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Your experiences with Seroquel withdrawal

I do have a call in to my clinic's emergency on-call dr and my therapist and have talked to 2 pharmacists but wanted to get other people's experiences w/this. While I am diagnosed with severe mental illness (Bipolar II, GAD, PTSD, ADD, sleep disorder) and I take a lot of medications for it (Viibryd 40 mg, Abilify 10 mg, Clonazepam 2-4 mg, Adderall 35 mg), I've been on Seroquel 100 mg just for sleep for at least a year now. That is the only reason it was prescribed to me, and I'd tried Ambien, Trazodone, and Sonata as well for sleep with no luck. I was able to start falling asleep w/o the Seroquel last week so decided to see if I could go off it. I asked my doctor Tuesday and she said it was fine but not to be afraid to take it if I couldn't sleep. She didn't mention anything about withdrawal, but I have been feeling awful every day since with no energy, no appetite. (More info in extended area.) [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Dec 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Taking the meds that won't make you sick and kill you

Are you taking anti-psychotics or other crazy meds? Have you managed to get the weight gain under control or indeed back off again? Share your experiences! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Rec. needed for NYC doctor knowledgeable about antipsychotics & metformin

Can anyone provide a recommendation(s) for a primary care doctor(s) in NYC or the Jersey City/Hoboken area who is knowledgeable about using Metformin to help with weight gain associated with antipsychotics use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2013 - 0 answers

Help! Why are my blood sugar levels rising as weight falls?

Help! Why are my blood sugar levels rising as weight falls? [more inside]
posted by mmorelli on Sep 22, 2012 - 37 answers

Seroquel and the Miracle of Losing Weight?

I'm taking 150 mg of Seroquel which has seemed to be helping. But i need to lose preexisting weight..about 40-50 lbs. All i read on the web are horror stories about people gaining 50-100 lbs even when they are doing cardio and weights. My question...anybody here either themselves or know people who have actually been able to lose weight while on seroquel if they followed the usual healthy eating and exercise 3-5 times a week?
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 19, 2012 - 11 answers

What to expect with Seroquel

I've been prescribed Seroquel (Quetiapine). This is the first antipsychotic I've been given. What can I expect? What helps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 20 answers

Art school and bipolar meds

I'm bipolar and I started taking Lamictal and Seroquel around a year ago. I'm in my second year at art school after taking a year out due to depression. I'm finding it very hard to be creative this year. I used to instantly think of a million ideas as soon as I was given a brief, now it takes me days to come up with one. I'm also finding it very difficult to draw which used to be one of my strengths. My first semester assessment is in few weeks and I'm kind-of ashamed of what I'm handing in. I've heard bipolar meds can effect peoples's creativity, has anyone else experienced this? Is there anything I can do about it short of coming off the meds (which I definitely don't want to do)?
posted by Chenko on Dec 16, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I wake up on Seroquel?

How can I help prevent this seroquel hangover? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Is there life after Seroquel? Is it good?

Crazymedsfilter. Have you tried to wean yourself off Seroquel? What happened? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Ways to fix nighttime/weekend blues?

DepressionFilter: I'm on meds and am in talk therapy. However, I tend to fall apart on weekends and at night. What coping strategies might I try in order to help with the downness that comes with nights and weekends? [More info, including potential factors and meds schedule, inside.] [more inside]
posted by sperose on Feb 21, 2011 - 24 answers

As Needed Anti-Anxiety Medication In Conjunction With Seroquel

I am wanting to ask my psychiatrist for an as-needed anti-anxiety medication. I'm being treated for bipolar II with Seroquel and am mostly very happy with it. I'd like to be as well-informed as possible when I see the doctor next. [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Jan 29, 2011 - 24 answers

How does Seroquel cause weight gain and/or diabetes?

Does Seroquel *really* cause diabetes and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

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Anti-psychotics and weight gain. How do I shut off my mindless eat switch? [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

How to lose weight when meds pack on weight

I want to lose weight, but the drugs I take to manage my bipolar disease actually add weight. Do you have ideas on how I can lose weight? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 23 answers

A cheap replacement for Seroquel?

PsychMedFilter: A cheap replacement for Seroquel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 18 answers

What have all these prescription drugs done to me?

What has a decade anti-anxiety medication done to me? [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Oct 27, 2007 - 9 answers

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