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Hi Jaded,

Glad to hear that you have successfully tapered off and have regained your sleep. The 2 months must have been rough.

I've tapered Seroquel down to 50mg so far, and have had interrupted sleep. I can't seem to sleep for more than 1.5 hours at a time. Although I'm still getting 4-6 hours a night. The idea of being off it completely kind of scares me. I easily go manic if I don't sleep for a night or two.

Would you have any sleep aid suggestions? I'd like to discuss this with my pdoc before I go off the quel.

Thanks and good luck.
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Hi Jaded,

Glad to hear that you have successfully tapered off and have regained your sleep. The 2 months must have been rough.

I've tapered Seroquel down to 50mg so far, and have had interrupted sleep. I can't seem to sleep for more than 1.5 hours at a time. Although I'm still getting 4-6 hours a night. The idea of being off it completely kind of scares me. I easily go manic if I don't sleep for a night or two.

Would you have any sleep aid suggestions? I'd like to discuss this with my pdoc before I go off the quel.

Thanks and good luck.
Definitely a rough 2 months in terms of sleep. do you use any other sleep aids like Ambien? it worked for me before i took Seroquel and it's working again now. i don't feel sleepy or hung over in the morning either.
also melatonin, Benadryl or even Tylenol PM all make other people tired. I've been having trouble sleeping since the late 80s so i think I actually make myself worse about it.
Another person i know takes Restoril which is a benzo type drug.
some people like Trazodone too - personally I had nightmares from it but it does work for other people -
i was actually getting really really close to taking a low dose of Seroquel to sleep if i didn't start sleeping this week - I still have some 25 mg in my drawer....my pdoc was suggesting it last time and I fought it.
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ive been on seraquel for 8 years and am trying to get off it for the past year ive been taking 400mg and two months ago i started taking 500mg the past two weeks ive gone from 400mg to 200mg the past few nights my weight has been going down by the day and i sleep a little bit less but i feel a lot better. i also take 3mg of klonopin a day. well taking it for so long ive got my body accustomed to only eat at night when i take it so know that ive cut down im not hungrey at night. theway ive always takin it was 200mg and then another an hour later .
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I gained a LOT of weight on Seroquel and Depakote. I tried exercise, diet... nothing worked. I went off both cold turkey (with my Dr.'s consent), with no ill effects, went on some new meds and have slowly been losing weight ever since. I miss the great sleep I had with the Seroquel, but that's about it.
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since the lowering of three hundred mg a nigh off seroquel i notice that im less what they call by polar and in a really good mood all the time and im still losing weight and my constant random movements have become less and less of a problem

and i still sleep around eight to nine hours a night

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I'm down to 250 and am begining to be frightened and paranoid, But I think that might be for good reason. I don't want to stop going down if this is just a blip caused by stressful circumstances. But it might be that the circumstances only seem stressufl because I'm coming down. what do you think?
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I'm down to 250 and am begining to be frightened and paranoid, But I think that might be for good reason. I don't want to stop going down if this is just a blip caused by stressful circumstances. But it might be that the circumstances only seem stressufl because I'm coming down. what do you think?
You know, i had so many situations going on when i was coming off of Seroquel, plus right after, that there were quite a few times that I didn't know if it was the 'coming off of the meds" or the actual stress/situation, that was messing with my mind.

Now that I've been off of it for a couple of months, got my sleep in order and still have stressful situations, the dr and I realized that a lot of it is the situation and how I react to things.
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my personl belief is if that you take a benzo well coming off of seroqual it gets rid of a lot mental problems from withdrawel i also seem more driven being off so much seroquel at once
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melatonin helps a lot when taking less and less
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melatonin helps a lot when taking less and less
I've actually been doing a lot of yoga and i think that helps wih my sleep and other stressors.
The weight is not "pouring" off of me like others have said, but I have lost about 8 pounds - I really watch what I eat plus the yoga, so i think that helps.
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