Anyone taken Seroquel and done things in their sleep?

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Becky77
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   Posted 5/27/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I've taken seroquel for a little over a month, and never worried about taking it because I sleep so well taking it. I've talked to people who have heard about people doing strange things in their sleep-expecially while taking Ambien. I know people can go out and drive cars and do all kinds of things without realizing it. Never did I worry that I did anything in my sleep until now.

Last night I took seroquel, and also earlier had taken darvocet because my crohn's has been causing abdominal pain. I woke up in the night, and tried to get a popsicle, and went to the bathroom, took the roll of toilet paper off the holder, and was trying to bite the end as if it were a popsicle. I kept thinking that the paper wrapper was still on the popsicle. I finally gave up and went back to sleep. I woke up later and thought it was just a bizarre dream, but then looked at the nightstand and the roll of toilet paper was there, so it wasn't just a dream. I'm really freaked out, and now I'm super hesitant to take the seroquel again because I'm afraid what I might do in my sleep.

I don't know if the combination of medicine caused me to do this, or if it was just the seroquel.

Has anyone else had strange experiences while taking medicines? Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't do something strange again? I'm freaked out and now I'm wondering what else I've done and just don't remember. shocked
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


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   Posted 5/27/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, I wouldn't freak out. It's probably a medication thing or maybe just having it suggested to you made you do the strange thing with the toilet paper. Call your doctor and ask or a local pharmacist. Make sure you ask about each med and the meds together. Let us know what they say!
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   Posted 5/27/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   

The first night on Lexapro I woke up to find myself rooting through my husbands underwear drawer...then again an hour later looking for something in the linen closet...don't know what.  The second night I got up, sat in the lounger and ate an entire tube of Oreo's at three in the morning.

So...yes...these drugs can cause this behavior!  Plus very weird dreams, at least for me!

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   Posted 5/27/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Becky,

Do you have any history of sleep walking.  I am sure it is a quirk and I too think you should talk with your physician.  It could have been an interaction with the meds.

I understand your concern.   (((((((((Hugs)))))))))

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Becky77
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   Posted 5/27/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I just called the pharmacy to see if the 2 meds could have interacted and caused my to "sleep act" and they said (after putting me on hold and researching) that there wasn't specific documentation saying the 2 medicines interact, but she also said that it is possible given the doses of both medicines that they could have caused it. She said to stop by tomorrow and she will research more and I can pick up any info she finds tonight. I'll go there, then to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully know more. For now she said to only take 1 seroquel just in case I need to take darvocet overnight tonight.

Kitt-I don't know that I've ever sleep walked before. I've lived by myself a lot though, and when my bf did live with me, he's such a heavy sleeper that he would have slept through me getting in and out of bed, so who knows...anything's possible!

I'm going to assume that it was the combination of medicines and not freak out! Thanks for your replies!
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


Aries8
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you're getting help with this! Don't worry and let us know what you find out!
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Becky77
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   Posted 5/28/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I slept normally last night again after taking seroquel...didn't wake up and try to eat toilet paper again!!!! I'm going to assume it was the combination of meds.
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


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   Posted 5/28/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi becky, hopefully it was the combo and it wont happen again. I did alot of sleep walking during adolescence and it's scary to wake up somewhere other than bed and realise that your dream was really happening. At least it was just toilet paper.
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