Saturday, August 9, 2008

Time passes so fast now

Ever since Seroquel finally fixed my life time passes so much faster. After literally years of monthly medication changes, now I don't even think much about them.

At this point I am taking 33 pills, with 2 of them divided so that it feels like 35, per day, plus anxiety meds PRN (maybe 3 per week). When you gag like I do, that means it IS 35. Just today I ate breakfast, then vomited as I brushed my teeth with no warning whatsoever. It's impossible to know when it will happen.

I am doing very, very well this way. The only real problem is morning sedation. Often I'm awake at 8:30 or so, but cannot function until 10:30 or 11. There is a new version of Seroquel out which is extended release and I read that it is supposed to help people on a high dose (me!) to have less morning sedation. I'm hoping to start that soon; my doctor was doing some checking because changing anything with me is touchy, even though at this point something needs to be done.

Otherwise, I still have extra weight and it's all distributed funny so that I get really upset about how clothes don't fit, and I am still suffering with terrible constipation no matter what I do, but considering the high doses of the meds I'm taking I am doing great.

I hope it's another 4 months before I have to update here again!

3 comments:

school for the girls said...

Hi,
Thanks for your beautiful blog and article. I am happy to know one of you interest is disability because it interests me alot.

Greetings from Kenya
Rebecca

Seroquel Prescription Information said...

My name is Richard Elmore and i would like to show you my personal experience with Seroquel.

I am 17 years old. Have been on Seroquel for 1.5 years now. I am currently trying to come off it, but my anexiety has been through the roof, and even 2mg of extended release xanax isnt working

I have experienced some of these side effects-
the biggest one is weight gain, i have to take at least 600mg at bed time for it to work.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Richard Elmore

seroquel said...

My son has recently been taking just Seroguel - they took him off all his others and is doing much better. He's only 14 so he doesn't say much the family has noticed quite an improvement.