I take either 25 or 50 mg seroquel for sleep depending on how many hours I can get. In other words I only take 50 if Im going to bed early or can sleep in. My problem with it is similar to what I experienced with ambien which is sleep internet shopping and sleep eating. But with ambien I did not gain weight. With seroquel since December I have gained 20 pounds and I can't blame it all on the extra food, its also a side effect of the med. @secretwhitepop have you gained? I take adderall which should help keep the weight off. I'm taking vraylar which makes all my muscles hurt making it harder to want to exercise (of course the extra 20 pounds doesn't help my body either). Its horrible because I've never struggled with my weight before and it adds to anxiety and depression for me. And it frustrates me because psychologically I'm doing much better than I was than being in wd and now its like my body won't cooperate! I'm also back down to 75 mg effexor and looking forward to eventually being off. I think the vraylar will take care of mood stabilization, so if I can do the prozac bridgewheb I reach 37 5 of effexor I'm hopeful I can stop. The good news is that I have a psychiatrist and a psychiatric NP who are both very helpful. It took a long time to find them.
I look back at how I was last summer and its honestly hard for me to see how I even survived those days. I was a comoletely different person then. My father put it well, he said that now its like Im waking up.