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Seroquel effects on muscles and skin
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I would like to know if anyone has experienced skin and muscle mass changes while on Seroquel? I was put on this medication by my psychiatrist almost a year ago to help with manic depressive disorder and sleep problems. At first it seemed to do a wonderful job with minimal side effects (increased appetite and a bit of a dry mouth). I then was given a gradual increase in dosage when sleep problems started to become a problem again. At the increased dosage of 400 mg daily, I noticed that my skin was suddenly taking on a crinkly, crepe paper like appearance and there was a dramatic change in my leg and arm muscle mass with dramatic weakness and leg muscle pain so severe at night that it awakens me from sleep. My skin has become so paper thin that when I shave my legs, they bleed. At the ag...
Updated 2 days ago.
Seroquel Questions and Slow taper?
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Hello, I am a 48 year old woman and I have been on 100mg of seroquel at night for 8 years for depression and sleep. I need to slowly taper off this. It seems it is making me even more tired and I sleep and sleep for very long hours. I have a lot of issues with it. I have a few questions. I take the 100mg tablet at night. I also have some of the 25 mg and was going to use those to taper. But even though I know 4 of the 25 mg tablets are 100mg, It seems to work different when taken that way? Anyone else notice this? Should I just try to cut up the 100mg and taper that? I wanted to take 75mg and take the other 25 mg tablet and cut it up. I want to do a very slow taper. I would be happy to taper 25 mg over 2.5 to 4 months. I have tapered off other things in the past that I took for fibromya...
Updated 7 days ago.
Seroquel Side Effects May Just Kill You
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In May of 2007, I Had a mental break, became parinoid and manic, I went to local mental health office, and ASKED for help, because I felt like I was losing my mind. They put me on 300mg og seroquel a day, 1st pill knocked me out for 36 hrs, when I woke up, I realized that I HAD WENT through a COLOR change, tree needles looked burnt orange(fir tree), and the gradually faded, back to ALMOST normal, but dulled colors remained for the next 14 months,(only on it for 81/2 months) during this period I GAINED 85 pds-..Had 2 EKG's done(because of chest pain)and am NOW Diabetic..If I live another 15 yrs I'll be surprised,am only 47..As my Immune system is affected by diabetes, I get sick easily, I've had to take anti-biotic's more in the last 3 yrs, then I have my whole...
Updated 11 days ago.
Seroquel personality change
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Can anyone help. My husband started taking seroquel some 7 years ago and at first the side effects were awful. Since then I have slowly seen him disappear. He used to be very affectionate and we were a close couple. Now he never hugs, has lost his sensitive side altogether, has a terrible memory and is generally disconnected from me and the kids. He's like a shell of the man he used to be. He doesn't see it. ## My husband is exactly the same way, he's here but he's not, you cannot touch him, he's more paranoid, always scratching head at night, twirling the blanket until he falls asleep, you nailed it, he is here, but he is not like he use to be, no affection, not sensitive, personality not there, he does not no this, I had to go to counseling to feel better, but now ...
Updated 13 days ago.
expiration date seroquel
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i have a partially used bottle of seroquel 100mg that expired on 1/15/15. is it still suitable to use? today's date is 3/4/15. ## Hi Jiffy, According to two different articles - one from Harvard University and the other from LA Times, many medications remain good for up to 10-40 years past the listed expiration date, depending on the substance and how it's stored...I don't have a complete list of these exact medications, nor do I encourage taking something that's been expired for quite some time - but seeing as your medication is less than two months old, my opinion is that it should have most if not all of its efficacy still intact. Ref: 1) 2)
Updated 22 days ago.
