult should be able to do. I get EKG's done yearly to make sure that my heart isn't being effected by the meds I take but there should be more honesty about what these meds do to your body because it really is something the person should be able to decide for themselves if their mental health or physical health is more important or more in need of intervention by one of these strong anti-psychotics. These medications change the chemistry of your brain, and someone that can't sleep doesn't need their brain re-wired. It's not worth the physical side effects but in cases like mine as crazy as it sounds, bring on the muscle spasms and shortened life expectancy, at least I'll be able to hold a job and live a life that I can provide for myself instead of having to live with the fear that I could possibly have to live with my parents for the rest of my life (or theirs) because I couldn't rely on my mental stability to be able to provide for myself.
Jenna Cisterman How are your relationships? Its completely killed my libido, diminished my empathy, and I feel disconnected from everyone ever since starting 5 years ago. Now at 150mgs down from 800mg, things that used to bring me joy no longer do. I've been researching coming off and it's all terrible stories.
Jenna Cisterman seroquel causes Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a complex neurological disorder caused by antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs. It has many variations and afflicts both muscle control and mental processes. Among those given antipsychotics, TD occurs in very high rates in all age groups and is usually persistent and irreversible.
Hello am Aussie & have Bipolar + take Seroquel XR - this medication has been a lifesafer for me ! Haven't gained any weight. It does make me sleep in late but at least I can SLEEP every night now finally. I don't feel numb inside, I feel normalised and have a healthier range of emotions on this drug. Don't know about withdrawals, but don't intend to stop taking it anytime soon so not bothered. I reckon a HUGE problem is the American television ads marketing these anti-depressants !This is a serious drug it's not Panadol or Nurofen. Those USA ads for Seroquel creep me out, The average person with mild depression will see those ads & want to be on this drug, it will be too powerful & then they complain. Leave Seroquel to us bipolars & schitzophrenic sufferers OK ;)
Thanks for this vid. 400mg of Seroquel actually saved my life. Taken only at bedtime, I literally began to feel better within 24 hours (I was suicidal!)! It really, really, REALLY worked for me, but I totally understand it may not work for everyone. I have severe PTSD, Dysthymic disorder, BD II, and other personal psychological issues.
I started taking Seroquel 3 months ago. It helps me sleep although my shrink says, "It is not meant to be a sleeping pill." Hogwash to that. Millions take it mainly to help them sleep. Problem is that whenever I try to stop taking this drug, I get zero sleep until I cave in and pop another 50mg pill. I have heard that some get suicidal thoughts if they try to stop Seroquel. That is nasty stuff. I think it is part of the psychiatric medication industry's effort to get everyone on at least one of their drugs. Follow the money.
Saffron's World I think that the worst thing about quetiapine is when you run out of it and you cant have more in less than 2 days or when you decide to stop it for real. Im 48 hours awake after deciding to stop taking it, not a single fucking hour of sleep. Im becoming insane. Im exhausted, but I still cant sleep cuz my head is aching so bad and my heart is racing really fast in a unconfortable way.
+Tex I'm really glad you found that funny! When I wrote it I meant it on a serious note but reading it again it is funny...I could actually imagine the scenario, sad but true and sorry to hear about your sleep issues, I'm in the same boat.
I'm on 50mg of seroquel every night 20mg adderall twice daily Zoloft 75mg every morning clonidine .02mg clonidine and my doctor wants to put me on an extended release seroquel because I also have bipolar disorder but I am scared to go on a higher dose any advice??
heres all you need to know: It's nasty, but powerful. Psych wards and jails give it out like hot cakes, because it knocks out even the looniest of souls. Stick to benzos and opiates :P
This is an anti-psychotic and should only be used as such.
Trying to get opiates in the UK (Synthetic as in Buprenorphine maybe) to stabilize mood swings from Bi Polar is impossible. No license for it here and yet there was one MD in the USA that solely worked on treating Bi Polars with small doses of carefully prescribed opiates to great success.
I swear if more exploration/research into small amounts of an opiate, even a synthetic which will already have antidepressant qualities and def won't cause so much weight gain, brain dysfunction etc to treat severe mood swings and stabilize those it would make more sense. Drugs like this, which I too am on, and spend so much time eagerly looking through these comments for positive reviews but mostly it's the harsh truth, that this is poison.
