12 Jun 2012
I have taken Seroquel for insomnia for several months now. Was happy to see it finally in generic form. I had tried several medications, both prescription and OTC, but they either did not work or had a bad side effect (Ambien CR). With Seroquel I go to sleep and stay asleep. It has been wonderful... until I just emailed a university doctor conducting a study on Seroquel for insomnia. He was glad to hear it worked for me but wondered if I had heard of metabolic syndrome. No, my dr never mentioned it nor have I been getting tested for it. So I just read up on it and am furious with my dr. I am borderline diabetic, continue to battle weight gain, am hypothyroid and am on pain and anti-anxiety medications for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. If you choose to try Seroquel or it's generic version, educate yourself and be sure your dr monitors you for metobolic syndrome.
6 Jun 2012
Yes, Seroquel is used to help insomnia. It is an off label use but some people do find it helpful.
6 Jun 2012
Hi, as Marvell has said, Seroquel can be used for aiding sleep. Its main use is as an anti-psychotic for use in people with Bipolar, BPD, etc. There is some controversy whether this type of medication should be used for sleep as it is a powerful medication. There is no doubt it has been successful for this reason though.
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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