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  1. G

    Medications that work for you

    It’s funny I see people mention seroquel. I was given it for insomnia. I took it for seven years until I started having side effects (tardive dyskinesia Tardive dyskinesia - Wikipedia). So I stopped and the symptoms associated with tardive dyskinesia stopped. It was not given to me for bpd, but...
  2. D

    Getting off of seroquel

    My doctors assistant met with me since my doctor was on an emergency call. This assistant heard not one thing I said and gave me samples of Latuda to start taking and he told me to stop my 200mgs of Seroquel. I told the provider I have been taking seroquel for 14 years but he said go ahead and...
  3. M

    Done something stupid

    Hi, I am in my early twenties, and have previously had psychotic illnesses. I lost my temper (with everything) and have gone off my meds cold turkey. (Cymbalta 90 and seroquel 400). No withdrawal symptoms other than very unpleasant physical ones. It’s been two weeks. I was fairly sick of the...
  4. Jbb79

    Had Pregnancy Delusions on Abilify

    I've read in the Maudsley Guidlines Psychiatry 13th Edition, that Hyperprolactinemia can Cause Delusions of Pregnancy .. When I touched, my Stomach, on 500 Seroquel I, Thought -- I Have a Baby, Inside me -- I'm a DUDE !! What's Up !!! J. b.b. . . . .:low::cry:
  5. valleygirl

    I just don't want to deal with life anymore

    None of it. Work, bills, car repairs, trying and failing to lose this God awful weight I've put on since I started taking Seroquel. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and fat, and trying not to be sick and tired and fat.
  6. valleygirl

    Still feeling pretty depressed

    My psychiatrist unfortunately did not even bring up the possibility of switching to a different antidepressant when I saw him last Thursday. He increased the dose of trazadone and seroquel. And the seroquel he's only increasing temporarily, for one month and then go back down to 600 mg. I...
  7. K

    Withdrawal symptoms help

    Has anyone been on Seroquel? I have been taking 100mg of Seroquel for 7 years and I am currently tapering down slowly right now I am at 75mg. Should I taper down a dose every 2 weeks? Also is this a long process. I’m getting anxiety because I have only tapered down this much and I feel like...
  8. K

    100mg Seroquel withdrawals ADVICE

    Hello everyone.I have been on Seroquel for about 6 years (100mg) And I do not want to be on it anymore.What is the best way to taper down I was gonna try to go down to 50mg.also how long do the withdrawal symptoms last.I am very scared but I’m tired of it controlling my life and my mind.I took...
  9. A

    Anyone get of Seroquel or Zyprexa?

    I have been stuck on Zyprexa for four years because I simply don't sleep with out it anymore. Seroquel people seem to have the same issue. I have tried micro tapers with no success so I am convinced I will have to take something for sleep the rest of my life. The 2 most likely candidates I...
  10. D

    good idea to increase seroquel ?

    Hi i been on seroquel since May for Paranoid thoughts and sleep it seem to work okay but now it seems like it does't work good anymore Examples I am getting the Paranoid thoughts and need to take the dose earlier in the evening and sometimes it does not even work i need to take lunesta to get...
  11. S

    Stopping Seroquel and Latuda cold turkey.

    I decided to stop taking the medications now. I don't have a doctor yet because I don't have health insurance right now. But I read terrifying stuff about Seroquel. One person mentioned getting brain damage after taking it and feeling complete apathy. I'm afraid that I might have the same thing...
  12. S

    I want to stop taking my medications.

    I'm on Effexor, Latuda, and Seroquel. Effexor and Latuda is for my anxiety and paranoia. Seroquel is for sleep. But seroquel isn't working well anymore, and the other two I'm not really sure about. The problem is my emotions are being blocked by one of these medications, and I can't cry or...
  13. S

    Insomnia. I want to quit taking seroquel, and I'm afraid of the insomnia I'll have to deal with.

    Insomnia. I want to quit taking seroquel, and I'm afraid of the insomnia I'll have to deal with. I'm afraid of insomnia. I hate staying up all night while everyone else is asleep. I hate not being able to sleep. I want to quit taking seroquel and a psychiatrist told me I will have to deal with...
  14. F

    Coming off seroquel

    Hi, I have bipolar 2 and have been struggling with that for the last 20 years. I have been married twice (once to my childhood sweetheart and once to a narcissistic abuser). I don't have any contact with my family of origin because they were abusive, and I find it very difficult to make...
  15. SoftRain

    Wellbutrin/ bupropion

    I started this antidepressant on Monday. I already feel more energetic and have more of a feeling of wellbeing. I have been on many ssri antidepressants and they might work a little for a short time it if they work at all it doesn't last. I was on pristiq and seroquel but went off both of these...
  16. 6

    seroquel and no emotions

    I know I need to talk to my doctor about this but is there something comparable to Seroquel (I take 400mg at night) that doesn't cause you to lose all emotions/feelings. My lack of emotion is wearing on my marriage
  17. Not_Crazy_Yet

    Coming off of haldol

    My doctor is changing my meds from Haldol 20mg back to 200mg of Seroquel. The last time I was on Seroquel I was taking 400mg and it wasn't getting rid of all of my symptoms even at that dosage so I worry that I may go back to being unstable again with quitting the Haldol. So what I'm wondering...
  18. S

    I hate going to sleep at night because my dreams bother me.

    I mentioned that I was thinking about creating a thread on this. Anyway, I take Latuda and Seroquel before bed. Latuda helps with my paranoia, and Seroquel helps me sleep. I don't know if they have anything to do with my dreams. I'm not sure. But my dreams are really starting to annoy me...
  19. P

    Anyone else on 150mg seroquel?

    Hi, I'm really pleased as I used to be on 850 mg seroquel and was unable to function. I've had to taper it down really slowly, ( Dr tried to drop it too fast and I got bad withdrawals) at last I have reached just 150 mg and will stay on this dose. I have gone from an 'antipsychotic' dose to it...
  20. K

    getting removed from my antipsychotic, need some guidance

    hello, I'm a 19 y/o female and one of my diagnoses is bipolar disorder mixed with psychotic effects. my father passed on some genes that contributed to this; he has severe schizoaffective disorder. I have been on antipsychotics since I was 13 years old... upon an intake at a hospitalization...