Got 6hrs of sleep. the doctor priscribed it along with paxil if I dont think I need the seroquel to help me sleep do I still have to take it because of the paxil or can I try not taking seroquel or they both have to be taken?
Well, all I can say is that, despite the fact Seroquel put me to sleep easily, I made the decision to stop. I then found getting to sleep wasn't as difficult as I had imagined. 6hrs is good for the first night off Seoquel. I believe I got around 5 to 6hrs too. After a few days it got to be more like 8 to 9 hrs.
So, unless you were prescribed Seroquel for something more serious than sleep, I would stop it. Your doctor needs to be aware of your desire to stop taking it too. I would never recommend stopping a medication without informing one's physician.
Whenever your taking more than one med that works on similar issues, and with the seroquel being a much more potent drug, you really need to talk to your doctor cause if I had to make a guess, seroquel isn't only prescribed as a sleep aid. There are other options, and it might be simply the wrong one for you, and abilify, valproate, or something else could be a replacement depending on the root problem. I'm by no means a doctor, but if you feel mentally ok, there's probably a very good reason for it, and lack of or to much sleep is more or less often just a side effect.
Hope that this is of some help,
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