Seroquel show up in drug tests yes or no
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Does seroquel show up in a standard urine test i hear yes and no someone please help with for sure answer thnxs ## Seroquel contains the active ingredient Quetiapine, it is an atypical antipsychotic and as such, no, it is not a substance that is tested for and detected on drug tests. And just for additional information, I also checked the list of substances that are known to cause false positives and no, it is not known to cause any. Is there anything else I can help with? ## what does buspar show up as in a drug screening? ## Technically, Buspar, which contains the active ingredient Buspirone, is an antianxiety medication and should not show up as anything, however, it has been known to cause false positives for LSD. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am supposed to take sero...
Updated 22 days ago.
seraquil side effects
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does it make you flushed or hot? ## Seroquel is classifies by the FDA as being an atypical antipsychotic that's most commonly used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Actually, it usually causes chills as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, sedation and weight gain. Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted your doctor?
Updated 28 days ago.
Concerns about prescription of Seroquel
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A close friend of mine has been taking Seroquel for about a year now and I think her current dosage is around 400-600mg/day. This drug was prescribed to her to treat anxiety and for sleep issues. I have spent time with her after she has taken this medication and its horrible. She acts like she is drunk. She has almost no short-term memory and forgets things she talked about just moments before. She slurs her words and becomes rather uncoordinated. And she has no recollection of what she said or did the following day. She has developed such a dependency that she is now taking the Seroquel late in the afternoon, is in bed by 7pm and will sleep for 10+ hours. She has tried drugs like Cymbalta and Lyrica with no effect. From what I have researched, prescribing Seroquel for anxiety is rather...
Updated 1 month ago.
asap seroquel question
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Dcfs is on my case and I have to do random drug screenings. I took Seroquel, will I fail the urine test? What will it show up as? And how long does it stay in your system? ## Seroquel contains the active ingredient Quetiapine, it is most commonly used to treat Schizphrenia and Bipolar Disorder. If you have a prescription for it, you should inform them of this, when you are tested, because it has been known to cause false positives for Amphetamines. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Hey I took seroquel 50mg lastnight and I got to do a drug test in the morning. Will it read a positive result ## I failed my drug test showed positive for amphetamines 5 days after I started taking 300mg per day of SEROQUEL
Updated 2 months ago.
Round Yellow Pill N on one side 100 on the other
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Im from canada and was given this pale yellow pill imprinted with a N and 100. was told it was a kind of narcotic. ## Hello, Tstouty! How are you? Are the N and 100 on the same side or opposite sides? Are there any score lines on the tablet? ## So, I just found the same mystery pill not too long ago. The N and the 100 are on opposite sides of the flat, light yellow, circular, coated pressed pill. The edges are ever so slightly beveled on both sides- barely even so. There are no other imprints on the pill. ## I have this pill too is it seroquel? N or z on one side, 100 on the other, round peachy colored. Thanks all!
Updated 2 months ago.
Round Yellow Pill With N Imprint On One Side And 100 Other
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I was given round pale yellow pills with a N on one side and 100 on the other? what are they? ## I have this too - is it seroquel?
Updated 2 months ago.
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I take 400 mg.of Seroquel daily. I'm required to take 3 drug tests weekly and thay continue to test positive for benzo's dispite the fact that I take NOTHING but Seroquel. I'mm about to get kicked out of my housing for this false positive. Can anyone HELP!! ## Tom, would it be possible to get a doctors note or a pharmacists note explaining that you are being prescribed Seroquel ? Good luck man! ## If you are being honest with them and yourself, I agree you NEED to get verification from your prescriber (DOC) to verify . They will know......... ## I have had the same thing happen to me recently. I got kicked out of my halfway house because they said my urine test came up positive for benzos and I have not taken any benzos but do take serequel to sleep at night. What gives??? #...
Updated 3 months ago.
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Can Seroquel 50mg be taken together with pax 10 mg ## Yes, unfortunately these class of medications (anti-psychotics) do carry the side effect of weight gain. These meds actually slow down your metabolism causing weight gain. If you are using it for sleep which is what a lot of us are prescribing it for, so as to not get you hooked on sleeping pills. These meds side effect of sleepiness is why we use this even if you're not psychotic. Try breaking one in half with a knife and try using just half. Whatever you do if you are taking them every night you DO NOT stop taking this medication before speaking with your doctor first. Abrubt stopping of these meds could cause seizures and other problems you will have to be titraited from the drug if you so choose. It is a good drug for occasio...
