Seroquel? Any thoughts??

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living with BPD
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
So I am supposed to pick up my newest prescription of Seroquel tomorrow, and in the research, I found it was a sedative. How is it in comparison to Clonopin? Also, has anyone had any experience with it specifically? I am having some serious panic problems, and this was what was prescribed to help me.


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serafena
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Living with BPD;

I can't help you compare it with Klonopin. I've never taken that. But I have taken seroquel, and it is going to make you sleepy. I assume the doc told you to take it at night? How much were you prescribed?

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living with BPD
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
You know, the nurse left me a message today (I was sleeping) and told me they were calling it in, and to take it with my Lamictal. I don't need something to help me sleep, but I do need something for my nerves. Is it going to help my nerves and stop my body from going into panic mode, or is it just going to put me to sleep? I usually take my Lamictal in the afternoon, only because that is when I can remember to take it. I'm not sure what strength it is, since I haven't picked it up yet, and the office was closed by the time the nurse left the message.
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serafena
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   Posted 12/23/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
It will calm your nerves, for sure. But it will make you sleepy too. You do need something to sleep -- you said you were staying up til 4 in the morning. Take it at a normal bedtime with the Lamictal. I take my Lamictal at night.

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   Posted 12/23/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to take this medicine, it's best togo sleep as soon as you take it, it helped me sleep and relax. the only problem for me is when I take it I end up over-sleeping and having hard time waking up the next day. offcours it depends how much you take..
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   Posted 12/23/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I also don't have any experience with Klonopin, but I've been taking Seroquel for the last 2.5 weeks. It does it's job as a sleep aid (why my psychiatrist originally prescribed it), however, because the med acts as a sedative to calm mania, I find myself feeling slightly drugged-- I'm not as alert as usual and become rather clumsy 15 minutes after taking it.

The fact that it has these minor effects on me isn't much of a concern because my doctor told me that I can take it as needed (I still question the truthfulness of this statement); it definitely does the job during those sleepless nights. Though you could probably take Seroquel as an anti-anxiety med due to it's sedative effect, I feel like it's more powerful than most others--at least in my case. Let your doctor know about your adverse reaction.

Was Klonopin the other med that he/she suggested that you take instead?

Post Edited (sher211) : 12/24/2008 12:04:11 AM (GMT-7)

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