Posted by jay on September 2, 2003, at 5:27:15
I don't know if this can apply to others, but I was switched from Zyprexa to Seroquel(sp?)and had a really bad experience. Yes, it knocked me out (even just on 25mg's), but I couldn't get a deep, restful sleep. I had all sorts of weird, disturbing and vivid dreams on this. Then I would be napping on and off like a zombie all of the next day. It felt like the medication was 'randomly' working, and it had nowhere near the 'stable' effects Zyprexa and even Risperdal bring to me. It actually seems to work strongly against my Prozac, and I wonder if it's the concentration of serotonin 5ht blocking that made Seroquel difficult for me. It actually reminds me of what it felt like taking Remeron at times, and I wonder if they share similar properties. It seems like Seroquel is to antipsychotics as what Buspar is to antianxiety meds. Maybe it's just a personal chemistry thing...I don't know. I wonder if others have had the same experience? Oh..and also I felt very, very depressed and sometimes aggitated on the med.