My dear friends here at HW. As you know, I've posted a few times on this topic. Now, I need your help , as I just got back from a 1 week vacation, that was very much ruined by my worry over strange symptoms. Even after i returned home, they occured only once more, but it worries me.
I've been on Seroquel for sleep for about 9 months (started at 50 mg---then 25 for last few months.)
To the point: Have been having strange symptoms ONLY before going to sleep. Never anytime else. Agitation......like my breathing is out of synch--BUT---also been getting ...like myoclonic jerks of my hand, leg, chest area (one nite I felt like i "jacknifed)----& recently. my jaw kinda clamped down for a split second.
I had an exam by my neurologist & she said everything was normal. But, since i was away (I was alone)---& this happened--it really panicked me. I left a message w my psychiatrist Friday afternoon & he will probably get back to me tomorrow (Monday) or Tues---
When these things occur--i feel very agitated & edgy---AND the ONLY thing that helps me get to sleep--is when i take an EXTRA 5 mg valium! ONCE i an asleep--i am OK! So, the last 2 nites---i have cut my Seroquel in half (to 12.5 mg)----& i have slept well----BUT-----being a HORRID hypochondriac---I am worried I have a strange ...hard to diagnose---neurological disorder......& it will kill me!
Friday---my sleep disorder Dr. called me (he is also a shrink)----& i told him maybe i had "Tardive dyskiniea" a sometmes side effect of Seroquel. He ASSURED me i did not (said my 25 mg dose was so low)---
BUT--can ANYONE here...give me some reassurance...that HOPEFULLY..it IS THE SEROQUEL! At least i can wean off of that! The thought i have a strange neurological disorder is worrying me no end!
AGAIN--the Valium really helps---also, my dear wife logically tells me--IF i did have a neurological disorder---it would not ONLY show up right before sleep ! (Which is true--since it's the ONLY timethis happens)
ANY & ALL responses from my friends & fellow HW sufferers would be most welcome! I NEED some reassurance! Thank you all & God bless you-