I have been having painfull neck/shoulder/back musles and tense spasms for months and my dr just prescribed me 25mg Seroquel at bedtime. But after reading about this med i cannot see how this could possibly help, should i even bother taking it?
It won't help your pain at all. I'm suspecting that your doctor prescribed this to help you sleep, but I would try and find some other sleep aid medication (ambien, Lunesta, Rozerem, etc). Seroquel is an antipsychotic AND a benzo derivative to boot. Personally, I wouldn't even want to start down that road just to get some sleep. Hope this helps.
seroquel for pain, wtf? i would say talk to your doctor about taking an anticonvulsant like topamax, lyrica or some other AED for pain, or another option is tricyclic antidepressants or other antidepressants, they can usually help out in the pain area. definitley the most helpful, seroquel if anything can be the root cause of painful neck and back spasms as antipsychotics can frequently have dystonic muscle reaction or EPS type symptoms.
I'm in agreement with psyched... not only does seroquel have nothing to do with your complaint, it has addictive potential ( has become a street drug in the past several years ). A mild sleep aid and he may even consider something like requip, which is prescribed for parkinsons, but also for restless leg sydrome which is essentially spasms in your legs, and perhaps this would help with the spasms you're experiencing in your shoulder/neck area... and keep you away from narcotics which would be great.
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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