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Seroquel and Loss Of Appetite

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By kelly
August 26, 2014
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seroquil
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By alan
November 9, 2013
alan wrote
Quetiapine , and cognitive Impairment
Everyone has different reasons for insomnia and everyone's body reacts differently to meds. Its good to share experiences, but you have to learn for yourself what works best. Sometimes doctors are no help, other than providing access. I hadn't fallen asleep without meds for 15 years and tried most meds mentioned, along with every herb, otc, nonlegal alternatives. I can finally now fall asleep most nights on my own, but wake up in 3-4 hours. But that's progress. Good luck to you all.
Ron  |  August 28, 2014
I have been dealing with MDD and I started taking Seroquel a few weeks ago, 100 mg at bedtime. In addition, I have started taking Effexor; initially 37.5 mg twice a day, just switched to 50mg twice a day.
I feel as though I am just coming out of anesthesia, pretty much the entire day. I can't function normally. My head is in a fog and I don't feel safe driving. This is nuts. How am I supposed to hold down a job?
I am hoping hoping HOPING my body adjusts to these 2 meds, otherwise, I am asking
woolf  |  August 8, 2014
"It really doesn't make sense to me how drugs such as Quetiapine achieve their supposed "anti-psychotic" effects.

My first impression would be that antagonism of 5-HT2a receptors would worsen the negative symptoms of a psychosis by causing confusion and cognitive dissonance.

Also, wouldn't the anticholinergic effects of such drugs contribute to psychosis? Short-term memory impairment is perhaps the main underlying attribute of a psychosis -- wouldn't anticholinergic activity worsen problems
Of course it causes cognitive problems  |  August 3, 2014
There are multiple anti-depressant medications. Consult your prescribing physician on your reactions to your medication. Keeping a journal helps, & will aide in getting you on the right dose or prescription.
June 26, 2014
I've been taking 400-450 mg of Seroquel for over 10 years. I was for
tunate to be treated by a very good Neuro Psychiatrist who has now retired. While taking more than 400mg can cause insomnia. Lower doses of 50-100mg can act as a sleep aid. I function best by taking it all at bedtime along with a sleep aid. When I had to find a new doctor, the first thing he did was screw with my Meds. I should have listened to my instincts, and changed only one med at a time. He changed me too 400mg at nigh
Mer  |  June 8, 2014
I have been on Quetiapine for about 10 years now, it does take a long time to get used to the effects of this drug both good and bad. One thing to remember is, you are used to the way your mind worked before taking the drug, and have to learn how your mind works after taking it. Yes after taking it you will become impaired, it is a very strong tranquilizer. I started on 200ml per day, 25 ml 4 times a day, 100ml at bedtime it took about a year or even 2 before I learned to function while on this
Kellin  |  June 1, 2014
I am feeling the same way, I have been taking 50mg for two weeks a the doctor raised me to 50 mg at bed and 25 mg in the morning. I am fatigued, down, not able to think clearly. This is crazy, I feel that I'm go into depression because of my symptoms.
Rusty  |  March 17, 2014
antipsychotic meds are too much risk to be used off-label
i'm not a comedian  |  January 13, 2014
Its not a sleep aid , you should try something approved for sleep , its a anti psychotic , if your not psychotic don't take it ,
adam  |  January 3, 2014
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By LiveWithPTSD
August 30, 2013
LiveWithPTSD wrote
The light switch
Thanks for the thoughtful post. I was also an eldest. Given my emotional makeup, being very responsible, always the good girl the responsibility of caring for siblings, carrying out chores, attempting to keep peace & unsuccessfully lead my charges to pull their share of the work at a young age took a toll on me too.
I was shy at school & moved every other year. I found relief in theater arts playing characters not me. Later I was discouraged from pursuing theater as a career. Music & books f
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What patients are saying about Seroquel and Loss Of Appetite

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seroquel and several others and I have no appetite... Just...
...sleep.... I too take lamictal and also seroquel and several others and I have no appetite... Just a...
hungry. On Seroquel I have no appitite, which is worrying...
...am now on Seroquel and have ...believe I lost weight on Zyprexa, but at least I still felt hungry. On Seroquel I have no appitite, which is worry...
talks about with Seroquel. I'd say I have no appeti...
...all over it. Vegan: I do have days (around my period especially) when I get \"the hunger\" that everyone talks about with Seroquel. I'd say I have...
for seroquel -- loss of appetite, grogginess, shuffling...
My poor mom seems to have every side effect going for seroquel -- loss of appetite, grogginess, shuffling gait. They are weaning her from it now. We aren't sure...
I have the less common loss of appetite side effect....
For me at my dose of seroquel I have the less common loss of appetite side effect. I have the exact opposite of you ...which sucks since I take the seroquel three times over the day....
are minimal and easy to deal with. and the loss of appetite...
...seroquel. I think its a wonderful medication. the side effects are minimal and easy to deal with. and ...
is why i also a little confused as to how i have NO appetite...
...on seroquel, which is why i also a little confused as to how i have NO appetite whatsoever...
the Seroquel totally killed my appetite so it's kind...
...and it's really helped my depression and I've only been ...back to normal because the Seroquel totally killed my appetite so it's kind of counter balanced. I did find I was quite hungry in the f...
your doc about it. I was always too thin and had no appetite...
...on Seroquel. Ask your doc about it. I was always too thin and had no appetite no...
so sleepy I dont feel like being angry. I have no appetite...
...Seroquel 25mg for 4 days and I am in a better mood just because I am so sleepy I dont feel like being angry. I have no app...
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