Hi, heather! Serquel is not a sedative, but it strongly induces sleep. Your body's metabolism is used to having Seroquel and now it's gone.
You should probably adjust to the change over a matter of a couple weeks, but if you still have trouble getting/staying asleep let your doctor know. She/he can probably prescribe a mild sleep aid for you.
Best wishes, WCV
PS, I LOVE my lithium!! It's made all the difference for me.
Hi, yes the discontinuation of the Seroquel will certainly make a difference. This is likely the cause for your insomnia. It will take a little time to adjust to this, but have confidence that after a while your sleep will fall in to place again. If however this persists, you could try a short course of Zopiclone (7days for example) if your doctor agrees
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