This is a drug from the pits of Hell!! I have been on it for nine years, and I was on 400mg a day. I am now down to 12.5mg. I have come off Valium, Zeldox and Tramadol, But none of the withdrawals from them compare to this satanic rubbish!! As I write this my head is pounding, my jaw hurts, my ears ache, my neck is stiff, I feel like I could sleep for a week. The withdrawals get worse the lower you go of course. I had got down to 25mg a year ago and decided to stay there. That was until I got insulin resistance. Now I have to come off it or face Diabetes. I was put on it for Panic Disorder.
:( im breaking down in tears now , i dont want to go back to how i was , im scared to go back .. life is hopeless , dont want to be around people , suicidal thoughts .. racing mind .. question too many things , anxiety .. all that crap !! seoquel is really helping me , but im scared of permenent damage or even the thought that it can cause instant death .. i really dont know what to do anymore
Chicken Skit I wish I could just hold u and tell u everything is going to be OK! You are not alone! U matter and things will get better. One day. Although the road to recovery is a roller coaster ride from hell and takes forever.
Chicken Skit seroqual causes Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a complex neurological disorder caused by antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs. It has many variations and afflicts both muscle control and mental processes. Among those given antipsychotics, TD occurs in very high rates in all age groups and is usually persistent and irreversible.
Chicken Skit I stopped I am sick of taking medication I have done it for years and I developed heart arrhythmia two different times the had to do cardio version on me and I figure the medication might've had to do with it because I'm still young and there's no other reason I can think of. That is something that happens to older people usually and I think I'm pretty distrustful of those pharmaceutical companies I think they're in it for the money more than helping people.
For years now it made me wake up every night with almost closed eyes and start eating everything I found.I could finish a pack Pringles in a night or empty a box of Oreos.Then I would wake up in the morning and eat again and go back to sleep.And then eat for lunch.
yes i ditto those comments made by Heidi these drugs like Seroquel are dangerous and it needs to stop. We also desperately need change in our mental health system that has become far to reliant on drugs...A much healthier approach is required with real psychological backup being provided... Thanks for posting this important warning about Seroquel.
cameron E What psychotherapy! Those people are more F-cked up than there patients. How can talking to a stranger help a person? Its a crock. Just talk to a psychiatrist. NEVER take Seroquel unless you feel dangerous because I know a guy who dropped dead from a heart attack after taking Seroquel. Its a med for the serious serious mentally I'll.
I take 800mg XR. Started at 100mg XR but have gone up over the past 8 years. I have no side effects other than weight gain. It doesn't even make me sleepy. I have to take ambien to sleep. It is a great medication for me.
Im not a fan of any sleeping scripts, because I suffer from insomnia, and had NO luck with all them....experience nothing but the side effects. I am on the 2nd day so this is a bit early to post, but I finally slept for 8 hrs, which I havent had since I was a teenager. felt refreshed and focused...and my back pain due to my injury wasnt as bothersome through the day. I will keep anyone thats interested about how I am doing in a week from now. (btw it was 100 mg tab)
my doctor prescribed me 50 mg on Monday.. he bumped me up to 400 mg today.... I'm worried that 400mg is to much... I am 100 lbs and take 23 other med... antipsychotic and some that sre not for antipsychotic but used anyways..
what a bunch of lies.. I have severe depression and I take 300mg Seroquel with prescription every day and I feel nothing... I feel normal. First time when I use it I felt like a strong high.. but the second day was like taking aspirin..
These antipsychotics can cause you to lose the use of your limbs. It happened to my father after he was briefly hospitalised for a hip injury. Now his left arm is like it is not there, there is nothing physically wrong with it - it just does not work. He was on Haldol and seroquel.
If your elderly relatives go into an institution beware.
I've been on Seroquel XR for a few months now and if I miss a day, I feel nausea and headaches and muscle cramps to the point that I can't think, let alone move. Yes I'm a drug addict but I'm prescribed it so it's cool.
YOUR HEART MONITORED ON THIS DRUG IT'S CAUSES HEART
Any women haves problem they always end up marrying there husband are construction workers, mechanics, landscaping, working pawn shops, warehousing etc. this will happen guarantee plus as I mention these men are extremely fucking stupid they don't comprehend or understand they have extreme lack of education. That's why women are going to end up this road or even worse. It all depends on her.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.