I have had problem sleeping for quite some time and I forget why. Geodon useto do the trick but it doesn't anymore. Seroquil, however, is a wonder-drug. I have been taking the 50Mg tablets and cutting them in half and that seems to get me to sleep, if I take the full 50Mg tablet that will get me to sleep for even longer.
My question is, does the super-low-dose 25/50Mg dose of Seroquil cause weight gain and diabetes like the higher doeses do?
I don't want to ask my doctor to switch to Ambien, because I know it is addictive, but since Seroquil is not approved for insomnia in low-doses (but is used for it by many providers) there is no evidence or list or anything like that detailing if the side effects associated with Seroquil at 'therapudic' levels for bipolar/schizophrenia are associated with the lower dosages.
First off Ambien is not adictive. It's more a psych addiction, than a drug addiction. I have been taking it on and off for over two years. By saying on and off..I mean maybe 5 a month, sometimes alot more. It just depends on if I have been able to fall asleep by midnight on my own. Wow 25/50mg's of Seroquel, aren't you lucky. I'm not sure you'll put weight on at that doesage. Now if you take 600 mg's at bed like I do..I promise you will gain weight. I also take 2400mg's of Trilepal aday. Sometimes my med's at bed hit me like a freight train..other times I require ambien to put sleep over the edge. So if you need to take seroquel to get to sleep, don't worry about gaining weight. Your right Seroquel is a wonder drug...but it does have bads sides too. But at you doseage you have nothing to worry about. I just reread what I wrote..and I seem to have come out as a smart ass...but I truely did not mean too. I am envious of your low dosage.
I took serquel 50 mg and i'm afraid i'll gain weight will i? please help me