Hi everyone, my girlfriend have been taking seroquel for the last 4 years (shes 19) for sleeping problems. Now, she cant sleep properly without taking her medication and its becoming a really stressful problem for her. She tried to cut it half and its not working she cant sleep without it. Any idea on how to fix that problem? Thank you very much everyone
This isn't addiction. I don't like that word used so freely. She should see a dr who is willing to treat it appropriately and get her off it. Seroquel is a good pill if you suffer from psychosis. There are meds that are meant for sleep. I take extended release Melatonin. There are things she can do to aid sleep too.
The first step is the prescribing physician, there are far too many unique attributes to be considered before undertaking a withdrawal, which need to be gradual and lengthy. Anything else is just best guess from someone other than the Dr.
What you describe is common to anyone taking any heavy med like this for a duration, it takes medical supervision will all the facts to remedy with minimal discomfort, and it can be very discomforting is done hastily.
Hi, it is going to be difficult and a lengthy process to taper from Seroquel appropriately. It is a strong medication to be used to aid sleep and there are many alternatives which you can try. Obviously you need to discuss this and come up with a plan with your doctor. Melatonin is a good natural sleep aid, as Kaismama has mentioned. Maybe the Seroquel can be replaced by Melatonin during a tapering plan... I can't speak highly enough about following a 'good sleep hygiene' guide. Doing this at the same time will certainly help. Just search the internet for that title. It won't work immediately, but given a bit of time it can dramatically improve your sleep and get you in to a really good routine, so long as you follow it properly. Wishing you all the best
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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