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29 May 2014, 2:15 pm

Have you ever taken it?


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29 May 2014, 3:02 pm

I took it for a while my doctor never really said why he put me on it
it made me really dizzy randomly but it worked great for getting to sleep



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29 May 2014, 3:09 pm

I've taken it for a couple of years now. It really clears my thinking - I can now see the greys when before everything was black and white.



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29 May 2014, 3:49 pm

Ann2011 wrote:
I've taken it for a couple of years now. It really clears my thinking - I can now see the greys when before everything was black and white.


That's interesting.

Truthfully though, I could use a little more black and white thinking...

In general, I experience "too much" of everything. Maybe this will help.


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29 May 2014, 3:50 pm

Oh, I was given a script for some today. Starting with 50 mg (XR) and working up to 150 mg.


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29 May 2014, 9:37 pm

I take it thought it's only a very small dose for insomnia. I can't sleep on my own so it helps shut off my mind. I like to it for that, but I really hate the brain fog that I have when I wake up.

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I took it for a while my doctor never really said why he put me on it
it made me really dizzy randomly but it worked great for getting to sleep


I've had the same issue. I have to get up really slowly after I've taken the medication.


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31 May 2014, 4:45 pm

I'm really liking this medicine so far. It helps me not think too much.


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31 May 2014, 9:30 pm

I took Seroquel a few years ago. I couldn't tolerate it. I was somnolent all the time, and my dreams were so vivid that I often confused them with reality. I purchased a pill splitter and cut the 100 mg tablets in half. I was still somnolent. I then cut them into quarters. Same effect. I eventually quit using Seroquel.



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01 Jun 2014, 8:44 am

Yeah, I do need a solid 12-13 hours of sleep on it, but the trade-off so far is worth it.


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01 Jun 2014, 8:51 am

That is a black whole. It works if is you need to sleep. It great if all you wan't to do is sleep. It's awesome if you can spend your life sleeping. Other than that, throw it away.



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01 Jun 2014, 4:04 pm

Seroquel is terrible. It's like a date rape drug or something! I felt sleepy literally as soon as I swallowed it.



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06 Jun 2014, 6:54 am

I would have never guessed how much this medicine has helped me. Clearly, it is not for everyone.

I've adjusted to it a bit more and only need to sleep about 10-11 hours on it, which isn't bad. It most definitely knocks me out.


...but the next day, I am so much more effective as a person. I can even speak better! I noticed that earlier, but didn't want to jinx it. But, it's true! (Though, truthfully, makes me wonder if I've always had some mild level of schizophrenia of it helps... When I was diagnosed with Aspergers, the other thing the diagnostician considered was disorganized schizophrenia.)

A few years ago, I was a stay at home mom. I remember explaining that I spent about 8 hours per day on housework and my house was still a wreck. It's really not an OCD issue, my house was truly still a wreck. We had a maid service quit on us during that time because it was so messy! But, I was so frustrated. Typically people think messy house = lazy people. That couldn't be further from the truth. I spent significantly more time trying to keep it clean than those with even the cleanest houses.

I wanted to explain that to illustrate how much I've been "spinning my wheels" going nowhere (a clean house is the least of things I'd like to accomplish). In the past 2 years or so, I've also had periods of burn out and deep depression on top of the intense work accomplishing nothing.

On seroquel, I just seem to actually accomplish what I set out to do.


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06 Jun 2014, 8:55 am

I took it once or twice and it made me super dizzy and knocked me out.


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