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Cogentin for Seroquel and being fed up!

Posted by Crazydiamond on June 7, 2008, at 23:44:48

Ugh! Where do I draw the line?

I was hating Seroquel, I had taken it for about a month: 25mg am/75mg pm.

I was just so frustrated! Seroquel stopped my distorted thinking, but caused me to be sleepy all the time. Sleeping midnight - 9am, and napping 4pm-7pm. No drive to do anything. Depression... didn't have enough energy to speak.

I also got put on cogentin to treat the muscle rigidity side effect of Seroquel. Medication to treat the side effects of another medication?! I was pissed. Since it helped my distorted thinking, pDoc wanted me stick with it.

On the flip side, I would be totally okay taking medication to counteract weight gain caused by the drugs. How does this differ from being so pissed about cogentin?

I decided to discontinue, reducing by about 25mg a day with out the guidance of my pDoc.

So now that I've been of Seroquel and Cogention for a few days, I feel loads better!

I have an appointment with pDoc on Wednesday. I have never discontinued a medication without her supervision. Is she going to pissed?!

Now here's the deal, my distorted thinking has not comeback! I think it may have been a part of bipolar episode of somesort. Yeah sure, it will probably happen again, but seroquel is not fantastic for me. Ahh. Was discontinuing the right thing to do???
I feel loads better but not sure what means in the long run!

Thank you!

past drugs:
[seroquel w/ cogentin]

Klonopin 0.5mg bid
Lamictal 150mg big
Vit B12 Supplement.

Please excuse me if I did this wrong, I'm a n00b.




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