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Re: I'm finding seroquel to be activating. TriedEveryMedication

Posted by SLS on January 16, 2023, at 7:37:14

In reply to I'm finding seroquel to be activating., posted by TriedEveryMedication on November 4, 2022, at 23:11:07

> p-doc added seroquel for my GAD. From what he said, this stuff is supposed to knock me out. 50mg at night keeps me up. Kinda afraid to go higher, fear of even worse insomnia.
> It does seem to be helping my anxiety.
> Can I take this during the day instead of at night?

Sorry to come back so late.

I imagine you stopped taking Seroquel. That was absolutely the right call. My suspicion is that you were experiencing akathia. Seroquel is supposed to be one of the APs least likely to produce EPS, including akathisia. If it is akathisia / EPS, your reaction is idiosyncratic rather than the norm.

Unless there is no better explanation for your experience, remember how it felt so that you will recognize it the next time it happens. Remember that many psychotropics produce anxiety as a start-up side effect that dissipates given enough time - but nothing as intense as you experienced.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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