Updated 3 months ago.
Seroquel and weight gain
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Is anyone else experiencing weight gain from seroquel? I still work out the same as always, and eat the same way, but I have gained over 20 pounds since i started seroquel 2 months ago. I dont want to stop taking it becasue i finally found a drug that helps, but this is an unacceptable side effect to me, anyone have any tips for dealing with this? ## Tell your doctor he might be able to help. ## I have been taking seroquel for about six months now and I have actually lost 16lbs. I take a dose of 400mg a day and have not hadd any problems. I have not even changed my diet or my exercise habits (which aren't the best). I do not have any side effects maybe it is a combination of the seroquel and other medicines you are taking? Seroquel actually began as a medicine given after surgery as...
Updated 3 months ago.
false positive drug test FOR PROBATION POSITIVE FOR COC
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Updated 3 months ago.
drug test seroquel
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I have taken sequel to help sleep and I stay at a place that can drug test whenever they want. So my question is Will I test positive for anything else by using seroquel? Please help me know the facts
Updated 3 months ago.
epilepsy and bipolar
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My sister takes take her tegretal and seroquel do these have a horrible impact upon each other he seems like she's drunk all day. I believe its the serequel. I just wany her to have some normacy un her life amd she definitely cant fuction lije this. ## Hello, Laura! How is your sister doing? I'm glad you posted your concern, because she does need to speak to her doctor. She could be developing an issue with serotonin or something else, which has the potential to be dangerous. Normal side effects to Seroquel include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. How long has she been taking them? ## she just started taking the tegretol again about a month ago. Shes been on serequel since april. ## A month is long enough for it the serotonin to possibly be building up in her brain and...
Updated 3 months ago.
seroquel for insomnia
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I have been taking Seroquel for a year now for insomnia. Anybody else take Seroquel for this? I have looked around and it doesn't even seem that Seroquel is normally given to someone for this. ## I also have been taking seroquel for insomnia for about a year and a half now.I must say,my D.R tried every sleeping pill out there on me.This is the only thing that has worked for me,i've never had a sleepless nite since. I was also being treated for panic attacks and depression at the time.But all my life I had trouble sleeping,im talking up till 5 or 6 a.m with a million things raceing through my mind(stupid stuff)but not any more. My doc told me that in low doses ,it does work on some people for insomnia. ## Good information ## My son has OCD and was put on Seroquel for sleep. It...
Updated 4 months ago.
how long does it take to get out of your system
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need to know exactly how long it takes to get seroquel out of your system ## seroquel is non-narcotic so it should not show on drug screen, if that's what you are worried about... ## i have been on 16 mg of suboxone for approx 2 years. IM SICK OF THEM!!! I just want to stop taking them but i've heard the withdrawals from them are worse than narcotics.; How long will this take? ## how long does alprazolam 1 mg tablets stay in your pee ## HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET FOCALIN OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM?
Updated 4 months ago.
False Positive for Benzo with Seroquel
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I am in rehab at the moment and have tested 3 times for benzos but im only on Seroquel, Lyrica and Methadone. I have heard that Seroquel can test positive for benzos and need to know if this is true. Im going to lose my son if I dont get this cleared up and I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY BENZOS!! ## I have looked up information on this, as well as a listing of what drugs can cause false positives and no, there is no scientific proof, anywhere, that Seroquel can give a false positive for Benzodiazepines. I have also double checked the Lyrica and Methadone and neither of those will do it, either. I'm sorry, have you tried asking them more specifics about the test? Do you know what type of test they are doing? Have you taken anything else? Please post back and let me know, even if it was just so...
Updated 5 months ago.

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