So I’ve been on seroquel for a couple of weeks now and this is what I’ve noticed.
The main thing I was worried about was increased appetite and weight gain but to counteract that we increased my Topamax to 50mg twice a day. That seems to have worked to a point. Most times of the day I don’t feel increased hunger but at meal times I find I’m feeling less satisfied after I eat. I just use some CBT and tell myself that I won’t feel satisfied no matter how much I eat and the urge passes after a while. So far I haven’t gained any weight, even though it’s been only two weeks.
I’ve taken seroquel before and it knocked me for six every time. I would be out straight away and wake up groggy fourteen hours later and this was just on 25mg. I’m taking 50 now, and it takes me a little while to get to sleep and I tend to sleep for eleven hours without much hangover effect.
Normally I take my regular tablets at about six thirty like I was before and take the seroquel at eight thirty and get into bed straight after. The first few days on it I was on my phone in bed then I had a night where I didn’t sleep at all despite taking it so I had to come to terms with the fact that I had some shitty sleep hygiene so now I just get into bed and turn the lights off without doing anything to stimulate myself
It seems that 50mg is a good dose of seroquel for me, and I seem to be getting rest on it for now. I only hope this lasts.