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    successlly sleeping since i've been on seroquel
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    An_264118 posted:
    Good day everyone.

    I have been treated for insomnia by the wonder drug that "crazymeds.com" says if you take it, it does work, but you will sleep till next tuesday. well i've tried all the prescription sleep aids - ambien, lunesta, rozeram. nothing. then i looked up seroquel for insomnia and it IS prescribed as an off-label sleep aid. I take it and in 30 minutes am drowsy enough to barely walk to my bed. I DO get 7-8 hours of sleep at night and I awake mostly refreshed - nothing a couple of coffee can't fix.

    I've also tried the "holistic" approach trying massive doses of melatonin but like i just said the seroquel just works - really well.

    well next thing i know is i'm daily dealing with a busy manic racing mind so my psych doctor said take 1/2 a pill (50mg) in the morning to slow me down and its working. I used to only have enough concentration to watch "vines" youtube videos... now I can make it through a 10 minute video... so that is progress.

    what is everyone else doing (med wise or exercise or yoga wise) to cure or at least reduce your insomnia. I'm an avid cyclist on a BMX bike and get in 30 minutes every day from spring to fall and shut down mostly in the winter and only do yoga and remain sedentary during the worst of the -degrees cold and snow outside.

    anyhow cheers and good day to you all!

    ~dmhobbit~
     
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    sparky203 responded:
    I have sleep apnea central and obstructive. Have the latest bi pap and a new type of under nose canula and it works. Tried c pap, bi pap and I went to my regular Dr. under huge amount of lack of sleep, emotional mess. He started me on Seroquel 50 mg. (yes it's for bi polar people) which is how I felt after a life time of lack of sleep from my severe apnea. My question is now I believe I need a larger dose or to split them. Tried lunesta, ambian, clonapin, and xanax. Not nearly the same results as with the Seroquel. I totally agree it's terrific for sleep and lack of sleep makes me crazy or bi polar. Mood swings emotional, depressed etc. Two nights with my new machine phillips respironics bi pap auto sv and my new opti life canula it's been so much better.. I realize we don't have the same problem however I agree with you on the Crazy Med they call quietapiem genericly. Forgive my spelling errors they's atrocious tonight. Sleep tight my friend. Sparky203
     
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    sparky203 replied to sparky203's response:
    A quick update I'm not having a great deal of success with either my bi-pap or Seroquel. If I have any successful information to report I'll jump back on. For now 2.5.sleepless nights. My Physician suggested adding more Seroquel. I am going to try adding1 .50 mg. Tablet with the original.50 mgs for a few nights. If there's any improvement I will add. New mask for my bi-pap the Dream Weave it's comfortable however I'm not able to sleep with it yet. Also I've added a comfortable bite guard. Well I'm trying as many options as I can.


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