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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 9/17/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
ive taken serquel  for a while..i was up to 400mg i took it as a mood stabilzer.then i reduced it to 50mg because at a low dose it is good for helped at 400 but it is more effective at 50mg.i stopped my meds a while back but stayed on the low dose of serquel.i find it an amazing drug since ive started it the best sleep ive ever had.only i find it diffcult to get up.just wondering anybody elses experinces with this drug for sleep.and are you concerned about the side effects.

Honey Bee
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 9/17/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gaz

I (or should I say my hubbie) has also had a very good experience with Seroquel, although I know many have not.

It has been a lifesaver for him, he has been very seriously depressed for the past 7 months and could not sleep for more than a couple of hours a night for weeks on end.

However, his psych gave him small dose (25mg) to take and it made such a big difference to his sleep. For the first time in months he slept properly on the nights he took it. I am sure the sleep problem was adding to his depression in a big way so this has been great for him. He has to take it every night though at the moment as we noticed the nights he missed he couldn't get to sleep again!

I must say I went to their website and read the side effects which totally freaked me out but to be honest as he is on such a low dose and they are working for him after the past few months we are willing to 'risk' them.

Regarding getting up on a morning, actually my hubbie has taken lots of different sleeping aids and most made him feel very 'drugged up' for the duration of the next day but he has found with the Seroquel that mostly he wakes up feeling fine which is another positive.

Good to hear it is also working for you.

Honey Bee

Post Edited (Honey Bee) : 9/18/2007 6:58:44 AM (GMT-6)

Ellie 1
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   Posted 9/17/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 25 mg for sleep as well. I find that I have no difficulty waking in the morning as long as there is coffee available. I think I feel better during the day as well when I've taken it the night before. I don't necessarily sleep more, but I think the quality of my sleep is better.
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