ive been prescribed paxil & seroquel xr (150 mg). ive took the seroquel twice. the first time i took it the whole next day i was loopy. i work 7 to 6 during the week welding & am worried if these effects will last longer than saturday & sunday if starting on the weekend?
29 May 2012
I started seroquil about 5 days ago & the loopy feeling is still pretty strong for about an hour after I take it. I can't drive & have been taken off work on a medical leave until june first. Mine is not the ER or XR I take 50mg twice a day. It will take about 4 weeks for it to take full effect & the side effects to subside. I am hoping that by the first the side effects won't be as bad so I can go back to work. I will tell u what everyone else here has told me don't rush ur self. Give it time & ill tell u why... the last time I was put on new meds for my BP & BPD I drove to soon with son n the car. We got in a wreck & I almost killed us both. I don't tell u this to scare u. I want u to understand the that when they say don't rush it there's a reason. I learned the hard way. I didn't have the support like I do now from this group & I anyone to have to learn the way I did. I would talk with ur doctor because more than likely it will last longer than the weekend. I hope this helps you.
15 Oct 2009
i was on seroquel for one and a half years and i literally had to be 4 or five steps from my bed when i took 300mg every night, i couldn't talk or walk, it made me completely out of it. during the day i was always angry, oh and i gained like 34 pounds. I take lithium now~what a difference!!! be careful with any and all meds, welding is dangerous even when NOT medicated.
4 Feb 2011
By now you might be used to it! After months there is a tolerance buildup. For someone just starting it 150 is a lot. Titration (tapering up) is the better and easier way to start Seroquel and Paxil (any meds). If you can't tolerate 150 tell the doc. They have recommended therapeutic doses that they're trying to hit w/certain doses, but not everyone is the same. Be honest w/your doc.
Agreed w/the Seroquel loopiness and next day tiredness. Advice: take it w/food, take it early, take less if you need to. Everyone that I know whose taken it gets the Seroquel munchies. If you're feeling loopy like I imagine along w/dry mouth, heart rate/blood pressure changes, and lethargy then it's the Seroquel.
Paxil caused me no side effects starting it. Stopping is another story. People get Serotonin Discontinuation Syndrome and it's hard to quit them. Starting and stopping these gradually is the only way to go.
Just remember everyone is different with their reactions to medications.
15 Sep 2009
The seroquel should have helped you sleep. If you were feeling "loopy", I'd be willing to put my money on the Paxil more than anything because it has known possible side effects of hallucinations, deluions, euphoria, and even abnormal dreams. Just something to consider before thinking about getting off of the seroquel. Hope this helps.
7 Dec 2009
I used to take both Paxil and Seroquel. The paxil if I remember was real sedating. I am surprised this drug is still in the market actually. I was also on seroquel which also sedated me and I was still acting psychotic while on it. I also remember passing out and calling 911 because I fainted and blacked out one night. I am now taking Lamictal and Geodon and Ativan (as needed). I have had Bipolar Disorder for over eight years so I have been tried on many things. What is your exact diagnosis? I have a more rare form of bipolar disorder called Schizoaffective Bipolar Disorder. I would definately recommend taking your psychotrophic medicine at night (if possible) because you can sleep when the dose first hits your system and not feel as much of the side effects when you wake up. Stay safe around the welding machinery.
If you feel lightheaded or dizzy stop working and let your boss know that you need a break. These medications can be dangerous however it affects everyone differently. It does take about a month or so to get used to its effects. I also recommend instead of Paxil asking your doctor about Celexa. It is an anti depressant that I took when I could not afford Lexapro. If you are bipolar be careful with antidepressants. My doctor told me that anti depressant may increase the mania state of bipolar disorder. Good luck, take care and stay safe. Let me know in our group here how everything goes. Sincerely,
15 Sep 2009
Hello - I agree that it is probably the paxil that is the culprit. I don't know why they are still prescribing this because they have found a lot of people have that drowsiness, plus they now say it is an addictive drug. I would ask your doctor if there is another antidepressant out there for you - wellbutrin comes to mind right away - it seems to give you more energy.If you are out there working heavy machinery and welding then your doctor needs to know asap what is going on. Take charge of your own health - the doctors don't know what you don't tell them. I hope this helps.
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