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gaz
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   Posted 2/19/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
ive been on seroquel since just before christmas i take 4oomg my sleep patern before seroquel was not great waking up several times a night but now im sleeping aproxx10 to 12 hours i take it before i go to bed and i sleep soudly does anybody else have similar problems the thing is i believe it is helping so i would rather sleep for hours and feel not bad than reduce it.

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   Posted 2/19/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
gaz,
 
i don't know anything about your medicaation.  i just wanted to say welcome back!  i'm glad that you are well enough to be here and to be posting.  god has smiled upon you.
 
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   Posted 2/20/2007 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Did your doc scribe it specifically for helping you to sleep or was it for a different reason as your dose seems quite high for it to be used for sleeping disorders but average for other things.

If you are OK with sleeping this long I wouldn't worry about it , but , if it's affecting your day then you need to do something.

If it was scribed to help you sleep then your doc could lower the dose BUT if it was scribed for something else then they might want to change you to a different antipsychotic??

Please talk to your doc as I am NOT a proffesional , and carry on taking your meds as scribed until you can see your doc.

But as I said before , if it's not broken , don't fix it smurf

Nice to see you on here , take care ,

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athmlldy411
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   Posted 2/20/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
i was on seroquel and that is all i wanted to do was sleep and i was only on 75mg. i can't even imagine being on 400mg........... i would never get up
but yes i did sleep about 12 hours a day when i was on it

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   Posted 2/20/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I took seroquel a while back for sleep, and it was only 100mg and that even seemed too much.  I
 
was sleeping between 12-16hrs it was scary.  Of course I had a hard time waking up as well.  I think if I took 400, I probably would sleep longer.  smurf


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   Posted 2/21/2007 2:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Suprisingly some people can be on up to 1000mgs from what I've read - for things like mania and schizophrenia , not sleep disorders though.

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   Posted 2/21/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
gaz,
 
Depending on what your doc says and what it is for, you may consider reducing your dose.  I currently take 200mg and it knocks me out like a light, but I only sleep 8 or 9 hours and feel great when I get up.
 
smiler,
 
I've read that once you get past a certain dose, the reaction to seroquel changes and you don't get sleepy.
No one knows


chilkootpass
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   Posted 2/21/2007 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont take this medication but my Sis did and she slept alot I think she needed it lowered but the doctor didnt. Chil
RA,chronicpain,asthma, allergies and back/neck injury and diabetes. Hubby has Alz,diabetes,epilepsy back injury with chronic pain.


gaz
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   Posted 2/21/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your replies i take it for my depression apparantly it has been found to
help bipolar depression the only anti pychtic drug thats been approved. in somes ways as far as sleep concerd it is good i take it and bang im out insted of taking forever to get to sleep just sleeping to long. gaz

chilkootpass
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   Posted 2/21/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
That was how Sis was I would call and say hey what are ya doing and she would say oh I just took my meds and then Lord we would be talking 10 minutes and I would say are you smoking she would say why and I would say well your slurring she would then put out her cig or say no and head to bed..LOL Anyhow I miss her sooooo much.. Chil
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tru2me
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   Posted 2/26/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gaz,,how is it going these days? My doc says i am bipolar..my sleep pattern was same as yours...i was on 100 mg seroquel but also on 2000 Epival(valproic acid, mood stabilizer) during the day and 0.5mg chlonazepam when needed during day. I am no longer on chlonazepam eventually decreased seroquel from 100to 75mg down to 50mg and i was sleeping ok. But this is me and you is you. Seroquel i was told is also mood stabilizer so maybe treating yourdepression without the addictive stuff which i think is good. Seroquel is used for bipolar cause it considered mood stabilizer. I n my opinion most of these drugs can be called mood stabilizers cause they all alleviate the anxiety and panic and lift the depression. I found as time went on and i dealt with "my stuff"  through therapy and counselling and support from friends and family (i have tried support groups too and they help) ineeded less seroquel but like i said before me is me and u is u....good luck! Have a good one cool

Post Edited (tru2me) : 2/26/2007 9:20:51 AM (GMT-7)


hausrules
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   Posted 3/1/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just prescribed 100 mg for sleep. Has anyone had twitching, weight gain or other side effects?

frar
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   Posted 3/8/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same question as hausrules...I was prescribed 25 mg. for sleep. Last night I slept better than I have for years.
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enpointe
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   Posted 3/8/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gaz, I have been on seroquel for years not since it was put on the market and it has been a miracle drug for me. But, the sleeping is an issue. My doctor said for me to go to bed at ten which is very difficult for me to do and sometimes I can't do it and want to watch my tv programs instead. But, when I do as advised, I am sleeping a good 10-12 hours and he stated I needed that much sleep. That made me feel better so I am going to bed when I can earlier at 10 and sometimes am still sleepy when I wake up. I went from 25 mg to 100 to 200 and kept going up depending on my symptoms and now am on a wopping 900 mg.In the books it says this is an amount that is recommended also. I moved and ended up in the hospital psychotic, ect, from the move and it was raised. Then I recently had my colon removed and was psychotic the whole time of 12 days in the hospital which also is induced by the morphine. When I go out, I was still hallucinating and paranoid at times and it was raised to the 900. I am sure it will be reduced as I recover. I am perfectly fine now with the psychosis stuff but am having alot of mood fluctuations. I am diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder which is bipolar and partly schizophrenic due to the psychosis in there at times. Well, I hope you continue to get well. I hope the sleeping issue is more helpful to you. enpointe
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